Archive for Monday, November 22, 2004

KU’s Chesang running today in NCAA meet

November 22, 2004


Big 12 Conference cross country champion Benson Chesang will represent Kansas University at the NCAA championships today in Terre Haute, Ind.

Chesang, a sophomore from Kenya, finished 48th in last year's NCAA meet in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

"I think he has a good chance to finish near the top if he has a perfect race," KU coach Stanley Redwine said of Chesang. "I believe he'll do a great job. He's focused and ready to race."

Chesang, the Jayhawks' first league champion in cross country since John Lawson in 1965, finished sixth at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a 10K clocking of 30:30.74. No other KU runners qualified.

The NCAA Championships will be on the grounds of the Wabash Valley Sports Center in Terre Haute. The men's race is scheduled to begin at 12:15 p.m.

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