Men’s cross country finishes 8th at UIW Invitational

The OLLU men’s cross-country team finished 8th at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) XC Invitational on Saturday.

Head Coach Patrick Torres commented, “It’s still early and we have a lot of work to do but some good things happened today. Vincent Garza definitely had a good debut at the 8K distance.”

The Saints placed eighth out of 11 schools in the 8K. Winning the meet was UIW with 23 points, followed by Trinity University with 94 points, Texas State University with 132 points, Houston Christian University with 154 points, University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley with 155 points, University of Texas at San Antonio with 161 points, Texas A&M International University with 163 points and OLLU with 181 points. Following OLLU were El Paso Community College with 197 points, UIW unattached with 209 points and Texas A&M University – Kingsville with 288 points.

Leading the way for OLLU was Vincent Garza with a time of 25:57 for 23rd place. Kruz Malesich followed at 26:07 for 29th place, Hector Puente at 26:31, Anthony Perez and Jose Saucedo at 26:43, Sebastian Moreno at 26:50, Tony Favella at 26:57, JoseCarlos Hernandez at 27:18, Amancio Castilleja at 27:23 and Jose Perez at 28:07.