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New Mexico Highlands freshman Collins Kurui (fourth from right) earned All-American status from both the NCAA and the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association by finishing 12th in the Division II national meet this past Saturday in Joplin, Mo.
Highlands runner 12th at nationals

Collins Kurui raced his way to All-American honors by placing 12th individually in the NCAA Division II cross country championships this past Saturday in Joplin, Mo.

The New Mexico Highlands University freshman crossed the finish line in 30 minutes and five seconds, the 12th fastest time and 41 seconds behind the 29:24 posted by national champion Alfred Chelanga of Shorter University.