Chirchir wins steeplechase

SHAWNEE, Okla. - Cameron University cross country runner David Chirchir continued his dominance in the 3,000-meter steeplechase this spring, winning the event at the Oklahoma Baptist University Bison Relays.

Chirchir, a freshman from Nairobi, Kenya, won the race by nearly a full minute, cruising to his second event title in as many chances this year. He finished with a time of 9:38, nearly 59 full seconds ahead of runner-up Ben Dorran of UT-Tyler, who crossed the finish line in 10:36.93.

The win gave Chirchir is second victory in as many tries in the steeplechase since joining the Cameron cross country squad in January. He also won the event going away at the Tarleton State Relays on March 9.

Next up for Cameron will be a trip to Austin, Texas, on April 5-8, to participate in the Texas Relays.