Men 1st/ Women 2nd at Western Texas College Open

Men 1st/ Women 2nd at Western Texas College Open

New Mexico Junior College

Cross Country


Meet: Western Texas College Open

Date: September 14th , 2019

Distance:       Women- 5K

                        Men- 8K


Men 1st/ Women 2nd at Western Texas College Open. Flomena Asekol Individual Champion.


TEAM RESULTS:           Women

                     1          South Plains                                        26 pts.

                     2          NMJC                                                  32 pts.

                     3          Ranger                                                67 pts.

                     --          Western Texas                                    NTS

                                    --          Odessa                                                NTS




                        1          NMJC                                                  26 pts.

                        2          Ranger                                                29 pts.

                        3          Odessa                                                83 pts.

                        --          South Plains                                        NTS

                        --          Western Texas                                    NTS


The NMJC Thunderbird Cross Country team continued the 2019 season at the Western Texas College Open in Snyder, TX.

The men's team picked up the victory over the other region schools at the meet. "It was nice to see the men win the meet" commented Coach Becker. The women's team finished a strong 2nd losing to South Plains by just 6 points. "We had a goal to win on both sides, the men were able to get it done and the ladies were close". "This was a good meet for us to see a lot of our region competition on the course that regionals will be held in late October".


Individual Results:


1st        Flomena Asekol           18:30               Individual Champion

5th        Montserret Rios          20:49

6th        Britnie Dixon               20:58                          

8th        Gladys Koech               21:11              

13th       Doris Kitoney              22:12                                      



2nd       Baptiste Derpil-Dupre                         26:48

5th        Victor Kibet                                         27:28

6th        Victor Saldana                                     27:38

12th      Eli Ortiz                                               28:40

13th      Lloyd Frilot                                          28:57

18th      Devis Cheruiyot                                   29:38

25th      Chris Hoselton                                     31:13

29th      Oscar Laris                                          32:23



Freshman Flomena Asekol picked up her second consecutive victory in this early season. "I am very proud of Flomena" commented Coach Becker. "This course is a very tough course and she ran the fastest time I have seen run on it". Also, in the Top 10 for the Lady T-Birds were Montserret Rios, Britnie Dixon, and Gladys Koech.

On the men's side, Baptiste Derpil-Dupre led the way for the T-Birds with a strong 2nd Place finish. "Baptiste had a great week of training and it paid off for him" added Coach Becker. Also, in the Top 10 for the T-Birds were Victor Kibet and Victor Saldana.   



NEXT UP: The T-Birds will travel to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the Texas Tech Invitational on Saturday, September 21st.