BIRMINGHAM – After strong performances at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational last Friday, Alabama graduate student Vincent Kiprop earned Men’s Runner of the Week while freshman Allison Wilson was named Women’s Freshman Runner of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday afternoon.

Kiprop earns the award on the heels of taking home the Joe Piane Notre Dame individual crown, finishing first overall with a mark of 23:09.88 in the men’s Blue Division 5 Mile.

Wilson was named SEC Freshman of the week following her 69th place finish at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, leading the Crimson Tide behind sophomore Mercy Chelangat (35th, 16:56.85) in the women’s Blue Division 5k.