Talal Khan led the men's team today with an impressive 8K time of (25:39.10). Not only did Khan lead the Lancers, but he also finished first overall out of 85 runners to take home the first ever individual conference title for CBU.
"The guys went out today and ran really tough," said head coach Ben Gall. "The conditions were not ideal, with the heat and the humidity, but we ran a very patient race and moved up well in the second half. The guys did what they needed to do to bring home another title."
Chris Cline also had a very impressive race today, finishing second for the Lancers and fifth overall with a time of (26:21.65).
"ran the race of his life today to nab a top five finish," said Gall. "His performance really spurred the rest of the team on during the middle of the race to stay focused and track down the other teams."
Mark Langworthy had a strong performance finishing seventh overall and third for the Lancers with a time of (26:29.45).
CBU finished with 40 points and BYU-Hawaii came in second with 66.
All six CBU runners, including Lucas Graham, who finished 20th, earned all-conference spots.
Jennifer Mallen led the women's team today, third overall out of 90 runners with a 5K time of (18:32.80).
The women scored 74 points and fell short against Azusa Pacific's 62 point finish.
"I was very proud of the women and how they finally put together a race where they ran aggressively and were not afraid to go after their competitors," said. "All season APU has been way ahead of us and today we showed we weren't going down without a fight."
Mallen, Asplund, Ball and Bilton finished all-conference.
CBU runs next at the NCCAA Championships on Nov. 10 in Cedarville, Ohio.