WACO, TEXAS (Oct. 5, 2021) – Nadia Sifuentes of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) earned the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, while OLLU's Jose Zarate was honored as the RRAC Men's Runner of the Week for the same dates. This is the fifth set of cross country awards for the 2021 season.
Sifuentes set a new school record in the women's 5K distance. The junior from Brownsville, Texas, recorded a time of 18:30 at the University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) Invitational in San Antonio. Sifuentes placed 19th in a field of 93 runners.
Zarate finished 28th in a field of 105 competitors in the men's 8K at the UIW Invitational. The senior from Mentone Beach, Calif., was OLLU's top runner with a time of 26:40.