T-Birds Finish 4th at Texas Tech Open; Gitahi Wins

T-Birds Finish 4th at Texas Tech Open; Gitahi Wins

The NMJC Thunderbird Cross Country continued its season at the Texas Tech Open.  The T-Birds finished 4th out of non NCAA D1 Teams. They were 1st out of the NJCAA schools at the meet.

The team was led by strong front running by the team's top three runners. Esther Gitahi won the race in a time of 17:32. This time puts her number two all-time at NMJC. Teresha Jacobs was 6th in the non NCAA D1 scoring and 7th overall. Her time of 18:44 puts her tied for 8th all-time at NMJC. Lastly, Sharon Jerono was 13th in the non NCAA D1 scoring and 21st overall.  

NEXT UP: The T-Birds will head to Snyder, TX to compete in the Western Texas College Invitational on Saturday, September 16th.


Individual Results

Non-NCAA D1/Overall Place


1st /1st            Esther Gitahi                        17:32

6th/ 7th           Teresha Jacobs                    18:44

13th/ 21st       Sharon Jerono                     19:30

31st/ 44th       Cynthia Kipserem                20:42

78th/ 94th      Christine Moss                     26:12

79th/ 95th      Abbigale Butler                    26:26

83rd/ 99th      Mercy Cherotich                 28:17


Team Scores

  1. West Texas A&M                            59 points
  2. Wayland Baptist                             66 points
  3. Midwestern State                           68 points
  4. New Mexico Junior College              105 points
  5. South Plains                                  116 points
  6. Eastern New Mexico                       157 points
  7. Lubbock Christian                           160 points
  8. UT- Permian Basin                          207 points
  9. Odessa                                          245 points
  10. University of the Southwest             279 points