Men’s cross-country wins 8th RRAC championship

The OLLU men’s cross-country has won its eighth Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Cross-Country Championship on Nov. 3 at Texarkana, Texas.

Head Coach Patrick Torres commented, “The guys executed their race plans well. We based our plans on positioning and racing the second half, and we did well. The men will need their best performance of the year at nationals to attempt a top-20 team finish.”

The men’s team marked 24 points to win the 8K. The Saints were followed by Texas A&M University-Texarkana (TAMUT) with 41 points and Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) with 78 points.

Kruz Malesich placed second for the Saints with a time of 26:17, followed by Vincent Garza with a time of 26:26 for third place, JoseCarlos Hernandez with a time of 26:29 for fourth place, Sebastian Moreno with a time of 26:49 for seventh place, Anthony Perez with a time of  27:00 for eighth place, Hector Puente with a time of 27:08 for ninth place and Jose Saucedo with a time of 27:35 for 10th place. 

All made the All-Conference Team and will participate in the 68th Annual NAIA Men’s Cross-Country National Championships Nov. 17 in Vancouver, Wash.