Lelei leads Hounds at LSC XC meet

Freedom New Mexico

COMMERCE, Texas — Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 25 minutes, 56.42 seconds over eight kilometers Saturday to place seventh in men’s competition in the Lone Star Conference cross country meet, hosted by Texas A&M-Commerce.

ENMU finished fifth out of nine teams with 124 points. The ENMU women, led by a 28th-place showing from in 25:09.05 over 6K, were ninth of 12 teams with 271 points.

Clovis High grad Matt Appelman finished directly behind Lelei in eighth place at 26:03.85, helping his East Central team take second place in men’s standings.

Abilene Christian continued its domination of the league meet, winning the men’s title for the 16th consecutive year and the women’s crown for the seventh season in a row. The Wildcats had the top four men’s finishers and two of the top three in the women’s race.

LSC Championships
Saturday at Commerce, Texas
Men (8K, 67 runners)
Team standings: 1. Abilene Christian 23; 2. East Central 64; 3. Tarleton State 101; 4. Texas A&M-Commerce 113; 5. Eastern New Mexico 124; 6. Cameron 141; 7. Angelo State 166; 8. West Texas A&M 246; 9. Texas A&M-Kingsville 268.
Top 10 finishers (named all-conference): 1. Serge Gasore, Abilene Christian 24:47.79; 2. Julius Nyango, Abilene Christian 24:47.82; 3. Amos Sang, Abilene Christian 24:50.04; 4. Phillip Birgen, Abilene Christian 24:58.65; 5. Rey Hinojosa, Tarleton State 25:41.36; 6. Mudasar Haidat, Cameron 25:50.09; 7. Nimrod Lelei, Eastern New Mexico 25:56.42; 8. Matt Appelman, East Central 26:03.85; 9. Tyler Tyndell, Texas A&M-Commerce 26:13.09; 10. David Solis, Angelo State 26:29.73.
Other ENMU results: 26. Dominic Pacheco 27:39.09; 28. Matthew Thomas 27:44.92; 29. Logan Robertson 27:49.87; 34. Kennedy Baiywo 28:22.88; 38. Jacob Wiklund 28:45.59; 54. Hunter Daniel 30:21.92; 58. Laine Fuller 31:12.68; 61. Tyson Jex 31:25.50.
Women (6K, 74 runners)
Team standings: 1. Abilene Christian 53; 2. Tarleton State 84; 3. West Texas A&M 86; 4. Central Oklahoma 94; 5. Southwestern Oklahoma 114; 6. East Central 116; 7. Angelo State 178; 3. Texas A&M-Kingsville 213; 9. Eastern New Mexico 271; 10. Midwestern state 306; 11. Texas A&M-Commerce 350; 12. Southeastern Oklahoma 417.
Top 10 finishers (named all-conference): 1. Cheboi Loice, Abilene Christian 22:04.23; 2. Betty Hernandez, East Central 22:34.87; 3. Mary Mwangi, Abilene Christian 22:44.92; 4. Stefanie Jones, Southwestern Oklahoma 22:45.72; 5. Rachel Ingram, Southwestern Okahoma 23:02.42; 6. Bailey Holden, Central Oklahoma 23:20.70; 7. Hayley Garner, Abileen Christian 23:33.10; 8. Evelyn Berko, Central Oklahoma 23:38.48; 9. Grace Ann Fath, Southwestern Oklahoma 23:42.44; 10. Claudia Castanon, Tarleton State 23:48.61.
ENMU results: 28. Jasmine Sanchez 25:09.05; 39. Krystal Becenti 25:34.16; 66. Terra Brown 27.36.67; 67. Jerri Martin 27:39.70; 71. Danielle Jones 28:28.65; 72. Veronica Laufer 28:46.47; 74. Theresa Chacon 28:51.82; 76. Nicole Blackell 29:22.25; 79. Lisa Lopez 30:32.59.