MANSFIELD, Texas (October 26, 2013) – The Heartland Conference held their cross country championship and Lubbock Christian University was allowed to compete, but they were unable to have their team scores recorded and individuals could not receive some of the top individual honors. They were allowed to compete for All-Conference accolades and the women's program was represented with a pair of All-Conference Team members in Gladys Miranda and Daisy Tuwei.
The two finished in the top-10 and together. Miranda, a sophomore from Clovis, N.M. finished in seventh place with a time of 22:00. Tuwei, a soFIphomore from Colorado Springs, Colo. was six seconds behind Miranda to finish in eighth place. The honors are the first Heartland Conference awards claimed by the LCU cross country program.
The Heartland Conference had 10 teams at the meet but only six could compete for the overall team championship. Four of the teams, which are Oklahoma Christian, McMurry, Rogers State, and Lubbock Christian are all provisional members for NCAA DII, therefore, are not allowed to win Conference Championships. The runners from each of these schools were allowed to earn All-Conference honors by where they finished in the event.
The top 12 runners from the event were named to the 2013 All-Conference Team, while the next five runners were named Honorable Mention All-Conference.