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Bama claims women's and men's SEC cross country titles

30 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: SEC Photo/Thomas Graning

OXFORD, Miss. (Oct. 28, 2022)-----The University of Alabama claimed the 2022 Southeastern Conference men's and women's cross country titles at the SEC Championships here Friday morning at the Ole Miss Golf Course.

This marks the fourth SEC crown for the Alabama men and the first since 2009. The Alabama women's team claimed its third SEC title and first since 1987. The Crimson Tide men are ranked No. 22 nationally, while the women are ranked seventh.

Florida's Parker Valby claimed the women's individual 6K title with a time of 18:25.87, while Alabama's Mercy Chelangat was second in 18:33.65. Hilda Olemomoi was third in 18:54.11. Alabama's Victor Kiprop took home the men's 8K title in 22:38.94, ahead of Tennessee's Dylan Jacobs (22:42.94) and Yaseen Abdalla (22:45.57).

Alabama won the women's title with 36 points, followed by Arkansas (74), Ole Miss (83), Kentucky (122) and Florida (147) to round out the top-five.

The Alabama men won with 59 points, finishing ahead of Tennessee (64), Arkansas (64), Ole Miss (65) and fifth place Texas A&M (126).

The NCAA Cross Country Regionals are scheduled to take place Friday, Nov. 11.

2022 SEC Cross Country Championship Results (Oxford, Miss. - Oct. 28, 2022)

Men's Team Results: 1. Alabama (59); T2. Tennessee (64); T2. Arkansas (64); 4. Ole Miss (65); 5. Texas A&M (126); 6. Kentucky (190); 7. Auburn (199); 8. Missouri (219); 9. Georgia (229); 10. Florida (294); 11. LSU (347); 12. Vanderbilt (347).

Women's Team Results: 1. Alabama (36); 2. Arkansas (74); 3. Ole Miss (83); 4. Kentucky (122); 5. Florida (147); 6. Tennessee (159); 7. LSU (201); 8. Texas A&M (208); 9. Vanderbilt (223); 10. Auburn (260); 11. Missouri (276); 12. South Carolina (326); 13. Georgia (395); 14. Mississippi State (414).

Men's Top-10 Finishers 1. Victor Kiprop, Alabama (22:38.94) 2. Dylan Jacobs, Tennessee (22:42.78) 3. Yaseen Abdalla, Tennessee (22:45.57) 4. Hillary Cheruiyot, Alabama (22:51.42) 5. Patrick Kiprop, Arkansas (22:56.20) 6. Anthony Camerieri, Ole Miss (23:07.40) 7. Eliud Kipsang, Alabama (23:18.84) 8. Eric Casarez, Texas A&M (23:21.36) 9. Chris Maxon, Ole Miss (23:22.97) 10. Elias Schreml, Arkansas (23:23.55)

Women's Top-10 Finishers 1. Parker Valby, Florida (18:25.87) 2. Mercy Chelangat, Alabama (18:33.65) 3. Hilda Olemomoi, Alabama (18:54.11) 4. Isabel Van Camp, Arkansas (19:05.50) 5. Amaris Tyynismaa, Alabama (19:06.93) 6. Perri Bockrath, Kentucky (19:19.21) 7. Flomena Asekol, Alabama (19:25.24) 8. Ryann Helmers, Ole Miss (19:37.15) 9. Tori Herman, Kentucky (19:38.37)