BC cross country fourth, looks to SoCal championship

Jason Reed, Reporter

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The Bakersfield College women’s cross-country team qualified for the SoCal Championships with a fourth place finish in the Western State Conference Meet. The team posted a time of 1:40:43.27 and earned 118 points.

Jessica Campbell continued to star for BC finishing sixth out of 129 with the time of 19:19.20 seconds.

“They ran well,” said BC coach Dave Frickel. “It was a really good showing from our runners, and we hope to do even better going into the regionals.”

Orieth Rodriguez took 14th place with 19:56.49. Behind her, for the Renegades, was Amber Cruz in 19th place with the time of 20:06.89.

BC’s Moriah Millwee came in at 38th with the time of 20:36.77 and was followed by Leah Theroux at 41st place with the time of 20:43.92.

Esthefani Perez came in 58th place for the Renegades, posting a time of 21:25.11, and teammate Paola Silvestre placed 66th with a time of 21:43.01.

Cristina Herrera took 91st place for the Renegades and came in at 23:19.44. Angelica Rojocame came in at 97th place with the time of 23:36.77. Jayleen Sanchez finished in 102nd place at 24:18.93 and was followed up by Jennifer Coppola at 108th with the time of 24:48.11. Ana Butanda was the final runner  for the Renegades when she entered in at 126th place and had a time of 29:59.06.

Glendale College finished in first place with the total of 56 points with the total time of 1:38:20.33. Moorpark College came in at second with 105 points in1:39:38.15. College of the Canyons took third with 110 points in 1:40:32.52. Rachel Naumann of Moorpark College came in at first place individually with the time of 18:43.99.

The BC men took ninth overall and were led by Juan Calderon, who finished in seventh place with the time of 21:19.90. Aldo Gil took 48th place for the Renegades and posted the time of 22:47.44, and Roberto Davalos came in 69th and had a time of 23:36.53.

Richard Vega came in at 82nd and had a time of 24:19.04 and was followed by David Coston at 83rd, with a time of 24:21.07. Edgar Gonzales came in with the time of 25:18.79 finishing in 98th place, and  Armando Ulloa was the next Renegades runner to finish at 113th with a time of 27:03.81.

Joseph Blanco finished in at 117th place with a time of 27:50.96; Thomas Whitakerwas the last runner for the Renegades finishing 125th and had a time of 30:38.88. Ian Roberts from Santa Barbara College came in at first place with the time of 20:32.34. Canyons came in first place with the total time of 1:46:02.48.

The SoCal championships will take place at Central Park in Santa Clarita on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.

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