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Oct 13, 2023

Women Finish Fifth, Men Eighth, In Crimson Classic

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – In the fourth meet of the 2023 season, the Clemson Men’s and Women’s cross country teams impressed as both groups finished within the top 10 of their individual events at the Crimson Classic. In the women’s 6k, the Tigers finished fifth overall and on the men’s side, the Tigers placed eighth overall in the 8k.  

“The men really showed up today with a lot of season and personal bests. They look great heading into championship season. We had a few mishaps on the women’s side, but we also had a bunch of solid performances,” Head Coach Vicky Pounds said. 

For the women, freshman Gladys Chepngetich was the first Tiger to cross the line as she earned a third-place finish. Chepngetich completed the 6k in 19 minutes and 18 seconds which marked a new personal record for the freshman in the event. The newcomer has placed within the top three at all four meets this season. 

Following Chepngetich on the women’s side was sophomore Madison Roush who completed the event in 20 minutes and 45 seconds to finish 21st overall. 

For the men, sophomore Victor Ndiwa crossed the line first for Clemson with a ninth overall finish. Ndiwa completed the event in 23 minutes and 55 seconds, marking a new personal record for the Tiger in the 8k. 

Finishing just behind Ndiwa was Sawyer Dagan, who completed the event in 23 minutes and 56 seconds to earn a 10th-place finish. Dagan’s finish time also marked a new personal record for the junior.

For the full results from the Crimson Classic, click here.

Up next, the Tigers will head to the ACC Cross Country Championships in Tallahassee, Fla. on October 27th.

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