New Mexico Highlands University cross country standout Laurent Ngirakamaro made a remarkable personal journey from genocide in civil war-torn Burundi in east Africa to become a three-time NCAA All-American.
Ngirakamaro ran for the Cowboys in the November 2008 NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championships, placing 25th out of a field of 184 runners during a snowy, 20-degree race in Slippery Rock, Pa.
He finished 11th in 2007, leading his NMHU team to a top-10 national finish.
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