Men's Cross Country & Half Marathon

Central Arizona men clinch program's 7th national title

Central Arizona men clinch program's 7th national title

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EL DORADO, Kan.  – Central Arizona climbed back on top of the NJCAA Division I men's cross country ranks Saturday at the Prairie Trails Golf Course. The Vaqueros topped defending champion Iowa Central to secure its seventh national title in program history and first since 2013. 

  • Central Arizona's Gilbert Kigen won his second consecutive individual title, crossing the finish line in 23:47.45
  • Kigen is the second Central Arizona runner in the past four years to repeat as the individual champion at the meet (Harry Mulenga - 2013 & 2014)
  • Central Arizona runners have captured 11 individual titles all-time, which ranks first among NJCAA programs 
  • Nine of the 11 individual national titles captured by Central Arizona runners have come since 2003
  • Jorge Perez and Anthony Masayesva placed third and ninth, respectively, for Central Arizona
  • Moses Dirane of Cloud County (KS) was second to cross the finish line with a time of 24:25.32


Photos courtesy of Butler Athletics.




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