The South Plains College men’s and women’s cross country teams both placed second at the NJCAA Region V Cross Country Championship.
The meet was held Oct. 27 at Ranger Community College in Ranger.
In the men’s 8-kilometer race, sophomore Filmon Beyene placed third, clocking a time of 26:08. Sophomore Andrew Bosquez placed sixth with a time of 27:20.2.
Alex Kitum and Jesse Madrid placed ninth and 10th, respectively. Kitum clocked a time of 27:42.8, while Madrid posted a time of 27:55.5.
The Texans posted a total team time of 1:41:26, with an average of 20:17, good enough for second place. El Paso Community College placed first with a total time of 2:13:43, averaging 26.44.
In the women’s 5-kilometer race, freshman Gladys Jemaiyo placed second with a time of 18:16.5. Freshman Dorcus Ewoi placed fourth with a time of 19:10.9.
Freshman Angela Rodriguez finished 11th with a time of 21:00.6. Not far behind was freshman Nyia Sena in 13th with a time of 21:12.2.
The cross country teams traveled to Garden City, Kansas for the NJCAA National Championship at Garden City Community College on Nov. 10. Results were not available at press time.