The Texas Wesleyan men and women’s track team’ competed Saturday, Feb. 4 in the Texas Tech Indoor Invitational in Lubbock, Texas.
The Lady Rams finished with three runners placing in the top 10. Ana Segovia, freshman short distance runner, ran the mile under six minutes with a time of 5:27.65.
This time placed her in 11th, and Lauri Gutierrez, junior long distance runner, ran the 1000 meter race, placing ninth with a time of 3:17.88. Jessica Davis, sophomore long distance runner, placed third in the 3000m and sixth in the 5000m. Davis said the team has to continue to work toward the overall goal.
“We want everyone to qualify for nationals in at least one event and to win conference for the first time,” Davis said. “Motivation can help the team accomplish these goals, for example. It definitely helped me this weekend when Lauri talked to me about how I can do well as long as I want it.”
Asia Wilson, sophomore sprinter, sprinted the 200m with a time of 26.83 and ran the 55m in 7.57 seconds.
Germesha Shelton, freshman sprinter, also ran the 200m and 55m with times of 28.90 and 7.94. Maria Aguayo. freshman short distance runner, also ran the mile and completed the run in just 5:47.76.
Wilson said she feels she ran pretty decent on Saturday.
“My time dropped in the 200m, and that is always a plus,” Wilson said.
Davis said her teammates help her focus and run better.
“When others race before I do and they do good, that makes me want to do good as well when it’s my turn to race,” Davis said. “It’s kind of like we feed off each other’s good races.”
The men’s team also ran and had just three runners competing at the invitational. Sophomore runner Ramiro Garcia placed seventh in the 1000m just under three minutes with a time of 2:38.10, and freshman Luis Macias sprinted the 200m in 23.56 seconds.
Sophomore distance runner Andrew Herrera placed seventh in the 5000m with a time of 15:58.08.
Segovia said she thinks both teams ran well.
“I think out of all the girls we ran well. There are a couple of us that didn’t run to our full capablity this weekend, but overall I think we ran good,” Segovia said. “I think the guys also ran well. It is really rare that they go out and run a disappointing race.”
The Lady Rams and Rams will run again Feb. 11 in the Oklahoma Christian Indoor Invitational for the second time in Norman, Okla.