Kibet powers men's cross country to class meet win over Bates

WATERVILLE, Maine — Benard Kibet won the men’s junior/senior race to lift the Colby College men’s cross country team to a 35-20 victory (high score wins) in the class races with Bates College on Saturday at Quarry Road Trails.

Bates took a tight 29-26 win over the Mules in the first-year/sophomore race, but Colby won 61-49 in the combined score of the two races.
The junior and senior Colby men took the top four places to accumulate 34 points. Kibet finished in a winning time of 19 minutes, 19 seconds. Griffin Gagnon took second in 19:42, Tom O’Shea was third with a 19:53, and Nathan Madeira finished fourth in 20:01.
Bates had the next eight places, but only the scores of the top five runners went toward the final scoring total. Nick Orlando was fifth in 20:05 and Zach Magin had a 20:08 for sixth place.
The Bobcats’ James Jones won the first-year/sophomore race in 20:21 and teammate Zach Levine placed second.
Aziz Ghadiali was third for the Mules in 20:34 and teammate Eli Decker took fourth in 21:09.
Men’s junior/senior race
1. Kibet, Colby, 19:19
2. Gagnon, Colby, 19:42
3. O’Shea, Colby, 19:53
4. Madeira, Colby, 20:01
5. Orlando, Bates, 20:05
6. Magin, Bates, 20:08
7. Ferguson-Hull, Bates, 20:12
8. Doyle, Bates, 20:18
9. Rowe, Bates, 20:25
10. Morris, Bates, 20:42
11. Horowicz, Bates, 20:53
12. Tonelli, Bates, 21:05
13. Feeney, Colby, 21:12
14. O’Donnell, Colby, 21:16
15. Kiely, Bates, 21:36
16. Barnatchez, Colby, 21:45
17. Campbell, Colby, 21:48
18. Griffith, Colby, 22:16
19. Ottenstein, Colby, 22:42
20. Li, Colby, 22:59
21. Lester, Colby, 23:24
22. Boed, Colby, 24:35
23. Beland, Colby, 26:42
Men’s first-year/sophomore race
1. Jones, Bates, 20:21
2. Levine, Bates, 20:35
3. Ghadiali, Colby, 20:44
4. Decker, Colby, 21:09
5. Betz, Bates, 21:21
6. Maddux, Colby, 21:28
7. Tukel, Colby, 21:30
8. Benson, Bates, 21:30
9. Kline, Colby, 21:37
10. McLarnon, Bates, 21:47
11. Parker, Bates, 21:58
12. Dettmann, Colby, 22:06
13. Johnson, Colby, 22:12
14. Pineda, Colby, 22:26
15. Huleatt, Bates, 23:40
16. McDonough, Colby, 23:15
17. Kurry, Colby, 23:31
18. Giardini, Colby, 24:05
19. Mishoulam, Colby, 24:10
20. Baxter, Bates, 24:15
21. Smith, Bates, 25:03