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November 20, 2018 | Blake Cochran

For the third time this season freshman, Zackery Hammond receives National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) and Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) Student-Athlete of the Week as he competed in the NAIA National Championship Meet . The 8k race started at 10:30 am in Cedar Rapids, Iowa , at the Seminole Valley Course with a total of 36 teams and 86 individual runners. Hammond was invited as an individual as well as teammate Adrian Cedillo for a total of 330 competitors. The freshman finished 91st out of 330 with a time of twenty-five minutes and thirty-nine seconds for one of the best finishes in school history. Cedillo, respectively, finished tied for 163 to place him in the top half of runners with a time of twenty-six minutes and thirty-five seconds. This will finish the historic 2018 season for the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Lions with a top-four finish at the NCCAA National Race and a 2nd place finish at the SAC Meet.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at

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