Tiger Men Finish Third
at NJCAA Cross Country
Josephat Boit’s second-place finish helped the men’s cross country team to a third-place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association national meet held Nov. 8 at Rim Rock Farm near Lawrence.
The Lady Tigers also ran to a top-10 team finish, enabling Cowley’s cross country teams to their best showings in the three-year history of the program.
Boit, Cowley’s leader all season, was second with a time of 25 minutes, 21.3 seconds over the five-mile course. That earned him a spot on the All-America first team. Teammate Jake Conley (11th in 26:55.3) earned Honorable Mention All-America, while Tim Marshall (21st in 27:34.1) earned a spot on the Coaches Association All-America team.
Cowley’s men finished with 80 team points. The women had 234. Ruth Kinyanjui, plagued by injuries late in the season, put in a gutty performance and finished 25th in 20:52 over the 3.1-mile course. Rachel Harper earned a 34th-place finish in 21:28.1. Men’s results: 2, Josephat Boit, 25:21.3; 11, Jake Conley, 26:55.3; 21, Tim Marshall, 27:34.1; 26, Julius Times, 27:55.5; 32, Eric Johnston, 28:14.9; 33, Nathan Newby, 28:18.7; 35, Mike Harney, 28:28.1. Women’s results: 25, Ruth Kinyanjui, 20:52; 34, Rachel Harper, 21:28.1; 46, Sarah Hasenbank, 22:18.9; 63, Brittney Pennington, 23:25.4; 66, Jenna Boswell, 24:18.