GRAY, Maine -- The Colby College men's cross country team won the State of Maine Championships for the first time since 1993 and the third time overall after a dominating performance Saturday at Pineland Farms.
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Benard Kibet was a strong third for the Mules in 25:29.7. He was nearly six seconds ahead of the the fourth place finisher. Nathan Madeira took sixth place for the Mules in 25:38.3, Griffin Gagnon was eighth in 25:45.2, and Tom O'Shea took ninth with a 25:54.8.
The rest of the Colby runners included: Aziz Ghadiali (34th, 27:15.9), Gabe Kline (37th, 27:26.4), Reeve Maddux (38th, 27:28.7), Tommy Griffith (41st, 27:46.7), Josiah Johnson (43rd, 27:48.5), Eli Tukel (44th, 27:48.7), Alan Ottenstein (51st, 28:07.7), Robert Campbell (52nd, 28:19.2), Robert Dettmann (53rd, 28:20.6), Liam McDonough (54th, 28:31.8), Jake Lester (60th, 28:47.7), Sam Crimmins (62nd, 28:50.3), Andrew Li (66th, 29:13.4), Zach Mishoulam (86th, 31:13.0), Julian Boed (93rd, 32:16.9), Jason Beland (94th, 32:22.0),
While Colby had not won since 1993, the Mules did not race all their top runners in 2014 and finished third. Colby went on to win the New England Division III title and finish fifth in the country that season.