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Runners enter course hosted by University of Dallas

Team rosters taking shape as first season approaches

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The newest teams to the Southwestern Assemblies of God University athletic family, Cross Country, announced yesterday the addition of a fifth meet for the men's and women's teams.

Head Coach Jason Covarrubias, who holds the reigns of both squads, accepted an offer to compete in the University of Dallas Invitational. The date for the meet is slated for Saturday morning, October 19.

It also gives SAGU three consecutive weekends with a date for the 'running of the Lions,' including Oct. 12, 19 and 26.

The University of Dallas, which is located in Irving, is a member of the NCAA's Division III. Like SAGU, they have five meets that lead up to their conference championship event.

SAGU's entire schedule is posted on-line at

The Purple Pride will report to camp on Monday, August 12, joining football, volleyball and both soccer teams on campus. They are preparing for their inaugural season, which begins on Saturday, September 7, with a meet in Abilene, Texas.

Coach Covarrubias has also released the current rosters for the Lady Lions and Lions. They are subject to change and could grow with additional newcomers. Interested student-athletes should contact the coach at

LADY LIONS ROSTER  (Year, Hometown, Previous School)

Julie Alvarez - Sophomore, Carrollton, Tx / Creekview HS
Emily Ball - Junior, Macdoel, Calif / Butte Valley HS
Destiny Garza - Freshman, Aldine, Tx / MacArthur HS
Abigail Hartman - Sophomore, Red Oak, Tx / Red Oak HS
Kristen Herrington - Freshman, Lufkin, Tx / Hudson HS
Elizabeth Munoz - Senior, Granbury, Tx / Granbury HS
Maria Padilla - Freshman, Grand Prairie, Tx / Grand Prairie HS
Chayimel Rolan - Senior, Artesia, NM / Artesia HS

LIONS ROSTER  (Year, Hometown, Previous School)

Brad Beimler - Freshman, Waxahachie, Tx / Waxahachie HS
Jose L. Campos, Jr. - Freshman, Luling, Tx / Luling HS

Juan Cardenas - Freshman, Dallas, TX / Hillcrest HS
Luke Flattery - Freshman, Springfield, Mo / Central HS
Nate Gonzales - Freshman, Dilley, Tx / Dilley HS
B.J. Hillhouse - Freshman, Brookshire, Tx / Royal HS
Juan Rubio - Freshman, Rockdale, Tx / Rockdale HS
Christian Yglecias - Freshman, Cameron, Tx / C.H. Yoe HS

Contact: Mark "Link" Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at or at 469-658-2847.


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