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Licínio Pimentel 24th in Italica International Cross-Country

By Jornal Sporting
15 Jan, 2017

A total of six Alvalade athletes in action in Spain

Sporting CP's athletics department we in action in the Italica International Cross-Country event this week, covering 10 miles in Seville. Licínio Pimentel was Alvalade's top performer, finishing in 24th overall.

The other results for Sporting CP's athletes were: António Silva in 26th, Miguel Marques in 27th, Pedro Ribeiro in 29th and Youssef El Kalayin in 36th. Ricardo Mateus also took part, but was unable to finish.

Sporting CP coach Carlos Silva spoke with radio journalists at the end of the competition about his team's performance: "Our performance was for the most part a chance to see how everyone is doing. Everything went as expected and a few athletes did better than we thought they would. It was preparation and experience for us. I am happy with how everyone responded to the challenge."