loader image
- Advertisement -

Thursday, October 29, 2020
64.8 F
McAllen
- Advertisement -

Chirchir Punches Return Ticket to NCAA Cross Country Championships

00:08:39

Sen. Cruz to Big Tech CEOs: Who Elected You to Decide What the Media Can Report and What the American People Can Hear?

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who had been called on to testify regarding Big Tech’s recent political censorship and attempts to interfere in the 2020 election, along with possible reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
00:03:40

Harlingen EDC Awards $30,000 to HELP for Small Business Final Round of Applicants

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the HELP for Small Business committee met one final time as they reviewed the remaining loan applications submitted.
00:01:17

McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B Newly Reimagined for 2020

Today, the City of McAllen unveiled details of this year’s newly reimagined McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B and powered by Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships.
00:01:01

UPDATE: US/Mexico border wall nears 400 miles

As President Trump is in Arizona on October 19, 2020, as of this day, more than 370 miles of new border wall is complete
00:06:50

Executive Order increases occupancy levels for all business other than bars to 75%

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials.
- Advertisement -
Image for illustration purposes only
- Advertisement -

Texas Border Business

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Sophomore Abraham Chirchir punched his return ticket to the NCAA Championships to put an exclamation point on a big day for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) men’s and women’s cross country teams at the NCAA South Central Regional on Friday at Agri Park.

Chirchir finished sixth out of 156 in the 10K with a personal record time of 30:12.2, the sixth-fastest in program history. The top two teams and the top four runners not affiliated with those teams advance to the NCAA Championships. Texas, the No. 29 team in the nation, placed three runners in the top five to win the regional championship. Arkansas came in second with one runner ahead of Chirchir.

Chirchir will compete in the 10K at the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row on Nov. 23 at 12:15 p.m. at Indiana State.

As a team, UTRGV came in seventh out of 22 with 226 points and an average time of 31:39, behind only Texas, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Lamar, Rice and Arkansas State. UTRGV placed five runners in the top half.

In his first-career 10K, freshman Alex Munoz finished 26th with a time of 31:16.9. Junior Weslaco alum Juan Manzano came in 60th with a personal record time of 32:04.7. Senior Omer Almogplaced 65th with a personal record time of 32:15.4. Senior La Joya alum Ricardo Mendoza finished 69th with a personal record time of 32:27.0.

On the women’s side, UTRGV, which had fallen out of the regional rankings entering the meet, stunned the field by finishing in fourth out of 22 with 164 points and an average time of 22:07.18. UTRGV finished behind only Arkansas (15 points), the No. 1 team in the nation, Texas (63 points), which is receiving votes in the national poll, and Texas A&M (106 points).

- Advertisement -

Sophomore Dorcas Koech finished 12th out of 150 in the 6K with a time of 21:16.4, the sixth-best in program history. Koech finished one spot shy of an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships, as seven of the runners ahead of her were from Arkansas and Texas, which qualified as teams, meaning the four remaining runners in front of her qualified as well. Koech was closest to Texas A&M’s Ashley Driscoll, who finished 11th with a time of 21:01.0.

UTRGV had five runners finish in the top third. Senior Sierra Spinler came in 29th with a personal record time of 22:08.6. Freshman Sharon Koima finished 33rd with a time of 22:13.3. Senior Edinburg North alum Bryana Rios placed 45th with a time of 22:27.1. Junior PSJA Southwest alum Alma Villanueva came in 46th with a time of 22:30.5.

UTRGV Men’s Cross Country Results (10K)

PlaceRunnerTime
6.Abraham Chirchir30:12.2
26.Alex Munoz31:16.9
60.Juan Manzano32:04.7
65.Omer Almog32:15.4
69.Ricardo Mendoza32:27.0
77.Tristan Pena32:36.4
115.Edward Ramos33:24.4

Men’s Team Results

1.No. 29 Texas39
2.Arkansas67
3.Texas A&M128
4.Lamar134
5.Rice202
6.Arkansas State221
7.UTRGV226
8.LSU246
9.UT Arlington280
10.Baylor306
11.Houston319
12.McNeese State320
13.North Texas328
14.Abilene Christian336
15.Stephen F. Austin351
16.Corpus Christi358
17.Incarnate Word363
18.Southeast Louisiana431
19.Tulane487
20.Texas Southern539
21.Little Rock604
22.Nicholls State673

UTRGV Women’s Cross Country Results (6K)

PlaceRunnerTime
11.Dorcas Koech21:16.4
29.Sierra Spinler22:08.6
33.Sharon Koima22:13.3
45.Bryana Rios22:27.1
46.Alma Villanueva22:30.5
93.Anahi Romo23:28.2

Women’s Team Results

1.No. 1 Arkansas15
2.(RV) Texas63
3.Texas A&M106
4.UTRGV164
5.Rice180
6.Arkansas State186
7.Stephen F. Austin237
8.Houston267
9.Baylor275
10.UT Arlington335
11.Abilene Christian341
12.LSU354
13.Central Arkansas363
14.Incarnate Word366
15.Corpus Christi384
16.SMU393
17.North Texas418
18.Tulane443
19.Lamar469
20.Little Rock509
21.McNeese State560
22.Nicholls State662
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Governor Abbott, TEA Issue Report Showing Teacher Pay Raises For 2019-2020 School Year

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released a report showing significant pay raises for Texas teachers for the 2019-2020 academic year as a result of House Bill 3 (HB 3).

CARENOW® Urgent Care offering Drive-Thru flu shots for $20

CareNow® Urgent Care is pleased to announce the offering of drive-thru flu shots for $20 Friday, Oct. 30 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Details are listed below.

TONIGHT: McAllen Public Library Virtual South Texas Book Festival Session#1 for Adults

McAllen Public Library is kicking off its seventh annual book festival with an exciting addition! For the first time ever, the South Texas Book Festival will go virtual and include literary sessions for adults.

Seven more deaths related to COVID-19 reported in Hidalgo County along with 177 new positive cases

Officials with the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department reported seven more deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday and 177 new known positive cases, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Thursday.

Harlingen EDC Reauthorizes $100,000 goal line Assistance Program with TSTC

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, the Harlingen EDC Board of Directors approved an additional $100,000 for TSTC Foundation’s Goal Line Assistance Program.

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -