FHSU Sports Information Department
HAYS, Kan. – Cory Keehn led the Fort Hays State men’s cross country team with a strong individual performance at the Tiger Open, hosted on Saturday (Oct. 10) at Sand Plum Nature Trail just outside of Victoria, Kan. Keehn finished third individually in the Gold Division, which consisted primarily of NCAA Division II competition, helping the Tigers to an eighth-place finish.
Keehn covered the 8K course in 24:07, just one second behind second-place finisher Derrick Williams of CSU-Pueblo. Collins Kirui of New Mexico Highlands won the race with a time of 23:40.
Outside of Keehn, the Tigers struggled to score with Troy Wineinger in 50th (25:45), Seth Parres in 58th (25:58), Isaac Williams in 64th (26:04), and Michael Kinuthia in 68th (26:08). FHSU was eighth out of 19 teams in the race.
The Tigers get ready for the MIAA Championships in two weeks, also held at Sand Plum Nature Trail. Fort Hays State serves as host of the conference championship this year on Saturday, October 24.