Mesa perfect at PCAC Finals

Mesa perfect at PCAC Finals

The San Diego Mesa College men's cross country team successfully defended its Pacific Coast Athletic Conference title with a win at the PCAC Championships on Friday at Morley Field.  The Olympians are looking to improve on a third place finish at the CCCAA State Championships last season.

Mesa was a machine on Friday, claiming all of the top six spots at the PCAC Finals.  Medhane Woldu led a pack of six Olympians across the finish line, covering the 4-mile trek in 21:17.9.  He was followed closely by Isaiah Labra (21:18.2), Bobby Brana (21:18.5), Stefen Rasmuson (21:18.8), Cristian Alcantar (21:27.2) and Esteban Magana (21:34.0).  It was the first known time that a program has had a perfect score of 15 in the team competition in PCAC history.

Another program with a fine finish was Cuyamaca College, who finished in second place.  The Coyotes finished 9-12-14-15-16 for a team score of 66.  Mario Barone was the leader for Cuyamaca, finishing in 22:12.5. 

San Diego City finished in third place at the PCAC Finals, led by a pair of top-10 finishers.  Anthony Ordonu led the Knights with a seventh place finish, covering the four miles in 21:47.8.  Right on his heels in eighth place was Omar Jimenez, who finished in 22:10.2. 

The CCCAA Southern California Regional Finals will be held at Mission Bay on November 8.

The top 15 runners at the conference finals are considered All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. 

Full Results

Video Coverage courtesy of Hector Flecha Hernandez


Place Athlete School
1 Medhane Woldu San Diego Mesa
2 Isaiah Labra San Diego Mesa
3 Bobby Brana San Diego Mesa
4 Stefen Rasmuson San Diego Mesa
5 Cristian Alcantar San Diego Mesa
6 Esteban Magana San Diego Mesa
7 Anthony Orduno San Diego City
8 Omar Jimenez San Diego City
9 Mario Barone Cuyamaca
10 Ian Ibarra San Diego Mesa
11 Miguel Velasquez Campos Palomar
12 Carson Sanchez San Diego Mesa
13 Justin Ferguson San Diego Mesa
14 Beau Murray Palomar
15 Rashad Prince Southwestern