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5-In-A-Row! EPCC Tejanas CrossCountry Win NJCAA Region V Championship Title

LEVELLAND, TX—The El Paso Community College women’s cross country team defended their regional title as they won their fifth consecutive National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region V Cross Country Championship title.

The men’s cross country team also did well placing second at the championship.

The Tejanas women’s cross country placed three runners inside the Top 10 to finish with a final team average of 19:05.74 in a 5k run.  New Mexico Junior College placed second and Ranger college women placed third.

The men’s cross country team placed three runners in the top 10 and placed second with an average 26:14:15 in an 8k run.  South Plains College placed first and Ranger College placed third in the men’s division.

For the women, Sophomore All-Conference Shalet Mitei once again showcased as the region’s best with a first-place time of 17:27.80.  Ocean Stevens and Michelle Renteria also earned All –Conference nods.

The Tejanas times are as follows:
1      Shalet Mitei 17:27
6      Ocean Stevens 18:42
8      Michelle Renteria 19:02
15    Amy Vidal 20:05
16    Evaline Cheptoo 20:11
18    Samantha Martinez 20:24
22    Celeste Zamarron 20:34

Michael Kirwa led the men’s team in the 8K race finishing in third place. Sammy Rono finished fourth and Boaz Kipemei finished eleventh. These three were named All-Conference. The Tejanos times are as follows:
3     Michael Kirwa 25:05
4     Sammy Rono 25:40
11   Boaz Kipemei 26:27
17   Adrian Morales 26:55
19   Esteban Esquivel-Reyes 27:00
21   Michael Flores 27:04
27   Eric Hunt 28:00

Up next for the EPCC Cross Country teams is the NJCAA Championship on November 13th in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

EPCC Men’s, Women’s Cross Country Teams Honored as ‘All Americans in the Classroom’

The El Paso Community College (EPCC) Women’s and Men’s Cross Country teams were named as Cross Country Scholar All- American Teams by the National Junior College Cross Country Coaches Association.

The EPCC Women’s team placed 4 th with a team GPA of 3.894. Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio) placed 1 st with a 3.954 GPA.  The women’s Scholar team consisted of: Karla Enriquez, Kelli Kirkpatrick, Shalet Mitei, Rose Jebet, Ocean Stevens and Michelle Renteria.

The EPCC men’s team placed 9 th with a GPA of 3.464.  Hesston Community College (Kansas) placed 1 st with a 3.911 GPA.  The men’s Scholar team consisted of:  Michael Flores, John Sandoval, Evan Gerdes and Brian Rowley.

Those nominated had to have participated at the Regional or National Cross Country meets held in the fall of 2016.  The nominated individual student athletes had to have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.40 or better for the fall 2016 semester.

 2016 Men Cross Country 2016 Women Cross Country (1)

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