OC Places Sixth at Cross Country Nationals

The OC men’s cross country team ran to sixth place at the 2010 NAIA national cross country meet behind All-American finishes by Silas Kisorio and Geoffrey Njonjo.

The sixth-place team finish ranked second in OC history behind a fifth-place showing in 1976. Last season, the OC men’s team placed 14th in the 32-team national field.

“Experience on this course from last year made the difference for us this year,” OC head coach Mark Thompson said. “The size of the field at nationals can be overwhelming, but last year to this year was night and day in confidence and intensity. I am so proud of all of them.”

Kisorio raced to a 10th-place individual finish this year after winning the national meet in 2009. He is the first OC athlete to become a three-time All-American in cross country. He has earned All-America honors 13 times combined in cross country and track and field.

Njonjo claimed his first cross country All-America award after running to 17th place out of the 326-runner field.

Spring 2011

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