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Men's Cross Country Finishes Fourth; Kangogo Takes First

Minnesota, Minn. (Sept. 28, 2002) -- The men's cross country team finished fourth at the Griak Invitational on Saturday, improving on last year's 10th place finish. BYU runner Kip Kangogo, a transer from Lethbridge Commumnity College in Canada, won the 8K race with a time of 24:48.6.

Kangogo edged out last years's NCAA Cross Country Champion Boaz Cheboiywo from Eastern Michigan. Kip said he used his 1,500m kick to win the race. After trailing Chebioywo for the first half of the race, Kangogo began to make his move in the last few kilometers. "Everyone was cheering for me to get him, so I got him," Kangogo said.

BYU Head Coach Ed Eyestone said Kangogo is no longer a well kept secret, now he is the top runner in the nation.

Eyestone said his team had a solid performance, but the good news is there is room to improve. He said their third, fourth and fifth runners could have ran better. "If our three through seven runners run better we can be on of the top four or five teams in the nation," Eystone said.

Also running a strong race for BYU was Lewis Jones, with an 11th place finish. "Lewis ran a strong race," Eyestone said. "He kept his eyes on the chase pack and encourages his teamates. He had an All-American type performance."

"Now we just need to put in together for the big race - Nationals," Eyestone said.

GRIAK INVITATIONAL GOLD MEN'S 8000M (8K)

Les Bolstad Golf Course, St. Paul

Sept. 28, 2002

53, cloudy, wind under 4 mph

Results by Apple Raceberry JaM

PLACE TEAM POINTS PLACES OF FINISHERS AVG. TIME SPREAD

1 Oregon 96 8 16 19 21 32 88 125 24:48.6 13.9

2 Eastern Michigan 105 2 3 17 20 63 74 76 24:34.8 1:32.6

3 Weber State 166 22 29 30 41 44 48 99 24:56.7 14.7

4 Brigham Young 173 1 11 42 51 68 72 80 24:47.6 1:42.6

5 Minnesota 195 10 26 28 65 66 85 129 25:01.6 36.9

6 Providence College 220 4 25 38 53 100 121 25:00.0 1:12.9

7 Central Michigan 230 27 39 49 57 58 107 114 25:06.7 26.4

8 Wisconsin 268 7 13 52 73 123 139 149 25:10.5 1:11.5

9 Arizona State 280 12 24 59 92 93 112 122 25:11.5 47.7

10 Texas 284 18 23 31 104 108 131 145 25:10.2 52.6

11 Iowa 300 14 40 77 83 86 89 106 25:14.7 42.5

12 Ohio State 314 35 45 64 75 95 105 143 25:16.2 36.3

13 Miami (Ohio) 362 37 62 69 81 113 164 170 25:22.6 42.9

14 Michigan State 368 5 56 78 111 118 136 147 25:21.2 1:16.4

15 Nebraska 372 9 67 70 82 144 165 171 25:24.9 1:27.5

16 Illinois 393 15 36 84 120 138 151 155 25:26.1 1:18.5

17 Utah 403 43 60 97 101 102 103 158 25:25.6 32.0

18 Texas A&M 446 34 50 116 119 127 128 142 25:31.9 1:01.2

19 U S Naval Academy 466 47 61 109 117 132 141 153 25:34.8 54.2

20 Wake Forest 508 79 91 98 110 130 133 162 25:38.8 32.4

21 Washington State 552 46 94 115 134 163 166 178 25:49.9 1:38.7

22 Kansas State 595 6 71 160 177 181 26:16.8 3:00.7

23 Iowa State 603 33 126 140 148 156 157 169 25:57.4 1:34.9

24* Wichita State 660 55 96 159 174 176 26:18.1 1:54.1

24* Arizona 660 54 124 154 161 167 172 175 26:11.9 1:37.0

26 Georgia 672 87 137 146 150 152 168 173 26:06.7 57.6

27 Missouri-Kansas City 766 90 135 179 180 182 183 184 26:51.8 2:10.2

PLACE SCORE FINISHER TIME TEAM

1 1 Kip Kangogo, So 23:38.9 Brigham Young

2 2 Boaz Cheboiywo, Sr 23:47.3 Eastern Michigan

3 3 Gavin Thompson, Jr 24:09.2 Eastern Michigan

4 4 Adam Sutton, Sr 24:22.4 Providence College

5 5 Christopher Toloff, So 24:33.1 Michigan State

6 6 Mathew Chesang, So 24:39.6 Kansas State

7 7 Bobby Lockhart, Fr 24:40.7 Wisconsin

8 8 Ryan Andrus, So 24:41.3 Oregon

9 9 James Bowler, Sr 24:43.1 Nebraska

10 10 Andrew Carlson, Jr 24:44.0 Minnesota

11 11 Lewis Jones, Sr 24:44.6 Brigham Young

OTHER BYU FINISHERS:

42 Steve Barrus, Jr 25:03.8

51 Nathan Robison, So 25:09.4

68 Chad Durham, So 25:21.5

72 Matt Adams, So 25:24.0

80 Bryan Lindsay, So 25:26.9

Time = 2:03:58.1 Places = 173