SPC Cross Country season comes to an end with conclusion of Half-Marathon

SPC Cross Country season comes to an end with conclusion of Half-Marathon

DALLAS, Ga. – The SPC Texan and Lady Texan cross country teams competed in their final competition Saturday morning with the running of the NJCAA Half-Marathon Championships on the Silver Comet Trail in Dallas, Ga. 

With hopes of claiming another trophy, the season did not end quite as the Texan and Lady Texan harriers had probably hoped with the Texans finishing fifth as a team and the Lady Texans seventh. 

Freshman Antibahs Kibiwott duplicated his sixth place finish from last week's NJCAA Cross Country Championships, completing the 13.1-mile course in 1-hour, 10 minutes and 23 seconds to earn his second All-American award in as many weeks. 

Colton Hollis (1:12:48.96) and Jose Martinez (1:14:28.40) rounded out the Texan team scoring with 16th and 21st place finishes, giving South Plains a total score of 40 points. 

Iowa Central swept the top two individual spots and finished with 10 points to win the meet.  SPC's Region 5 rival El Paso finished third in the meet. 

Pampa native J'Cee Holmes (1:30:07.23) led the Lady Texans with a 12th place finish and was followed closely by Lubbock Coronado graduate and SPC sophomore Maddie Kauffman (1:32:26.70) in 14th

Kaitlyn Henderson (1:42:00.93) finished 39th overall, giving the Lady Texans a team score of 65 points. 

El Paso Community College finished on top of the women's team standings with 15 points. 

The South Plains College cross country team will now set their sights on the track and field season that begins with the Texas Tech Open Jan. 17-18 in Lubbock.


Texan Results at NJCAA Half-Marathon

6th       Antibahs Kibiwott     1:10:23.40

16th     Colton Hollis               1:12:48.96

21st     Jose Martinez             1:14:28.40

23rd     Cordaryl Whitehead 1:14:47.84

43rd     Marco Arias                1:18:16.02


Lady Texan Results at NJCAA Half-Marathon

12th     J'Cee Holmes              1:30:07.23

14th     Maddie Kauffman     1:32:26.70

39th     Kaitlyn Henderson    1:42:00.93

56th     Desreen Montague   1:46:47.16