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(New Orleans) Dillard Bleu Devils' William Gonzalez and Jevonte Ezzard will compete in the 56th Annual NAIA Men's and 32nd Annual Women's Cross Country National Championships.
The championships will take place on Saturday, November 19th at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington. The men's 8k championship race will start at 10:30a.m. PST, followed by the women's 5k gun sounding at 11:45a.m. It is the third consecutive year that the event has been held at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
William Gonzalez, a junior from San Bernardino, California, finished 6th overall in the GCAC Conference Championships two weeks ago. "I'm pretty excited to be running against the best runners in the country as far as NAIA competition is concerned," said Gonzalez. "I had already pictured myself being in this position before it happen. While Coach Williams was recruiting me, I told him that I would be running in nationals this year."
Jevonte Ezzard, a freshman from College Park, Georgia, finished 7th in the GCAC Conference Championships two weeks ago. Ezzard also had an impressive finishes in the Loyola Wolfpack Invitational and Louisiana State University Invitational this season as well.
Saturday's awards ceremony, which features team and individual acknowledgment, will be live-streamed here for free starting at 2 p.m. PST.