Women’s cross-country wins 9th RRAC championship

The OLLU women’s cross-country team won its ninth Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Cross-Country Championships on Nov. 3 at Texarkana, Texas.

Head Coach Patrick Torres commented, “This is by far the best team I’ve ever coached. There’s always someone having a breakout race or stepping up when someone is falling behind. I’m hoping if in two weeks we’re at full health, we can have our best team national finish of all time.”

The women’s team marked 22 points to win the 6K. The Saints were followed by Texas A&M University-Texarkana (TAMUT) with 39 points and the University of the Southwest with 86 points.

Freshman Sanai Robinson captured her first Individual Medalist Award with a time of 22:59. Mia Curiel finished third with a time of 24:15. Viridiana Zuniga placed fifth with a time of 24:29, followed by Sierra Ramirez with a time of 24:30 for sixth place and Leilani Leza with a time of 24:31 for seventh place. All were named to the All-Conference team and will qualify for the 44th Annual NAIA Women’s Cross-Country National Championship on Nov. 17 in Vancouver, Wash.

Robinson also earned Freshmen of the Year honors, and Head Coach Patrick Torres received Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive year.