2019 cross-country season overview
The OLLU men’s and women’s cross-country teams each captured their fifth Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) title. Both earned automatic bids to the NAIA National Cross-Country National Championship Meet at Vancouver, Wash.
Selected to the RRAC All-Conference Team, all of whom were top 10 finishers were: Lindsey Broussard, Robbie Sue Espericueta, Sabrina Garcia, Andrea Gandara, Peyton Lammons, Christopher Marcus, Isaac Martinez, Andrew Moczygemba, Hector Puente, Nathaniel Rodriguez, Miguel Segura, Nadia Sifuentes, Alyssa Vidales, Kimber Watson, and Jose Zarate. Stephen Sherman received RRAC Coach of the Year honors for both the men’s and women’s teams.
Rodriguez captured the individual medal after marking a 27:16.3 time in the 8k. Broussard won the individual medal for the women’s 5k with a time of 20:44.5, narrowly besting teammate Nadia Sifuentes, who had a 20:52.0 time. The conference meet was hosted by OLLU at the Windcrest Golf Club in Windcrest, Texas.
During the season, Garcia and Moczygemba received Runner of the Week honors. Rodriguez and Sifuentes each won two weekly honors.
Both men and women received No. 1 ratings for the conference all six weeks.
The teams participated in six meets throughout the season. They opened 2019 at the UIW Opener, with a limited squad on Aug. 30. The Saints hosted the next two meets – the Saints Collegiate Invite on Sept. 21 and the OLLU Cross-Country Invite on Oct. 5. The women and men placed fourth out of 11 teams in the Saints Collegiate event. They both won the OLLU Cross-Country meet. At the Mid-States Classic, the women came in eighth place out of 19 teams, and the men finished in ninth out of 20 teams. After the conference meet on Nov. 8, the teams headed out to Vancouver, Wash., for the NAIA National Championship Meet on Nov. 22. Both teams came in 36th place.