Kibiwott paces Texans with third place finish at Red Raider Open

Kibiwott paces Texans with third place finish at Red Raider Open
LUBBOCK – Texan freshman Antibahs Kibiwott raced ahead of the pack Friday afternoon during the Red Raider Open, running side by side with Texas Tech senior and defending NCAA cross country champion Kennedy Kithuka during the opening phases of the race.

Kibiwott could not sustain the feverish pace, but was able to hold on to a third place finish to pace the Texans for the second consecutive race, finishing the 8,000-meter course with a time of 25 minutes, 41.75 seconds.  

Jose Martinez was South Plains' next competitor to cross the line and also posted a top 10 finish.  Martinez was ninth overall in 26:49.59. 

Colton Hollis (27:18.15), Cordaryl Whitehead (27:23.97), and Jacob Clark (28:02.00) rounded out the Texan team score of 81 points to finish fourth in the meet. 

In the women's 5,000-meter race, J'Cee Holmes was the first Lady Texan to cross the line, finishing 31st overall and posting a time of 21:34.78.  Kaitlyn Henderson (21:54.38) was not far behind in 37th

The SPC women finished eighth in the team scoring with 215 points. 

The SPC cross country teams will enjoy next weekend away from competition before traveling to Las Vegas, N.M. to compete in the New Mexico Highlands Invitational Sept. 28. 



3rd       Antibahs Kibiwott     25:41.75

9th       Jose Martinez             26:49.59

19th     Colton Hollis               27:18.15

21st     Cordaryl Whitehead 27:23.97

37th     Jacob Clark                 28:02.00

38th     Isaac Clark                 28:02.50

41st     Michael Waller          28:18.50

52nd     Marco Arias                28:50.97

83rd     Anderson Charles     30:40.50


Lady Texans

31st     J'Cee Holmes              21:34.78

37th     Kaitlyn Henderson    21:54.38

54th     Brittany Letts             22:30.50

57th     Madison Kauffman   22:41.22

60th     Atara Segree              22:42.78

62nd     Desreen Montague   22:47.09

74th     Sarah Peterson          22:32.78

85th     Mariah Martinez       23:55.34