Kigen competes at NCAA Championships
Nov. 19, 2007
Kigen, who was recently named to the 2007 South Central Region cross country team, clocked a time of 31:34.7 to place 157th out of 250 competitors at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course.
"I thought for the first half of the race he ran very well. Overall, I thought that it was a great learning experience for him and something that he can build on for the future," said distance coach Shawn Winget.
By running on Monday, Kigen, a Kenya native, became the first Horned Frog to run at the NCAA Championships since Kip Kangogo closed out his senior campaign in 2005 in Indiana.
Kigen also became the fourth TCU runner in the past five years to qualify to compete at the NCAA's.
"I am happy for him that he got to experience this at such a young age. The level of competition he ran against today was the best in the nation and that will only help him improve in the upcoming years," said Winget.
Overall, Josh McDougal of Liberty won the NCAA Championship by posting a time of 29:22.4, while Oregon's Galen Rubb finished as the runner-up with a time of 29:23.4. On the men's side, Oregon won the national title with 85 points, while Iona finished as runner-up with 113 total points.