• Kenyans Dominate NCAA XC Championships

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Louisville, USA – Kenyans Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech University and Betsy Saina of Iowa State were the men’s and women’s winners in course record times at the NCAA Cross Country championships at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park on Saturday, November (17).

Mens 10km race was totaly dominated by the Kenyan runners who captured the first four places.  Kithuka covered the men’s 10K race in 28:28 while Saina in a dramatic finish victory took a victory over Obbey D’Agostino of Dartmouth College. Jordan Hasay of the University of Oregon to win the women’s 6km 19:27.

The Oklahoma State men won their third team title in four years with scoring 72 points.  Defendin NCAA champs wisconsin took second with135 points. 

Oregon women with 114 points took team tile for the Ducks for the first time since 1987.  University of  Providence with 183 points were in distant second place. 

Womens Top 10
 
PL Pts Name Bib YR Team Time 1k Pace Mile Pace
1 1 Betsy Saina 221 SR Iowa State (KEN) 19:27.9 3:15 5:14
2 -- Abbey DAgostino 162 JR Dartmouth 19:28.6 3:15 5:14
3 2 Jordan Hasay 292 SR Oregon 19:28.6 3:15 5:14
4 -- Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton 381 SR Wichita State (KEN) 19:33.6 3:16 5:15
5 -- Risper Kimaiyo 346 SR UTEP (KEN) 19:41.0 3:17 5:17
6 -- Cally Macumber 224 JR Kentucky  19:42.2 3:17 5:17
7 -- Mareike Schrulle 213 SR Iowa (GER) 19:43.3 3:18 5:18
8 3 Alexi Pappas 296 SR Oregon 19:43.9 3:18 5:18
9 -- Laura Hollander 136 FR Cal Poly 19:45.2 3:18 5:18
10 4 Sarah Collins 308 FR Providence 19:50.7 3:19 5:20

 
Men's Top 10
 
PL Pts Name Bib YR Team Time 1k Pace Mile Pace
1 -- Kennedy Kithuka 640 JR Texas Tech (KEN) 28:31.3 2:52 4:36
2 -- Stephen Sambu 403 SR Arizona (KEN) 28:38.6 2:52 4:37
3 -- Lawi Lalang 402 SO Arizona (KEN) 28:51.8 2:54 4:39
4 -- Anthony Rotich 661 FR UTEP (KEN) 29:13.5 2:56 4:43
5 1 Girma Mecheso 577 SR OK State (ETH) 29:14.8 2:56 4:43
5 -- Henry Lelei 639 SR Texas A&M (KEN) 29:14.8 2:56 4:43
7 -- David Rooney 508 SR McNeese State  29:21.3 2:57 4:44
8 2 Mohammed Ahmed 692 SR Wisconsin (CAN) 29:23.9 2:57 4:44
9 3 Tom Farrell 573 JR OK State (GBR) 29:26.3 2:57 4:45
10 -- Paul Chelimo 657 JR UNC-Greensboro (KEN) 29:29.8 2:57 4:45
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