OLLU’S Sifuentes and Sanchez sweep conference awards

Nadia Sifuentes of  was named Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for Sept. 13-19, while Julio Sanchez was recognized as the RRAC Men’s Runner of the Week for the same dates. This is the third set of cross-country awards for the 2021 season. 

Sifuentes led the majority of the race and placed fourth in a field of 65 runners at the Westside Classic in San Antonio. The junior from Brownsville, Texas, posted a time of 24:23 in the 6K distance against competitors from NCAA Division I, II and III. 

Sanchez reached 16th place on the men’s side at the Westside Classic, his first collegiate event. The freshman from Philadelphia, Pa., completed the 8K course in a time of 28:13 against 70 runners.