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7 Moments: #3 - Alberto Rodriguez competes at Cross Country & Track Championships

7 Moments: #3 - Alberto Rodriguez competes at Cross Country & Track Championships

Note: Join us over the next few weeks as we look back at the top moments of the 2017-2018 seasons. New features will be released each Monday and Thursday as we count down top moments through July.

Alberto Rodriguez (San Jacinto, Calif.) had a fantastic year on the course for Johnson & Wales University. In November, Rodriguez qualified for the 62nd Annual NAIA Men's Cross Country National Championships in Vancouver, Wash. Rodriguez finished in 235th place with a time of 27:19 and had a pace of 5:30 in the 8K event.

In March, Rodriguez qualified for the 53rd Annual NAIA Men's Indoor Track & Field National Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas. Rodriguez competed in the 800 meter event, finishing in ninth place with a time of 1:53.98. His ninth place finish placed him just outside of qualifying for the finals as only the top eight advance.

This is the second year that Rodriguez has qualified for the NAIA National Championships in both Cross Country and Indoor Track.

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7 Moments in 2017-2018

#3 - July 16 - Alberto Rodriguez competes at Cross Country & Track Championships
#4 - July 12 - Martin, Fowkes named to USC All- West Region teams
#5 - July 9   - Nine Wildcats selected All-Conference
#6 - July 5   - Fifteen Wildcats named Scholar-Athletes
#7 - July 2   - Men's Lacrosse captures first varsity win