LIVE OAK, Texas (October 12, 2013) – Lubbock Christian University had the best average times, but they did not have enough points to jump past Texas-Permian Basin, as the LCU men's cross country team finished in second place in the Non-NCAA Div. I team standings of the Cardinal Invitational hosted by University of the Incarnate Word.
Isacc Placencia finished in second place amongst the mix of individuals, as the individual results included five NCAA Div. I programs with seven non-NCAA Div. I programs. Placencia finished with a time of 25:59 and was nine seconds behind UT-Brownsville's David Guillen, who topped the 8k field of 111 runners. Joey Villarreal was the next top runner for LCU with a time of 27:13 for 17th place. Also finishing in the top-50 for LCU was Trey Bale (33rd, 28:29), Carsten Russell (40th, 28:45) and Lucas Morris (46th, 29:08). Also running for LCU was James Atchley (82nd, 31:28), Mateo Espejo (87th, 32:19) and Jordan Cortez (95th, 34:46)
The average time for LCU was 27:55 and they finished with a score of 49. The win in the team standings (non-NCAA Div.I) went to UTPB, who finished with a score of 44.