XC: Vaquero co-captains lead at WSC Championships

Sophomore co-captains Bradley Apodaca and Adam Grimmitt came up big in the WSC Championships on Friday, placing eighth and 10th, respectively, as SBCC took fifth to qualify for the Southern Cal Championships.

The Vaqueros will be making their fifth straight trip to the So Cal meet on Friday, Nov. 6 at Mission Bay in San Diego.

Apodaca, from Santa Barbara High, covered the 4-mile course at Legg Lake in Whittier Narrows Regional Park in 20:16. Grimmit, from Rocklin, Calif., was six seconds behind in 20:22. They both earned first-team All-WSC honors for finishing in the top 10.

Alex Ramirez, the Vaqueros’ top finisher in three races this year, ran with an injury and placed 38th in 21:10. Cesar Rodriguez (64th) and Jacob Ogawa (67th) rounded out the top five.

SBCC will run in the Southern Cal Championships on Friday, Nov. 6 at Mission Bay in San Diego. The Vaqueros have advanced to the State Meet the last four years and placed seventh last year for one of the highest finishes in school history.

WSC Championships
At Legg Lake, Whittier
Team – 1, Canyons 24. 2, Glendale 56. 3, Cuesta 121. 4, West L.A. 141. 5, SBCC 168.
Individual – 1, Vahagn Isayan, Glendale, 19:30. 2, Ethan Walker, Canyons, 19:36.
SBCC results – 8, Bradley Apodaca 20:16. 10, Adam Grimmitt 20:22. 38, Alex Ramirez 21:10. 64, Cesar Rodriguez 21:53. 67, Jacob Ogawa 21:55. 73, Matt Wells 22:03. 96, Lennie Nelson 23:00. 104, Arnulfo Basave 23:18. Ryan Wicklund 24:50. Yann LeMaitre 25:52. Alejandro Martinez 26:07.

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