Texans take team title, Lady Texans second at SPC Invitational

Texans take team title, Lady Texans second at SPC Invitational

LEVELLAND – The NJCAA third-ranked South Plains College Texans put four runners in the top-10 Saturday morning during their home meet at Brashear Lake Park, scoring 28 points to best second place Eastern New Mexico University and take the team title.

For the third time this season, freshman Antibahs Kibiwott led the way for the Texans.  Kibiwott held his own for much of the race against eventual champion Isaiah Samoei before fading to fourth in the late stages of the race.  Kibiwott was resilient, however, making a late charge to finish third with a time of 25 minutes, 5.55 seconds over the 8,000-meter course. 

Jose Martinez followed Kibiwott with a fifth place finish in 25:20.72 and Colton Hollis was eighth in 25:36.93.  Cordaryl Whitehead (26:19.51) was 10th and Michael Waller (26:39.01) rounded out the Texan team scoring at 11th

The Lady Texans finished second in the team competition with 47 points and were paced by sophomore Desreen Montague. 

Montague ran her best race of the season, covering the 5,000-meter course in 18:41.08 to finish second overall.  Freshman J'Cee Holmes finished 10th in a season best time of 19:38.96. 

Atara Segree (20:10.10) and Maddie Kauffman (20:11.45) were 14th and 15th overall andBrittany Letts (20:23.58) was the final scoring competitor for the Lady Texans, finishing 18th

The SPC Cross Country Invitational marks the halfway point as the Texans and Lady Texans have now run four of their eight competitions.  Next up will be the New Mexico JC Open on Saturday, October 12 in Hobbs, N.M.  The women's 5,000-meter run will begin at 10 a.m. (MST) and will be followed by a men's 8,000-meter run at 10:45 a.m. (MST).


Texans | 1st | 28 points

3rd       Antibahs Kibiwott     25:05.55

5th       Jose Martinez             25:20.72

8th       Colton Hollis               25:36.93

10th     Cordaryl Whitehead 26:19.51

11th     Michael Waller          26:39.01

12th     Isaac Clark                 26:50.48

15th     Jacob Clark                 27:08.74

17th     Kennedy Chumba     27:31.91

19th     Marco Arias                27:34.86

21st     Anderson Charles     27:44.07

25th     Chenier Gardner       28:06.34

29th     Darrell Truitt             29:00.54


Lady Texans | 2nd | 47 points

2nd       Desreen Montague   18:41.08

10th     J'Cee Holmes              19:38.96

14th     Atara Segree              20:10.10

15th     Maddie Kauffman     20:11.45

18th     Brittany Letts             20:23.58

20th     Kaitlyn Henderson    20:31.10

26th     Mariah Martinez       21:27.18

32nd     Sarah Peterson          22:05.38