Men's XC finish 4th in Conference Championship
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Men's XC finish 4th in Conference Championship
Denis Kiplagat finished the race placing 8th with a time of 26:19, helping the Phoenix place 4th in Conference Championship. (Credit: Judy Seckel)

BOWLING GREEN, KY.- The Phoenix men's cross-country team finish 4th out of 8 conference teams at the 2019 Mid-South Conference Championship.

Cumberland posted 105 points as a team, with two runners placing in the top fifteen.

Denis Kiplagat finished in 8th place, the best finish for the Phoenix, with a time of 26:19, which is his new personal record. Kiplagat will be a national qualifier as one of the top 4 finishers finishing 15th place or better who is not on a national qualifying team. He also received 2nd team All-Conference.

Joel Barlow followed behind Kiplagat placing 13th with a time of 26:33, which also allowed him to finish 2nd team All-Conference.

Shemar Salmon came in 31st, with a time of 27:52 and senior Jerry Rojas came right after by placing 33rd with a time of 27:56.

Kevin Griffin recorded a time of 28:45 placing him at 46th, Seth Vaquero was able to place 48th with a by recording a time of 28:47.

Eric Sparks placed 65th place with a time of 30:37, Carlos Angeles finished 69th place with a time of 31:15.

The race featured 79 runners that completed the 8K. 


Individual Results-8K 

8. Denis Kiplagat 26:19

13. Joel Barlow 26:33

31.Shemar Salmon 27:52

33.Jerry Rojas 27:56

46.Kevin Griffin 28:25

48.Seth Vaquero 28:47

65.Eric Sparks 30:37

69.Carlos Angeles 31:15