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Langat, Govs ready for OVC Championships, Saturday

 

APSU Men’s Cross Country

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Junior Enock Langat and the Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team will travel eastward to compete in the 9:45am, Saturday, eight-kilometer Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Cross Country Championships hosted by Tennessee Tech at Southern Hills Golf Course in Cookeville.

Langat will look to cap a strong 2010 campaign by finishing among the top 14 at the championship and earning All-OVC recognition. He has paced the Govs in all six races this season, leading the team to the finish line, including a 17th-place overall finish in the 328-man Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic’s Blue Race, October 2nd.

Govs Men's Cross Country runners Geofrey Kosgei (left) and Enock Langat (right). (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Govs Men's Cross Country runners Geofrey Kosgei (left) and Enock Langat (right). (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

The Govs also will look to sophomore transfer Geofrey Kosgei and freshman Tyler Kepley to finish strong. Kosgei has been the Govs No. 2 runner in all four eight-kilometer races, finishing within 30 seconds of Langat the last two outings. Kepley has improved his finishing spot overall in each eight-kilometer race and was the Govs No. 3 finisher at the Fast Cats Classic, October 16th.

Rounding out the top five will be junior Boniface Yator and the combination of freshmen Genaro Martinez or Evan Collins. Yator slipped to fourth on the team by just seconds at the Fast Cats Classic while Martinez and Collins have been the team’s fifth or sixth runners in each of the last three races. Freshman Konnor Kessler also will seek to finish his campaign on a strong note.

“This is the meet that we point to all year and the time has arrived for us to perform,” said Austin Peay head coach Doug Molnar. “Enock has continued to impress this year with numerous top finishes; he is very patient and works the course. Geofrey also continues to impress with his finishes and Tyler keeps getting better and better as he was our number three man last time out in Owensboro (KY). We’ll need Langat and Kosgei up front and our next three bunched tightly together to maximize our results.”


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