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Moment No. 8 of 2018: Kirwa Wins ASUN Men's Cross Country Title

December 20, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The 2018 calendar year brought many new opportunities and success for Liberty Flames Athletics.

Liberty Athletics officially joined the ASUN Conference on July 1 after spending the previous 27 years as a member of the Big South Conference. Additionally, the Liberty football program played its inaugural season as an FBS program this fall. 

Liberty Athletics captured seven conference titles in 2018, including: men's indoor track & field, women's indoor track & field, men's outdoor track & field, women's outdoor track & field, women's basketball, softball and men's golf.

Over the course of the next two weeks, LibertyFlames.com will showcase the Top 10 Moments of 2018 in Flames Athletics.

The series continues today with the No. 8 moment, Flames cross country senior Azaria Kirwa's title at Liberty's inaugural appearance at the ASUN Cross Country Championships on Oct. 26. Kirwa clocked a time of 25:03.7 to win the race by 10 seconds and became Liberty's first men's cross country individual conference champion since Zac Edwards in 2011. Kirwa's result helped the Flames place second as a team at the meet. Kirwa went on to qualify for the 2018 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships to cap off his senior season.

Liberty Athletics captured seven team titles in 2018, including: men's indoor track & field, women's indoor track & field, men's outdoor track & field, women's outdoor track & field, women's basketball, softball and men's golf.

Stay tuned to LibertyFlames.com for the remaining top 10 moments of 2018, and follow Liberty Athletics teams on social media to see the top 10 moments from the year.