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NSU Men’s Cross Country finishes 2nd for 2nd consecutive meet

NSU Men's Cross Country finishes 2nd for 2nd consecutive meet (photo courtesy of NSUSpartans.com)

NSU Men’s Cross Country finishes 2nd for 2nd consecutive meet
(photo courtesy of NSUSpartans.com)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Norfolk State men’s cross country team turned in another strong performance Saturday, getting a number of season-best times en route to a second-place finish at the Christopher Newport Invitational.

William & Mary won the meet with 20 points, with NSU placing second with 47. It marked the second straight meet that the Spartans were runners-up. VCU (68) finished in third and Hampton (100) was fourth.

Each of the Spartans’ six runners Saturday ran a season-best time, led by Haileyesus Demsie. The sophomore continued his streak of being the Spartans’ top finisher in every meet this year. He ran a collegiate 8,000-meter best time of 26 minutes, 9 seconds to take fifth place overall.

Junior David Kibet also posted a collegiate PR, running a time of 26:43 to take eighth. In his second meet as a Spartan, freshmanTomas Fantaye finished ninth and crossed the finish line in 26:54, his top time of the year so far.

Junior Desmond Fogg and freshman Joseph Wanene were 12th and 13th, respectively, to round out NSU’s top five. Fogg finished in 26:58 and Wanene was one second behind.

The Spartans are off next week before competing at the MEAC Cross Country Championship on Oct. 31 in Smyrna, Del.

Originally posted on NSUSpartans.com | Used with permission