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SCC Last For Men's Cross Country, But Qualifies For SoCal Meet

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How strong is the South Coast Conference in men's cross country this year? Well, strong enough that Pasadena City College, the eighth and last place team at Saturday's SCC Championships received the news the season will continue at the upcoming Southern California Championships.

The Lancers scored 212 points and had no runners in the top 25 during the 4-mile conference race at Cerritos Regional Park, won by LA Trade Tech. However, the strength of the SCC was such that the team qualified for an at-large berth for Friday's SoCal meet to be run at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario.

Another exciting development occurred for the Lancers as a new top runner emerged after Brian Sacripanti had run the team's best marks in each of the four previous invitational meets. Angus Leung, a freshman from Temple City High (pictured), ran in a PCC-best 31st place at 23:41. Sacripanti (Maranatha High, freshman) took a surprisingly low 43rd (24:06).

The rest of the Lancers finished as follows: sophomore Chris Le, 66th, 25:04; freshman Taylor Toyotome, 81st, 26:20; frosh Hamilton Ran, 83rd, 26:31; rookie Anthony Huerta, 91st, 28:01, and sophomore Robert Carbajal, 92nd, 28:13.

Despite the disappointment of finishing last at conference, the Lancers will get another shot to redeem themselves at the SoCal meet. PCC has now qualified for the regional meet in each of the last three seasons (2009-2011).

Complete SCC Meet Results at the link below:

http://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/3529.html

Release Date: 10/30/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu