November 3, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
CANYON, Texas — James Majenge added another highlight to his impressive start as a Cameron cross country runner, as the junior finished first individually at the Lone Star Conference Championship on Saturday; the Aggies as a team placed third.
The transfer from Monroe Community College has already stunned Aggie fans by placing first at all four of CU’s races this fall, and now as a LSC Individual Championship added to his belt. Majenge won the race by seconds, finishing the race with a time of 25:17.20, his lowest recorded 8K time of the fall. He is the second runner in program history to be the top male runner in the conference, as Thomas Thoth had that recognition back in 2014.
Majenge paced the Aggies to a third place finish with 88 total points, a total time of 2:13:18.10 and an average time of 26:39.62. This was Cameron’s best finish in the league championship race in program history.
Joining his teammate in the top-15, Felix Nadeborn was also an All-Conference runner, placing 12th with a time of 26:17.70. Celso Ramirez was CU’s third top finisher, running a time of 27:05.40 and a 23rd place finish, while Roy Kipkorir finished in 28th, Eduardo Gutierrez placed in 31st, and Dereck Adames and Steffen Riestenpatt finished back-to-back in 44th and 45th.
West Texas A&M was named the LSC Team Champion, finishing with just 34 points thanks to five all-conference runners. Tarleton State was right behind the Buffs with 37 points, while finishing outside of the top-3 were Western New Mexico, Texas A&M-Commerce, UT Permian Basin, Eastern New Mexico, Texas A&M-Kingsville, and then Angelo State.
Additionally, Majenge was also named the LSC’s Newcomer of the Year.
Cameron will now start prepping to compete at the NCAA South Central Regional Meet, which will take place in Denver, Colo. on Nov. 17.