CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippi Valley State claimed the SWAC Men’s Cross Country Championship title at the Choctaw Trails on Sunday. The Delta Devils took three of the top five spots in the men’s race, with Victor Bii winning with a time of 24:59.89.

Daniel Kibet (Mississippi Valley State) and Hezron Chepkwone (Mississippi Valley State) followed Bii with finishes of fourth and fifth place to claim first team all-conference honors. The Delta Devils won the men’s race with 24 points, while Grambling State took runner-up honors with 59 points. Alabama State finished third with 77 points.

The top finisher for the Tigers, Darwin Price, Jr. (25:42.60), came in behind the Hornets’ Jephtah Kenei, who was second with a time of 25:24.43.

Mississippi Valley State’s Charles Ruth earned Coach of the Year honors.

Team Results

1. Mississippi Valley State 24 points
2. Grambling State 59 points
3. Alabama State 77 points
4. Prairie View A&M 94 points
5. Texas Southern 154 points
6. Jackson State 158 points
7. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 181 points
8. Alcorn State 187 points
9. Southern 224 points

Individual Results

1. Victor Bii, Mississippi Valley State 24:59.89
2. Jephtah Kenei, Alabama State 25:24.43
3. Darwin Price, Jr., Grambling State 25:42.60
4. Daniel Kibet, Mississippi Valley State 25:57.38
5. Hezron Chepkwone, Mississippi Valley State 26:32.61
6. Victor Kiplaget, Mississippi Valley State, 26:43.62
7. Brian Ramos, Grambling State 26:49.83
8. Robert Hernandez, Missisisppi Valley State 26:55.97
9. Charles Flewellen, Alabama State 27:00.05
10. Stephen Kipkurui, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 27:07.30

All-SWAC Teams

1st Team

Victor Bii, Mississippi Valley State (MVP)
Jeptah Kenei, Alabama State
Darwin Price, Jr., Grambling State
Daniel Kibet, Mississippi Valley State
Hezron Chepkwone, Mississippi Valley State

2nd Team

Victor Kiplaget, Mississippi Valley State
Brian Ramos, Grambling State
Robert Hernandez, Mississippi Valley State
Charles Flewellen, Alabama State
Stephen Kipkurui, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Coach of the Year:

Charles Ruth, Mississippi Valley State



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