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Hotter ’N Hell just a warm up

Lane Riggs

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Kyle Anderson, finance juinor, pulls ahead while Bill Ash, finance junior, comes from behind at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour

Kyle Anderson, finance junior, pulls ahead while Bill Ash, finance junior, comes from behind at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour

The four days of the 35th Hotter ’N Hell races started off with the lowest temperatures in the past four years of the event — temperatures that gave the 100-mile-race its name. Though the ‘cool’ temperatures helped with the race, the rain during the men’s race on Aug. 26 posed a problem for MSU cyclists who found themselves avoiding some of the wrecks that took place.

Despite the wrecks, all of the cyclists participating in the races on Friday and Saturday said they had fun competing. While they may have not placed what they hoped to, the cyclists said it was all for experience, and to gear themselves up for the track cycling championships in three weeks.

“Last year when I competed in this race, it was my first race in America,” said Josh Buchel, accounting and finance sophomore and a native to Johannesburg, South Africa. “This year, I’m competing in the races on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but I’m focusing on the track cycling championships in three weeks. I’m busy training for that.”

Another cyclist training for championships is Hannah Ross, a 2016 graduate with a master’s in exercise physiology and now a continuing student.

Ross, though she turned professional in Europe over the summer, has not always been a cyclist. She swam for 17 years and due to her skill, she was soon a part of a program that takes swimmers that can run a certain time and trains them to become a tri-athlete.

Ross decided, however, when she was at school to become a cyclist for the team — and that is what she has done for the past two years.

“This is my third fall with the team. I’ve been in this race before, too, and on the first race, I always get second. The first year I raced Hotter N Hell, I didn’t do well. Last year I got second,” she said. “This year I’m hoping for first in Saturday’s race.”

Though she placed second in the race on Friday, she wasn’t disappointed. Indeed, she may have been more disappointed with a third place time of 2:56 in the women’s open on Saturday, in which Emily Newsom of Elevate won first with a time of 2:54:20 and Tracy Carrington of Elevate placed second with 2:55:59.

“I’ve been getting back into the races. It’s been a really long summer. Especially since I went pro in Europe, where I was on a plane every other week,” Ross said. “I was in over 50 races this summer. Going pro was pretty rough.”

As she returns to training in Texas, she finds herself excited for the championships that are coming up.

“Championships will be really fun,” she said. “I”m looking forward to them.”

Cycling director Charlie Zamastil said he is confident about the championships; especially since he has won eight championships in the five years that he has been director.

“I love to win. I think we’re toe-to-toe with anyone in the country. I feel really strong about the championships,” he said. “We did well last year when we were half our size and the oldest rider was only older than a sophomore. We’ve won 39 total championships in the past 26 years — so I’m very confident.”

While other cyclists like Kyle Anderson, Pablo Cruz, John Paul Blanton and Buchel said they are all excited for the championships, they were also very excited about Hotter ’N Hell — their home race.

“This was my first time in maroon and gold, so I was wondering how it would go,” Anderson, business management junior, said. “This was also my first time racing for the school. The team plan was just to get up there, we were up against some really fast guys.”

Along with a fast race, the team was faced with more than a few wrecks due to the rain and tight corners. Through this inconvenience, Cruz placed 13th out of the 30 or so men that finished, even though there were more than 60 contestants. On Saturday, he placed ninth with a time of 3:51:31.

Cruz races for Team Arapahoe Resources, his season team, but he races with the school for collegiate races or mandatory team races like Hotter N Hell.

“I felt pretty good and excited to start my home race, and I helped my club team, as I placed 13th,” Cruz, exercise physiology sophomore, said. “On Saturday, I placed ninth. It was a tough race like every year, but I’m happy to be in the top ten again like last year. This was my first race in Texas and I ended up 10th.”

Cruz met Zamastil while in Europe, where Cruz was racing full time, though he is a native to Honduras. He agreed to come to the school and race at the same time as he was attending. While he has had to adjust, Cruz explains that it was not as hard as he thought it would be.

“Even if it was a completely different environment than what I’m used to, I have been enjoying it,” he said. “I have always been at home with hills and mountains.”

Blanton, an accountant junior, has also been riding for several years.

“I started riding with my dad and it was just a sort of natural progression. I was no good at baseball, so I rode instead,” he said. “I competed in the events of this weekend to have fun. The team did well, and I’m glad I was a part of it, because this will be my last race for awhile.”

