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Men's Program EST. 1970
Women's Program EST. 1975

CCCAA State Championships
Men: 1975, 2014

CCCAA Individual State Championships
Men: Mike Martinez (1971); Ethan Walker (2015)
Women: Danielle Salcedo (2021)

CCCAA State Championship Appearances
Men: 1975, 1976, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
Women: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022

CCCAA Southern California Championships
Men: 2014

Western State Conference Championships
Men: 1975, 1976, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015


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College of the Canyons women’s cross country ran at the 2022 CCCAA State Championships for the ninth consecutive year finishing in 14th place. Freshman Sam Regez represented the men’s side as an individual. Both the men’s and women’s teams qualified for the CCCAA SoCal Regionals. At the Western State Conference Championships the women’s team finished third and the men’s team was seventh. Sophomore Milca Osorio crossed the line first for COC at the state meet with a time of 19:14.7 claiming the 20th spot out of 155 runners. Osorio was an All-WSC First-Team honoree. Teammates Maylani Perez, Joy Nakazawa, Emily Cruz and Trinity Winslow were all recognized with All-WSC Second-Team honors. On the men’s side, Regez earned All-WSC Second-Team honors and freshman Jerome Hughes received All-WSC Honorable Mention. 

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College of the Canyons cross country’s 2021 season was highlighted by freshman Danielle Salcedo’s run to become the college’s first female CCCAA Women’s Cross Country Individual State Champion. Salcedo was also named the Western State Conference (WSC) Female Runner of the Year. She ran undefeated the entire season including the 2021 CCCAA SoCal Regionals, eventually claiming the state title and setting the program record at the State Championship 5K course at Woodward Park in Fresno with a time of 17:54.9.  She was also named a JC All-American while five other runners received All-WSC accolades. Freshman Milca Osorio was named an All-WSC First Team selection. Second Team honors went to sophomore Sarah Zamudio and freshman Trinity Winslow, while All-WSC Honorable mention accolades went to freshman Maylani Perez and sophomore Diana Perez. Together the women’s team placed third at the WSC championships. COC’s men’s program only competed as individuals for the 2021 season. Chanchoi Krasaesin and Alejandro Chavez on the men’s side joined Perez on the women’s team to receive CCCAA Academic All-State honors.

College of the Canyons athletic programs did not compete during the 2020-21 season due to cancellations based on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Cougars cross country programs completed the 2019 season with a final run at the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championships in Fresno. The event marked the first time since 2016 that both College of the Canyons cross country programs competed at the state meet. Prior to the season-culminating meet, COC’s men’s team finished fourth at the Western State Conference (WSC) Finals to advance to the CCCAA SoCal Regional Championships for a sixth straight season. At the SoCal meet Canyons finished 12th to advance to the state championships. COC’s women’s squad finished fifth at the WSC Finals to advance to the CCCAA SoCal Regional Meet for a sixth straight season. The team then advanced to the CCCAA State Championships after finishing 14th in SoCal. Canyons had a combined nine runners from the men's and women's teams earn All-WSC honors for the 2019 season.

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The College of the Canyons cross country program saw both its men’s and women’s team advance to the CCCCAA Southern California Championships before having three members of the women’s squad qualify to compete at the state championship meet in Fresno. The Lady Cougars were represented by sophomores Amanda Finn, Samantha Bell and Celeste Gonzalez at the state championships. Finn also earned CCCAA Academic All-State team honors. In the team standings, the Lady Cougars placed finished 15th at the regional championships while the men’s team was 26th overall. In Western State Conference (WSC) competition COC’s men’s team finished 10th and the women’s team took fifth. The Cougars had a combined six runners (two men/four women) earn All-WSC honors.

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College of the Canyons cross country was once again represented at the CCCAA State Championship meet in Fresno after another successful season for head coach Lindie Kane’s squads. The COC women’s team started the year with a first place run at the season-opening Oxnard Invitational before finishing as runner up in the Western State Conference (WSC) and seeing five runners earn all-conference honors. Canyons went on to place sixth at the CCCAA Southern California Championships hosted by COC at Central Park. At the state meet, sophomore Díani Ellis capped a remarkable Cougar career by establishing a new school-record time of 18:32.1 on the 5K course at Woodward Park to place fifth overall and earn JC All-American honors. At season’s end, Ellis and sophomore Stephanie Martinez both committed to continue running at San Francisco State University. COC’s men’s squad did not compete as a team in Fresno, but had instead saw sophomores Garrett Noltemeyer and Cody Roelofson run for the Cougars. Canyons placed 19th in Southern California and seventh in the WSC, with three runners earning all-conference accolades.

