WACO, TEXAS (Oct. 12, 2021) – Jose Zarate of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) garnered the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week award for Oct. 4-10, while OLLU's Nadia Sifuentes was tabbed as the RRAC Women's Runner of the Week for the same dates. Both were repeat selections in the sixth set of cross country awards for the 2021 season.
Zarate set a new school record in the 8K distance at the OLLU Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. The senior from Mentone Beach, Calif., posted a time of 24:56 against a field of 69 competitors from NCAA Division I, II and III.
Sifuentes also broke a school mark with a time of 22:35 in the 6K at OLLU's home event. The junior from Brownsville, Texas, finished in fifth place against a field of 55 runners.