Marietta, Ga. - After earning All-American awards one week
ago at the NJCAA Cross Country Championships, Darroneshia Lott and Kirsten
Taylor were the top two finishers to cross the finish line of the NJCAA
Half-Marathon Championships. The feat
not only earned the duo an additional NJCAA All-American award, but also led
the Lady Texans to a tie of the championship, finishing with only 12
points. The championship marks the 26th
NJCAA Championship South Plains College has won in men's and women's cross
country, half-marathon, indoor, and outdoor track and field.
Lott's time of 1 hour, 25 minutes and 30.96 seconds was just
ahead of Taylor's runner-up time of 1:25:51.25.
Michaela Johnson finished ninth in 1:31:39.43 to assure the Lady Texans
a share of the title.
Britney Shedd also ran, completing the 13.1 mile course in
1:38:30.36 for a 29th place finish.
The Texans team total of 46 points was good for third overall
in the men's team race. Isacc Placencia
led the SPC men with a 10th place finish and a 1:11:56.86
clocking. Joey Villarreal (1:13:01.74)
and Jonathan Lira (1:13:14.25) rounded out the team scoring finishing 20th
and 21st overall. Bretton
Villarreal (1:15:26.17) was the fourth Texan to cross the line, finishing 42nd. Kemoy Campbell (1:28:16.08), the Texan front
runner all year, struggled to a 90th place finish.
The NJCAA Half-Marathon Championships will conclude the fall
cross country schedule. Attention will
now turn to track and field as South Plains College will begin their indoor
schedule in January.