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Cal Pac - Sat, May. 25, 2013

Marion, Indiana – William Jessup University junior Anthony Villarreal's dream became reality on Saturday morning at the 2013 NAIA Outdoor National Championship as he finished twenty-sixth in the Marathon with a time of 2:40:49.60. 

After arriving on Tuesday, Villarreal geared up for the race with an 8.5 mile run on Wednesday and 6 miles on Thursday.  With the race starting at 6:00 am eastern standard time, Tony also had to get used to the time change.  He started out the race strong with a time of 12:06 after the first two miles. At the 20th miles, he was on pace for a top 30 finish with a time of 1:57:10.  Tony would finish strong as he came in just over is goal time of 2:36.00.

Villarreal capped of a great year in both cross country and track.  He was a part of the 2012 Men's Cross Country California Pacific Conference Champion team.  He will closeout his running career next fall for the cross country team before graduating in December.