National Park College cross country teams compete

SEARCY — The National Park College (NPC) Nighthawks men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Steve Guymon Invitational at Harding University on Sept. 16, with the Nighthawk women finishing in fourth place overall and the Nighthawk men placing third. 

Miguel Mendez

NPC men’s and women’s cross country competes in the Van Davis Memorial 5K at National Park College at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.

In women’s action, sophomore Brooke Wyatt (Hot Springs) led the Nighthawks in the 5K with a time of 23:28.2 for a 32nd-place individual finish. 

“Our women ran well, including several setting personal records,” NPC Interim Cross Country Head Coach Jason Armitage said. “Brooke Wyatt showed her experience at that distance. I was very impressed with how the team ran with heart and determination.”

Freshman Miguel Mendez (Benton) led the Nighthawks in the men’s 4-mile run with a time of 25:04.4 for a 19th-place individual finish. 

Brook Wyatt

“The women set the tone and the men’s team responded,” Armitage said. “Miguel Mendez continued his great season scoring a team-low eight points. Cross Country measures each individual’s time in the event, but this group knows that we win as a team. I couldn’t ask for a better effort from our runners.”

For more information on schedules, rosters and more, visit Nighthawk Cross Country online. Fans can also follow the Nighthawks all season on social media.