Westcliff University competed in its first cross country events ever Monday at the Master’s Invitational in Santa Clarita, as both the men’s and women’s teams were represented.
The course consisted of low-cut grass and hard-packed dirt paths, and a few hilly sections, a true cross country course according to head coach Alaine Tate.
“Each athlete went out with a strategy to run their best race,” Tate said. “(Each was) able to attain their best performances for the distance.”
The men ran an 8-kilometer course and Isaac Cota-Angulo finished first for the Warriors with a time of 34:43.3.
Isaiah Allen and Eduardo Miranda finished next with times of 38:30.4 and 39:09.3, respectively.
On the women’s side (five kilometers), Jaslynne Aldridge finished with a mark of 24:11.8, and Mikaiella Vargas turned in a time of 29:54.7.
The Warriors next race at the Vanguard Invitational on Oct. 12th at Irvine Regional Park.