Men’s cross country completes fall season at NCAA Central Regional


David Craft

Let’s begin: The team starts the race together. The men’s team placed 7th on Oct. 9, 2021.

The Washburn men’s cross country team finished 13th out of 31 teams at the NCAA Central Regional on the 10K Tom Rutledge Course, earning 391 points. The race took place on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Joplin, Missouri. 

Sophomore David Kibet led the Ichabods with a 15th place finish with a time of 30:14.12, receiving 2021 NCAA DII All-Region recognition for his run. Freshman Collen McLain was behind him in 33rd with a time of 31:04.58. Sophomore Gabriel Chinya was 56th overall with a time of 31:39.52, rounding out the top 75 finishes for Washburn. Sophomore Brett Kulp finished 127th at 33:11.62, while freshman Keetan Munsell rounded out the scoring in 139th with a time of 33:28.45. Freshmen Gustav Morch and Cooper Griffin also ran, finishing in 33:29.18 and 34:44.47 respectively. 

This marks the end of the cross country season as a team for the 2021-2022 academic year. Qualifications for NCAA regionals will be announced later while the rest of the runners will look forward to track season.

Edited by: Ellie Walker, Kyle Manthe