MTRK: Alex Masai named USTFCCCA Regional Track Athlete of the Year
Hempstead, NY – Hofstra Senior Men’s Track Alex masai was honored as the Northeast Region Men’s Track Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) of the Year 2021, has the USTFCCCA announced today.
A graduate student of Eldoret, Kenya, Masai won the 10,000m race and qualified in the 5,000m at the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships – East Preliminary in Jacksonville, in Florida last week, becoming the first Pride track athlete to qualify for the outdoor track championships. Masai’s time of 28: 29.97 in the 10,000m was a Visit Jax Track record at Hodges Stadium, while her time of 13: 42.09 in the 5,000m was a new personal best.
All-American USTFCCCA during the 2019 indoor track season and the 2020 cross country season, Masai has already received regional athlete of the year honors in 2019 after winning regional championships. 2019 NCAA Division I Northeast. He was the 5,000m champion at the 2021 CAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and set an academic record of 28: 27.35 in the 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational.
Masai will conclude his legendary Hofstra career at the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Heyward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Masai will compete in the 10,000m on Wednesday, June 9 at 7:38 p.m. (PST) at 10:38 p.m. (EST), and he will compete in the 5000m on Friday, June 11 at 6:55 p.m. (PST) / 9:55 p.m. (EST).