BC cross-country teams finish first on both sides

Felicity Tomisaka, Reporter


The Bakersfield College cross-country team participated in the Oxnard Invitational Meet on Aug. 28.

Six Renegades were able to place in the top 10 in the women’s race, while four men were able to place in the top 10 of that race, allowing both teams to receive a first-place plaque.                                                                                                                                          Head coach Pam Kelley, who has replaced longtime cross-country coach Dave Frickel, said that, “Both teams were given opportunity to run in the summer which helped make the team stronger because they are able to do more distance runs in practice than they were in the past.”

The coaching staff passed up on the scheduled Ventura meet on Sept. 4.

“The race in Ventura was a tentative one because of the new freshmen that came out this year,” Kelley said. “I wanted to hold off on that race but we will run it next year.”

Kelley is unsure how the season will progress until the Fresno Invitational on Sept. 11. She believes this will give an idea on how to improve training.