- Staff report
EPCC'S Faith Nyathi wins national half-mile title
El Paso Community College (EPCC) runner, Faith Nyathi won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 1 Half Marathon Championship completing the sweep after winning the Cross Country race on November 12th.
The Women’s and Men’s teams both excelled at the Half Marathon event. Faith Nyathi and Men’s runners Amos Yego and Adams Biwott each earned All-American honors.
The Tejanas, led by Faith Nyathi with a time of 1:19:59 in the 13.1-mile race, finished in 3rd place. Nyathi finished a full 7:30 ahead of her closest competitor. Also competing for the Tejanas were Alondra Valles (15th place), Ana Rojas (16), Karyme Garcia (19) and Crystal Peterson (42).
The Tejanos, led by Amos Yego (2nd place) with a time of 1:07:19, finished in 2nd place. Also competing for the Tejanos were Adams Biwott (3), Kelvin Chiku (13), Emmanuel Biwott (24) and Israel David (26).