(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