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EPCC’s Men, Women Half Marathon Teams Win at Nationals

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).

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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.

EPCC Men’s, Women’s Half Marathon Teams Recognized as Top Academic Teams in Nation

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced its 2017-18 academic awards.  The El Paso Community College (EPCC) Men’s and Women’s Half Marathon teams were named the Top Academic Teams of the Year in the nation for their respected sports.

“EPCC is an academic institution first and foremost,” Felix Hinojosa, EPCC Athletic Director said. “Being awarded academic honors validates what we do as a college.”

The EPCC men finished with a combined grade point average (GPA) of 3.42 and the women finished with a combined 3.62 GPA. The women also captured the National Championship on the field as well this past November.

The EPCC Half Marathon teams were also honored this year by being selected to host the NJCAA National Half Marathon Championships in 2019 and 2021.

Since 1993, the NJCAA has recognized the team with the highest overall grade-point average for their sport and gender with the NJCAA Academic Team of the Year Award. The complete list of National Academic Teams of the Year for the 27 NJCAA sports is available online.

 

Women’s team pictured from left to right: Michelle Renteria; Shalet Mitei; Merari Valenzuela; Ocean Stevens; Celeste Zamarron Not pictured: Evaline Cheptoo
Men’s team pictured from left to right: Michael Flores; Michael Kirwa; Sammy Rono
Not pictured: Esteban Esquivel-Reyes; Boaz Kipkemei
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