Mabil finishes second at MACs for men’s cross country | Central Michigan Life
Mabil finishes second at MACs for men’s cross country
By Aaron McMann || November 02, 2009

Unfavorable weather and course conditions did not stop the men’s cross country team from achieving strong individual and team success Saturday.

Senior Riak Mabil placed second with a time of 25 minutes, 41 seconds, leading CMU to a third-place finish behind Eastern Michigan and winner Kent State at the Mid-American Conference cross country championships in Athens, Ohio.

“Riak went out from the gun and he went out to win,” said cross country director Willie Randolph. “He raced his best and, considering his Achilles injury, you couldn’t ask for more than what you got.”

Junior Sammy Kiprotich earned first-team All-MAC honors for the second consecutive year, finishing seventh with a time of 26:07.

The Chippewas scored 95 points and had an average time of 26:18, even beating Eastern Michigan in the team score by one tenth of a second, 2:11:34.2 to EMU’s 2:11:34.3.

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