Ronoh places fourth at A-Sun Championships
Ronoh
Ronoh

Saturday, October 30, 2010

SPARTANBURG, S.C.  (Oct. 30, 2010) - Senior Ben Ronoh (Sotik, Kenya) capped off his final Atlantic Sun Cross Country Championship appearance with a fourth-place finish Saturday morning, as he finished the 8K race with a time of 24:45 at Milliken Research Park, located in Spartanburg, S.C.
 
Unfortunately, for the Bucs, Ronoh was the lone ETSU runner to place in the top 10, and the Blue and Gold finished sixth overall at the conference meet. Kennesaw State won its second consecutive cross country championship, as the Owls edged out Belmont by 13 points - 55 to 68.
 
After the race, Ronoh claimed his second straight first team all-conference accolade after placing in the top seven. USC Upstate's Gilbert Kemboi - who Ronoh finish second to at the USC Upstate Invite two weeks ago - won his first A-Sun Championship after clocking in at 24:00.
 
Sophomore Landon Milhorn (The Woodlands, Texas) was the second Buccaneer runner to cross the finish line on Saturday, as he completed the course in 22nd with a time of 25:55.
 
Meanwhile, on the women's side, Kennesaw State's McKenzie Howe made history after she beat North Florida's Shelby Kittrell to win her first A-Sun championship. Howe turned in a time of 17:22, which was 1.4 seconds faster than Kittrell, marking the closest finish in conference history.
 
However, North Florida didn't leave Spartanburg empty handed, as the Ospreys won the team championship after they had four runners finish in the top 12 to beat out Lipscomb - 55 to 73.
 
For the Bucs, senior Caitlyn Epps (Cookeville, Tenn.) paced the ETSU women's squad once again. The Cookeville, Tenn. native recorded a time of 18:35 in the 5K race and placed 22nd overall.
 
As a team, the Buccaneer women finished 10th out of 11 teams to stay ahead of Stetson.
 
For more information on Buccaneer cross country, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.


 
Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WSOC Radford 2 F
Aug 22 ETSU 3
MSOC ETSU 1 F
Aug 23 Virginia Tech (Exh.) 0
WSOC ETSU 5 F
Aug 24 Tennessee Tech 1
WSOC Appalachian St. 0 F (2OT)
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 3 of 11
WCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 5 of 11
VB ETSU 3 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 Morgan State University 0
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 California State University, Sacramento 3
MSOC ETSU 3 F
Aug 29 William & Mary 2
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30 UNC Charlotte 3
WSOC Campbell 2 2OT
Aug 31 ETSU 3
MSOC ETSU 2 F
Aug 31 VCU 1
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 4, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland