Keehn Takes Second at NCAA Central Regional to Qualify for Nationals; Tiger team finish eighth

FHSU Sports Information Department

JOPLIN, Mo. – Fort Hays State’s Cory Keehn finished in second place individually at the NCAA Central Regional Cross Country Championships on Saturday (Nov. 7). Keehn and Vincent Kiprop of Missouri Southern repeated their performances from the MIAA Championships as Kiprop was the individual champion and Keehn the runner-up on the 10K course.

Keehn covered the 10K course in 29:51, just 12 seconds back of Kiprop who won the race with a time of 29:39. They were the only two runners in the field to run sub-30 minutes.

Jacob Thomas was the next finisher for the Tigers in 38th with a time of 31:51. Troy Wineinger was 51st with a time of 32:03. Israel Barco took 59th in 32:12 and Seth Parres rounded out the scoring for FHSU in 67th at 32:24.

The Tigers took eighth as a team with 217 points and finished fourth out of the MIAA squads competing. Augustana won the team title with 82 points, the only team inside 100 points. East Central was second with 104 and Nebraska-Kearney was third with 119.

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