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Spartans finish 13th at the NCAA Pre-Nationals

rp_primary_korir_crop72TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Norfolk State men’s cross country team finished 13th out of 22 teams in the men’s white race at the NCAA Pre-National Meet on Saturday. The race was ran at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind.

NSU finished the meet with 273 points. The buckeye state was well represented as teams finishing in the top three include Ohio (132), Miami of Ohio (159), and Cincinnati (178).

Junior Ronald Korir finished 11th overall in a time of 25:11.8, while sophomore Anteneh Girma crossed the line in a 25:57.1, in 46th place. Freshmen Felix Kiprotich (26:01.1) and Festus Bett (26:13.5) placed 52nd and 63rd overall, respectively. Sophomore Tomas Fantaye rounded out the Spartans top five in 106th-place with a time of 26:53.5.

Junior Haileyesus Demsie (26:59.3) and freshman Tyreece Huff (28:28.7) placed 107th and 129th.

Norfolk State will enjoy a week off from competition before traveling to Smyrna, Del., on Oct. 29 to compete at the MEAC Championship hosted by Delaware State.


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