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The Glendale men and women raced to team championships and freshman runner Angela Martinez won the women's individual race last Tuesday at the Western State Conference Championships at CV Park in La Crescenta. The Glendale women won the team title with 22 points with Moorpark finishing second with 72 points and Cuesta was third with 122. The men took first with 39 points with Cuesta second with 63 and L.A. Valley was third with 66 points.
Martinez, a freshman from John Burroughs High in Burbank, led the Lady Vaqs to a conference record sixth straight team win in a time of 19:23.06 over the 3.1 mile course. Brianna Jauregui was third in 19:33.50, Alyssa Selve was fifth in 19:39.66, Diana Sanchez was sixth in 19:48.66 and Vivian Ochoa was seventh in 19:50.82.
For the men who won thir 11th title in 14 years, sophomore Ricky Avila was the top Glendale runner in second place over the 4-mile course in 20:22.64. Rico Gutierrez was third in 20:27.18, Michel Noris was ninth in 21:13.87, Miguel Flores was 12th in 21:23.90 and Neil Jones was 13th in 21:27.38.
Glendale competes in the Southern California Chapionships Saturday at Mission Bay Park in San Diego at 10:00 a.m. The women are the defending So. Cal champs and the men finished third last year.
The Lady Vaqs finished fifth last Monday in a WSC match hosted by Bakersfield College at the Links at Riverlakes Ranch course. Tammy Panich, the No. 1 ranked golfer in the conference finished third with a 79 as Glendale finished fifth with a 358 behind match winner College of the Cabyons with a 321 and Bakersfield shot 323. Imelda Treto shot 87 and Diana Hernandez shot 96 to round out the scoring for Glendale.
Glendale competes in the WSC Finals Sunday and Monday at Olivas Links in Santa Barbara.
Glendale is now 5-13 overall and 1-6 in WSC after falling to Bakersfield in three games last Friday, 25-20, 25-16 and 25-20. They had a bye last Tuesday. Jessica Alvarez led Glendale with 10 kills in the loss and she also had 11 digs, three service aces and two team blocks. Roxy Domines had 25 assists, two solo blocks and two service aces and Sara Kert added two service aces and two team blocks and Raquel Valenzuela had 10 digs.
The Lady Vaqs play at Santa Monica Tuesday and host West Los Angeles Friday. Both matches start at 7:00 p.m.
Glendale split a pair of games last week and are now 4-9-4 overall and 3-6-1 in WSC play. They beat Moorpark 3-1 last Tuesday and lost to College of the Canyons 3-0 Friday.
The Vaqueros play at Santa Barbara Tuesday and host Oxnard Friday at Sartoris Field. Both games start at 7:00 p.m.
The Lady Vaqs dropped a pair of games last week, 2-0 to Citrus last Tuesday and 4-0 to Santa Monica Friday. Glendale is 4-12-1 overall and 2-7-1 in WSC.
Glendale plays at L.A. Mission Tuesday and L.A. Valley Friday. Both games are at 4:00 p.m.
Glendale lost to Santa Barbara 27-21 Saturday to fall to 0-4 in Pacific Conference American Division play and 0-8 overall. Quarterback Steven Batista led the Vaqs with 219 yards passing on 15 of 31 and two touchdowns, both scores to receive Patrick Doahue and Reinaldo Reyes caught eight passes for 106 yards. Antonio Bray was the leading rusher with 58 yards on 12 carries. Defensively, Nate Meztizo had 11 tackles and Jacob Meza added eight stops.
The Vaqueros play st Santa Monica City College Saturday at 6:00 p.m.