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Chipangama, Leutert Named Big Sky Conference Athletes of the Week

OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference has announced its Cross Country Athletes of the Week for races held from Sept. 28th through Oct. 4th. Northern Arizona’s Astrid Leutert and Weber State’s Sarah Callister were named the women’s Co-Athletes of the Week, while NAU’s Jordan Chipangama was named men’s Athlete of the Week.

In her first race of the season, Leutert finished eighth overall, and first on the team, at the Cowboy Jamboree this past weekend in Stillwater, Okla. The junior from Zurich, Switzerland helped lead the women’s team to a fourth place finish, by posting a time of 17:37 on the 5K course.

Freshman Sarah Callister placed 17th at the Dellinger Invitational in Eugene Oregon. In a field that included national powers Oregon, Villanova, and Baylor, Callister posted a time of 17:17. The Ogden, Utah native led the Wildcats to a seventh place finish.

Chipangama led Northern Arizona’s men’s team to the title at the Cowboy Jamboree over No. 4 Oklahoma State, No. 9 William and Mary and No. 1 Division II Adams State with his first place finish. The junior from Lusaka, Zambia finished with a time of 23:44, a season best. It was Chipangama’s second-consecutive victory. He won the Aztec Invitational two weeks ago.

The Lumberjacks head down to Tempe on Saturday to take part in the Canyon West Classic.