For Sally Kipyego, who has now won eight individual NCAA championships in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track, you might think this would just be another victory. However, in an interview by Flotrack, she said just the opposite, praising second place finisher Susan Kuijken of Florida State, "It was a very hard race, but it was nice having Susan push me. She made me run hard and she really brought out the best in me."
Kipyego and Badaru should receive a little time off before again lacing up the spikes for the Lady Raiders in January when they begin the indoor season. The indoor season will be Kipyego's last as a collegian, but in the Flotrack interview she states, "I am sad that this journey is ending, but I am ready for the next phase of my life. I will definitely be running professionally."