Jebet Breaks Sandburg 5K Record, Wins Sauk Valley Invite

  Aaron Frey
  Monday, October 15, 2018 10:23 AM

Dixon, IL

Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country freshman Nancy Jebet (Eldoret, Kenya/Tulwo) set the Chargers’ 5-kilometer record and won the women’s race at the Sauk Valley Invite on Saturday.

Jebet, who has not been beaten by a community college runner this season, crossed the line in 18:57, shattering the previous record of 19:14 set by Haley Bolliger at the 2013 NJCAA championship. Jebet earlier this season broke the Sandburg 6K record with a time of 23:17.3 at the Augustana Brissman-Lundeen Invite.

Sophomore Anastasia Beetler (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) finished third for the Chargers in a personal-best time of 20:01 as Sandburg finished third out of five teams.

In the 8K men’s race, freshman Freeman Shoemaker (Oquawka, Ill./West Central) led the Chargers with a PR of 28:29, good for eighth place. Dixon Kiptoo (Eldoret, Kenya/Kipsangui) followed in ninth with a time of 28:50. Sandburg placed third out of four teams.

Sandburg will race in the Region IV championships at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 on the campus of College of Lake County.

Women’s 5K
Team results: 1 North Central 37, 2 Sauk Valley 58, 3 Sandburg 63, 4 Northwestern Track Club 68, 5 Governors State 127.
Sandburg finishers: 1 Nancy Jebet 18:57, 3 Anastasia Beetler 20:01, 17 Carlie Barman 21:54, 21 Karen Tanui 22:49, 25 Annadoria Ledbetter 23:40, 30 Annie Sholl 29:28.

Men’s 8K
Team results — 1 Northwestern Track Club 19, 2 Southeastern 57, 3 Sandburg 71, 4 Governors State 86.
Sandburg finishers — 8 Freeman Shoemaker 28:29, 9 Dixon Kiptoo 28:50, 17 Kevin White 30:41, 26 Nathan Cutts 33:34, 30 Preston Hook 35:28. 

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