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    Gallardo Named SLC Freshman Of The Year
    Anthony Gallardo was named the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year Thursday afternoon.
    Anthony Gallardo was named the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year Thursday afternoon.

    Nov. 7, 2013

    FRISCO, Texas – Lumberjack Anthony Gallardo was named the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year, announced by league officials in conjunction with the all-conference teams Thursday afternoon.

    “Anthony has done a tremendous job all season and is very deserving,” head cross-country coach Cody Clark said. “I felt like going into the conference championships he had a shot at being top freshman and got the job done on the day, I am very proud of him.

    “Anthony will have a great opportunity to do well at the South Central Region next Friday. If he starts the race a little smarter, then he can do well. It will be nice to see if he can be the top freshman in the region, which I think he can.”

    Gallardo is the first 'Jack to win the freshman honor since Mitch Ownbey in 2008. The native of San Antonio, Texas, finished eighth (25:27.30) in the men’s 8,000-meter run to claim second team All-SLC honors at the SLC Cross Country Champions on Nov. 1.

    The freshman was one of four SFA runners to land on the all-conference teams, joined by Nick Guerra (first team), Cody Brown (second team) and Laurie Byrd (second team). Guerra (25:03.00) finished third third overall, followed by Brown (25:16.30) in sixth (25:16.30), while Byrd (21:30.90) led the Ladyjacks with a sixth place finish in the 6,000-meter run.

    The top-15 finishers in each race earned All-Southland Conference honors. The top five finishers earned first-team honors, while the next five finishers were named to the second team. The 11th through 15th finishers earned honorable mention all-conference honors.

    SFA will continue its season with the NCAA South Central Regional on Nov. 15, in Waco, Texas.

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