Men Compete at Great Lakes Invite
The Crimson Wave men’s cross country team finished 18th overall out of 35 teams at the NAIA Great Lakes Invite over the weekend.
Strong performances by Hector Lopez, Allen Walker, Brayan Elias, and Miguel Flores helped score some points for the Crimson Wave. Hector Lopez finished 53rd overall with a time of 27:05.93. Allen Walker finished 112th with a time of 27:59.51. Brayan Elias finished 170th with a time of 28:48.07. Miguel Flores finished in 29:29.92.
The men will return to action on November 8th when they compete in the CCAC Championship Meet in Elgin, Illinois.
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.