RUIDOSO, N.M. -The Raider and Lady Raider cross country teams both earned a first place finish today at the Texas Tech-New Mexico State Duel to open the 2013 season.
The Red Raiders swept the top five spots during the four-mile run lead by 2012 NCAA Cross Country Champion Kennedy Kithuka who finished first with a time of 19:53.80.
“Great start to the season with this performance,” head coach Jon Murray said. “Both teams competed well and showed the work that was done this past semester.”
Sophomore Marcus Vallejo finished closely behind his teammate with a time of 20:34.00.
The Lady Raiders posted a time of 1:33:52.80 lead by freshman Jocelyn Caro. In her first race as a Lady Raider she lead her team to a top place finish with a time of 18:08.50. Lady Raider Madeline Livergood finished third with a time of 18:23.50.
Head cross country coach Jon Murray was pleased with his teams performance.
The Red Raiders will host their lone home meet of the 2013 season on Sep. 13 at Meadowbrook Golf Course.