Cross Country to Run in Kansas

Krista Pylant
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The Cameron cross country team will compete in their third race of the season, the Rim Rock Classic, at 10 a.m. on Sept. 30 in Lawrence, Kansas.

The 8K college men’s race hosted by the University of Kansas will feature ten teams including the Kansas, Wichita State, Washburn, Bacone, San Diego, Nebraska Wesleyan, Missouri-Kansas City, Southwestern (Iowa) Community College and Cameron.

Cameron head coach Zach Johnson said the Aggies have accomplished a lot in training over the last few weeks, and he is excited to see how they will compete.

“The course has played host to many championship meets including NCAA Division I & II, NAIA, Big 12, USATF Junior Olympics as well as numerous Kansas High School State meets,” Johnson said.

“It will be exciting to run on a unique course with a lot of history.”

While the Aggies did not compete last week, they faced NCAA Division I competition on Sept. 16 at the Ken Garland Invitational in Denton, Texas.

Cameron finished fourth with a total time of 1:53.45.5 and averaged 22:45.1 per runner against North Texas, Baylor and Oklahoma.

Eduardo Gutierrez led the Aggies individually in 23rd place, finishing the four mile race in 22:08.0.

Maxime Icart came in just behind Gutierrez with a time of 22:10.6. Marvin Dierker was 39 seconds back of Icart, while Celso Ramirez, Steffen Riestenpatt, Felix Nadeborn, and Deandre Fontenot all finished with 23 minute times.

Sam Kelly finished with a time of 25:31 in his first collegiate race, while Cesar Rangel and Xavier Obregon finished with times just over 27 minutes.

In comparison, Baylor, who finished first as a team, finished with an average time of 20:38.6.

The Mean Green’s Mike Lowe had the top time individually as he paced the field with a time of 20:10.03.

Following the Rim Rock Classic, the Aggies will run in the South Plains Invite on Oct. 7 in Levelland, Texas.

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