Shimukowa garners MSC Track Athlete of the Week honors
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Shimukowa garners MSC Track Athlete of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Charles Shimukowa earned Mid-South Conference Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week honors on Monday after winning the 400 and 800-meters over the weekend at the ETSU Invitational.

The Lusaka, Zambia, native ran 49.84 in the 400-meter prelims, the second-best time among 49 runners and an NAIA A standard, and posted a time of 48.68 in the finals to win the event.

The graduate student also won the 800 in 1:56.78, besting 28 other participants in the event in a meet comprised mostly of NCAA Division I and Division II institutions. Shimukova enrolled at Cumberland this month, transferring from Western Kentucky.