Texans, Lady Texans Run Well at Angelo State

SAN ANGELO, Texas - The South Plains College Texans took home the team title at the ASU Blue and Gold Classic after sweeping the top three individual places and taking six of the top 10 spots. The Texans scored 20-points to defeat host Angelo State who scored 36-points. The Lady Texans narrowly missed the team title after scoring 40 team points. Angelo State took the title with 38 points.

Tallam Kipruto took the individual championship, completing the 8,000-meter course in 26:08.00. Kipruto's SPC teammates, Mitchell Driver and Anthony Pequeno, finished second and third posting times of 28:03.00 and 28:32.00, respectively. Robert Castanon (29:01.00) finished fifth and Marcelis Lynch (29:40.00) was ninth to round out SPC's scoring five. Also competing for SPC were Tomilee Lloyd (10th in 29:50.00), Josh Harris (18th in 33:41.00), and Elijah Rollock (24th, 37:17.00).

Lisa Forsberg once again led the Lady Texans en route to winning the individual championship. Forsberg completed the 5,000-meter course in 20:13.00. Shayla Contreras (20:49.00) and Kadian Dunkley (21:05.00) also finished in the top ten with fifth and seventh place performances. Paulina Wilson (21:53.00) crossed the line in 13th place, while Crystal Dickinson (22:41.00) was 17th. Also competing for the Lady Texans were Paulina Engfoors (19th place, 23:16.00) and Lorianne Pattee (32nd place, 27:51.00).

The cross country squads will return to action when they travel to Roswell, N.M. on October 31 for the Region 5 cross country championships.