Saturday, October 29, 2016

'Boise State Men and New Mexico Women Take Home Team Titles at Mountain West Cross Country Championships'

Yusuke Uchikoshi (3rd yr., Boise State Univ.) won the Oct. 28 Mountain West XC Championships 8.0 km individual title in 23:48.80.  His win is likely the first NCAA conference XC title for a Japanese athlete.  Click here for complete results.  Uchikoshi ran 13:59.90 for 5000 m in high school before going to the U.S. for university.  His father Tadao Uchikoshi was 2nd in the 1991 Amsterdam Marathon and 5th in the 1993 Stuttgart World Championships marathon.  More footage and interview in the video below starting at 2:05.

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