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September 28, 2020

Fall Sports Are B ack!

Grand Prairie, TX – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Men’s Cross Country team kicked off their 2020-2021 campaign by running at Orville Rogers DBU XC Opener at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie. For the 8k mid-afternoon race the weather and running conditions were perfect. The team was excited to be back amidst the complications caused by COVID-19.

Notable Performers

  • Arturo Valdez (JR/Eagle Pass, TX) finished as the top male runner for the Lions in 29:38.3. He set the pace for the team and looked good in his first showing of the season.
  • Double Trouble. Trevor Searls (FR/Edmond, OK) and John Saine (FR/Athens, TX) competed in their first meet as freshman. Both held their own and were able to finish second and third for the lions respectfully.

Crossing the Finish Line

  • The Lions finished seventh in the meet with an average time of 32:02.
  • The group time for the Lions was 2:40:14 in the 8k race.
  • Top performer, Arturo Valdez finished the race ahead of multiple Division II competitors that included runners from Texas A&M Commerce, Texas A&M International, and Dallas Baptist University.

Covarrubias Corner

  • “It was exciting to watch our newcomers and returners compete in the first meet of the season. Our young team had a wonderful start. As the season continues we will improve dramatically. We have high hopes for these guys!”

The Next Step

  • SAGU Cross Country runs again on October 2 nd at the East Texas Cross Country Shootout hosted by Texas A&M University- Commerce.

As a leading Christian university, SAGU educates and prepares individuals who want to serve Christ and others. SAGU helps students discover and develop their God-given callings in a Spirit-empowered, learning community.

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