Fullerton fared well at the Golden West Invitational held on Friday at Central Park in Huntington Beach.
The men's team placed 13th out of 21 teams with Brandon Velasco leading the pack taking 22nd out of 197 runners with a finishing time of 21:01.2. Johnny Nava came in at 21.57.0 placing 66th and Matthew Castillo came though at 22:28.0 placing 87th.
"It is an improvement with times from a week ago. They continue to work on grouping and their times are showing the closeness of which they run as a tighter group. Brandon Velasco is on the edge of breaking in to the 20's with his four mile time. This race presented good personal records with mile splits. This is our third race so far in the season. Look for the top five to seven runners to come in closer together in the next race, Head Coach Gina Bevec.
The team leader of the day was College College of the Canyons with a total time of 1:41:47.00 and the individual leader was Canyon's Rodrigo Ornelas who finished with a time of 20:05.9.
For the Lady Hornets, the team placed 10th out of 15 teams with Fanny Giron serving as the FC team leader taking 40th overall out of 144 runners with a finishing time of 20:27.5. Right behind Giron was Althea Streeter who placed 42nd with a time of 20:32.4.
The team champion on the day was Glendale College who collectively ran a total time of 1:34:30.30. The individual champion was Laura Aceves of East Los Angeles College with a time of 18:05.1.
Brandon Velasco 21:01
Johnny Nava 21:57
Matt Castillo 22:28
Jonathan Sheatz 22:32
Khaled Takwa 22:40
Ramiro Espinoza 22:55
Miles Nossett 23:40
Javin De La Torre 23:46
Oscar Hernandez 24:36
Raul Bustamante 25:35
Up Next: The Hornets will participate in the Foothill Invitational on Friday, October 3rd.