Sun, Nov. 21, 2010 - [Men's Cross Country]
Statesmen harrier Kipp Schuler
(Sr., Haviland, Kan., Dana) claimed one more lasting memory from his cross country career as he competed at the NAIA Men's Cross Country National Championships Saturday.
Schuler placed 255th out of 326 runners with a time of 28:10. He is the fifth individual male national qualifier for Penn since the school joined the NAIA in 2001 (team went as regional champions in 2001).
Kennedy Kithuka of Wayland Baptist (Texas) won the individual national championship, completing the 8K course in a time of 24:02, while Southern Oregon held off Wayland Baptist for the team crown, 105-124. Southern Oregon had all five of its scorers finish in the top 50 (all seven runners in top 100).
Schuler is the first Statesmen to qualify for the year's biggest meet since Blake Wallace did so in 2008.