Cross-country update

Felicity Tomisaka, Reporter

Bakersfield College’s Cross-Country teams made its home debut at Kern County Soccer Park on Sept. 25.

The women’s team took first out of three teams in front of Ventura and University of Antelope Valley, while the men’s team finished second behind Ventura and in front of University of Antelope Valley.

Out of 23 participants for the women’s 5k, Ventura’s Jordyn Vassaur placed first with a time of 20 minutes and 39 seconds. Coming in second was BC’s Kelly Hartfield with a time of 21:08, followed by teammates Emily Freeman at 21:16 and Yareli Ocampo at 22:09.

In the men’s four-mile race, Ventura’s Sam Boyle finished in first out of the 33 participants with a time of 21:52. BC’s Richard Timmermans came in second with a time of 22:33 followed closely by teammates Jacob Franco at 22:35 and Christopher Moreno in fourth at 22:40.

BC’s cross-country teams will have a conference preview meet on Oct. 2 in Lancaster.