Choge, cross country team make history at NCAA Championship

Photo courtesy of Colin Abbey

Middle Tennessee cross country capped off their historic season on Saturday as the team traveled to Terre Haute, Indiana to compete for their first ever National Championship. The Blue Raiders would end up 28th overall, their highest finish in school history.

MTSU also pinned their first All-American cross country runner, Jacob Choge. The freshman ran a time of 30:27.7,  good enough to finish 40th overall yesterday. He was the only Blue Raider to finish in the top 100.

After Choge, the next Blue Raider to finish was Kigen Chemadi. Chemadi placed 149th with a time of 31:14.4. Amos Cheruiyot finished 194th with a time of 31:36.6.

Next season is shaping up to be a special one for the Blue Raiders. They built on their success from last season and look to do so again next year as five of the seven runners will return, including freshman standout Jacob Choge. If head coach Keith Vroman can keep this group on course, Middle Tennessee should be one of the favorites to contend for the national title next year.

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