Taking things in stride: Roadrunners ready to compete in UTSA Ricardo Romo Classic


Photo Credit: Gabrielle Pincomb

The women’s and men’s cross country teams claimed another Texas Lutheran Invitational title with their win on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Senior Nina Herrera finished her 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:56.63 for UTSA’s third straight victory in the cross country meet.

“We run as a team,” Herrera said. “It was a good run.”

The men’s team also did well at the event. On Saturday, Senior Nathan Collier finished in fifth place with a time of 16:33.85, and he was one of five UTSA runners to place in the top 10.

“I’m not pleased with many of my races,” Collier said. “I always want to be faster.”

Collier and Herrera are feeling strong and confident about their first home event at the newly opened Park West Athletics Complex. Each runner is looking forward to competing and wants to put forth the effort and character the Roadrunner team is capable of.

“Nina and Nathan are great runners, leaders and teammates,” UTSA Associate Head Coach Scott Slade said. “We are fortunate to have them on the team, but they are only a piece of the puzzle.”

Next up for the UTSA cross country team will be the UTSA Ricardo Romo Classic on Friday, Sept. 20.