Finishing her junior collegiate season, former Pasadena City College women's cross country great Tracee van der Wyk helped Adams State College (Colorado) to conference and regional titles as well as a third place at the NCAA Division II National Championships last month.
Diane Lombardi ran to 42nd place individually as the Pasadena City College women's cross country team placed 15th at the CCCAA State Championship meet held Nov. 17 at Fresno's Woodward Park. Lombardi ran a time of 19 minutes, 34.11 seconds over the 3.1 mile course.
For each of the previous six meets, the Pasadena City College men's team was paced by its fastest runner in each of the events--freshman Francis Lee. But on Saturday at the CCCAA State Championships, a different Lancer emerged to run a big race.
For the first time in 11 years, Pasadena City College will send both the men's and women's cross country teams to the CCCAA State Championships. The teams qualified Saturday with similar finishes at the Southern California Championships as the Lancers' women placed 15th while the PCC men took 16th. The top 18 teams for each gender qualified for the state meet.
The Pasadena City College men's cross country team was one of a few teams chosen as an at-large squad to participate in the Southern California Championships this Saturday, Nov. 3 at Costa Mesa's Fairview Park.
Sophomore Diane Lombardi ran to a ninth place finish at the 2012 South Coast Conference women's cross country championships Thursday to give the Lancers an All-SCC runner for the fourth consecutive season. The race was held at Griffith Park's Crystal Springs 5-kilometer course.
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.
Freshman Francis Lee led a group of 12 Pasadena City College men's cross country team racers Friday at the 65th Mt. SAC Invitational. Lee placed 11th overall in the 4-mile race and helped the Lancers place ninth among 21 teams participating.
In the history of Pasadena City College women's cross country races, Diane Lombardi became only the third Lancer to ever break the 19-minute mark over a 3-mile course Friday. The sophomore posted an 18:57 time in finishing ninth overall at the 65th Mt. SAC Invitational in Walnut.
Diane Lombardi's fourth place finish was one of three in the top 16 for the Lancers Friday as the Pasadena City College women's cross country team took second place at the 11-team, Brubaker Invitational at Orange's Irvine Park.
Freshman Jessica Nunez finished 15th place overall as the Pasadena City College women's cross country team endured 100-plus degree running conditions to take seventh place at the Coast Classic meet in Costa Mesa held Saturday. The meet was a preview for SoCals, which will also be held at Orange Coast College's Fairview Park course, on Nov. 3.
After a disappointing 2011 season, Pasadena City College men's cross country team head coach Armand Crespo went to work this offseason in an attempt to improve the program.
After a 10th place finish at last year's CCCAA State Championships, Pasadena City College and women's cross country head coach Armand Crespo wanted to build on that strong end to the 2011 season. While the team has traditonally had one standout runner, Crespo feels he has now two top harriers in returning sophomore Diane Lombardi and incoming freshman Jessica Nunez.
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