BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The CSU Bakersfield cross country team is ready to get back to the course after two weeks off from competition. Saturday, Oct. 15, the Roadrunners will head to the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational in Claremont, Calif. for their only 6k race of the season.
“Angel and Paradise are looking great in training,” said Marcia Mansur-Wentworth, Director of Cross Country at CSUB. “They have done a great job handling a high volume of quality and have been very consistent.”
Junior Angel Valdez will look to lead the ‘Runners for the ninth consecutive race this weekend. Mansur-Wentworth believes Valdez and Paradise Pelzer both stand a strong chance to break into the CSUB 6k record list: “I look for Angel to move up on the CSUB depth chart and for Paradise to make her mark on the list as well. Their workouts are indicative of a high level of fitness and are coming around in time for the WAC Championships at the end of the month.”
Also competing for the Roadrunners will be Tori Blackmon, Irma Torres, Genny Medina and Heather Segrest. This will be the last regular-season race CSUB takes part in before the 'Runners head to the Western Athletic Conference Championships Oct. 29 in Seattle, Wash.
CSUB will take off from the line at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. The field will feature 183 women from teams such as Cal Poly Pomona, Caltech, Cal Lutheran, Chapman, Occidental, Pomona-Pitzer, Redlands, La Verne, and Whittier. Check back here for a full recap after the meet.