CU runners to face tough field at South Central Regional
For Immediate Release
November 8, 2019
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
LAWTON, Okla. – The Cameron University cross country teams look to make some noise this weekend as they compete in the always tough NCAA Division II South Central Regional on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Canyon, Texas.
The two races, which will be hosted by West Texas A&M at “The Range” in Canyon, will help determine what teams and individuals will move on to the National Race in Sacramento, Calif. The women’s 6K race will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the men’s 10K to follow at 10:45 a.m.
A total of 32 teams and 24 individuals will selected to compete in the National Championship. The top three teams from each regional meet will automatically advance, resulting in 24 teams from around the country. The remaining eight teams will be awarded based on their performance from throughout the season. Additionally, the top two individuals who are not part of a qualifying team and any individual in the top-5 at the regional meet who are not part of a qualifying team will advance to the championship. The next eight individuals will be selected at large.
Cameron’s men are currently ranked No. 10 in the South Central Region. They are coming off a third place finish at the LSC Championship in Silvery City, N.M. The squad was led by senior James Majenge, who finished second with a time of 25:22.20 and was named to the All-Conference team. Both Chris Dunn and Jason Cousineau finished inside of the top-25 with Majenge. Last season, the Aggies finished 20th in the regional meet.
The Aggie women came in ninth at the LSC Championship just a few weeks ago. Alma Duran led the way with a 29th place finish and a time of 24:26.24. Edna Cheptum and Keyanna Patterson also finished inside of the top-50 with sub-26 minute times. CU’s women also placed 20th at last year’s race, which was held in Denver, Colo.
Cameron will not have an easy task on Saturday as the region is comprised of some of the best teams in the country. The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has six teams from the region ranked in the men’s top-25 rankings, including No. 1 Colorado School of Mines. The women’s race will feature four teams ranked in the USTFCCCA top-25 poll, with No. 1 Adams State leading the pack.
Results can be found immediately following each race by following the link at the top of the page. Fans can also follow the leaders of each race from the lead cart via the WT Athletics Facebook page.
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