Men's Cross Country

AGUIRRE TOPS MARAUDER MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY IN BAKERSFIELD

AGUIRRE TOPS MARAUDER MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY IN BAKERSFIELD

BAKERSFIELD - Sam Aguirre and Fernando Flores both qualified for the upcoming Southern California Championships following Friday afternoon's Western State Conference Championship meet in Bakersfield.

Aguirre had another top 20 finish after he crossed the lin in 21:26.00 which placed him 19th overall. Flores finished 46th with a time of 22:48.00.

"I had faith that I would make it (to the So Cal Championships). I'm excited that I made it because it is showing I am improving on bettering myself as a distance runner," Aguirre said. "I was nervous going in, but I had a plan and all I had to do was stick to it and everything would be fine. I'm fine with my placing, but I feel I can place higher."

The Marauders finished ninth overall and it is yet to be determined if they will go as a team.

Matthew Rose (23:34.00) finished 63rd overall followed by teammate Nicholas Franco (23:53.00) finished 65th. Brock Ruble and Ikenna Achara finished 78th and 81st respectively.