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Salukombo earns NCAC AOW honors

Denison Track and Field Team Member

Denison senior Dee Salukombo was named North Coast Athletic Conference Distance Runner of the Week after a record-breaking performance at the Valentine Invitational hosted by Boston University.

In a race that featured runners from all three divisions of the NCAA, Salukombo finished fourth overall and posted the best time by a Division III athlete in the 5,000-meter run on Saturday night.  The senior's time of 14:24.58 is the sixth-best performance by a Division III runner this season.  In addition, Salukombo shattered the school record of 14:49.12 set by Brock Babcock in 2003.

Salukombo and other select individuals will be running at Kent State Tune Up on Saturday, while the rest of the squad will compete at the Kenyon College Classic.