September 11, 2010

UDC's Hillary Mugun Wins Delaware State Men's Invitational for Second Cross-country Meet Win in a Row, Kaneesha Hollis Finishes Eighth in Women's Event

Dover, DE: September 11, 2010-- UDC Cross-country runner Hillary Mugun (Accounting major-Nandi Hills, Kenya)outpaced all competitors today at the Delaware State University Invitational to win the event in 15:32.43 minutes. It was Mugun's second straight win this season, after capturing the Sea Gull Classic last week at Salisbury State. UDC finished second overall in the Meet.

The results for all members of the men's cross-country team in this event were:

Men-5k race
1. Hillary Mugun 15:32.43
7. Linus Kosgei 16:38.10
12. Zephaniah Koech 16:55.25
20. Justine Chemallan 18:51.69
23. Ricky Jacobs 19:24.63

Team results
1. UMES
2. UDC
3. Coppin State
4. Morgan State
5. Delaware State

Junior Criminal Justice major Kaneesha Hollis (Centreville, MD) led the Firebirds Women's Cross-country Team  in their 5k event, finishing in  8th place.  UDC women runners  finished as follows:

Women-5k Race
8. Kaneesha Hollis
12. Callister Jones
16. Demia Franklin
31. Amber Lindsay
32. Ashlee Lindsay

UDC Head Coach Cross-country Coach Jasmine Rogers said of her team's performances, " I'm proud of both our teams. They did well against all Division 1 schools. Hillary did an excellent job showing his dominance once again defeating the entire field of runners. Linus and Zephaniah played a key role in the teams score by finishing top 15.

I'm pleased to see the women steadily improving. With each meet they are getting stronger. Kaneesha did exceptionally well placing in the top ten.

The teams return to the course on Saturday, September 18, at the University of Delaware Invitational in Newark, Delaware.