Northwest cross country finishes fifth at NCAA Championships

Posted Nov 24, 2019 4:40 AM

The Northwest Missouri State University men's cross country team put together the best performance in program history with a fifth-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Championship in Sacramento, California.


Northwest's Karim Achengli and Jhordan Ccope notched All-America honors and led the way with a pair of top-10 finishes. Achengli placed sixth overall (29:52.5), while Ccope took ninth (30:04.1).


Augostine Lisoreng narrowly missed All-America honors with a 41st place finish (30:44.1).


Mike Lagat took 67th (31:12.1) and Jake Norris placed 124th (31.48.4).


NCAA Team Standings (Top Five)

1. Colorado Mines   57

2. Adams State    136

3. Chico State     143

4. Grand Valley St.  177

5. Northwest Mo. St. 206


Northwest's Finishers

6. Karim Achengli 29:52.5

9. Jhordan Ccope 30:04.1

41. Augostine Lisoreng 30:44.1

67. Mike Lagat 31:12.1

124. Jacob Norris 31.48.4

251. Tucker Dahle 34:17.8

254. Kyle Drzka 34:22.9