COSTA MESA, Calif. - Vanguard University Cross Country and Track & Field has added its first addition for the 2017-2018 year as Savannah Yi signed her letter of intent last Friday. The Glendora High School senior owns personal bests of 17:59 in the three mile and 18:52 in the 5000m distance for cross country season. On the track side, she competes in the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m events with respective times of 2:28, 5:17, and 11:33 as her personal bests.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Sunday, December 4th Vanguard's Zach Hunt (SR/Sparks, NV) and Zach DeAtley (SR/Victorville, CA), from the cross country and track programs, both raced the Los Angeles River Half Marathon and met qualifying standards for the NAIA Outdoor National Marathon to be held Saturday, May 27th in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The duo finished 1st and 2nd overall in the race completing the 13.1 mile course in 1:12:22 and 1:12:50 respectively (an average of 5:32 and 5:34 per mile). The NAIA automatic qualifying standard is 1:13:30, so both were well under the required mark. This is the third time Hunt has qualified for the NAIA Marathon and second time for DeAtley.
Elsah, Ill. - The Vanguard trio of Zach DeAtley (SR/Victorville, CA), Zach Hunt (SR/Sparks, NV) and Jeronimo Brito (JR/Riverside, CA) put it all on the line today in cold and windy conditions on the North Farm Course located near the campus of Principia College. The weather was chilly (40 degrees at race time) with 20mph winds and the course was 100% grass with challenging hills throughout. The senior duo of DeAtley and Hunt concluded their collegiate cross country careers with their best collegiate efforts finishing 48th & 50th overall among 331 finishers with impressive 8k times of 25:35 and 25:36 respectively.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – The Vanguard Lions will be racing in tomorrow's 61st Annual NAIA National Championship. For the first time North Farm Cross Country Course in Elsah, Illinois will be the host site. Jeronimo Brito (JR/Riverside, CA), Zach DeAtley (SR/Victorville, CA), and Zach Hunt (SR/Sparks, NV) qualified to race for the individual title by their finish in the GSAC Championships on November 5th
ROCKLIN, Calif. - The VU Men finished fourth among nine teams at the GSAC Cross Country Championships hosted by William Jessup University while the VU Women put together their best race of the season finishing sixth overall in a talented GSAC field. Jeronimo Brito (JR/Riverside, CA), Zach Hunt (SR/Sparks, NV), and Zach DeAtley (SR/Victorville, CA) run Top 15 times in the field of male runners earning All-GSAC and putting themselves in great position to reach the NAIA Cross Country National Championships.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – The Golden State Athletic Conference has announced the list of student-athletes who have qualified as GSAC Scholar Athletes for Fall 2016. Three members including two members of the women's team represented the cross-country program of Vanguard University. Zachary DeAtley, Sarah Finch (SR/Redondo Beach, CA), and Lauren Soholt (SR/Riverside, CA) are all repeat winners from last season.