Koyiaki Leads CSU Men to Cougar Invitational Title
Columbus, GA - Columbus State got solid performances from its men's team on Saturday to win the Cougar Invitational at the Smiths Station Sports Complex. CSU placed five runners in the top 10 to post the win.
Meshack Koyiaki continued his dominance on the men's side for CSU, taking his third meet win in as many tries. The sophomore set a new Cougar Invitational 8K course record with his time of 24:22. Koyiaki's typical running mate, Nicholas Kering, missed the race after suffering from a stomach virus on Friday night. Unattached runner Sila Misoi was second overall at 24:54, followed by a pair of Alabama State runners. Jeptah Kenei (25:56) was third and Robert Gunn (26:03 was fourth.
CSU picked up the next three spots with David Marley (26:30) taking fifth, Stewart Helton (26:35) sixth, and Andy Henderson (26:50) in seventh. Alabama State's Charles Fewellen was eighth at 27:32, followedy by the Cougars' John Neill at 27:43. Darton's Adam Ross rounded out the top 10 at 27:47. Nathan Prickett (13, 28:34), Phillip Burks (14, 29:01), and Russell Jones (15, 29:26) rounded out the CSU team.
In the team standings, CSU's total of 24 points was followed by 33 from Alabama State adn 75 from Andrew College. Runners also represented Darton and Brewton Parker Colleges.
CSU now turns its attention to the Peach Belt Conference Championships on October 24 in Pembroke, NC. CSU will be looking to add to its streak of four consecutive women's and three consecutive men's PBC titles.
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