Campbell takes top place for the BC team

Jason Reed, Reporter

The Bakersfield College women’s cross country team ended the season with a 13th place finish at the California Community College State Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno on Nov. 23.

Freshman Jessica Campbell placed 22nd with a personal-best time of 21 minutes 18.65 seconds. She was the Renegades’ No. 1 runner in all of their meets this season.

“I think we did really well,” said Campbell. “Our hard work showed during our performance.”

The Renegades finished with the team time of 1:39:58 and scored 354 points. The race featured 207 runners, and the Renegades had seven placers in the top 148.

Sophomore Orieth Rodriguez took 61st place with 19:49.89; freshman Leah Theroux came in at 72nd with the time of 19:59.72; sophomore Moriah Millwee took 91st with 20:19.70; freshman Amber Cruz came in 108th with 20:34.38; freshman Paola Silvestre came in 125th at 21:04.00, and freshman Esthefani Perez finished 148th in 21:41.23.

Freshman Lara Aceves from East L.A. College took first place in the race with a time of 17:42.08.

Orange Coast won the team title with 73 points

In the men’s race, BC’s Juan Calderon, the only BC male runner to qualify for the state meet, took 43rd with a time of 21:18.65.

American River College won the men’s team title with 72 points. Luis Luna from American River won the men’s race in 19:58.21.