Men’s track and field wins all long-distance events at conference championships

Hear from seniors and Head Coach Patrick Torres:

The men’s track and field team finished in third place at the 2022 Red River Athletic Conference Championships. The Saints hosted the two-day event at Holy Cross High School.

Capturing the conference title was Xavier University of Louisiana with 213 points. Huston-Tillotson University followed with 167.5 points, and OLLU finished with 146 points. Fourth-place went to Wiley College with 98.5 points, Jarvis Christian College with 72 points, the University of the Southwest with 27 points and Paul Quinn College with seven points.

The men captured several individual event championships, including Hendrick Ramirez, who won the 1500m; Diego Moran, who won the 3000m; Isaac Martinez, who won the 5000m and the 10000m; Chris Davila, Moran, Ramirez and Nathaniel Rodriguez, who won the 4x800m relay; and Jonathan Sanchez, who won the javelin throw. Full results are listed below:

Justin Gould200m23.3313th
Justin Gould400m53.3311th
Antonio Nava800m1:58.28Runner-Up/All-Conference
Anthony Alvarado800m1:59.293rd/All-Conference
Hendrick Ramirez1500m4:10.53Champion/All-Conference
Nathaniel Rodriguez1500m4:19.513rd/All-Conference
Diego Moran1500m4:27.324th/All-Conference
Chris Davila1500m4:34.985th
Diego Moran3000m9:23.00Champion/All-Conference
Nathaniel Rodriguez3000m9:29.00Runner-Up/All-Conference
Robert Rios3000m9:52.004th/All-Conference
Isaac Martinez5000m16:45.00Champion/All-Conference
Hector Puente5000m17:04.00Runner-Up/All-Conference
Robert Rios5000m18:00.003rd/All-Conference
Antonio Bustamante5000m18:11.004th/All-Conference
Isaac Martinez10000m34:52.52Champion/All-Conference
Hector Puente10000m35:10.03Runner-Up/All-Conference
Antonio Bustamante10000m38:01.883rd/All-Conference
Chris Davila, Diego Moran, Hendrick Ramirez, Nathaniel Rodriguez4x800mR8:26.75Champion/All-Conference
De’Jon LewisTriple Jump13.85m4th/All-Conference
Jonathan SanchezJavelin51.93mChampion/All-Conference
De’Jon LewisLong Jump6.60m5th
Nehemiah LittletonLong Jump6.46m7th
Tamaj GordonLong Jump6.33m9th

During the last day of the meet, seniors Antonio Bustamante and Isaac Martinez were recognized.