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The men and women's cross country teams crushed the competition Friday at the Mt. SAC Invitational in Walnut. The women''s team won the 3-mile race with just 17 points as the Lady Vaqs captured seven spots in the Top-10. Mt. SAc was second with 74 points and Pima (AZ) was third with 109. The men also took first with 51 points in the four-mile race with L.A. Valley second with 63 points and Pima was third with 84.
For the women, Karen Rosas, the state athlete of the month for September, took first in 18:09. Angela Martinez was second in 18:24, Alyssa Selve took third in 18:35, Grace Graham-Zamudio was fourth in 18:43, Nohemi Martinez was seventh in 18:55, Laura Pluemer was ninth in 19:08 and Cecilia Nicolas was 10th in 19:14.
Alexander Nelson was the top finisher for the men in fourth place in 21:26. Jesus Gutierrez was fifth in 21:26, Issac Diosdoda was 15th in 22:06, Nicholas Marquez was 16th in 22:10, Vladimir Diaz was 19th in 22:14, Ramon Robles was 23rd in 22:18 and Mario Castillo was 27th in 22:23.
Glendale finishes the season with three big meets; They compete in the Western State Conference finals on Tuesday October 25, the Southern California Finals on November 4 and the State Championships on November 19.
The women's golf team earned a first-place tie with College of the Canyons at the Western State Conference match Monday at the Tierra Rejada Golf Club in Simi Valley. The Lady Vaqs ultimately placed second in a tie breaker format.
Prattaporn Silawanna shot a two-over 74 to pace the Lady Vaqs. Thanawan Sriratchaya shot 75, Vicanda Ma shot 78, Hannah lee shot 83 and Diana Hernandez shot 91.
Glendale, the top ranked team in the WSC, hosts a WSC match Monday October 17 at Brookside Golf Course No. 2 in Pasadena at 11 am.
The Lady Vaqs fell to 2-2 in WSC play and 7-10 overall after dropping a pair of conference matches last week. The lost in three games to L.A. Pierce College last Wednesday 25-15, 26-24 25-23 and dropped a three game match to Citrus Friday, 25-14, 25-16 and 25-16. Sara Kert led Glendale in the loss to Citrus with 10 kills and Laila Souktani added 21 assists. Racquel Valenzuela added 15 digs and one service ace and Angela Gaignard and Yessenia Ortega had one team block each.
The Lady Vaqs host Bakersfield Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Verdugo Gym and have a bye Friday.
Glendale is now 1-4-1 in WSC play and 2-9-2 overall after dropping a pair of conference games last week, 4-2 to College of the Canyons last Tuesday and 4-2 to Allan Hancok College Friday.
Glendale plays at Oxnard College Tuesday at 4 pm and hosts Citrus College Friday at 5 pm.
The Lady Vaqs are 1-12 and 0-5 in WSC play after dropping a pair of games last week. They fell to Bakersfield College 3-0 last Tuesday in a WSC match and lost to San Diego City College 2-0 in a non-conference match Friday.
Glendale plays at L.A. Valley College Tuesday at 4 pm and host Citrus College Friday at 7 pm at Sartoris Field.
Glendale had a bye last week. They host West Los Angeles College at 7 pm Saturday at Sartoris Field