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November 23, 2010

OSU men top team; Chelanga top individual 2nd straight year

TERRE HAUTE — Oklahoma State received a tight challenge from Oregon for its men’s NCAA cross country championship in 2009 at Terre Haute’s LaVern Gibson Championship Course.

In 2010, the Cowboys raised the intensity, winning by 120 points over second-place Florida State, 73-193.

Sam Chelanga of Liberty University also came away with a repeat championship, saving a strong kick to finish in 29 minutes, 22.2 seconds.

Chelanga tried to lead from start to finish, but fellow Kenyan Stephen Sambu gave Chelanga some company throughout the 10,000-meter race.

Chelanga and the 424 other elite runners had to battle a stiff 18-mile-per-hour wind gusting from the south.

Chelanga and Sambu ran together much of the race, and Sambu tried to make a move during the final 500 meters.

“He made a little surge toward the end, but I just clicked it and that was it,” Chelanga said. “It’s a great feeling, and I’m very thankful.”seventh through ninth finishers overall and cruised to the largest men’s victory  in the eight races in Terre Haute since 2002.

Stanford’s 2003 victory by 150 points over Wisconsin was more dominant.

“It was fun,” Oklahoma State coach Dave Smith said. “It wasn’t quite the nail-biter it was last year. I think I like it better this year.”

Girma Mecheso, German Fernandez and Colby Lowe finished within 10 seconds of one another — just behind top-ranked Stanford’s front-running duo of Chris Derrick and Jake Riley. The Cardinal, with 237 points, finished fourth behind Florida State and Wisconsin (223) in a tight battle for second place.

While the trio at the front led the Cowboys, wearing bright hunter orange uniforms, Tom Farrell, Johnathan Stublaski and freshman Joseph Manilafasha were equally important in the victory.

The Cowboys’ sixth runner, Manilafasha, was ahead of the No. 5 runners for FSU, Wisconsin and Stanford.

“Our 1-2-3, we knew what they could do — those guys are superstars,” Smith said. “Our 4-5-6 guys were just incredible.”

Behind third-place Luke Puskedra, Oregon finished in sixth place after last year’s runner-up finish, which followed two straight national titles.

“It would have been hard [to challenge OSU],” said Oregon senior Danny Mercado. “You have to give credit to them. They packed up extremely well. All of a sudden three or four [thousand meters into the race] Oklahoma State guys passed me and they looked really good. I was like ‘ok, I guess we’re running for second.’ ”

Smith agreed with that assessment.

“Between 4K and 6K, we started moving pretty well. That was the plan all along,” Smith said.

While the last repeat team winner on the men’s side was Oregon in 2007 and 2008, Chelanga became the first individual repeat winner since Wisconsin’s Simon Bairu in 2004 and 2005.

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