Warhawks place well in season finale

ULM’s cross-country team once

again competed in College Station

in the NCAA South Central

Regional. With personal bests

and respectable placements, the

Warhawks represented themselves

well in the regional.

The Warhawks recently competed

in the Sun Belt Conference

championship on Oct. 28. The

men’s team placed sixth out

of nine teams and the women

placed eighth out of 13 teams.

Only two male runners made

the trip to the regional, resulting

in ULM not placing. Sophomore

Braden Ortiz placed 126th with

a time of 34:30.00. Sophomore

Teddy Gowen placed 156th and

produced a time of 36:12.00.

The women placed 16th out

of 27 teams with a total score

of 468 points and an average

time of 22:45. Sophomore Paula

Vaquera fifinished 30th out of 179

runners with a time of 21:18.90

and an average pace of 5:42.

Sophomore Eliana Battle placed

88th with a time of 22:38.00 with

an average pace of 6:04. Junior

Kimone Campbell was right

behind her at 93rd with a time

of 22:48.40. Freshman Anna Naff

finished 116th place with a time

of 23:16.10. Sophomore Ansley

Long placed 143rd and produced

a time of 23:47.80.

“Overall, I think we executed

well and raced smarter than

before,” Naff said. “Coach David

was very happy with how we did

and how the season ended.”

Arkansas dominated the meet

with both the men and women

taking first place. The regional

also included Texas, LSU and

Texas A&M.

“Competing against big schools

is always very exciting,” Naff said.

“You really just go out there with

no expectations and give it all

you got.”

Sun Belt teams that competed

include Arkansas State, whose

men’s team placed fourth and

seventh for the women. UL-Lafayette

placed 19th and 22nd in

the men’s and women’s races.