Kipkoech, Terer notch All-America honors Saturday afternoon

Kipkoech, Terer notch All-America honors Saturday afternoon

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Lawrence Kipkoech and Amon Terer made their mark in Campbell cross country history Saturday afternoon at the LaVern Gibson Championship XC Course. With the duo finishing in the top-40 at the NCAA National Championships, both runners became the first individual All-Americans in program history.

"With temperatures in the 30's and wind gusts over 20 miles per hours, it was not the kind of conditions you hope for, but it didn't phase our guys at all," said head coach Michael Kelly. "They were ready to race no matter what. They both really showed up today. I couldn't be happier to see them finish this season with All-America honors."

Kipkoech finished 26th overall in the meet, completing the 10K course in 30:13.9. Terer was close behind, placing 35th with a mark of 30:21.3.

Villanova's Patrick Tiernan took home the individual crown in the men's race, followed by Syracuse's Justyn Knight and Oregon's Edward Cheserek. Northern Arizona was crowned with the men's team championship.

This marks the end of Campbell's cross country season. Up next, the cross country athletes will join the track & field athletes to get ready for indoor track season. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track & field/cross country, follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.

"Amon and Lawrence matured a lot this past year in regards to racing tactics and training habits, and it showed today," Kelly said. "I can't wait to see what the upcoming track season has in store for them."