Cross Country Competes in Louisville
The Crimson Wave men’s cross country team placed 22nd in the Greater Louisville Classic over the weekend.
Hector Lopez had a strong performance running 26:31.10 which placed him 24th overall. Roger Malonda finished 93rd with a time of 27:39.60. Junior Martin Chavez ran 27:55.42 which put him at 111th.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the way we raced today we were led by Hector Lopez running a career PR of 26:31 to finish top 25 in a field of nearly 400 runners is a great accomplishment. This was the fastest total time in school history and I expect us to break that record every single week the rest of the season. We continue to have great workouts I believe we have a lot of PR’s in front of us.” Said Head Coach Paterson
The men’s team will return to action on October 11th when they compete in the Fighting Bee Invitational in Bentendorg, Iowa.
Men Cross Country Competes at National Catholic
The Crimson Wave men’s cross country team competed in the 2014 National Catholic Championships at the University of Notre Dame over the weekend.
Hector Lopez was the first Crimson Wave to cross the finish line with a time of 28:16.30 which placed him 82nd overall. Roger Malonda wasn’t far behind as he finished 84th with a time of 28:20.08. Senior Brayan Elias finished with a time of 29:23.09 which was good enough to finish 111th.
“I was really pleased with how the men ran today. We are dealing with some minor injuries right now that forced a few of our top guys out of the race today. We needed a big race from Miguel Flores and Kyle Brown and that’s what we got from them. I am really excited about this group and the improvements we’ve made so far this year,” said Coach Olson.
The men’s team will return to action on Saturday October 4th when they compete in the Greater Louisville Classic.
Men Take 2nd Overall at Crimson Wave Invitational
The Crimson Wave men’s cross country teams competed tonight in the 2014 Crimson Wave Cross Country Invitational held at Riverside Park in Hammond, IN.
The Crimson Wave men took a 2nd place overall finish in the meeting being led by Hector Lopez who took 9th place overall with a time of 20:46.9, followed by teammate Roger Malonda in 10th place finishing in 20:48.1. Brayan Elias took 16th,, 21:27.3, and Miguel Flores was 19th, 21:41.9. Kyle Brown finished out the scoring group for the Crimson Wave in 21st, 21:55.3.
Kelly Kline finished 25th overall and Deonta Pittman finished 31st for the Crimson Wave.
The Crimson Wave will be on the course again on September 19th at the National Catholic Invitational.