EPCC Sweeps Region V Cross Country Championships

The EPCC men and women won the NJCCA Region V and the Western Junior College Athletic Conference Cross Country championships on Saturday, October 26 at Levelland, Texas.


Two weeks ago at the NMJC Cross Country Open The Tejanas won with 31 points and the men finished second with 29 points.


The Tejanas came out even faster and won the Region and Conference championship with 25 points. Andrea Amaro won the 5K race with a time of 18:49.07 followed very closely by teammate Shannon Luevano who finished in 2nd place at 18:49.95.



The remaining Tejanas were:

7.   Brisa Carrillo 19:58

10. Mindy Rincon 20:22.33

11. Daniela Rodriguez 20:22.90

19. Julieta Trejo 21:19

29. Brianne Mitchell 22:24


Team Scoring:

1. El Paso CC 25

2. South Plains 30

3. Ranger 86

4. Odessa 112

5. Western College 129

EPCC Girls X-Country Team


New Mexico JC, New Mexico Military & Clarendon did not field a complete team.


After a second place finished two weeks ago to South Plains the Tejanos came out and made it a three peat winning the Region and Conference championship with 26 points to South Plains 31. This was the 5th time in 14 seasons that the Tejanos won the Region and conference.


The Tejanos were led by Ricardo de Santiago who finished 2nd with a time of 25:33.



The remaining Tejanos were:

3.   Michael Grijalva 25:37

4.   George Yator 25:44

8.   David Colmenero 26:06

9.   Rene Pena 26:12

13. Daniel Flores 26:48

16. Manuel Ortiz 27:22


Team Scoring:

1. El Paso CC 26

2. South Plains 31

3. Clarendon 103

4. Ranger 114

5. Odessa 129

6. Western Texas 157

EPCC Boys X-Country Team


The following were named to the WJCAC 2013 All-Conference Team: Women: Andrea Amaro, Shannon Luevano,  Brisa Carrillo and Mindy Rincon. Men: Ricardo de Santiago, Michael Grijalva, George Yator, David Colmenero and Rene Pena.


Up next for EPCC is the NJCAA Cross Country National Championships on November 9 at Fort Dodge, Iowa followed by the Half Marathon Championship on November 16 in Dallas, Georgia.