Cougars Run at The Master's University Invitational
By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
The Cougars competed against a combination of four- and two-year college program at The Master's University (TMU) Invitational on Saturday at Central Park, running in a final tune up before next week's conference event.
COC's men's team placed 18th in the field of 22 schools, but ranked third among the four two-year programs in the field.
Canyons sophomore Sam Regez was the top performer for the men's side, finishing at a time of 26:09.2 to take 86th in the field of more than 235 runners.
Nathaniel Wilkinson (28:06.2/128th), Juan Jimenez-Rojas (28:45.1/185th), Jack Eaton (28:48.9/186th), Diego Sanchez (29:49.5/208th), Elijah Dixon (29:50.4/209th), Fernando Osorio (29:52.2/210th) all finished the four-mile course for Canyons.
Event host TMU won the event with a score of 44, followed by Pomona-Pitzer College (97) and Biola University (107) across the top three spots.
The women's field included just a pair of two-year schools with the Lady Cougars in the 15th spot joined by 13th-place Glendale College.
COC freshman Katelyn Catu led the women's team once again with a pace of 24:10.6 on the 5K course. That time placed her 81st in the field of 194 runners.
Biola (33) and Claremont Mudd Scripps (44) and The Master's University (78) were the top three schools in the women's standings.
Canyons is back in action at the Western State Conference (WSC) Preview being held Friday, Sept. 29 at Oxnard College. Race time is scheduled for 1 p.m.