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Waxahachie, Texas—April 15 th –The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Track teams had their plans changed mid-week when Wichita State University cancelled all running events due to the frigid cold and high winds forecasted. So the team decided to stay close and competed at the East Texas Invite hosted by Texas A&M-Commerce.  This meet in the past has featured great DI and DII talent with fast times and this year was no different, even with high winds of 20-25 mph and the wind chill in the low 40s.

The women’s team had two competitors and both were in the 100m and 200m with Destiny Barclift stilling the show. Barclift in her first attempt of the 100m set the new SAGU school record at 13.14 and won her heat handily.  Tatiana Morris, also won her heat setting a personal record of 13.89 in the 100m dash. Barclift coupled her day with another commanding victory in her heat as she set the new SAGU school record in the 200m with the time of 27.43.

Barclift’s time in the 100m was good enough to qualify her for the NCCAA National Championships; becoming the first sprinter in program history to qualify for nationals.

The men’s team stood toe to toe with some of the best talent in NCAA DII fishing in 14th place overall with 14 points.  They were led by Cody Walker who ran the second fastest time in program history in the 3000m Steeplechase. He finished 2nd with the time of 10:09.93 and qualified for the NCCAA National Championships in the Steeplechase.

Adrian Cedillo, became the third male athlete to qualify for the NCCAA National Championships. Cedillo will join Robert Herrera and Cody Walker in Winona Lake, IN after his impressive 33:58.25 personal best in the 10,000m. That time rushed his previous PR by 37 seconds and last year’s time by nearly two minutes.  Adrian finished 3rd overall and sealed 14th place for the Lion’s.

The team will conclude their 2018 regular season campaign in Houston, TX Saturday, April 21st at the Fred Duckett Twilight hosted by Rice University.

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