McPherson College junior Javier Ceja completed a remarkable season Saturday by earning All-American honors at the NAIA Cross Country Championships.
Ceja, the 2010 KCAC champion, finished in 30th place out of 326 runners to achieve the feat.
Ceja ran a 25:41. Kennedy Kithuka of Wayland Baptist was the champion in 24:02, followed by Azusa Pacific’s Abendnego Magut at 24:41.
Southern Oregon, with four runners in the top 30, won the team title with 105 points. KCAC champion Southwestern was 17th, led by Andrew Topham in 52nd in 26:11. There were 32 teams in all.
California State-San Marcos won the women’s division, with Shorter’s Justyna Mudy defending her national title in 17:42.
Bethany’s Katie Dibbern competed as an individual and took 173rd in 19:51. KCAC champion Kansas Wesleyan was 16th with 416 points.