Men's cross country runner honored by NESCAC
Contact: Jim Taylor (315) 859-4685
October 6, 2009
Hamilton College's Peter Kosgei '10 (Kapsabet, Kenya/Kapsabet Boys' HS) earned men's cross country performer of the week honors from the New England Small College Athletic Conference for his finish at Lehigh University's Brooks Paul Short Run on Oct. 2.
Kosgei picked up his second performer of the week award this season. He competed as an individual in the Gold race, which featured the best competition the meet had to offer. He finished fourth out of 386 runners with a time of 23:42 as 35 of the 42 teams competing were Division I or Division II programs.
Kosgei finished two seconds behind the winner from North Carolina State University. Runners from Iona College and Indiana University took second and third place, respectively. A runner from Cornell University rounded out the top five.
Kosgei's time beat his previous career best -- recorded at the 2007 NCAA Atlantic regional championships -- by 36 seconds. This is only the second time in Kosgei’s Hamilton career that he has not won a race that he finished.
The Continentals host the Hamilton Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10. The first race begins at 11 a.m.