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Spartan Men finish 3rd at UMES Lid-Lifter

Spartan Men Finish 3rd at UMES Lid-Lifter (photo courtesy of

Spartan Men Finish 3rd at UMES Lid-Lifter (photo courtesy of

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Racing for the second time in four days, the Norfolk State men’s cross country team took third place out of five teams in Saturday’s UMES Lid-Lifter.

NSU finished with 62 points as a team, trailing first-place Maryland Eastern Shore (25) and Coppin State (46).

Four Spartans finished in the top 15. Sophomore Haileyesus Demsie paced the team for the second straight meet, this time placing eighth on the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 24.81 seconds. Demsie was 10th in Wednesday’s U.Va. Duals, which also led the team.

Junior David Kibet was close behind Demsie, taking ninth in 16:26.77. Classmate Desmond Fogg took 11th in 16:39.52, and William Brown placed 14th in 16:57.53. Freshman Joseph Wanene rounded out NSU’s top five in 21st place, clocking a time of 18:49.14.

The Spartans are off next weekend before their squad will be split between two meets the weekend of Sept. 18-19. NSU will have runners participating in the Tribe Invitational hosted by William & Mary on Sept. 18, and others at the UMES Cappy Anderson Invitational on Sept. 19.

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