LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Mike Koech continued his impressive sophomore campaign by breaking the school record in the 10k by over 20 seconds to lead UNC Greensboro at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships in Louisville, Ky.
The men's squad finished in 19th place overall in the team standings. No. 8 William & Mary won the regional for the second-straight season and No. 16 NC State came in second place as a team.
On the women's side, UNCG came home with a 27th place finish. No. 15 Duke won the regional over reigning regional champion, No. 19 Virginia.
Koech's time of 31:39.79 was good enough for a 43rd place finish and shattered the previous school record by 21 seconds. Teammate Joey Thompson also had an impressive day as he crossed the line in 32:17.76 and finished in 65th place. His time was the fifth fastest in school history.
Sherrika Jordan paced the women's team with her time of 22:54.67, which is the eighth-fastest time in school history in the 6k. Freshman Chelsea Sumney was the second Spartan to cross the finish line with a time of 23:20.92.
The Spartans will now prepare for the upcoming indoor track & field season.
43. Mike Koech, 31:39.79; 65. Joey Thompson, 32:17.76; 122. AJ Savoia, 33:16.87; 146. Ben Vasquez, 33:49.29; 148. Andy Clyne, 33:49.41; 173. TJ Wyatt, 34:33.01; 181. Cory Bowen, 34:42.89
1. William & Mary, 49
2. NC State, 99
3. Louisville, 121
4. Duke, 131
5. Virginia, 133
19. UNC Greensboro, 521
112. Sherrika Jordan, 22:54.67; 145. Chelsea Sumney, 23:20.92; 158. Kerry Hartman, 23:31.15; 175. Jenna Paley, 23:44.38; 176. Shaina Sumney, 23:47.76; 179. Tiffany Garber, 23:53.66; 182. Caitlin Lenz, 23:55.05
1. Duke, 69
2. Virginia, 113
3. NC State, 135
4. William & Mary, 145
5. North Carolina, 167
27. UNC Greensboro, 747
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