EPCC men's CC dominate South Plains event

October 8, 2019

 

The El Paso Community College men took the top four places, running away with the South Plains College Cross Country Invitational at Brashear Lake Park in Levelland, Texas last Saturday.

 

The Tejanos, who are ranked fourth in the nation, finished well ahead of the field with 21 points.

 

 

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EPCC's Gideon Cheplak

won the individual competition, leading the fourth-ranked Tejanos to the South Plains Invitational title on Oct. 5 in Levelland, Texas.

 

 

 

They were followed by New Mexico JC with 50 points, Angelo State 87, South Plains College 89, Odessa 141 and Lubbock Christian College 146. 

 

Leading the way individually for EPCC was Gideon Cheplak, who finished the 8K race in a time of 25:17.80.

 

The next three Tejanos were Elias Loriposia (2nd place, 25:25.90), Dennis Kiptoo (3rd, 25:54.20) and Bradley Makuvire (4th, 26:15.90). 

 

Also competing for EPCC was Eduardo Gallegos (11th, 27:57.50), David Ceballos (13th, 28:28.70) and Matthew Lindsay (25th, 29:58.30). 

 

In a much closer race, the EPCC women, ranked second nationally, finished third at the same meet with 44 points.

 

South Plains won the event with 39 points and New Mexico JC finished second with 41.Leading the Tejanas was Everlyn Kemboi, who finished the 5K race in third place with a time of 18:48.00.

 

Francisca Jebor was fourth at 18:52.70, Faith Jemutai (6th, 19:01.00) and Jayleen Guerrero finished 12th with a

time of 20:52.40.

 

Also competing for the Tejanas was Lilian Breceda (21 st place, 22:07.60).

 

New Mexico JC’s Flomena Asekol won the event with a time of 17:52.30.

 

The EPCC cross-country teams will travel to Orange, California this weekend for the 29th annual Vanguard Invitational, hosted by Vanguard University. 

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