Arizona Daily Wildcat Online
sections
Front Page
News
Opinions
Sports
Go Wild
Live Culture
Police Beat
Datebook
Comics
Crossword
Special Sections
Photo Spreads
Classifieds
The Wildcat
Letter to the Editor
Wildcat Staff
Search
Archives
Job Openings
Advertising Info
Student Media
Arizona Student Media Info
UATV -
Student TV
 
KAMP -
Student Radio
The Desert Yearbook
Daily Wildcat Staff Alumni

Cross Country: UA men win 2nd straight meet


Photo
Josh Fields/Arizona Daily Wildcat
From left: Men's cross country runners Moses Mpanga, Obed Mutanya, Chris Ogle, Kenny Frank and Lou Maturo wind around a bend during the Dave Murray Invitational at the Dell Urich golf course Sept. 16.
By From Staff and Wire Reports
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday, October 3, 2005
Print this

Junior Mutanya finishes second

The No. 7 Arizona men's cross country team kept its undefeated season intact Friday, winning the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

"It's one of the premier meets in the nation," said Arizona head coach James Li.

Chris Solinsky of No. 1 Wisconsin won the 8,000-meter race, finishing in 23 minutes, 21 seconds, while Arizona's Obed Mutanya continued his impressive first season with the Wildcats, finishing nine seconds later to place second.

A junior college transfer from Central Arizona, Mutanya continues to make a big impact on the men's team this season, finishing second in both of the squad's meets.

"We recruited him hard because we knew he was a strong runner," Li said.

Also finishing in the top 10 for the Wildcats was junior Robert Cheseret, who came in sixth. The top-five Wildcats finished within a minute of one another, as sophomore Mohamed Trafeh finished 13th, junior Moses Mpagna ended in 22nd and senior Jonah Maiyo came in 27th.

While the win is a boost to the team's confidence, presumably moving the Wildcats up in the national rankings, Li said Arizona is aware of the many challenges ahead, including a pair of away meets before the Pacific 10 Championships in Tucson on Oct. 29.

The 5-mile men's race featured seven nationally ranked opponents in the 25-team, 200-runner field. No. 3 Notre Dame finished second behind the Wildcats and No. 1 Wisconsin finished fifth.

On the women's side, sophomore Emily McGregor led the team, finishing 40th as the Wildcat women took 17th place in the 5,000 race.

Senior Fanice Chepkorir finished 48th, three seconds behind McGregor.

No. 5 Michigan won the women's race, despite No. 3 Notre Dame's Stephanie Madia finishing first in 16:36.

Both Arizona cross country teams travel to Tempe on Friday for the ASU Invitational.

- Compiled from a press release.



Write a Letter to the Editor
articles
Commentary: Arizona needs to take Saturday's lessons into second half of season
divider
Cross Country: UA men win 2nd straight meet
divider
Top Cats
divider
Wildcats suffer first conference loss in sweep by No. 2 Huskies
divider
Conference challenge awaits No. 22 men's golf
divider
Soccer joins list of BYU's ranked victims
divider
Restaurant and Bar Guide
Housing Guide
Search for:
advanced search Archives

NEWS | SPORTS | OPINIONS | GO WILD
CLASSIFIEDS | ARCHIVES | CONTACT US | SEARCH



Webmaster - webmaster@wildcat.arizona.edu
Copyright 2005 - The Arizona Daily Wildcat - Arizona Student Media