Walnut, Calif. - Golden West ran in the 65th annual Mt. SAC cross country invitational Friday. The Rustlers held their own as they raced with the state's top teams in the 3 mile women's event and the 4-mile men's race.
On the women's side, The Rustlers ran with 23 other teams and finished eleventh overall with 304 points. Cerritos won the women's event with a total of 52 points and host Mt. SAC took second with 101 points. Arianna Condon (Newport Beach, CA/Corona Del Mar HS) was the first Rustler to cross the finish line with a time of 19:51. Condon placed 34th with average mile time of 6:37, 31 seconds off the first place finisher. Close behind were other Rustler point-earners including Cynthia Torres (20:7) and Katherine Pavloff (20:52)
The men finished with 478 points, competing with a total of 20 teams and 207 runners. Freshman, Yale Jimenez (Garden Grove, CA/Garden Grove HS) finished in the middle of the pack with a finishing time of 23:12, and a 5:48 average mile. Rustlers, Chase Calkins (23:37), Brandon Ngo (24:01) and Mitchell Jimenez (24:50) each performed well in their event.
Congratulations to Brandon Ngo, a sophomore on the GWC Men's Cross Country Team. He was awarded the honor of being selected to the 2012 California Community College All-State Academic Team for Cross Country. In order to qualify, you had to have 24 or more units completed with a 3.5 gpa. He will be presented his award at the State Championships in Fresno on November 12, 2013.