Texas Tech senior cross country runner Kennedy Kithuka won the Mountain Region Championship earlier today in Ogden Utah.
With the victory, Kithuka remains unbeaten this season and automatically qualifies for the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championship to be held next week in Terra Haute, Ind. Kithuka has now won back-to-back Mountain Region Championships and crossed the finish line Friday with a time of 29:23.6 – a full 16 seconds ahead of the field.
The Red Raiders finished 12th overall in the team standings while the Lady Raiders finished 14th overall.
Texas Tech head coach Jon Murray on senior Kennedy Kithuka:
“It was a great win by Kennedy. He handled the qualifying process for nationals very well.”