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Martinez Breaks Highland XC Record at Fort Hays

published October 17, 2013

Martinez Breaks Highland XC Record at Fort Hays

The Highland Community College men’s cross country team ran Saturday morning at the Fort Hays State Tiger Open Meet finishing in 13th place as a team.

The Scotties, currently ranked 15th in the nation, finished with 361 team points. Adams State won the team title with 33 team points. Naseem Haje from Adams State won the individual title with a time of 24:19.10.

The Scottie harriers were led by freshman Brian Martinez (Pasadena, TX) for the sixth consecutive time this season. Martinez finished in 35th place with a Scottie record-setting time of 25:35.00, beating the previous HCC record of 26:21 that was set by John Farlinger in 2000.  Sophomores Brett Simshauser (Cuba, MO) and Seth Parres (O’Fallon, MO) were the Scotties second and third place finishers. Simshauser finished in 78th place while Parres was the 80th place runner. Freshman Rey Quinones-Velez (Clermont, FL) finished in 83rd place while sophomore Chris Babel (Hiawatha) finished in 85th place.

The Scotties are off until Monday, October 28, when they compete at the Region VI/Jayhawk Conference Championships held at Westar Prairie Ridge Course in Hutchinson, Kansas.



Name                                      Place               Time

Brian Martinez                          35                           25:35.00 ***School Record

Brett Simshauser                    78                           26:50.10 ***6th All Time

Seth Parres                               80                           26:54.60 ***10th All Time

Rey Quinines-Velez                 83                            27:02.80 ***14th All Time

Chris Babel                               85                           27:04.40 ***17th All Time

Tyler Caldwell                         111                           28:07.70

Carlos Tabares-Gonzales    115                           28:30.90

Carlos Pino                                                               28:35.50

Nic Babel                                                                   32:42.70

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