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Tech Set For 25th Chile Pepper Festival

Texas Tech is set for competition at the 25th Chile Pepper Festival Saturday in Fayetteville.

Oct. 5, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech cross country program is set to compete again this weekend as the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders travel to Arkansas for the 25th Annual Chile Pepper Festival set for Saturday in Fayetteville.

The men's 8,000 meter race is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. followed by the women's race at 10:20 a.m.

Texas Tech is coming off an impressive performance at the 2013 OSU Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater where the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders both earned top-5 finishes. Texas Tech senior Kennedy Kithuka remained unbeaten as a Red Raider as he finished first overall in the men's race and will look to continue his streak this weekend in Fayetteville.

Kithuka went on to earn national and Big 12 Runner of the Week honors for his performance in Stillwater where he finished more than 30 seconds ahead of the pack - one that included five All-Americans in the next six spots. The Thika, Kenya native crossed the line with a time of 23:55.27.

The Lady Raiders are led by junior newcomer Sharlene Nickle who finished in the top-10 at the Cowboy Jamboree last week crossing with a season-best time of 18:20.74 in the 5,000-meter race.

Results from the meet can be found by visiting



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