Pasadena City College
Men's/Women's Cross Country
Men's/Women's Cross Country Head Coach
In 2014, Pasadena City College had an athlete reach All-South Coast Conference status (top 14 at conference finals) for the sixth straight season. Ashley Medina took 10th overall as PCC tied for fifth in the team standings.
Last season, the Lancers women reached the state's top 15 for the fourth time in the past five years. All-South Coast Conference racers Brenda Grate (ninth) and Tansica Sunkamaneevongse (12th) helped PCC placed fourth at the conference finals meet. The Lancers then placed 10th at the Southern California Championships, the school's highest finish there this century. Sunkamaneevongse (35th) and Grate (36th) helped PCC take 14th at the CCCAA state meet.
In 2012, All-SCC women's runner in Diane Lombardi was ninth at the conference championships before finishing in 15th at the state meet.. The PCC women's team placed 15th at both SoCal and state.
In 2011, the PCC women reached a 10th place finish at the CCCAA State Championships and a third place at the South Coast Conference Finals behind the running of All-SCC Second Team racer Elizabeth Lyons.
In 2010, women's runner Tracee van der Wyk set PCC firsts in individual history by placing second overall the CCCAA state meet, the Southern California Championships, and the South Coast Conference Championships. She had placed fourth overall at the CCCAA state meet as the Lancers took 15th as a team back in 2009. On the men's side, Will Zentmyer was third at the SCC meet and an impressive 16th place overall at the 2010 CCCAA meet in Fresno.
For the women, Aidita Gibson helped PCC's 1995 team to the highest finish in school history, third place in the state. PCC took a fourth place state finish in Gibson's sophomore year of 1996.
RECENT PCC CROSS COUNTRY HISTORY
The PCC men's teams finished in the top 10 at the State Championship meet five times between 1994-2001, including a runner-up finish in 1996. In 2011, the women's team took 10th place at the state meet.
Phil Gonzalez (third place in 1996 State Meet, South Coast Conference champion), Moises Iniquez (second
place, 2002 State Meet, and SCC champion), Sergio Campos (2001 SCC champion, third at 2000 State Meet) and Marcos Aguirre (1998 SCC champion) highlight the top runners that raced for the Lancers in recent years.
was inducted into the PCC Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. Iniquez, Gonzalez, and Ray Gomez (1994) were all former PCC
Men's Athletes of the Year. Van der Wyk was a PCC Women's Athlete of the Year for 2009 and 2010.
Joaquin Gomez, son of retired Lancers' head coach and PCC Sports Hall of Famer Jesse Gomez, finished his two years at PCC as a two-time, All-SCC runner in 2005-2006.