SHAWNEE, Okla.-Eight runners from the Rogers State cross country team competed at the Sooner Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship on Friday and Saturday at Oklahoma Baptist University.
Freshman Brenda Felipe claimed first place in the 5000 meter run with a time of 19:08.52, 20 seconds ahead of second place finisher Melyssa Cardenas of Oklahoma Christian. Felipe was the lone Hillcat woman to compete in the race.
Five RSU men’s cross country runners competed in the 5000 meter run and were led by Jarrett Sanders who finished seventh with a time of 16.05.94. Chandler Smith and Brandon Payne finished the race 10th and 11th respectively. Smith ran the race in 16:34.67 and Payne completed the run in 16:37.38. Oscar Reyes finished 12th with a time of 16:40.81 and DJ Polson rounded out the group in 16th with of time of 17:51.10.
In the men’s 1500 meter run, Payne finished 10th with a time of 4:11.25. Smith came in 21st with a time of 4:21.05 and Sanders finished 22nd with a time of 4:21.21 while Marcus Trevino tallied 26th with a time of 4:30.37.
Natalie Iwamoto was the lone Hillcat woman to compete in the 800 meter run, placing 14th with a time of 2: 32.91.
Oklahoma Baptist ran away with the Sooner Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship, winning the women's title by 224 points and the men's by 130. OBU’s Verone Chambers and Caleb Dunn were named High Point Award winners.