Men’s cross-country finishes in fourth place at UIW Invitational

The Saints men’s cross-country team placed fourth in a field of 13 teams at the UIW Invitational sponsored by the University of the Incarnate Word.

Head Coach Patrick Torres commented, “There was some exceptional running at this meet, but we didn’t meet our expectations, That is on me. I’ve pushed the training a bit too hard and we’re seeing that in the results. We do have time though and a reset before conference and nationals is exactly what we need.”

Full team results for the men’s 8k are listed below:
UIW – 24 points

University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley – 73 points

University of Texas at San Antonio – 84 points

OLLU – 135 points

McMurry University – 146 points

Texas A&M International University – 151 points

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi – 160 points

Huston-Tillotson University – 211 points

Trinity University – 243 points

Texas Lutheran University – 278 points

University of St. Thomas – 314

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor – 372 points

Sul Ross State University – 403 points

Leading the way for the Saints was Jose Zarata, who ran with a time of 25:30 for 12th place out of a slate of 126 runners. Jayden Turrubiates’ time was 26:11, followed by Diego Moran at 26:22, Hendrick Ramirez at 26:37, Kruz Malesich at 26:49, Nathaniel Rodriguez at 27:01, JoseCarlos Hernandez at 27:21, Sebastian Moreno at 27:39, Matthew Trevino at 29:07 and Robert Rios at 30:01.

What’s next
The Saints will get set to host the Saints Invitational on Oct. 7 at the Alamo Sportsplex, Culebra Creek Soccer Fields, in San Antonio.