SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Southwestern Assemblies of God University track and field team competed in the David Noble/Angelo State Relays on Saturday at LeGrand Stadium at First Community Credit Union Field, placing four men and one woman in the top 10 of the final standings.

Their success during the DNAS Relays, a hodgepodge of NCAA DI, DII, DIII and NAIA institutions, came a short week after at the Trinity University Invitational on April 1 and 2 in San Antonio.

At the Trinity Invitational, SAGU senior Destiny Garza, the reigning National Christian College Athletic Association National Track Athlete of the Week, won the gold medal for the Lady Lions women’s team in the 5000-meter run.

Garza, who competed in the 1500- and 5000-meter races, placed fourth out of 31 runners in the former and was just shy of her school record by .79 tenths of a second with a time of 5:00.88 at the Trinity Invitational. During the 5000-meter run, Garza finished in first place with a time of 18:12.38, closing the meet with 15 total points.

She finished 10th in the DNAS relays, recording a 5:10.83 1500-meter time.

During the Trinity Invitational, the men’s team set six personal records, one of which set a new school record. Sophomore Geraldo Nava broke the SAGU 5000-meter men’s school record with a 16:02.14 performance, placing sixth overall.

April 1, Nava finished eighth with a 4:17.50 finish time, less than 13 seconds behind 1500-meter front-runner Luis Romero from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Sophomore Eric Jones and Jose Campos and freshman Adrian Cedillo finished eighth, fifth and 10th with finishes of 2:11.47 in the 800-meter and 4:25.68 and 4:35.84 in the 1500-meter races, respectively at the DNAS Relays.


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