Texan cross country dominates Libby Invitational

Texan cross country dominates Libby Invitational
ABILENE – The South Plains College Texan cross country team began their 2013 season in style Saturday morning, sweeping the top three spots and finishing with a team score of 16 points, one point from a perfect score in cross country. 

Newcomers Antibahs Kibiwott, Jose Martinez, and Colton Hollis led the way for the Texans with a 1-2-3 sweep over the 8,000-meter course.

Hailing from Eldoret, Kenya, Kibiwott crossed the line with a time of 25 minutes, 41.64 seconds and was followed by native TexanJose Martinez (Weslaco) and Colton Hollis (Texico, N.M.).  Martinez and Hollis finished with times of 25:57.29 and 26:14.61, respectively. 

Cordaryl Whitehead (26:47.13) and Jacob Clark (26:49.99) rounded out the team scoring for the Texans with fifth and seventh place finishes. 

Led by sophomore Desreen Montague's 14th place finish, the Lady Texans finished fifth in the team standings with 113 points.  Freshman Atara Segree was 16th

Following the meet, head cross country coach Chris Beene was ecstatic about his team's performances. 

"I was really proud of everyone.  We competed well on both sides." 

The Texan and Lady Texan cross country teams return to action Friday, Sept. 13 when they compete at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Lubbock. 


Texan Results (8,000 Meters)

1st        Antibahs Kibiwott     25:41.64

2nd       Jose Martinez             25:57.29

3rd       Colton Hollis               26:14.61

5th       Cordaryl Whitehead 26:47.13

7th       Jacob Clark                 26:49.99

9th       Isaac Clark                 26:51.52

13th     Mike Waller               27:22.23

17th     Marco Arias                28:05.29

19th     Anderson Charles     28:07.58


Lady Texan Results (5,000 Meters)

14th     Desreen Montague   20:16.04

16th     Atara Segree              20:24.52

24th     J'Cee Holmes              20:49.58

28th     Kaitlyn Henderson    21:04.97

31st     Brittany Letts             21:14.48

34th     Maddie Kauffman     21:24.27

38th     Sarah Peterson          21:41.16

57th     Mariah Martinez       22:40.89