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
PLPtsNameBibYRTeamTime1k PaceMile PaceSplits
11Kennedy Kithuka325SRTTU22:16.02:474:294.9k: 14:03; 6.9k: 19:25
22Kirubel Erassa293JROK State22:53.92:524:374.9k: 14:40; 6.9k: 20:07
33Shadrack Kipchirchir296SROK State22:54.32:524:374.9k: 14:40; 6.9k: 20:07
44Ryan Dohner303SRTexas22:57.12:534:374.9k: 14:40; 6.9k: 20:07
55Thomas Farrell294SROK State23:07.12:544:394.9k: 14:40; 6.9k: 20:07
66Craig Lutz305JRTexas23:13.82:554:414.9k: 14:32; 6.9k: 20:14
77Mohamed Hrezi253SRIowa State23:24.12:564:434.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:30
88Abbabiya Simbassa289JROklahoma23:27.02:564:434.9k: 14:41; 6.9k: 20:28
99Brandon Doughty283SOOklahoma23:31.52:574:444.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:37
1010Ezekiel Kissorio324SRTTU23:35.42:574:454.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:40
1111Brian Gohlke295SOOK State23:36.22:574:454.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:39
1212Shane Moskowitz299JROK State23:36.52:574:454.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:37
1313Josh Munsch266SRKansas23:36.82:574:454.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:36
1414Martin Coolidge250JRIowa State23:37.32:584:454.9k: 14:58; 6.9k: 20:43
1515Evan Landes263JRKansas23:40.52:584:464.9k: 14:53; 6.9k: 20:40
Team Scores
1OK State2351112161833
2Iowa State714171920233877


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