Gulf Shores, Alabama – El Paso Community College (EPCC) men and women’s half marathon teams triumphed at the National Junior College Athletic Association Championships (NJCAA).
Tejano Elias Loriposia (1h:09m:10s) winning the national title in the men’s race.
The Tejanos’ win is the first national team win for the EPCC men in the 13.1-mile race. Elias’ win earned him All-American honors.
All-American honors also went to Dennis Kiptoo (2) and Gideon Cheplak (6). Iowa Central Community College finished second in the men’s division.
Leading the Tejanas to their fifth half marathon national championship, the most by any college, was Everlyn Kemboi (1h: 21m: 40s) finishing in second place.
This strong finish comes on the heels of Kemboi’s national championship in the NJCAA Cross County event on November 10. Along with Kemboi, Francisca Jebor (5) and Faith Jemutai (6) received All-American honors. Iowa Central Community College finished second in the women’s division.
After this successful Cross Country season, EPCC is proud to be hosting the next NJCAA Half Marathon Championship on November 23, 2019.
For more information on EPCC Athletics, visit the college’s website.