Del Rio Qualifies for Nationals; Choctaws Finish Fifth at Regionals
2019 Nov 20
Evan Del Rio finished fifth overall as the Mississippi College men's cross country team finished fifth at the NCAA Division II South Regional in Lakeland, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Del Rio's finish qualifies him for the NCAA Division II National Championships in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Huntsville, Texas, native turned in a time of 32:26.37 in the 10K race.
The team finish placed the Navy and Gold ahead of their regional ranking.
Gabe Poulin finished 20th with a time of 33:02.46 while Alec Beers was 47th with a time of 34:17.17. Patrick Zakary turned in a time of 34:58.70 and finished 72nd. Osiel Moreno finished 87th with a time of 35:24.97. Jake Russell wrapped up the Choctaw runners with a time of 36:50.40 (115th).
The University of Alabama in Huntsville took home top team honors followed by Lee University and Saint Leo University.