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The College of the Canyons cross country program concluded its season with a trip to the CCCAA State Championship meet in Fresno, but not before seeing a combined 12 runners from the men’s and women’s teams earn All-Western State Conference (WSC) honors. Led by a pair of top-five individual finishers the COC women's team placed second in the WSC, then ran to a seventh place finish in the field of 27 schools at the CCCAA SoCal Championships, led by sophomore Jessica Ruiz’ individual seventh place time of 18:56.1 on the 5K course. The Lady Cougars then placed sixth at the CCCAA State Championship meet, once again paced by Ruiz’ eighth place time of 18:36.4, which earned the sophomore JC All-American honors for the second time. The men’s team ran to a sixth place finish at the WSC Championships before finishing 18th at the CCCAA SoCal Championships to earn the final qualifying spot for the state championships. Canyons then placed 21st at the state meet.

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The College of the Canyons cross country program completed another stellar season in 2015 highlighted by the crowning of an individual CCCAA cross country state champion in sophomore Ethan Walker. The men’s team also won its third straight WSC championship, while the women’s team finished second place in the conference. The women’s team also placed second at the CCCAA SoCal Regional Championships, as the men’s team would place fourth at the same event. Both teams went on to finish in third place at the 2015 CCCAA State Championships in Fresno. After the season, a combined 22 athletes from the men’s and women’s teams earned All-Western State Conference honors including Walker, the WSC Male Runner of the Year. Walker, who also earned Junior College All-American honors, became just the second individual State Champion in COC program history — and the first since 1971. COC freshman Nick Liebmann placed 15th at the State Championships to also earn JC All-American honors. On the women's side freshman Jessica Ruiz finished in 10th place at the state meet and was named a JC All-American.

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The COC men's cross country team hoisted a state championship trophy for the first time since 1975, as the Cougars ran to a 79-86 victory over three-time defending state champs American River College at the 2014 CCCAA Cross Country State Championships held Saturday, Nov. 22, at Woodward Park in Fresno. With its win, the team achieved the cross country equivalent of a triple crown season — taking the WSC title, the SoCal Regional title and the State Championship — while seeing seven athletes earn All-WSC honors. COC head coach Lindie Kane also became the first female coach to win a CCCAA men's cross country state championship. The COC women's cross country team also had a successful 2014 campaign, finishing in second place at the State Championships to end its season on a high note. Prior to running at the state meet, Canyons had finished second at the WSC Championships and third at the SoCal Regionals. The women’s program also had five athletes named to the All-WSC team. 

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The COC women’s cross country team had one of the program’s best seasons in 2013, following the lead of freshman Dominique Dowell. The women came in third place at the conference championship, turned in a seventh-place performance at the Southern California Championship and eighth-place finish at the state championship. Canyons was led by Dowell's season-best time of 18:47.71 at the state meet, which was good enough for 12th place among the field of more than 200 runners - and was the fastest time ever posted by a COC freshman on a state course. She was named a JC All-American for her performance. The men’s team brought home the program’s first men’s conference title since 2007 and knocked off five-time defending conference champion Glendale College. Canyons had their five top runners finish in the top 15, led by freshman Rodrigo Ornelas who came in second overall. The men’s team went on to come in ninth at the Southern California and State Championship. 

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The COC men’s cross country team finished in sixth place a the conference meet and sent Alex Ruther and Chase Wheeler to the state championship meet, where they finished in 36th and 142nd, respectively. The COC women’s cross country team finished in 10th place at the conference meet and sent Jessica Gill to the state championship meet, where she finished in 138th place.  








The Cougars struggle in 2004 and finish in 11th place in the conference. Despite the conference troubles, Jose Flores qualified as an individual for the state championship and completed the race in 21:50.62, good for 90th place.