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EPCC, El Paso Sports Commission, hosts the NJCAA National Half Marathon Championships

The El Paso Community College (EPCC), as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, will host the National Junior College Athletic Association Half Marathon Championships.

Over 120 of the nation’s best long-distance runners will complete the 13.1 mile course that crosses Ascarate Park and the Playa Drain Trail.

The race will include athletes from 16 colleges nationwide.

Felix Hinojosa, Director of Athletics and head cross country coach at El Paso will serve as tournament host. Hinojosa was pleased to receive the bid for two upcoming championships, when they were announced in Spring of 2018.

“El Paso Community College is honored to be selected to host the 2019 and 2021 NJCAA Half Marathon National Championships. We look forward to welcoming student-athletes to our great city to give them the best hospitality and race experience possible.”

El Paso will host the 2019 and 2021 championships while Kansas City, KS will host in 2020.

The race is sponsored by The El Paso Sports Commission and the County of El Paso.

What:                  19th Annual NJCAA Half Marathon Championships

When:                 Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.

Where:                Ascarate Park Pavilion – 6900 Delta Drive

EPCC’s Kemboi Places 2nd, Men Finish 2nd, Women 3rd at NJCAA Cross Country Nationals

El Paso Community College’s Everlyn Kemboi, 2018 National Champion, finished 2nd in the 2019 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 1 Cross Country National Championships.

The men’s team finished in 2nd place and the women finished in 3rd place.

Two Tejanas earned All-American honors, Everlyn Kemboi (2) and Francisca Jebor (9). The Tejanos were led by Dennis Kiptoo (5) and Bradley Makuvire (8) both earning All-American honors.

 The season culminates with the NJCAA National Half Marathon Championships on November 23 at Ascarate Park in El Paso. Both the men’s and women’s are defending national champions.

EPCC XC strong start continues: Men’s, Women’s Cross Country teams win in San Antonio

El Paso Community College (EPCC) Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams won at the Saints Collegiate Cross Country Invitational hosted by Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

The Tejanos were led by Gideon Cheplak who finished 1st in the 8K race with a time of 25.07. EPCC men took the first four positions.

The Tejanas were led by reigning National Champion, Everlyn Kemboi who finished 1st in the 6K race with a time of 21.36. The women took the first three positions. EPCC was one of only two community colleges competing at this meet.

The Women are currently ranked 2nd in the nation and the Men are ranked 4th.

Next up for the Cross Country Team is the New Mexico Junior College invitational on September 27. This season will lead up to EPCC hosting the 2019 NJCAA Half Marathon Championship on November 23rd as the finale of its year-long 50th anniversary celebration.

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