Blanton will not be racing for several months because of surgery he has scheduled for October.

For relatively new riders, like Buchel, this weekend’s races were the start of an exciting season.

“We should come home with national jerseys when we’re at championships,” he said. “I’m very excited about it. The championships are a great atmosphere. I’m in a country away from home, but it’s not very nerve-wracking. The team treats me like family.”

Anderson proved that the team is a family, not just with the support that he showed to those in the race, but to the drive that he displayed.

“At championships, we have got to get him stars and bars,” he said of Buchel.

 

Hotter ’N Hell 2016 — not so hot this year

The Hotter ’N Hell race is known for being one of the nation's largest, one-day road races, and 100-degree-plus temperatures. This year, however, the more than 10,000 cyclists didn't find the temperatures to be so unbearable.

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Members of the Midwestern State University women's basketball team clean tubs to be used for water at the Hotter N Hell race the next day. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Members of the Midwestern State University women's basketball team clean tubs to be used for water at the Hotter N Hell race the next day. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Members of the Midwestern State University women's basketball team clean tubs to be used for water at the Hotter N Hell race the next day. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Members of the Midwestern State University women's basketball team clean tubs to be used for water at the Hotter N Hell race the next day. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Members of the Midwestern State University women's basketball team clean tubs to be used for water at the Hotter N Hell race the next day. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Members of the Midwestern State University women's basketball team clean tubs to be used for water at the Hotter N Hell race the next day. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Jennifer Arbuckle, mechanical engineering senior, LatourJasmine Richardson, physical therapy junior, and other member of the women's basketball team, along with area residents, spent Friday afternoon cleaning tubs to be used for water in the Hotter ’N Hell. Photo by Izziel) Photo by Izziel Latour
Jennifer Arbuckle, mechanical engineering senior, LatourJasmine Richardson, physical therapy junior, and other member of the women's basketball team, along with area residents, spent Friday afternoon cleaning tubs to be used for water in the Hotter ’N Hell. Photo by Izziel) Photo by Izziel Latour
Jennifer Arbuckle, mechanical engineering senior, and other member of the women's basketball team, along with area residents, spent Friday afternoon cleaning tubs to be used for water in the Hotter ’N Hell. Photo by Izziel Latour
Jennifer Arbuckle, mechanical engineering senior, and other member of the women's basketball team, along with area residents, spent Friday afternoon cleaning tubs to be used for water in the Hotter ’N Hell. Photo by Izziel Latour
Jennifer Arbuckle, mechanical engineering senior, and other member of the women's basketball team, along with area residents, spent Friday afternoon cleaning tubs to be used for water in the Hotter ’N Hell. Photo by Izziel Latour
Jennifer Arbuckle, mechanical engineering senior, and other member of the women's basketball team, along with area residents, spent Friday afternoon cleaning tubs to be used for water in the Hotter ’N Hell. Photo by Izziel Latour
Jasmine Richardson, physical therapy junior, helped to clean tubs to be used for water at the Hotter N Hell. Photo by Izziel Latour
Jasmine Richardson, physical therapy junior, helped to clean tubs to be used for water at the Hotter N Hell. Photo by Izziel Latour
Jenifer Arbuckle, mechanical engineering senior and women's basketball team member, helps to clean tubs to be used for water at the Hotter N Hell race the next day. Photo by Izziel Latour
Jenifer Arbuckle, mechanical engineering senior and women's basketball team member, helps to clean tubs to be used for water at the Hotter N Hell race the next day. Photo by Izziel Latour
Jenifer Arbuckle, mechanical engineering senior and women's basketball team member, helps to clean tubs to be used for water at the Hotter N Hell race the next day. Photo by Izziel Latour
Jenifer Arbuckle, mechanical engineering senior and women's basketball team member, helps to clean tubs to be used for water at the Hotter N Hell race the next day. Photo by Izziel Latour
The start of the women's open race at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
The start of the women's open race at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
The start of the women's open race at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
The start of the women's open race at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Amy Floyd at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Amy Floyd at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Amy Floyd at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Amy Floyd at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Hannah Ross races in the women's open road race at the Hotter N Hell. Ross placed third out of 27 cyclists who finished. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Hannah Ross races in the women's open road race at the Hotter N Hell. Ross placed third out of 27 cyclists who finished. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Hannah Ross races in the women's open road race at the Hotter N Hell. Ross placed third out of 27 cyclists who finished. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Hannah Ross races in the women's open road race at the Hotter N Hell. Ross placed third out of 27 cyclists who finished. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Amy Floyd at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Amy Floyd at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Hannah Ross races in the women's open road race at the Hotter N Hell. Ross placed third out of 27 cyclists who finished. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Hannah Ross races in the women's open road race at the Hotter N Hell. Ross placed third out of 27 cyclists who finished. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Mass communication freshman Jake Lanoux at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Lanoux did not finish. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Mass communication freshman Jake Lanoux at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Lanoux did not finish. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Mass communication freshman Jake Lanoux at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Lanoux did not finish. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Mass communication freshman Jake Lanoux at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Lanoux did not finish. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Nursing senior Cameron Lowery at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Nursing senior Cameron Lowery at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Theater sophomore TC Porterfield placed 40th in the Mens Pro 1-2 at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Theater sophomore TC Porterfield placed 40th in the Mens Pro 1-2 at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
