Cross country teams record impressive times at TTU open

The South Plains College men’s and women’s Cross Country teams continued to perform well in their second meet of the season.WES_0897

The Texas Tech Open was held on Sept. 14 at the Chaparral Ridge cross country course in Lubbock.

The Texans placed second overall with 49 points and an average team time of 27:07:96. The meet was held at the Chaparral Ridge cross country course.

In the men’s eight-kilometer race, freshman Japhet Toroitch placed third with a time of 26:30. Sophomore Filmon Beyene and sophomore Andrew Bosquez were the next two runners across the finish line, placing fourth and fifth, respectively. Beyene posted a time of 26:35:50, while Bosquez posted a time of 26:38:70.  Sophomore Jessie Madrid finished 12th with a time of 27:20:40.

In the women’s five-kilometer race, freshman Gladys Jemaiyo placed first with a time of 17:56:50. Freshman Dorcus Ewoi placed fifth with a time of 18:30:50.

The Lady Texans placed fourth overall in the meet with an average team time of 19:40.

The Texans and Lady Texans returned to action on Sept. 28 at the New Mexico Junior College Invitational in Hobbs, New Mexico. Results were not available at press time.

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