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Photo by Nicho DellaValle
Photo by Nicho DellaValle

Men’s Cross Country Finishes Fourth at UR Invitational, Condit Paces Pack

The Riverside City College men's cross-country team kicked off this year's campaign by competing in the University of Redlands Invitational in the beautiful confines of Ted Runner Stadium. Three runners landed in the top-50 while a handful of Tigers made their season debut leading to fourth place finish.

The Tigers competed against strong four-year competition that featured Cal Poly Pomona, Redlands, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Caltech. They were the highest finishing two-year school placing in front of San Bernardino, Cerritos, Crafton Hills and LA Harbor.

Leading the pack was sophomore Gavyn Condit who placed 16th overall at a time of 19:30.00. He was satisfied with his race leading into what will be a strong year for the team's leader. His time acts as a personal record by a good 30 seconds.

"The race was really good," said Condit. "The first time around I came out as expected and sat at a 5:02 mile. The second mile I started feeling it a little bit, but I still felt comfortably uncomfortable."

The team always enters in with a strong race plan. Condit felt like the team followed the plan very well.

"Our main goal was to keep within 30-40 second of each other and finish between that window. I think we did that pretty well."

In year's past, the UR Invitational's race route was slightly different. The transition from park to stadium was not too big of an obstacle for the seasoned runner.

"I would say the most difficult part of the course was the changes in terrain," said Condit. "But it was not too bad."

Condit has team goals at the forefront for this upcoming season.

"To be honest, I want the team to be more together. That is where I want to see everyone."

Sophomore Raen Reyes followed in 33rd place with an overall mark of 20:06.00, while sophomore Nicandro Rosas rounded out the top-50 with a 20:41.00 time to land him in 45th place.

Sophomore Vincent Navarro placed just outside the top-50 with a mark of 21:08.00, while sophomore Kyle Reden followed at a time of 21:10.00.