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Arkansas Men’s Cross Country Team Dominates XC23 College and Open Pre-Nationals

arkansas men's cross country wins xc23 college and open pre nationals

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (OCT. 14) – The No. 21 Arkansas men’s cross country team dominated the field at the XC23 College and Open Pre-Nationals at Panorama Farms on Saturday morning. Razorback sophomore Ben Shearer clinched the Men’s Blue Race 8k title, pacing three Arkansas finishers in the top five.

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Shearer crossed the finish line with a time of 22:55, closing strongly late to win by a clear three-second margin over his closest competitor. Teammates Kirami Yego and Patrick Kiprop were not far behind, clocking 23:04.2 and 23:11.5 to secure third and fifth places, respectively.

Jacob McLeod rounded out the top six for Arkansas with a time of 23:17.1. – Read more: Parker Valby wins Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational 6k; Florida women take 5th

Senior Myles Richter completed the scoring for Arkansas, finishing 20th with a time of 23:40.

Tennessee’s Yaseen Abdalla was the runner-up, posting a time of 22:58.6, while Kansas’ Chandler Gibbens also made it into the top five, finishing fifth with a time of 23:09.6.

In the team standings, Arkansas amassed 35 points to secure the top spot. They were followed by No. 17 Tennessee with 89 points, No. 10 Virginia with 112, Montana State with 137, and Purdue rounding out the top five with 215 points.

XC23 College and Open Pre-Nationals

Men’s Top 20 Results

  1. Ben Shearer, Arkansas [SO], 22:55.0
  2. Yaseen Abdalla, Tennessee [SR], 22:58.6
  3. Kirami Yego, Arkansas [JR], 23:04.2
  4. Chandler Gibbens, Kansas [SR], 23:09.6
  5. Patrick Kiprop, Arkansas [JR], 23:11.5
  6. Jacob McLeod, Arkansas [SR], 23:17.1
  7. Dylan Throop, Penn [JR], 23:20.1
  8. Dean Casey, Tennessee [FR], 23:25.9
  9. Nicholas Russell, Santa Clara [SR], 23:27.5
  10. Gary Martin, Virginia [SO], 23:30.0
  11. Gabriel Sanchez, Tennessee [JR], 23:30.7
  12. Matthew Richtman, Montana State [SR], 23:32.0
  13. Will Anthony, Virginia [SO], 23:32.5
  14. Owen Smith, Montana State [JR], 23:34.1
  15. Will Daley, Dartmouth [SR], 23:34.3
  16. Ben Perrin, Montana State [JR], 23:35.8
  17. Brian Barsaiya, Washington St. [JR], 23:36.6
  18. Jacob White, Wyoming [SO], 23:37.3
  19. Albert Velikonja, Dartmouth [SO], 23:38.4
  20. Myles Richter, Arkansas [SR], 23:40.0

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Men’s Team Scoring

  1. Arkansas, 35
  2. Tennessee, 89
  3. Virginia, 112
  4. Montana State, 137
  5. Purdue, 215
  6. Wyoming, 220
  7. Santa Clara, 283
  8. Miami (Ohio), 323
  9. Virginia Tech, 324
  10. Yale, 338
  11. Duke, 360
  12. Cornell, 368
  13. La Salle, 371
  14. Weber State, 372
  15. Kansas, 374
  16. Dartmouth, 376
  17. Penn, 388
  18. Washington St., 413
  19. Pittsburgh, 431
  20. Liberty, 437
  21. Lipscomb, 456
  22. Minnesota, 465
  23. Arizona, 601
Symone Goss

Symone Goss

Simone Goss has been with World-Track since 2003 and has done outstanding work at the back end to help out with traveling and other meeting related activities. Goss has also done work for SportingEagles, Blaze News and other media outlets. She obtains a bachelor degree in Communication.View Author posts