John Paul Blanton at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
John Paul Blanton at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
A 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, Tony Baca rides in the Mens 1-2 race. at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Baca placed 14th. Photo by Bradley Wilson
A 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, Tony Baca rides in the Mens 1-2 race. at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Baca placed 14th. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Finance sophomore Josh Buchel placed 34th in the Mens 1-2 at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Finance sophomore Josh Buchel placed 34th in the Mens 1-2 at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Nursing senior Cameron Lowery at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Nursing senior Cameron Lowery at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Theater sophomore TC Porterfield placed 40th in the Mens Pro 1-2 at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Theater sophomore TC Porterfield placed 40th in the Mens Pro 1-2 at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
A 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, Tony Baca rides in the Mens 1-2 race. at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Baca placed 14th. Photo by Bradley Wilson
A 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, Tony Baca rides in the Mens 1-2 race. at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Baca placed 14th. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Finance junior Bill Ash at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Ash did not finish. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Finance junior Bill Ash at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Ash did not finish. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Finance junior Bill Ash at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Ash did not finish. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Finance junior Bill Ash at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Ash did not finish. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Theater sophomore TC Porterfield placed 40th in the Mens Pro 1-2 at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Theater sophomore TC Porterfield placed 40th in the Mens Pro 1-2 at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
John Paul Blanton and Cameron Lowery at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
John Paul Blanton and Cameron Lowery at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of Midwestern State University, at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Randall placed 48th in the Mens 1-2 race. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Dail Neely at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Dail Neely at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Dail Neely at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Dail Neely at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Matt Luttrell at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Matt Luttrell at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Matt Luttrell at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Matt Luttrell at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Matt Luttrell at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Matt Luttrell at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
R.J. Sayler, soccer player and sophomore in business management, helps for a rest stop at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
R.J. Sayler, soccer player and sophomore in business management, helps for a rest stop at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Soccer player and computer science sophomore Kristian Martinez helps for a rest stop at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Soccer player and computer science sophomore Kristian Martinez helps for a rest stop at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 28, 2016. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Amy Floyd and Hannah Ross the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Amy Floyd and Hannah Ross the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Amy Floyd and Hannah Ross at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Amy Floyd and Hannah Ross at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Mass communication freshman Jake Lanoux at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Lanoux did not finish. Photo by izziel Latour
Mass communication freshman Jake Lanoux at the Hotter N Hell race in Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 26, 2016. Lanoux did not finish. Photo by izziel Latour
Hannah Ross at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Hannah Ross at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Hannah Ross at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Hannah Ross at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
John Paul Blanton and his father at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
John Paul Blanton and his father at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Anderson, management junior, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Anderson, management junior, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Anderson, management junior, pulls ahead of Bill Ash, management junior, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Anderson, management junior, pulls ahead of Bill Ash, management junior, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Anderson, management junior, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Anderson, management junior, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Finance junior Bill Ash at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Finance junior Bill Ash at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Finance junior Bill Ash at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Finance junior Bill Ash at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Pablo Cesar Cruz and Ricky Randall at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Pablo Cesar Cruz and Ricky Randall at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Anderson, management junior, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Anderson, management junior, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Finance junior Bill Ash at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Finance junior Bill Ash at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Finance junior Bill Ash at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Finance junior Bill Ash at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of MSU, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Randall placed 14th in Men's Pro 1-2, Freiday. Photo by Izziel Latour
