Cross Country Announces 2014 Schedule
The Crimson Wave head cross-country coach Kevin Paterson has announced the team’s 2014 schedule.
CCSJ will open its 2014 campaign on August 30th at the Saints Twilight Invitational in Joliet, IL.
The Crimson Wave will compete in six invitational meets on the road and in the Crimson Wave Invitational on September 6th before the CCAC Championship meet on November 8th in Elgin, IL.
CCSJ men finished 5th overall at the CCAC Championships in 2013 while the women took 10th overall.
Men Cross Country Competes CCAC Championships
The men’s cross country team placed 5th in the CCAC Championship Meet over the weekend.
This was a great accomplishment for the men’s squad as they continue to take steps forward as a program.
Freshman Jeff Potat led the way for the Crimson Wave by finishing 26th overall with a time of 28:20.1. Three places later, Hector Lopez finished with 28:38.6. Phil Strader, Tom Cunningham, Felipe Rivera, and Brayan Elias came in at 29:30.6, 30:21.9, 30:40.7, and 30:56.8 respectively.
This was the final meet of the 2013 campaign for the Crimson Wave.
Cross Country Competes at NAIA Great Lakes Challenge
The Crimson Wave men’s cross country team competed in the NAIA Great Lakes Invite over the weekend at Aquinas College. There were more than thirty colleges and universities participating in this event. Overall the men finished 25th. Hector Lopez was the first CCSJ runner across the line with a time of 26:53.24. This was good enough for 91st overall. Phil Strader posted 28:29.96 that gave him 212th.
“We had some really nice performances at the Great Lakes Challenge today and it comes at the perfect time of the season. Senior Phil Strader continues to drop time running a season PR and I expect a bigger drop at conference. Junior Hector Lopez ran one of the fastest times in program history leading the men once again. I am very excited for conference as this team has the opportunity to be the most successful team in program history,” said Coach Paterson.
The Crimson Wave will return to action when they compete in the CCAC Championship in Valparaiso Indiana on November 9th.