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Offbeat Former Middle Tennessee Cross Country Runner Dies in Car Crash, Day After Receiving His Diploma

04:00  02 june  2018
04:00  02 june  2018 Source:   si.com

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Former long distance runner for Middle Tennessee Geoffrey Cheruiyot died in a car crash on Thursday, the university announced. The crash occurred east of Knoxville around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Cheruiyot graduated from MTSU this year after four years on the track and field and cross country

  Former Middle Tennessee Cross Country Runner Dies in Car Crash, Day After Receiving His Diploma © Salt Lake County

Former long distance runner for Middle Tennessee Geoffrey Cheruiyot died in a car crash on Thursday, head coach Dean Hayes confirmed

The crash occurred east of Knoxville around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Cheruiyot graduated from MTSU this year after four years on the track and field and cross country teams.

"I just gave him his diploma (Wednesday afternoon)," Hayes said. "You’re just kind of stunned when you hear about it. You don’t know what to say.

"He was a great person. Great personality. His dependability and willingness to work was really good."

Cheruiyot was expected to be a graduate assistant under Hayes next season.

"He was that kind of a leader," Hayes said. "We had already talked about that. In fact I was supposed to write my letter to the graduate office (Thursday) to get him in graduate school."

The Kenyan won the Conference USA title in the 3000-meter steeplechase last year and set a school record in the event later in the year. His two younger siblings, Jacob Choge and Joice Jebor are currently on the MTSU track and field team.

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