Register Staff Report
EKU junior Soufiane Bouchikhi finished second in the Under-23 men’s race Sunday at the European Cross Country Championships in Budapest, against 93 of the top cross country runners on the continent.
Running in frigid temperatures and on a snow-covered course, Bouchikhi, a native of Belgium, finished with a time of 24:40, second only to Norway’s Henrik Ingebrigtsen’s 24:30, and edging Great Britain’s James Wilkerson (2443) for the silver medal.
Ingebrigtsen set a Norwegian record in the 1,500-meter finals at the 2012 Olympics in London.
The silver medal was the crowning achievement of a brilliant cross country season for Bouchikhi who earlier won the NCAA Southeast Region Championship and earned All-American honors at the NCAA Cross Country Championships where he finished 40th in a time of 30:02.6.
He was also named both the Ohio Valley Conference and Southeast Region runner of the year.
Four other EKU runners represented Denmark at the Championships on Monday. Sophomore Thijs Nijhuis finished 32nd, sophomore Ole Hesselberg was 36th, freshman Mads Taersboel was 49th and freshman Jeppe Harboe finished 68th.
The Colonels distance runners will open the indoor track and field season in January.
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GOLF: Four local golfers make cut at state amateur
Four golfers with local connections are still alive after day two of the 102nd Kentucky Amateur Championship.
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The Richmond Kiwanis Red Sox got off to a fast start and rolled to the championship of the Richmond Little League’s Major League American Division Tournament Wednesday at Lake Reba.
GOLF: Miller takes first place at Tates Creek
Richmond’s Zach Miller coasted to an easy victory Tuesday at a Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour event at Tates Creek Golf Course in Lexington.
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GOLF: Local golfers set to compete at State Amateur
Eight golfers with local connections will tee it up today in the opening round of the 102nd Kentucky Amateur Championship at Bowling Green Country Club.
H.S. BASEBALL: Central standouts honored
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GOLF: Golfers tee it up for Mike’s Kids
Last Wednesday, 40 four-person teams teed it up in a scramble at Arlington Country Club for Mike’s Kids Education Foundation.
All proceeds from this scramble benefit the students of Madison County Schools.
BASKETBALL: Hawkins' first week as a Wildcat has been a dream come true.
Following the Kentucky All-Star team’s big loss to the Indiana All-Stars Friday at Freedom Hall, Mr. Basketball Dominique Hawkins was immediately surrounded by a throng of reporters as he left the floor.
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