South Plains College men's cross country team wins the Bill Libby Invitational, hosted by McMurry University, in Abilene, Texas Friday evening.
Sophomore, Hassan Abdi, led the Texans finishing first with a time of 15:20.78 minutes. Newcomers, Nicholas Rotich (15:49.79), Jose Silva (16:03.79), and Deric Martinez (16:14.97) finished sixth, eighth, and ninth consecutively. While sophomore, Kelvin Keter finished seventh with a time of 16:01.45, and freshmen Conner Hughes (16:22.71) and Omero Rodriguez (16:26.22) placed 12th and 13th.
The Texan team led with 31 points, which was 36 points less than the runner-up team, Texas Wesleyan University from Fort Worth, Texas.
The women's team finished sixth overall with 174 points, led by veteran, Kassidi Jones with a time of 21:25.14. Finishing next for the Lady Texans were freshmen Heather Maldonado with a time of 22:17.36, Mya Perez with a time of 22:23.60, Megan Kinsey with a time of 22:37.02, and Sasha-Gaye Whyte with a time of 23:02.47.
The SPC cross country teams will be traveling back to Abilene on Sept. 18 to compete in the Abilene Christian University Invitational.