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Ole Miss, Arkansas win SEC Cross Country Championships

10 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Daniel Melograna

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Ole Miss men's cross country team and the Arkansas women's cross country team won the 2019 Southeastern Conference Championships Friday morning here at the Kentucky Horse Park.

This marks the second consecutive SEC crown for the Ole Miss men, while Arkansas won its seventh straight women's title and 20th overall. The Razorbacks are the nation's top-ranked women's team, while Ole Miss is ranked No. 11 nationally among men's teams.

Alabama's Vincent Kiprop claimed the men's individual 8K title with a time of 22:51.6, while teammate Gilbert Kigen was second in 22:55.4. Waleed Suliman of Ole Miss was third in 22:55.5. Arkansas' Katie Izzo took home with women's 6K title in 19:38.3, ahead of teammate Taylor Werner (19:42.8) and Auburn's Joyce Kimeli (19:51.3).

Ole Miss won the men's title with 35 points, followed by Alabama (90), Arkansas (121), Kentucky (124) and Texas A&M (141) to round out the top-five.

The Arkansas women won with 21 points, finishing ahead of Ole Miss (93), Missouri (159), Tennessee (170) and fifth place Alabama (171).

NCAA Cross Country Regionals take place Friday, Nov. 15 at various sites.

2019 SEC Cross Country Championship Results (Lexington Ky. - Nov. 1, 2019)

Men's Team Results:

  1. Ole Miss (35)
  2. Alabama (90)
  3. Arkansas (121)
  4. Kentucky (124)
  5. Texas A&M (141)
  6. Florida (160)
  7. Missouri (162)
  8. LSU (220)
  9. Tennessee (221)
  10. Vanderbilt (239)
  11. Georgia (261)
  12. Auburn (269)

Women's Team Results:

  1. Arkansas (21)
  2. Ole Miss (93)
  3. Missouri (159)
  4. Tennessee (170)
  5. Alabama (171)
  6. Vanderbilt (176)
  7. Kentucky (179)
  8. Georgia (184)
  9. Texas A&M (189)
  10. Auburn (229)
  11. Florida (243)
  12. Mississippi State (336)
  13. LSU (349)
  14. South Carolina (367)

Men's Top-10 Finishers

  1. Vincent Kiprop, Alabama (22:51.6)
  2. Gilbert Kigen, Alabama (22:55.4)
  3. Waleed Suliman, Ole Miss (22.55.5)
  4. Farah Abdulkarim, Ole Miss (2:59.3)
  5. Brennan Fields, Kentucky (23:04.3)
  6. Cade Bethmann, Ole Miss (23:07.8)
  7. Matt Young, Arkansas (23:09.3)
  8. Thomas George, Missouri (23:14.8)
  9. Cole Bullock, Ole Miss (23:20.1)
  10. Noel Rotich, Alabama (23:21.3)

Women's Top-10 Finishers

  1. Katie Izzo, Arkansas (19:38.3)
  2. Taylor Werner, Arkansas (19:42.8)
  3. Joyce Kimeli, Auburn (19:51.3)
  4. Carina Viljoen, Arkansas (19:55.5)
  5. Devin Clark, Arkansas (20:07.7)
  6. Jessica Drop, Georgia (20:12.0)
  7. Jessica Pascoe, Florida (20:14.5)
  8. Samantha Drop, Georgia (20:24.9)
  9. Lauren Gregory, Arkansas (20:34.8)
  10. Mercy Chelangat, Alabama (20:38.1)

Men's First Team All-SEC
Vincent Kiprop, Alabama
Gilbert Kigen, Alabama
Waleed Suliman, Ole Miss
Farah Abdulkarim, Ole Miss
Brennan Fields, Kentucky
Cade Bethmann, Ole Miss
Matt Young, Arkansas

Men's Second Team All-SEC
Thomas George, Missouri
Cole Bullock, Ole Miss
Noel Rotich, Alabama
Trevor Warren, Kentucky
Nick Laning, Vanderbilt
Michael Coccia, Ole Miss
Jon Bishop, Texas A&M

Men's Freshman All-SEC
Cole Bullock, Ole Miss
Noel Rotich, Alabama
Myles Richter, Arkansas
Nicholas Yanek, Georgia
Davis Bove, LSU
Aaron Withrow, Kentucky
Jack Filan, Ole Miss

Women's First Team All-SEC
Katie Izzo, Arkansas
Taylor Werner, Arkansas
Joyce Kimeli, Auburn
Carina Viljoen, Arkansas
Devin Clark, Arkansas
Jessica Drop, Georgia
Jessica Pascoe, Florida

Women's Second Team All-SEC
Samantha Drop, Georgia
Lauren Gregory, Arkansas
Mercy Chelangat, Alabama
Kelsie Warren, Texas A&M
Ashley Driscoll, Texas A&M
Maddy Reed, Arkansas
Victoria Simmons, Ole Miss

Women's Freshman All-SEC
Skylar Boogerd, Ole Miss
Ana Wallace, Vanderbilt
Allison Wilson, Alabama
Ginger Murnieks, Missouri
Kaylie Kenne, Kentucky
Quinn Owen, Arkansas
Adoette Vaughan, Arkansas