For Immediate Release,
November 21, 2009
Mwei leads Adams State to second straight title
Complete Men’s Results
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—Adams State College had five of the top 11 finishers and seven of the top 29 as it ran to a dominating first-place finish at the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country Championships Saturday afternoon.
Led by senior Reuben Mwei, the top-ranked Grizzlies finished with a dominating 23 points to top long-time rival and second-ranked Western State College, which was second with 86 points.
Mwei claimed the individual title with a 10k time of 30 minutes, 27.80 seconds, edging out Harding University sophomore Daniel Kirwa, who was second with a time of 30 minutes, 28.2 seconds. American International freshman Glarius Rop was third with a time of 30 minutes, 32.40 seconds, while Abilene Christian University junior Amos Sang was fourth with a time of 30 minutes, 48.0 seconds.
Adams State senior Aaron Braun rounded out the top five finishers, while teammate Brian Medigovich was sixth. Queens University (N.C.) senior Oscar Ogwaro and New Mexico Highlands University sophomore Nicaise Kazingo were seventh and eighth, respectively, while Columbus State University junior Meshack Koyiaki and Adams State junior Anthony Gauthier were ninth and 10th, respectively.
The national title for Adams State marks the second straight year and the seventh time overall that the Grizzlies have captured the national championship at the Division II level.
In addition to Adams State and Western State, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference was represented in the top five by the Colorado School of Mines, which was third with 153 points.
Western Washington University and Grand Valley State University rounded out the top five with 170 and 185 points, respectively. The University of Southern Indiana, the host for this year’s championship, finished sixth, while Queens and California State University-Chico finished seventh and eighth, respectively. Harding was ninth overall, while Augustana College (S.D.) rounded out the top 10.
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