Kennedy Kithuka runs stunning 22:16; Oklahoma State retains Big 12 XC title

Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech

(Sporting Alert) — Kennedy Kithuka ran a stunning 22:16 to win the men’s 8,000m at the 2013 Big 12 Cross Country Championships, while favourites Oklahoma State captured the team title at the Cottonwood Golf Course in Waco, Texas on Saturday.

The defending NCAA champion from Texas Tech retained his Big 12 title with the impressive run to beat Kirubel Tadesse and Shadrack Kipchirchir of Oklahoma State who both moved up in the scoring with times of 22:53.9 and 22:54.3.

The Cowboys tallied a team score of 33 points with the three runners in the top five, with Iowa State taking second with 77pts and third going to Texas with 80pts.

It was the sixth successive Big 12 crown for Oklahoma State.

Individual Results
PL Pts Name Bib YR Team Time 1k Pace Mile Pace Splits
1 1 Kennedy Kithuka 325 SR TTU 22:16.0 2:47 4:29 4.9k: 14:03; 6.9k: 19:25
2 2 Kirubel Erassa 293 JR OK State 22:53.9 2:52 4:37 4.9k: 14:40; 6.9k: 20:07
3 3 Shadrack Kipchirchir 296 SR OK State 22:54.3 2:52 4:37 4.9k: 14:40; 6.9k: 20:07
4 4 Ryan Dohner 303 SR Texas 22:57.1 2:53 4:37 4.9k: 14:40; 6.9k: 20:07
5 5 Thomas Farrell 294 SR OK State 23:07.1 2:54 4:39 4.9k: 14:40; 6.9k: 20:07
6 6 Craig Lutz 305 JR Texas 23:13.8 2:55 4:41 4.9k: 14:32; 6.9k: 20:14
7 7 Mohamed Hrezi 253 SR Iowa State 23:24.1 2:56 4:43 4.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:30
8 8 Abbabiya Simbassa 289 JR Oklahoma 23:27.0 2:56 4:43 4.9k: 14:41; 6.9k: 20:28
9 9 Brandon Doughty 283 SO Oklahoma 23:31.5 2:57 4:44 4.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:37
10 10 Ezekiel Kissorio 324 SR TTU 23:35.4 2:57 4:45 4.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:40
11 11 Brian Gohlke 295 SO OK State 23:36.2 2:57 4:45 4.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:39
12 12 Shane Moskowitz 299 JR OK State 23:36.5 2:57 4:45 4.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:37
13 13 Josh Munsch 266 SR Kansas 23:36.8 2:57 4:45 4.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:36
14 14 Martin Coolidge 250 JR Iowa State 23:37.3 2:58 4:45 4.9k: 14:58; 6.9k: 20:43
15 15 Evan Landes 263 JR Kansas 23:40.5 2:58 4:46 4.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:40
Team Scores
PL Team Runners Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 OK State 2 3 5 11 12 16 18 33
2 Iowa State 7 14 17 19 20 23 38 77
3 Texas 4 6 21 24 25 27 32 80
4 Oklahoma 8 9 28 29 30 31 35 104
5 TTU 1 10 26 33 47 49 50 117
6 Kansas 13 15 22 34 39 43 44 123
7 Baylor 36 37 40 41 42 45 53 196
8 K-State 46 51 52 54 56 58 59 259
9 TCU 48 55 57 60 61 62 63 281

 

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