With two of the four colleges not having enough scoring runners, the Santiago Canyon Invitational meet held September 30 became a dual between the Pasadena City College and College of the Desert women's cross country teams. PCC prevailed with 47 points to Desert's 49 to win the first women's title for first-year head coach Innocent Egbunike.
Only 26 runners took part in the 5-kilometer race held at Irvine Regional Park as Lancer sophomore Franceska Millanponce took second individually with a time of 21 minutes, 45 seconds. Santiago Canyon's Gabrielle De La Rosa won the race at 20:58.
Freshman Ramina Padashi Fard scored fourth (22:25) and she was followed by PCC runners Kandice Kwan in 12th (28:05), Andrea Sigala in 14th (29:21.5), Alyssa Villagracia in 15th (29:30), Noemi Diaz in 17th (30:06), and Faviola Aguirre in 26th (39:25).