Cross country beat writer Emily Patton just found out via Head Coach Erik Jenkins that senior Patrick Cheptoek will be able to compete in the NCAA Championship thanks to an at-large bid.
Cheptoek finished 12th in the men’s 10,000-meter race at the NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday. Only the top four runners automatically qualify for the championship race, held in Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 23.
We’ll have more on Cheptoek in Friday’s Herald.