LAWRENCE, Kans. – Josh Espinoza (SR/Glendale, AZ), Zach Hunt (SO/Sparks, NV) and Marline Estell (SR/San Marcos, CA)'s hard work culminated on Saturday at Rim Rock Farm in the 2014 NAIA Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships, as Vanguard's three individual qualifiers raced for the shot at a national title.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Three Vanguard runners raced their way into the NAIA Cross Country National Championship Meet at the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday. Josh Espinoza (SR/Glendale, AZ) and Zach Hunt (SO/Sparks, NV) finished second and fifth, respectively, in the men's 8k, while Marline Estell (SR/San Marcos, CA) was the top performer for the VU women with her ninth-place mark in the 5k.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - The 2014 GSAC Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships will be hosted by The Master's College at Central Park in Santa Clarita tomorrow, Saturday, November 8th. The women's 5,000 meter race will begin at 9:00 am followed by the men's 8,000 meter race at 9:45 am.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - The 25th Annual Vanguard Invitational, held at Fairview Park on Saturday, went smoothly, despite hosting the most teams and indivduals in the event's long history. Josh Espinoza (SR/Glendale, AZ) garnered The Pride's top honor on the day, placing fourth (of 142) in the men's 8K with a mark of 25:22.15.
POMONA, Calif. – Josh Espinoza (SR/Glendale, AZ) defeated 182 runners early on Saturday morning to place first for Vanguard cross country at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational in the men's 8k. Marline Estell (SR/San Marcos, CA) also finished strong in the women's field of 194, crossing the line 18th in the 6k for the Lions.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - Lions' cross country will host the 25th Annual Vanguard Invitational on October 11th, beginning with the women's 5K at 9:00 am and concluding with the men's 8K at 9:45 am.