COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Both Cross Country team's for San Diego Christian raced at Vanguard on Saturday in the annual Vanguard Invitational in Costa Mesa.
The Men's team finished 16th out of 16 teams, while the Women's team finished 17th out of 18 teams.
Joseph Bridgeforth was the first Hawk runner to cross the finish line in the 8K race with a time of 30:41 and 111th place. Just behind him was Micah Parks. He ran the course in 31:17 and took 114th place. Following Parks was Calvin Chambers (125, 33:58), Samuel Rodriguez (127, 34:57), and Sergio Flores (133, 39:28).
The winner of the invitational for the men was Concordia's Joshua Gomez with a time of 25:16.
In the 5K race, Deborah Cardenas finished the quickest for SDCC. She ran a time of 21:38 and ended in 112th place. Miriam Cardenas was next for the Lady Hawk runners. She finished in 128th place with a time of 22:52. Following the Cardenas, were Rachel Uy (138, 23:52), Mayra Huizar (146, 26:54), and Veronica Martinez (151, 28:09).
Hannah Kellerman of The Master's College finished first registering a time of 17:34.
Both teams will return next week as they compete in Cougar Challenge hosted by Cal State San Marcos.