SAN ANTONIO (April 10, 2021) - On Friday, the Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) track and field teams participated in the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Invitational. The long-distance runners were the only ones able to run the meet.
Head Coach Patrick Torres said, "Crosstown meets are always special because it's a chance for our family and friends to watch us or celebrate our accomplishments after. The sprint crew is training through to conference, but the distance crew went out and really ran well, so there's quite a bit to celebrate. It's really the dog days of the season; the fatigue is really setting in, so for people to come out and perform as well as they did is really a testament to the teamwork ethic and culture we've built.
Torres indicated everyone ran well but some standout performances were the following:
- Nadia Sifuentes ran 5:04 in her first college1500m
- Viridiana Zuniga PR'd (personal record) with a 5:31 in the 1500m
- Nathaniel Rodriguez PR'd by 22 seconds running 15:45 in the 5000m for No. 2 all-time on the OLLU record board
Here are the full results for the Saints:
|Nadia Sifuentes||1500m||5:04.84||26 of 51|
|Robbie Sue Espericueta||1500m||5:28.17||39 of 51|
|Kimber Watson||1500m||5:29.29||43 of 51|
|Viridiana Zuniga||1500m||5:31.79||45 of 51|
|Lindsey Broussard||5000m||20:42.62||22 of 26|
|Jose Zarate||1500m||4:07.36||15 of 54|
|Chris Davila||1500m||4:38.36||49 of 54|
|Nathaniel Rodriguez||5000m||14:45.01||16 of 39|
|Isaac Martinez||5000m||16:26.25||23 of 39|
|John Garcia Davila||5000m||16:45.74||29 of 39|
|Antonio Bustamante||5000m||16:59.96||30 of 39|
The Saints will host the Red River Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships on April 17 at Antonian High School.