Courtesy EPCC Cross Country
EPCC sophmore George Yator
The EPCC Tejanos finished second, out of five schools, at the Western Junior College Athletic Conference Pre-race on Oct. 11 in Hobbs, NM.
The race is a prelude to the Oct. 25 National Junior College Athletic Association Region V and WJCAC Championship meet on the same course.
The Tejanos, who finished with 34 points, finished just behind South Plains College and its 27 points.
Ranger College took third place.
“It was a gorgeous day, it was cool and calm,” said EPCC coach Felix Hinojosa.
“The course was fast and flat and apparently the nationals will be the same, fast and flat.”
EPCC sophomore George Yator led the way for the Tejanos by taking second in the individual competition with a time of 24:10.
Gerardo Escapita was next at sixth place with a time of 25:14; followed by David Colmenero (7th, 25:26); Marco Perez (8th, 25:34); Eli Kosgei (11th, 25:41) and Daniel Gonzalez (12th, 25:46).
“South Plains is a tough school, they are just awesome,” said Hinjosa.
“It’s like we go head to head every year. Region V is one of the top regions in cross country.”
The Tejanos will be attempting to qualify for the NJCAA Cross Country Championships on Nov. 8.