LEVELLAND — One week after earning a pair of top 10 national finishes at the NJCAA Cross Country National Championships, the South Plains College men's and women's cross country teams will be back on the course Nov. 17 at the NJCAA Half Marathon National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama at the Orange Beach Sports Complex.
The men's and women's races will both start at 8 a.m. as over 100 athletes from across the country will compete in the 13.1-mile race.
Last time out:
The Lady Texans earned a fifth-place national finish at the Cross Country National Championships in Kansas with an average time of 20:28. South Plains had three runners place inside the top 40 amongst 293 competitors including freshman Gladys Jemaiyo who turned in a second-place national finish in the women's 5k with a time of 18:43.8.
Freshman Dorcus Ewoi ran a 19:45.3, good enough for 16th overall, while Angela Rodriguez placed 38thwith a time of 20:38.6. For their efforts, Jemaiyo, Ewoi, and Rodriguez earned All-American honors with their top 40 national finishes.
The Texans turned in a ninth-place national finish and had three athletes earn All-American honors as they finished with an average time of 27:30. South Plains placed three runners in the top 40 including Filmon Beyene who placed sixth overall with a final time of 26:02.2. Sophomore Andrew Bosquez crossed the line at 26:29.5, good enough for 13th, while Jesse Madrid placed 38th overall with a time of 27:27.7.