November 17, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
DENVER, Colo. — The Cameron University men’s and women’s cross country teams wrapped up their fall season by each placing 20th at the NCAA Division II South Central Regional on Saturday.
Men’s Results | Women’s Results
The Aggies went up against teams from the Lone Star, Heartland, and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferences at Washington Park in Denver, Colo. The men ran first in a 10K race, with the women following with a 6K meet.
In the men’s race, CU ran a total time of 2:53:58 with 571 points. James Majenge, who was the LSC Individual Champion just a few weeks ago, led the field after 8K, but had to drop out somewhere in the final lengths of the run. Felix Nadeborn was the Black and Gold’s top finisher, placing 73rd with a time of 33:24.2, while Celso Ramirez finished just inside the top-100 in 99th with a 34:11.2 time and Roy Kipkorir placed 113th with a time of 34:39.0.
Additionally, Dereck Adames and Steffen Riestenpatt finished in 151st and 153rd, while Eduardo Gutierrez rounded out the CU group with a 164th place finish.
Colorado Mines was the Regional winner, scoring just 39 points with a total time of 2:36:12, while their Grant Colligan placed first individually with a 30:31.9 race time.
Cameron’s women also finished in 20th, totaling 548 points and running a time of 2:03:47. Edna Cheptum’s 70th place finish was the Aggies lowest finish, as the sophomore ran a time of 24:07.5. Freshman Valeria Villatoro was just nine spots behind her teammate with a 24:19.6 race time, while Keyanna Patterson, Alma Duran, Chloe Phillips, and Taylor Esquivel all finished inside of the top-160 runners.
Adams State and Western Colorado were the top-2 teams in the regional, as they finished just seconds apart, but Adams came away as the winner with 30 points and a time of 1:49:04. WCU’s Alicja Konieczek was the top individual, running a time of 21:24.4.