SBCC’s Schaeffer takes second out of 103

Sophomore Erika Schaeffer took second place in a field of 103 runners on Tuesday in the WSC Championships and SBCC’s women earned their second straight trip to the Southern Cal Cross Country Regional.

Schaeffer was clocked in 19:27.58 on the 5K course at Crescenta Valley Park in La Crescenta. Schaeffer earned first-team All-WSC honors, along with teammate Ayla Granados, who took 11th in 20:13.10. Sarah O’Connor was 36th in 21:57.43 and Kathryn Carvin placed 66th. Glendale’s Angela Martinez won in 19:23.06.

The Vaqueros took sixth in the 12-team field and the top seven teams advanced to the regional in San Diego on Nov. 6. And they did it with two runners feeling sick and a third who competed after twisting her ankle in warm-ups.

SBCC’s Garrett Edwards was 14th in the 4-mile men’s race (122 runners) in 21:30.08. He made the All-WSC squad and qualified for the So Cal Regional, along with teammates Luis Garnica (29th, 22:11.47) and Marcial Ordaz (43rd, 23:00.94.

Glendale won team titles in both the men’s and women’s competitions.