All-Region Kip Kangogo to compete at the NCAA Cross Country Championships
Nov. 14, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas - En route to garnering All-Region honors last Saturday at the NCAA Cross Country South Central Regional Championships in Waco, Texas, senior Kip Kangogo will be gearing up for the national event on Nov. 21.
Kangogo covered the 10,000-meter race in 30:34.60 to finish fourth out of 108 competitors in the region. He paced the TCU men's cross country team to a seventh-place showing out of 23 teams in the field.
Kangogo is the lone Frog to be heading to the national competition. Teammate Jackson Langat barely missed qualifying for nationals by two seconds, placing 26th overall with a time of 32:31.25.
Thirty-one teams were selected to participate in each championship. The top two, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the nine regions, for a total of 18 teams. Thirteen additional teams were selected at-large.
Thirty-eight individuals, the first four athletes from each region who are not a part of a qualifying team and two additional qualifiers, were selected to participate in each championship. All individual qualifiers must finish in the top 25 in their region.
Indiana State University will host the 2005 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships, November 21, at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course located at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center, Terre Haute, Indiana.
The men's race will begin at noon Eastern time followed by the women's race at 1:15 p.m.