CARROLLTON, Ga. – One week into the UWG cross country season and one men’s runner has already made headlines within the Gulf South Conference as sophomore Solomon Komen was named the GSC Runner of the Week on Wednesday.


Komen, a native Kenyan and transfer from Auburn, introduced himself to the UWG faithful and the rest of the GSC in a big way last Friday, running a blazing fast time of 24:00.54 on the 7K course and placing first at the UWG Home Cross Country Opener. That time set a course record and won the race by more than a minute.


It’s the first time a men’s runner from West Georgia has won a weekly conference honor since Thomas Adkins was named Freshman of the Week in October of 2016.


Komen and the Wolves do not race this weekend, with their next action set for September 15 in Montevallo, Alabama.