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2014 MEN & WOMEN CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS
PACIFIC COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Congratulations to the Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Teams for winning the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Titles. Under Dr. Duro Agbede leadership, this will be the 3rd time he has won both titles in the same year; the last time was in 2004.
The overall winner for the Women’s Team was Amitat Olowara with a time of 17 minutes 24 seconds followed close behind was 2nd place finisher Erika Gonzalez with a time of 18 minutes 40 seconds.
The Men’s Team took the top three spots: George Martinez (20 minutes 14 seconds), Bryan Alvarado (20 minutes 27 seconds) and Gerardo Marquillo (20 minutes 30 seconds).
Southern California Regional Finals @ Woodland Park (Van Nuys, CA) on Friday, November 7th.
October 21, 2014
Erika Gonzales, a freshman from Sweetwater High School, placed sixth out of 140 runners with an 18:22.3 time for 5 kilometers in the 67th Annual Mt. SAC Invitational.
October 21, 2014
George Martinez, a sophomore from Sweetwater High School and the PCAC Athlete of the Week for the week that ended Sept. 7, ran to a seventh-place finish in a 183-runner field in the 67th Mt. Invitational on Saturday. Martinez ran the 4.0-mile course in 21:05.0.
September 29, 2014
George Martinez, who was conference Athlete of the Week for the week that ended Sept. 7 and thus was not eligible to repeat that honor during the current season, placed first among community college runners and 18th among non-Division I runners in the Stanford Invitational over an 8K course at Stanford University Golf Course.
Competing head-to-head against opponents from meet champion Washington State, runner-up UC Santa Barbara, third-place Stanford and top non-Division I finisher Chico State, Martinez’ 24:46 time was good enough to place him 57th overall. There were 39 teams and 362 runners in the race.
September 15, 2014
Olowara, a triple track & field gold-medalist in the 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters and 1500 meters representing Lagos State in Nigeria’s 18th National Sports Festival two years ago, ran away with the women’s race at the Rio Hondo Classic on Saturday at Legg Lake Park in South El Monte. She led the Jaguars (42 points) to a second-place team finish, behind winner Riverside City College (36 points) and third-place Ventura (87 points).
Olowara ran the 5K course in 16:33 to dust defending CCCAA California state champion Laura Aceves from East Los Angeles, came in 1-minute, 19-seconds behind Olowara with a 17:52 in finishing second.