The El Paso Community College (EPCC) Cross Country team started off the 2019 season ranked in the first United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 1 Poll.
The Tejanas were ranked 2nd and the Tejanos ranked 4th after a strong showing at the Lori Fitzgerald Memorial Meet on September 13.
Both teams finished 2nd in a meet where they were the only community college to compete. The women were led by Everlyn Kemboi, the reigning national champion, who finished 2nd.
The men were led by Gideon Cheplak who also finished 2nd.
The teams travel to San Antonio to compete at the Saints Collegiate Cross Country Invitational on September 21.
For more information about the NJCAA rankings, visit the NJCAA website.