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Cross Country

Four runners cross NCAA Regional Championships in top 75

Justin Botello competes at the regional championships.

Zach Lopez, Sports Reporter

November 19, 2019

Texas State cross country finished its 2019 season after a strong performance at the 2019 NCAA South Central Regional Championships meet on Friday in Fayetteville, Arkansas. All four Bobcats that qualified for the meet placed in the top 75 out of a total of 311 runners. Junior Justin Botello crossed...

Cross country closes season with fourth and fifth place finishes

Johen DeLeon crosses the finish line at a cross country meet.

Zach Lopez, Sports Reporter

November 5, 2019

The Texas State women’s cross country team placed fourth and the men’s finished fifth at the 2019 Sun Belt Cross County Championships on Saturday in Hampton, Georgia. The women tallied 112 points and the men totaled 92 points. True freshman Riley McGrath was named the Sun Belt Freshman and Newcomer...

Cross country prepares for championships with final regular-season meet

Johen DeLeon crosses the finish line at a cross country meet.

Zach Lopez, Sports Reporter

October 24, 2019

In their final regular-season meet of the year, the Texas State cross country women’s team finished 16th and the men finished 17th at the Arturo Barrios Invitational in College Station, TX on Saturday. The women ran an average 22:42.75 time with 454 points in the 6K race, and the men averaged a...

Cross country competes in annual Chili Pepper Festival

Texas State junio Tina Sierra runs at the chili pepper festival in Arkansas.

Zach Lopez, Sports Reporter

October 8, 2019

The Texas State men and women’s cross country teams traveled to Fayetteville, Arkansas over the weekend to compete in the 31stannual Chili Pepper Festival over the weekend. Out of 593 collegiate participants, the women placed 18thand the men finished in 20th.   Both the men and women had three runn...

Cross country opens season hungry for more

two Texas State transfers lead the men's cross country team to victory.

Zachary Lopez, Sports Reporter

September 4, 2019

Texas State cross country is looking to be a powerhouse and bring back-to-back championship wins after making history in their 2018 season. The team's opening weekend saw a first-place finish for the men's and fourth for the women's at their first meet of the season on Friday at the UIW Opener in...

Men and women’s cross country team close out their season at the NCAA South Central Regional

Junior runner Devina Schneider

Brooke Phillips

November 13, 2017

After qualifying in the Sun Belt Conference Championships, the Texas State men and women’s cross country teams ran in the NCAA South Central Regional meet Nov. 10 placing fifth and 13th. In the Sun Belt Conference Championship, the women’s team earned the champions title while the men’s team place...

Texas State women’s cross country team earns Sun Belt Conference championship title

Junior runner Devina Schneider

Brooke Phillips

October 30, 2017

The Texas State women’s cross country team earned the first place title at the Sun Belt Conference Championships Oct. 28 in Boone, North Carolina. The men’s team also placed in the championships receiving third. Five runners on the women’s team placed in the top 30, while two placed in 45th...

Runner finishing out the season on top

Joseph Meade edges past the other runners during a cross country meet.

Anthony Flores

October 18, 2017

Underestimated due to his smaller size, Joseph Meade, redshirt junior for the cross country team, is the embodiment of the underdog story. “I love comeback stories and underdog stories,” Meade said. “Because I feel like I was the underdog at one point in that everybody was always like 'Hey,...

Long distance runner strides into a new year in two sports

Junior runner Devina Schneider

Melea Polk

October 4, 2017

As her third season as a Bobcat commences, junior runner Devina Schneider has new things in mind for the upcoming cross country and track season. Schneider began her running career in the second grade, and continued through high school, where she received the Most Valuable Player in both cross country...

Cross country performs big in Arkansas

Melea Polk

October 2, 2017

Texas State cross country teams concluded their regular season with big performances at the Chile Pepper Festival at Agri Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Sept. 30. The men finished third overall out of 40 teams, while the women took 10th. Among the competing Sun Belt Conference teams, both Texas...

Men’s cross country finishes fourth at Texas A&M Invitational

Melea Polk

September 25, 2017

The Texas State men’s cross country team ended the Texas A&M Invitational with a fourth place victory over six regional ranked teams on Sept. 23. The men’s team totaled 2:03:56.9 and averaged 24:45.71. Their time put them ahead of both Sun Belt Conference participants, the University of Texas...

Senior cross country star approaching finish line 

Headshot ofJose Angel Gonzalez, construction science and managment senior.

Anthony Flores

September 14, 2017

Part of transitioning into adult life is leaving one’s comfort zone. Leaving home and the people you’ve relied on for so long, to take a gamble on yourself. Jose Angel Gonzalez, a senior on the cross-country team, understood that concept and took the first step toward achieving greater things. Gonzalez...

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