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October 5, 2019

SAGU Men’s XC Team at Chile Pepper Meet in Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams were on the road this weekend to take part in the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival hosted by the University of Arkansas. The Chile Pepper meet is in its 31 st year and attracts over 80 college teams as well as 120 high school teams to the Northwest Arkansas area. The meet is ran on a course owned by the University of Arkansas. A highlight for the runners is the feast of Mexican food after the event.   SAGU Men’s Cross Country finished 19 th of 39 teams in the 8K in a time of 28:08. SAGU Women’s Cross Country finished 35 th out of 41 teams in Race2 in an average time of 22:47.4.

Lion Racers

Place – (SAGU, Meet)



1, 18

Z. Hammond


2, 33

R. Herrera


3, 38

C. Walker


4, 186

A Valdez


5, 228

J. Alvarez


Place – (SAGU, Meet)



1, 72

S. Mackey


2, 231

Y. O’Campo-Turcios


3, 271

C. Cruz


4, 286

K. Chisanga


5, 304

D. Barclift


Covarrubias’ Corner

  • “It was a very hot day. The competition was good. We were put in the second race when it really started to warm up and our women ran after the men when it was even warmer. Overall I think we did well, some areas we got exposed in, and some areas we got better. We tightened up our top three. We need to tighten up 4 and 5 if we want to get better than what we currently are. Our women ran tough. Skyla Mackey became only the second women’s runner in SAGU cross country to qualify for the NCCAA Nationals as an individual. The men’s team qualified as a team.”

The Next Step

SAGU will run in a rare mid-week cross country meet on Thursday, October 10, 2019. The Red River Cross Country Shootout will take place at 3:00 pm in Burkburnett, TX at River Creek Golf Course and will be hosted by Midwestern State University.

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