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Govs cross country to compete at NCAA South Regional, Saturday

 

APSU Men’s Cross Country

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team continues its postseason schedule with the NCAA South Regional Championships 10-kilometer race beginning at 10:45am, Saturday at Veterans Park in Birmingham, AL.

The Governors will look to maintain an effort that led to a fifth-place finish at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships, October 30th. It was their best finish at the OVC finale since 1999. They will have their hands full at the regional with 32 teams competing, including No. 6 Florida and No. 25 Alabama. The Crimson Tide is the defending South Regional champion, winning by 25 points, the Govs finished 24th in last season’s event.

Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team

Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team

Junior Enock Langat has led the Govs in all of this season’s races to date, but this will be his season’s first event at the 10-kilometer distance. In last season’s regional, he finished 99th with a time of 33:30.47 in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Sophomore Geofrey Kosgei has been the Govs No. 2 runner this season and also has experience at the 10-kilometer distance, finishing 71st at last season’s South Central regional with a time of 33:46.10 while at Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The other Govs runner with regionals experience is junior Boniface Yator (a time of 35:32.59 last season) and sophomores Evan Collins (37:29.72) and Konnor Kessler (37:51.95). Saturday’s event will be a first-time experience for freshmen Tyler Kepley and Genaro Martinez.


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