Tritons Runner's Up at Half Marathon

Tritons Runner's Up at Half Marathon

GULF SHORES, AL — The Iowa Central Community College men's and women's cross country teams each placed second on Saturday at the NJCAA Half Marathon National Championships at the Orange Beach Sports Complex in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  Ezekiel Kipchirchir and Lilian Busienei were the top finishers for the Tritons as both runners finished 3rd with All-American honors in their races. 

The Triton women had 5 runners place in the top 20, earning Coaches Association All-American honors.  Lilian Busienei's 3rd place finish (1:22:24) and Marion Bartilol's 4th place finish (1:24:17) also earned NJCAA All-American honors for their top 6 finish.  Florance Uwajeneza finished 7th (1:26:14), Winrose Chesang finished 8th (1:26:24), and Marta Lukijaniuk finished 13th (1:31:31).


El Paso Community College won the women's division with 13 points, followed by Iowa Central (14), South Plains (26), Pasco Hernando State (51), and Ranger College (57).

The Triton men had 6 runners place in the top 20, earning Coaches Association All-American honors.  Ezekiel Kipchirchir's 3rd place finish (1:09:24) and Innocent Murwanashyaka's 5th place finish (1:09:59) also earned NJCAA All-American honors for their 6th place finish.  Awet Yohannes finished 7th (1:11:00), Jhordan Ccope finished 10th (1:12:20), Milos Pendic finished 15th (1:13:58), and Will Whalen finished 16th (1:15:05). 


El Paso won the men's division with nine points, with Iowa Central taking second with 15 points, while South Plains took third (28), followed by Ranger College (34) and Vincennes (34).

Iowa Central women's results:

Place                                                   Time                                     

3rd        Lilian Busienei                          1:22:24

4th        Marion Bartilol                          1:24:17

7th        Florance Uwajeneza                      1:26:14

8th        Winrose Chesang                     1:26:24

13th      Marta Lukijnaiuk                       1:31:31

28th      Janet Nyamboneka                    1:40:18

35th      Mackenzie Gaherty                     1:48:14


Iowa Central men's results:

Place                                                   Time   

3rd        Ezekiel Kipchirchir                    1:09:24

5th        Innocent Murwanashyaka            1:09:59

7th        Awet Yohannes                       1:11:00

10th      Jhordan Ccope                        1:12:20

15th      Milos Pendic                               1:13:58

16th      William Whalen             1:15:05

21st      Trevor Ramsdell                       1:16:14

27th      Noah Bundrock                        1:18:27

30th      William Valentin                          1:19:24

31st      Moise Habineza                       1:19:34

35th      Kear Kear                                1:20:13

36th      Miguel Coca                             1:20:21

41st      Daniel Nordquist                        1:21:45

44th      Tyler Wilson                              1:22:37

45th      Thomas Bryant                         1:23:21

47th      Dalton Schaffer                        1:24:25

48th      Lars Elsbernd                           1:24:40                   


Full results:

Men's results:


Women's results: