The men’s and women’s NVC Cross Country teams competed against the Southwest Texas Junior College team on Sept. 27, on a short 2-mile course.
The NVC women covered the 2-mile course beating the SWTJC team and taking the race championship. The team was lead by Karla Cortez in a time of 13:15, followed by Toni Lindsay, Colleen Rojas, Daisy Rojas, and Rachael Benito in 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th place respectively.
The men’s team was lead by Norby Salazar running a 10:33 2-mile time. Directly behind Norby in 5th overall place, was Vince Del Piño with a time of 10:37. Adam Soto finished in 6th place followed by Jamaal Buchanan and Sergio Luera in 8th, and 9th, respectively. Diego Barba placed 11th for NVC followed by Aaron Beattie, David Gonzales, Micah Florence, Pete Valdez, Patrick Gonzales, James Thedford, Chris Vasquez and Kris Maya in 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th, and 20th respectively.
The NVC men’s Cross Country team participated in the Incarnate Word Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 11. The men placed 13th in the team rankings. The team was lead by Sergio Luera running the 8k race in a time of 29:23. Sergio was followed by teammates Diego Barba, Norby Salazar, Adam Soto, Aaron Beattie, Vince Del Pino, Jamaal Buchanan, Robert Barrasa, Pete Valdez, Jonah Wascheck and Chris Vasquez in 122nd, 126th, 138th, 142nd, 149th, 155th, 159th, 164th, and 166th, respectively.
The women’s team was represented by Karla Cortez. Karla ran the 6K course in the pouring rain finishing in a time of 30:23.