LEVELLAND – The South Plains College Texan cross country team jumped to No. 1 in the latest NJCAA National rankings, up from No. 4 a week ago following the New Mexico Junior College Open in Hobbs, N.M.
LEVELLAND - El Paso Community College swept up the men's and women's team championships at the recent NJCAA Region 5 cross country championships held Saturday, Oct. 26 on the campus of South Plains College in Levelland.
HOBBS, N.M. – The NJCAA third-ranked Texan cross country team scored 26 points Saturday at the New Mexico JC Cross Country Open held at Harry McAdams Park in Hobbs, edging conference foe and sixth-ranked El Paso in the process while the third-ranked Lady Texans were nicked in the team standings by the No. 5-ranked El Paso women to finish second with 39 points.
The El Paso Community College men's team was named The Academic Team of the Year by the National Junior College Cross Country Coaches Association with a GPA of 3.851 for the five-member qualifying team in the fall 2012 semester. Michael Grijalva and Angel De La Cruz also earned individual academic honors with a semester GPA of 4.00. There were 22 schools ranked with Hesston College (KS) finishing 2nd with a 3.833 team GPA.
Thanks to John Green of Clarendon College for this report
Clarendon College Cross Country Coach Zack Leggett participated in the Dallas Marathon on Sunday, December 9, and finished 28th out of a field of 4,873 full marathon finishers.
Leggett ran the 26.2-mile event in 2:56:26, beating his personal goal of 3:00:00.
Leggett said he enjoyed running in a marathon of this size –over 25,000 participants in total.