(Compton, CA) The Mt. SAC Men's Cross Country team pulled off a rare feat at the South Coast Conference Championships at Wilson Park in Compton on Friday, taking first place as a team with a perfect score of 15 points. Long Beach (84 points) and El Camino (91) finished second and third, respectively.
What earned the Mounties a perfect score and the SCC title was Mt. SAC runners finishing in the top five spots of the race. Daniel Abdala (20:24.4), Jesse Alvarado (20:28.0), Zackary Alexander (21:07.1), Angel Perez (21:08.4) and Elijah Ocegueda (21:27.2) crossed the finish line in first through fifth places, respectively.
Furthermore, Jonathan Pfeiffer (21:31.2) and John Martinez (21:39.8) turned in top-10 performances for the Mounties, placing sixth and eighth, also respectively. In total, seven of the top 10 slots in the field of 73 were claimed by Mt. SAC runners.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, the Mounties will next compete in the Southern California Regional Championships at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley on Friday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m.