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Ybarra's runs to 45th in state
(11-19-2016) -- Palomar freshman Mark Ybarra
ran to a 45th-place finish out of 206
runners in the men's division of the CCCAA
State Cross Country Championships on
Saturday at Woodward Park.
Ybarra ran the 4.0-mile course in 21:21.5.
Teammate Edgar Romero, the other Palomar
qualifier, placed 160th with a 20:29.2 time.
Cuesta's Sean McDermott won the race in
20:06.0, with Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference runners placing 2-3-4.
San Bernardino Valley's Luis Ortega placed
second in 20:09.1, with San Bernardino's
Michael Teran third in 20:15.15 and
Cuyamaca's Steven Lepe fourth with a
Riverside City College won the team title
with 79 points, followed by Glendale in
second with 68 points, Mt. SAC third withh
51 points and Cuyamaca fourth with 71
Hartnell was fifth and San Bernardino
Valley, the Southern California team
champion was sixth in the 28-team field.
Ybarra's 27th place out of 190 leads PC
ORANGE (11-04-2016) --
Freshman Mark Ybarra finished 27th in a
190-runner field on Friday at Irvine
Regional Park to highlight Palomar's showing
in the Southern California Community College
Men's Cross Country Championships.
Ybarra was timed in 21:18.16 for 4.0 miles
as he qualified for the CCCAA State meet
Nov. 19 at Fresno's Woodward Park. Edgar
Romero was the Comets' second finisher,
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champion
San Bernardino won the Southern California
championship, scoring 62 points to 85 for
second-place Glendale. Mt. SAC was third
with 101 points, with Cuyamaca from the PCAC
fourth with 115 points and Riverside City
College fifth, also with 115 points but
losing a tie-breaker. Palomar placed 19th
out of 28 teams with 561 points.
San Bernardino's Luis Ortega, the PCAC
champion, won the men's race in 20:27.70.
SBVC's Michael Teran took fourth and a third
PCAC runner, Cuyamaca's Steven Lepe was
The Comets' top finisher in the 5,000-meter
women's race was Grace Agyan, who placed
117th in a 185-runner field with a 22:37.21.
Cuesta's Miranda Daschian won the race in
Glendale won the women's team title with 45
points, with Mt. SAC second and Saddleback
fourth. The Comets finished 27th in a
27-team field with 684 points.
Ybarra takes 35th vs. 4-year runners
(10-08-2016) -- Palomar freshman cross
country runner Mark Ybarra took 35th place
in a field of 94 against primarily four-year
college opponents Friday in the men's race
at the 24th Triton Classic at UC San Diego's
North Campus Course.
Ybarra ran the 8-kilometer
course in 27:19.64, the third best time among the
California community college runners in the race.
Gilbert Kigen from Central
Arizona Community College in Coolidge, AZ, won the race
in 24:42.55. Chico State's William Reyes ran 25:04.18 in
Palomar's second finisher in
the race was Edward Romero in 68th place.
Chico State won the men's team
title with 23 points. Central Arizona was second with 51
points, and UC San Diego took third with 57 points.
Palomar had 208 points in placing seventh in the
In the women's race, Grace
Agyan was the top Palomar finisher. She was 76th out of
115 runners with a 26:49.76 over a 5K course.
Agyan had the second fastest
time among California community college runners in the
Point Loma Nazarene University
won the women's championship with 54 points, followed by
Chico State (60 points) in second place and UC San Diego
(69 points) in third. Palomar placed 10th out of 12
teams with 316 points
In the top photo,
Palomar's Mark Ybarra leads the men's race
in the Coach Downey Cross Country Classic
hosted by San Diego City College at Morley
Field in Balboa Park on Friday. Ybarra won
the race in 21:53 over a 4.0-mile course.
Directly above, the Comets' Alyssa Cascos,
who finished sixth in the women's race,
comes up on two Southwestern runners. --
PC's Ybarra runs to 1st; Men
2nd, women 3rd
SAN DIEGO (9-30-2016) -- Palomar freshman
Mark Ybarra ran to a first-place finish in
the Coach Downey Cross Country Classic on
Friday at Morley Field in Balboa Park.
Ybarra ran 4.0 miles in 21:53, followed by
the Southwestern duo of David Flores (second
in 22:25) and Agustin Barreto (third in
22:40) in a field of 47 runners.
Also for the Comets, Edgar Romero placed
fifth in 23:10, Brandon Freaner was sixth in
23:37, and Matt De Haven placed eighth in
Southwestern won the team title with 52
points, six points ahead of Palomar in
second place with 58 points. San Diego City
College was third with 67 points, Long Beach
City College fourth with 83, San Diego Mesa
fifth with 118 points and Imperial Valley
sixth with 125 points.
In the women's race, Long Beach City College
won with 24 points, followed by Southwestern
(59) and Palomar (63) in second and third,
respectively. Grossmont (119 points was
fourth, Imperial Valley (126) fifth and San
Diego City (132) sixth.