Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 25 cross country teams and individuals in the NCAA this season which will be LIVE on FloTrack. And, be sure to watch our LIVE FloXC Podium Reveal Show Monday, August 26th at 10 AM CT. The No. 22 men’s spot goes to Middle Tennessee, and here's why:
Probable Top Five:
SR Kigen Chemdi (7:58 3K; 13:46 5K; 23rd at ’17 NCAA XC)
SR Jacob Choge (13:39 5K; 28:42 10K; 34th at ’17 NCAA XC)
FR Hilary Kimaiyo (Unknown Stats)
JR Lebo Mosito (14:08 5K; 30:29 10K)
SO Brian Rono (8:28 3K, 9th at ’18 C-USA XC)
Hilary Kimaiyo via Kenya (Unknown Stats)
Head coach Keith Vroman redshirted his top three runners last season in Kigen Chemadi, Jacob Choge and Lebo Mosito. Chemadi is a 13:46 5k runner who placed 23rd at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 2017. Choge has a personal best of 13:39 and took 34th two years ago. And, Mosito comes from Cloud County Community College where he won three junior college titles.
This year the Blue Raiders are going ‘all-in’ with their top three and add a highly touted Kenyan freshman named Hilary Kimaiyo. Kimaiyo doesn’t have any track stats to his name but according to coach Vroman he is the best recruit he’s seen in Kenya during his tenure at Middle Tennessee. If Kimaiyo can develop right away this Middle Tennessee State team will be a formidable top-25 program.