|Sports Played:||Cross Country, Track and Field|
Jesse Gomez led the 1967 cross country team to the only state championship ever in the sport for Pasadena City College. Gomez won the Western State Conference individual title at 18 minutes, 44 seconds. He took a Lancers' best fifth at the state championships as PCC won the team title in the first state meet held at Woodward Park in Fresno, the regular host of the state meet since 1981. In 1968-69, Gomez performed several big feats on the Lancers track and field team as he set the 2-mile school record at 9 minutes .09 seconds and participated on the school record distance medley relay (9:57.2). He also took part in an unofficial national JC record run in the 4-mile relay as the Lancers foursome ran 17:06.4 at the Arcadia Invitational. The 1968 run was not recognized as an official record as PCC ran the race unopposed as an exhibition. Gomez went on to become first an assistant coach (1976-1987) under Skip Robinson's two state title men's track and field teams in 1978 and 1984. Gomez later became head coach of the Lancers men's track and field and cross country teams (eventually taking over the women's programs as well) and served from 1994-2006.