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Men's Cross Country Finishes 6th At SCC Championships

Men's Cross Country Finishes 6th At SCC Championships image

The Pasadena City College men's cross country team is uncertain of its 2012 future after finishing a disappointing sixth place out of seven teams at the South Coast Conference Championships held Thursday at Griffith Park's 4-mile course.

The Lancers' top runner Francis Lee placed 18th overall out of 105 runners, but it was not enough to earn All-SCC (top 14). A freshman, Lee ran a time of 20:43.77. Juan De La Rosa was next for PCC in 38th place (21:24.44). The rest of the Pasadena harriers finished as follows: sophomore Kevin Cano, 45th, 21:36.81; freshman Faustino Gil, 49th, 21:51.27; sophomore Brian Sacripanti, 52nd, 22:03.29; frosh Charlie Camacho, 53rd, 22:07.32; freshman Brendan Greene, 70th, 22:42.14; first-year Alfredo Folgar, 77th, 22:57.75; rookie Jack Serna, 86th, 23:30.92; sophomore Chris Paidimukkala, 94th, 24:19.29; and freshman Abraham Esparza, 100th, 25:19.67.

Only the top five teams qualify from conference, but PCC could get a remaining at-large berth depending on the finish of other non-conference teams.

Pasadena may also have individual runners if the team doesn't qualify. Check this website for further developments. The Southern California Championshps will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 at Costa Mesa's Fairview Park.

[Photo--Juan De La Rosa placed 38th overall for the Lancers at the SCC Championships, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]

Release Date: 10/25/12
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu