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Abilene, Texas- March 28, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s and women’s track teams had a double showing a t McMurry University and Rice University over the weekend.  Both Jerry Nava and Destiny Garza finished first in each of their events.

The day started off on a high note at the War Hawk Classic at McMurry University.  Jerry Nava set a school record with a time of 33:47.14 in the 10,000 meters.   His time qualified him for the NCCAA National Outdoor Track Championships at Shorter University in Rome, GA. Adrian Cedillio finished 4th overall in the 10k with a personal best of 37:41.97.

The Lions also had two personal best recorded, Jose Campos in the 400m finished with the time of 54.74, and teammate Brad Beimler in the 800m finished with a 2:12.65.

At the Victor Lopez Classic hosted by Rice University in Houston, Destiny Garza lined up to run her first 10k since finishing 2nd at the 2015 NCCAA National Outdoor Track Championship.  In that race last year in May, Destiny set the school record at 37:49.7.  At the Victor Lopez Classic, Garza beat her previous school record with a time 37:12.33 and qualified for both the 2016 NAIA and NCCAA National Outdoor Track Championships.  Garza placed 1st overall by 26 seconds.

“I am so proud of these kids.  They work hard every day and deserve the marks they are putting up.  I tell them day after day that a mark is simply a launching pad for the next mark.  I am excited to see how fast these kids will go.  Last year we broke records late in the season, this is just our 2nd meet,” says head coach Jason Covarrubias.

Next week the track teams will compete on Friday, April 1, 2016 at Trinity University in San Antonio.

About SAGU:

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.

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