ELAC men’s cross country run PR’s

The men's cross country team each individually ran their fastest times of the season in the San Bernardino Valley College Invitational Friday, Oct. 7 and placed seventh overall. (Photo by Tadzio Garcia)
The men's cross country team each individually ran their fastest times of the season in the San Bernardino Valley College Invitational Friday, Oct. 7 and placed seventh overall. (Photo by Tadzio Garcia)

SAN BERNARDINO, CA — Each of the East Los Angeles College men’s cross country team Huskies individually ran their fastest times of the season and as a result placed seventh at the San Bernardino Valley College Invitational in a field that included three statewide ranked teams.

No. 4-statewide ranked San Bernardino placed first, No. 6 Glendale took second, No. 9 Cerritos placed third.

ELAC gained time on the ranked teams. Since the season opening SoCal Preview meet, the Huskies improved an average of one minute and six seconds faster per-man, a better improvement than the three ranked teams.

Freshman Martin Perez (Norwalk High School) finished in 22:06.5, 0:34.55 seconds faster than his previous best time.

Freshman Victor Jauregui (Montebello HS) finished in 22:46.2, more than a minute faster than his previous season best. He sprinted to the finish line next to San Diego City College freshman Ryan Velasquez for 50-meters. Jauregui edged Velasquez by 4/100’s of a second.

Freshmen Allen Au Yeyng (San Gabriel HS) ran 22:55.1, almost a minute and a half faster than his previous personal best. Freshman Raymond Rascon (Pioneer HS) finished in 23:09.4, also a personal record.

ELAC freshman Nathan Rangel (Montebello HS) closed out the scoring for the Huskies with a personal record of 23:35.5. Jonathan Pedroza (Garfield HS) clocked in at 23:39.7, 01:46 faster than his season best time.

Two Huskies season-best times broke the 25 and 26-minute marks for the first time this season.

Freshman Anthony Jovel (Bell Gardens HS) broke the 25-minute mark and finished in 24:45.3, knocking off more than two minutes from his previous fast time. Sophomore Rene Flores (Garfield HS) broke the 26-minute mark with a personal-best time of 25:50.4.

Freshman Pablo Hernandez (Downtown Magnets HS) ran 27:30.0, almost a minute faster than his previous best finish.  Freshman Matthew Ruiz (Bell Gardens HS) ran a season’s best time of 29:34.3.

The Huskies have a bye next weekend and next compete in the CSU Fullerton Titan Invitational Friday, Oct. 21, TBA, at the Titan Track Complex.

 

 

story submitted by Tadzio Garcia

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