Men's Cross Country Wins Santiago Canyon Invite

Men's Cross Country Wins Santiago Canyon Invite

With just four colleges participating, the Pasadena City College men's cross country team scored its first meet title under first-year head coach Innocent Egbunike at the Santiago Canyon Invitational on September 30. The Lancers placed five of the top 10 finishers over the 4-mile course at Irvine Regional Park.

PCC sophomore Nathan-Michael Guzman placed second overall out of 42 runners with a time of 22 minutes, 41 seconds. Only unattached runner Cristian Flores ran faster to win the race at 22:27.

Eduardo Urbina grabbed fourth (22:50) followed by Eric Bravo (23:13, sixth), Christian Alcala (23:45, seventh), and Marcelo Ramirez (23:49, eighth). Kalen Marshall and Armando Solis finished in a tie for 11th (24:09). Other Lancers participating were Jacob Reyes (25:47, 22nd), Tymel Minter (26:47, 25th), Milton Lamar (26:57, 26th), and Jeremy Alvarenga (27:01, 27th). 

East Los Angeles took second, host Santiago Canyon third, and College of the Desert was fourth. 

The Lancers were picked No. 14 on the most recent SoCal Regional Rankings.

[Photo--Nathan-Michael Guzman and Eduardo Urbina (right) led the PCC men's cross country team to its meet win on Saturday at Irvine Regional Park, image by Richard Quinton.]