The Western New Mexico traveled to Sacramento, California over the weekend competing in the Capitol Cross Challenge amongst 35 other teams on the men's side in the university invite, and 23 on the women's side in the university open.

Leading the way for the Mustang men was sophomore David Apodaca (Rio Rancho/Cleveland High School) with a time of 25.13.7, the third fastest in program history in an 8k race.
Just behind was senior Dorian Carrasco (Clint, TX/Clint) with a time of 25.20.7 and the fourth fastest in program history.

Michael Anzures (Seboyeta, NM/Grants) crossed the finish line with the time of 25.36.8, followed by Daniel Beam (Rio Rancho, NM/Rio Rancho HS) at 25.55.6, rounding out with Erick Arambula (San Elizario, TX/San Elizario HS) at 26.47.2. Anzures time placed him with the 7th fastest time in program history.
The men finished 25th overall as a team.

The Mustang women finished 12th overall, led by Britney Lovato with a time of 23.01.0 in the university open 6k. Lovato's finish lands her with the 5th fastest time in program history. Brenda Hernandez and Brenda Prieto crossed 42nd and 43rd for the Mustangs, with times of 23.09.4 and 23.09.7 respectively, for the 8th and 9th fastest times in program history.

Sophia Rodriguez (24.15.5) and Janai Clayton (25.15.9) rounded out the Mustang lineup.

The team head to Mesa, Arizona this weekend for the Mesa Classic, Saturday October 5.

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