Ricky Randall, a 2014 graduate of MSU, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Randall placed 14th in Men's Pro 1-2, Freiday. Photo by Izziel Latour
Hannah Ross at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Hannah Ross at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Bridget Relly volunteering at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Bridget Relly volunteering at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Dylan Pembroke at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Dylan Pembroke at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Dail Neely at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Dail Neely at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Cooper Miller at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Cooper Miller at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Men's soccer coach Doug Elder at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Men's soccer coach Doug Elder at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Nolan Turi (hockey player at the Wichita Falls Wild Cats) at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Coach Forced us to do this. Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Nolan Turi (hockey player at the Wichita Falls Wild Cats) at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Coach Forced us to do this. Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
8-year-old Max and Mark Emden at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell. They came all the way from Austin to ride the 62 miles race, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
8-year-old Max and Mark Emden at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell. They came all the way from Austin to ride the 62 miles race, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Cooper Miller and others working of 92.9 FM at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Cooper Miller and others working of 92.9 FM at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Antonio Hernandez (senior bilungual education, defender) & Jorge DeLeon (Sophmore physical therapy, forward) (volunteering at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Antonio Hernandez (senior bilungual education, defender) & Jorge DeLeon (Sophmore physical therapy, forward) (volunteering at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Leon Taylor, business finance senior and soccer midfielder, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Leon Taylor, business finance senior and soccer midfielder, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Alex Mullet, finance sophomore and soccer defender, and Kyle Baccuus, business management and midfielder, help at a rest stop during the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Alex Mullet, finance sophomore and soccer defender, and Kyle Baccuus, business management and midfielder, help at a rest stop during the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Baccuus, business management and midfielder, help at a rest stop during the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Baccuus, business management and midfielder, help at a rest stop during the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Alex Mullet (sophmore finance, defender) & Noah Fazekas (Senior mass comunication, goalkeeper) (at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Alex Mullet (sophmore finance, defender) & Noah Fazekas (Senior mass comunication, goalkeeper) (at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Members of the women's soccer team volunteered at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Members of the women's soccer team volunteered at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Michaelann Greenfield, pre-med biology freshman and soccer midfielder, helps at a rest stop during the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Michaelann Greenfield, pre-med biology freshman and soccer midfielder, helps at a rest stop during the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Taylor Robinson, exercise phyiology sophomore and soccer midfielder, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Taylor Robinson, exercise phyiology sophomore and soccer midfielder, at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Taylor Lampe (Freshman excercise physiology, goalkeeper) at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Taylor Lampe (Freshman excercise physiology, goalkeeper) at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Brice Gardner (Senior exercise Physiology, goalkeeper) at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Brice Gardner (Senior exercise Physiology, goalkeeper) at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kennedy Turner (Freshman Engeneering, defender) at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kennedy Turner (Freshman Engeneering, defender) at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Katie Huff, exercise physiology senior and soccer midfielder, work at a rest stop during the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Katie Huff, exercise physiology senior and soccer midfielder, work at a rest stop during the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
at the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell, Aug. 26-28, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour
Cyclists at the 2016 Hotter N Hell in Wichita Falls. Photo by Cooper Miller.
Cyclists at the 2016 Hotter N Hell in Wichita Falls. Photo by Cooper Miller.
Cyclists at the 2016 Hotter N Hell in Wichita Falls. Photo by Cooper Miller.
Cyclists at the 2016 Hotter N Hell in Wichita Falls. Photo by Cooper Miller.
Garrison Horton, organismal biology junior, prepares for a crit, Sunday Aug. 28, during Hotter N' Hell weekend. Photo by Eric Arumugam
Garrison Horton, organismal biology junior, prepares for a crit, Sunday Aug. 28, during Hotter N' Hell weekend. Photo by Eric Arumugam
Garrison Horton, organismal biology junior, prepares for a crit, Sunday Aug. 28, during Hotter N' Hell weekend. Photo by Eric Arumugam
Garrison Horton, organismal biology junior, prepares for a crit, Sunday Aug. 28, during Hotter N' Hell weekend. Photo by Eric Arumugam

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