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Clinton, Mississippi – October 11, 2015- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) cross country team competed at the Watson Ford Invitational hosted by Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.  SAGU sophomore Destiny Garza took the first place spot in the women’s 6K.

Garza set a new personal record for a 6K by three minutes with a time of 22:14.  She was also the meet’s champion by 39 seconds.

Sophomore Kelly Cook and freshman Genny McCullough ran 25:44 and 26:36 respectively.  The women’s team finished 8 th out of 14 non-division 1 schools.

“Destiny truly dominated the race and has won her past two races,” says head coach Jason Covarrubias , “The team as a whole is improving and continues to chip away at their team average time which is key to be relevant at both conference and NCCAA Nationals.”

The men finished sixth place out of 20 teams represented.  SAGU men were led by Jerry Nava , who finished in 21 st place overall, but 14 th place in the non-division 1 schools.  Nava ran the 8K in 27:14, which was a new personal record.

Nava was followed closely by Walker Loyd , who finished 23 rd overall and 15 th in the non-D1 division. “Both teams are working hard and it is carrying over into the races,” says Covarrubias.

Both the men and women will be competing on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the University of Dallas Invitation in Irving, Texas.

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 or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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