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