Saints men win RRAC Track and Field Championship

The men’s track and field team won the 2023 Red River Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships after recording 252 points. Xavier University of Louisiana came in second with 204 points.

OLLU had several RRAC individual champions, including the 4x100m relay team with Tr’Darius Taylor, Jesus Riefkohl Delgado, Rodney Webber and Jalen Bell; Cerrone Thompson in the 400m; Hector Puente in the 10000m; Jose Zarate in the 5000m and 1500m; Taylor in the 100m; and Bell in the 200m.

Zarate, and three others tied for the High Point Track Athlete of the championships.

OLLU placed fifth in its inaugural season in 2015, and the following year, the Saints came in third. In 2017, the Saints were runners-up, and in 2018, the team came in third. In 2019, OLLU finished second, while the 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19. In 2021, the Saints came in second, and last year, the Saints finished in third place.