Tag: Women’s Cross Country

Women’s cross country team claims third meet title

by Kendall Rainer

The third-ranked South Plains College women’s cross country team continues to dominate, placing first at three out of their four meets they have competed in so far this season.

The Lady Texans earned their third meet title, while the Texans placed fourth, at the South Plains College Cross Country Invitational held on Oct. 5 at Brashear Lake Park in Levelland.

In the women’s 5-kilometer run, SPC finished with 39 points and a total team time of 1:37:56.10, and an average time of 19:35.22. New Mexico Junior College placed second in the meet with 41 points and an average time of 19:49.74. El Paso Community College placed third with 44 points and an average time of 19:56.34.

Sophomore Gladys Jemaiyo was the first Lady Texan to cross the finish line. She finished with a time of 18:04.90, good enough for second place overall. Freshman Daisy Kibet wasn’t far behind, placing fifth with a time of 18:58.80.WES_7291

Sophomore Dorcus Ewoi finished seventh with a time of 19:15.70. Sophomore Itzel Garcia-Santo finished 11th with a time of 20:36.30, while Nyia Sena finished 14th with a time of 21:00.40.

In the men’s 8-kilometer run, SPC placed fourth with 89 points and a total team time of 2:28:41.90, with an average of 29:44.38. El Paso Community College took the men’s title with 21 points and an average time of 26:10.26. New Mexico Junior College placed second with 50 points and an average time of 27:53.48, while Angelo State placed third with 87 points and an average time of 29:22.36.

Sophomore Alex Kitum placed fifth for the Texans with a time of 26:44.80, while freshman Adbrizak Ibrahim finished seventh with a time of 27:17.60.

Sophomore Yusuf Mohamud crossed the line at 29:48.50, finishing 24th overall. Freshman Ryan Robinson finished 27th with a time of 30:25:20.   

The Lady Texans placed first at the New Mexico Junior College Invitational held on Sept. 27 at McAdams Park in Hobbs, New Mexico.

SPC finished with an overall team score of 26 and an average team time of 19:24.04 in the 5-kilometer run. NMJC placed second with a score of 39, while Ranger College placed third.

Jemaiyo was the first Lady Texan to cross the finish line. She finished with a time of 18:04.14, good enough for second place. Kibet wasn’t too far behind, placing third with a time of 19:02.88, while Ewoi placed fourth with a time of 19:19.61.WES_7234.jpg

Garcia-Santos crossed the finish line at 20:13.24, good enough for an eighth-place finish. Sena followed by finishing ninth with a time of 20:20.29.

In the men’s 8-kilometer run, the Texans placed fourth overall in the team standings with a score of 103 and an average time of 28:12.96. NMJC placed first with a score of 47, followed by Ranger College in second and UT-Permian Basin in third.

Kitum placed first with a time of 24:53.71, while Ibrahim crossed the line in second place with a time of 25:06.98. Robinson finished 26th with a time of 27:51.78.

Women’s cross country team opens season with two impressive showings

by Kendall Rainer

The South Plains College women’s cross country team opened the 2019 season by placing first and second at their first two meets.

The Lady Texans placed second at the Texas Tech Cross Country Classic, while the Texans placed ninth.

The meet was held Sept. 21 at the Lubbock Christian University Golf Course.

In the women’s 5-kilometer run, SPC finished with a total team time of 1:37:07, and an average time of 19:25.38. Texas Tech placed first with an average time of 18:53.32.

Sophomore All-American Gladys Jemaiyo placed second with a time of 18:07.60. Freshman Daisy Kibet was the next Lady Texan to cross the finish line with a time of 18:26.80. Her time was good enough for fourth place.WES_5532

  Sophomore Dorcus Ewoi placed sixth with a time of 18:43.10. Sophomore Itzel Garcia-Santos finished 32nd with a time of 20:36.90.

In the men’s 8-kilometer run, the Texans finished with an overall team time of 2:31:20, and an average of 30:16.16.

Freshman Abdirizak Ibrahim was the first runner across the line for SPC, as he finished 11th overall with a time of 27:00.40. Sophomore Alex Kitum finished 19th with a time of 27:25.20.

Freshman Ryan Robinson finished 51st with a time of 29:35.70, while sophomore Yusuf Mohamud finished with a time of 31:10.60 in 72nd place. Freshman Alejandro Morales finished 92nd after crossing the finish line at 36:08.90.WES_5477

The SPC women’s cross country team placed first in the opening meet of the 2019 cross country season, which was held Sept. 14 at Western Texas College in Snyder.

In the women’s 5-kilometer race, SPC finished with 26 points and a total time of 1:41:42.23, with an average time of 20:20.45. New Mexico Junior College placed second in the team standings with an average of 20:44.27, while Ranger College placed third with an average time of 23:23.91

Jemaiyo was the first Lady Texan across the finish line, placing second with a time of 19:13.92. Kibet wasn’t far behind with a time of 19:41.79, good enough for third place. Ewoi was the fourth runner to cross the line with a time of 20:10:37.

Garcia-Santos placed seventh with a time of 21:08.64. Sophomore Nya Sena finished with a time of 21:27.51, good enough for 11th place. Sophomore Angela Rodriquez finished 14th with a time of 22:16.69.   

The men’s cross country team was unable to place in the team standings, as they only competed with four runners.

Kitum placed third in the men’s 8-kilometer run with a time of 27:18.59. Ibrahim was on Kitum’s heels, crossing the line just a second after him at 27:19.49, and finishing fourth

The SPC men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the New Mexico Junior College Open which was held on Sept. 27 in Hobbs, New Mexico. Results were not available at press time.