Johnson & Wales University hosted the 2016 A.I.I. Championships on Saturday morning at Buffalo Ranch Cross Country Course in Boulder, Colo.
Johnson & Wales finished in second place among the team standings to earn their first ever trophy as runner-up.
Steven Juarez (Gering, Neb.) was the first Wildcat across the finish line in 8th place with a time of 28:56 on the grueling 8K course. Alberto Rodriguez (San Jacinto, Calif.) finished in 12th place with a time of 29:41 followed by Bryce Moore (Loma, Colo.) in 13th at 29:50. Billy Castrovince (North Port, Fla.) had a time of 31:34 for 23rd place just ahead of Francisco Padilla (Aurora, Colo.) in 25th at 32:14.
Preliminary results show Juarez and Rodriguez as individual qualifiers to the 60th Annual NAIA Men's Cross Country National Championship on November 19th at North Farm Cross Country Course in Elsah, Ill.
Johnson & Wales (Colo.)
1 8 1467 Steven Juarez 28:56.8
2 12 1471 Alberto Rodriguez 29:41.5
3 13 1468 Bryce Moore 29:50.9
4 23 1463 Billy Castrovince 31:34.6
5 25 1469 Francisco Padilla 32:14.6
6 (35) 1178 Alan Almeida 36:00.0
7 (37) 1472 Corwin Scherer 38:45.7