Kipsang made the same bold prediction last year, but to his credit he came through with an respectable 2:03:58 win.
Utah State was a close runner-up in 9:34.61. According to USTFCCCA, converting for altitude, New Mexico's time is 9:24.73 which tops the descending order list. Boise State ran 11:05.39 to win the women's DMR over the Ednah Kurgat-lead New Mexico (11:07.88).
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BYU's Connor McMillan won the men's race handily in 13:46. Multi-time NCAA champ Ariana Washington's season is over as she didn't make the 60m final (fastest non-qualifier) and doesn't have an NCAA qualifying time. DMR wins went to the UCLA men (9:46) and Washington women (11:07).
It was the Stanford alum's first 400 race as a Duke grad student.
Justyn Knight ran 13:50 to lead a Syracuse 1-2 in the 5000 while Louisville's Dorcas Wasike won the women's race (16:34).
Michigan's women's DMR ran 11:04.77 to miss a top-12 NCAA qualifying spot by only 1.67 seconds. Iowa's DMR squad ran 9:45.10 to just beat out Indiana (9:45.34). Wisconsin's Oliver Hoare won the men's 3000 (8:11) while Indiana's Katherine Receveur won for the women (9:11).
Their DMR squad dominated by 9-seconds with 9:40 to get their first conference win since 2009.
Their DMR ran 11:15 to win their first title since 2014. Iowa's Andrew Jordan and Edwin Kurgat also went 1-2 in the men's 5K.