Stockton, Calif. – The Pacific Cross Country team will take on its first and only 5K of the 2011 season, Saturday, October 15. The team will run at 9:00 AM at the Bronco Invitational in Santa Clara, Calif.
The course itself will be refreshing for the Tigers after last weeks Triton Classic, which is one of the toughest races Pacific took on this season. The Bronco Invitational is typically a fast race that is run on a flat hard dirt path similar to a track.
The Tigers will look for personal records at the Bronco Invitational considering their strong showing last week at the Triton Classic. Based on the previous year at the Triton Classic, Jazmin Quiroz improved her time by over 30 seconds, while Monica Torres and Cassi Rush each beat their previous time by over a minute.
After the improved times from last year to this point of the season, head coach Josh Jones thinks the 5K Bronco Invitational could be a great showing for the Tigers saying, "I can see a lot of personal records beat this weekend." He added, "it's great to do a speed race as we prepare for the Big West Championships."
As a team the Tigers look to pressure the school record 5K time of 1:38:00 set in 2004 at San Francisco State. Jones knows this will be a tough test saying, "it is definitely a challenge, but I think this team is up for it."
After the 5K the Tigers will head to Riverside, Calif. for the Big West Championships on Saturday, October 29.