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‘Running’ for top three, Woodley Park next meet

The men’s cross country team are running as a pack during practice.

Top-conference placing is absolutely the goal for both men and women’s cross country teams.

Anthony Lozano, the men’s cross country team captain, said, “This year, I’m mainly focusing on trying to win our conference and (get better) as a team (than) last year; we finished fourth in state, so this year, we are working to improve that.”

The women are going for the same goal, as well.

Marylu Pulido, the women’s cross country team captain, hopes to place in the top three.

“The (women) are looking pretty good, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we can win. But as long as we’re all working together, I’m pretty sure we can place pretty high up,” she said.

Coach Brian Ramos echoes those same hopes, as well.

“Our first goal is conference and our main competitors are (Mt. San Antonio), from there, qualify (for) regionals and do well there,” he said.

The men and women both had a meet on Sept. 6 at Woodwark Park.

According to the Cerritos Falcons website, the men came out in eighth place with 232 points out of 19 teams that were present, while the women came out in third place with 105 points out of 17 teams.

The men’s star performer was Francisco Ortiz, who came in 30th place out of 201 runners and finished in a time of 21:48.74.

The women’s star performer was Ariel Mendez, coming in eighth out of 127 runners and finished at a time of 19:11.33.

The standards have been set high.

Coach Ramos said, “For the women, definitely, top three in regionals and going into state top three for them; that’s our goal,. And for the men, we want to do the same.”

The team has already competed in two meets, so far.

The men and women’s cross country teams next meet is Saturday at Woodley Park in Van Nuys for the Southern California Preview meet.

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Alexander Naveja
Alexander Naveja, Sports Editor
Spring 2015 Good afternoon, morning, or evening, The name is Alexander Naveja, or Alex for short, and I am currently the Sports Editor for the Cerritos College newspaper called Talonmarks. I am currently 21 and the birthday is on October 11, 1993. I have worked for two employers which are, Knott’s Berry Farm for a year and three months as a ride operator, and I am currently working at Sears as a Home Appliance sales associate since November. During the summer, I had an internship with a Spanish speaking channel called ESNE and I was a sports analyst for the World Cup. I am currently working to transfer from Cerritos College and then transfer to a university, preferably Cal State University Fullerton, to get my Bachelor’s Degree in communications in broadcast. I am going to become a sports analyst and/or a sports broadcaster for any sports channel of my choosing.
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‘Running’ for top three, Woodley Park next meet