Hamilton's Kosgei Wins Steeplechase During Day Two of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Hamilton's Kosgei Wins Steeplechase During Day Two of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Courtesy Marietta Sports Information

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MARIETTA, Ohio - Hamilton College junior Peter Kosegei (Kapsabet, Kenya) overtook the 3,000-meter Steeplechase field with two laps remaining to win his third-consecutive national title at the 2009 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Marietta College. Kosgei had a time of 8:56.67 as he set a new Don Drumm Stadium mark by nearly 20 seconds.

Overall on Friday seven national champions were crowned, highlighted by four new Don Drumm Stadium records and two NCAA Championship marks.

After eight events, on the women’s side, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse leads the way with 33 points followed by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with 29. Williams is the top NESCAC team after day two with 10 points, good enough for a three-way tie for seventh. On the men’s side, Wisconsin-Oshkosh holds down the top spot with 24 points, while the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has 20 points. Hamilton currently sits in a five-way tie for ninth with 10 points.

Thursday at Don Drumm Stadium, Williams senior Lauren Philbrook won the 10,000-meter run. Philbrook, who ran a time of 35:24.78, set the Don Drumm Stadium record in the event, which had stood since 2006.