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Sam Chelanga wins national cross country championships

November 23, 2009 : Liberty Athletics

Smashing the LaVern Gibson 10K course record by 22 seconds, Liberty’s Sam Chelanga was crowned the NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Champion, Monday afternoon, in Terre Haute, Ind. He crossed the finish line in 28:41.3, 25 seconds ahead of second-place finisher David McNeill of Northern Arizona. Stanford’s Chris Derrick, who defeated Chelanga at the Pre-Nationals and was favored to take the national title, finished third.