Men's cross country runner off to NCAA championships

Peter Kosgei '10
Peter Kosgei '10

Hamilton College's Peter Kosgei '10 (Kapsabet, Kenya/Kapsabet Boys' HS) will compete in the NCAA Division III men's cross country championships at Highland Park Golf Course in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, Nov. 21, at noon.

Kosgei qualified for the event by virtue of finishing first in the NCAA Atlantic regional championships at Letchworth State Park in Mount Morris, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 14. He recorded a course-record time of 24 minutes, 40.6 seconds on the 8,000-meter course, and earned all-region honors. He has captured three straight individual titles at the regional meet.

Kosgei won the individual national title at the 2008 NCAA championships in Hanover, Ind., and finished second in 2007 in Minnesota. He owns a total of nine NCAA titles between cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field.

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