SOUTH CROSS COUNTRY’S YEGO TO COMPETE AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

MEET INFORMATION
Date:
11/18
Meet (Host Institution): NCAA Championship (Florida State)
Place: Apalachee Regional Park (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Race Information: Men’s 10k – 10:10 a.m. (CT)

MEDIA INFORMATION
Tournament Central:
https://seminoles.com/ncaa-xc/
Live Stats: https://live.pttiming.com/XC-PTT.html?mid=2431
Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/b6702234-5a08-4e0b-b46c-b0ac84106f3d
Television: ESPNU / ESPN App

THE FIELD 
MEN’S – 10K – 31 TEAMS
10K – Men (31 Teams):
Alabama, Air Force, Arkansas, Butler, BYU, Colorado, Florida State, Furman, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Harvard, Iowa State, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northern Arizona, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Portland, Princeton, Southern Utah, Stanford, Syracuse, Texas, Tulsa, Wake Forest, Washington, Wisconsin     

Individuals (38): GREAT LAKES: Alec Sandusky (Cincinnati), Arjun Jha (Indiana), Curtis Eckstein (Purdue), Baldvin Magnusson (Eastern Michigan), Grant O’ Callaghan (Lipscomb); SOUTH: Jacob Choge  (Middle Tennessee), Karl Thiessen (Tennessee), KIRAMI YEGO (SOUTH ALABAMA), Sam Bowers (Georgia}; MID-ATLANTIC: Haftu Strintzos (Villanova), Noah Carey (Penn), Jack Jennings (Villanova), Josh Phillips (Villanova); SOUTH CENTRAL: Kwanele Mthembu (Texas State), Lexington Hilton (Arkansas State), Bradley Makuvire (Southeastern Louisiana), Dennis Kipngeno (Texas A&M-CC); MIDWEST: Jonathan Davis (Illinois), Adam Fogg (Drake), Dustin Hatfield     (Eastern Illinois), Isaac Basten (Drake); SOUTHEAST: Athanas Kioko (Campbell), Fearghal Curtin     (Charleston Southern), JP Flavin (North Carolina State); Paul Arredondo (Charlotte); MOUNTAIN WEST: Christian Allen (Weber State), Dario De Caro (Boise State), Duncan Hamilton (Montana State), Amir Ado (Washington), St. Abdirizak Ibrahim (New Mexico), Ahmed Ibrahim (Boise State), Matthew Richtman     (Montana State), Logan Rees (Boise State); NORTHEAST: Ehab El-Sandali (Iona), Ed Goddard (Iona), Marcelo Rocha (Providence), Perry Mackinnon (Cornell), Tyler Berg (Columbia)

AT THE LINE FOR THE JAGUARS
MEN’S – 10K

– Kirami Yego (Fr., Kapenguria, Kenya)

NOTES
– With his eight-place finish at the NCAA South Regional this past weekend, Kirami Yego became the eighth male runner in program history to earn an at-large bid to compete at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
– Yego joins Christop Graf (2014), Zac Edwards (2009), Micah Tirop (2009, ’08, ’07), Tonny Okello (2006, ’05, ’04), Vincent Rono (2006, ’05), Brian Murray (2000, 1997), David Kimani (1999 – Won national championship) and Jeff Campbell (1991) as NCAA Championship competitors. Kimani became South’s first NCAA champion in 1999.
– Yego’s time (29:42.89) marked the sixth-fastest in the distance in program history, eclipsing Kimani’s time of 30:06 set at the 1999 NCAA Championships in Bloomington, Ind. It was also the fastest in the distance since Okello (2005) at the NCAA South Regional.
– Yego holds three career victories and two this season (Azalea City Classic and Sun Belt Conference Championship).
– His individual title in the 8k at the conference meet was the 11th in program history
– He holds six top 5 career finishes and finished inside the top 5 in three of his six races this fall.
– Yego has finished 13th or better in all but one meet this fall and in nine of his 10 career races, and was selected as the SBC Runner of the Week three times.

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