Competing against both NCAA Division II schools and non-NCAA schools, the Cerritos College men's cross country team finished first in the non-NCAA category. The Falcons, who had 14 entries in the Triton Classic at UC San Diego on Saturday, compiled 28 team points, which beat out a group of UC San Diego Alumni and Southwestern College. The team will now run at the Mt. San Antonio Invitational next Friday.
Over the 8K course, sophomore Abraxaz Sanchez (Schurr HS) placed 17th overall (second among non-NCAA runners) of the 83 total runners with a time of 27:15.3, with the next Falcon runner finishing almost a minute later. Freshman Daniel Ramos (Warren HS) posted a clocking of 28:08.3, which was the 40th best time, and the fifth best among the non-NCAA competitors. A pair of Cerritos runners comprised the next two finishers, with freshman Adrian Casas (Gahr HS) 42nd overall in 28:13.4, while sophomore Luis Munoz (Downey HS) turned in the 43rd place time of 28:20.0. Providing the team's fifth runner to finish off the team scoring was freshman Alberto Cano (Norwalk HS), who recorded the eighth place time for non-NCAA runners at 28:40.7, which was also the 47th overall time.
Also running for Cerritos on the day were Angel Chavarria (Western HS: 29:00.4, 52nd place), Cristhian Macias (Gardena HS; 29:16.9; 58th place), Miguel Lopez (Downey HS; 30:16.9; 64th place), Jamal Awad (Warren HS; 31:05.6, 71st place), Josiah Jackson (Mayfair HS; 31:44.4; 73rd place), Moises Rodriguez (El Rancho HS; 33:40.1; 76th place), Kenneth Jones (Los Alamitos HS; 33:48.7; 77th place), Clay Green (Los Alamitos HS; 34:22.5; 78th place) and Walter Ramirez (Mayfair HS; 5:57.3; 81st place).
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