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The men's and women's cross country teams jumped into the national spotlight by breaking into the NJCAA Division I Top 25 National Polls for September 5, 2013. The men's team was ranked 19th and the women's team came in at 24th. The Spartans will travel to Sugar Grove, IL, this weekend to run in the Waubonsee Chief's Invitational. Go Spartans!
The Southwestern men and women opened their seasons at the 2013 Region XI time trial in Mason City on the North Iowa Area Community College campus.
The men put four in the top 30 and finished fourth as a team behind two teams that finished in the top 25 at the national meet last season. Iowa Central did not run a team at the meet, but did have the individual national champion.
Aaron Ward led the Spartans on the 5k course, crossing the line in 18:08 in 16th place. Sophomore Rayvonne Brown followed placed 24th with a time of 18:42.
Ovan Garcia, a May 2013 graduate of Indianola High School, recently signed a national letter of intent to run for the Spartans’ cross country and track and field programs during the 2013-14 academic year. Garcia specializes in the 3200 meter run and the 1600 meter run.
Ian Morrison of Omaha, NE has signed a letter of intent to join the Spartan men's track and field team next season. The 400 meters and 800 meters are the main events for the soon-to-be graduate of Millard West High School.
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