College Roundup: OCC women win 17th straight OEC title

Cross country team dominates at conference meet at Irvine Regional Park

October 26, 2012

ORANGE — The Orange Coast College women's cross country team won its 17th straight Orange Empire Conference team title on Friday, thanks to a dominating performance at the OEC Meet at Irvine Regional Park.

The Pirates used a 1-2-3-4-6 finish to cruise to a dominating 16-point team score.

OCC freshman Leanne Allen claimed the individual title, with a 5K time of 19 minutes, 29.98 seconds. Teammates Karen Silvas (19:38.38), Chelsea Clifford (19:44.77) and Nisreen Rizk (19:44.95) were second, third and fourth, respectively. OCC's Carmille Garcia was sixth in 20:06.97.

Raenna Cortez (ninth, 20:35.72), Maria Matias (11th, 20:49.20), Rosa Gonzalez (12th, 20:54.14), Eunice Rodriguez (14th, 21:00.96) and Nicole Barbour (17th, 21:15.09) also competed for OCC.


Fullerton was second with 92 points, followed by Santiago Canyon (105), Santa Ana (116), Golden West (117), Riverside (117) and Saddleback (142).

OCC will host the Southern California Regional Meet Nov. 3 at Fairview Park at 9 a.m.



Orange Empire Conference Meet

ORANGE — Orange Coast College finished second with 40 points behind champion Riverside (26 points) at Irvine Regional Park.

Sophomore Austin Little led the Pirates, finishing sixth in 21 minutes, 40.08 seconds on the four-mile course, with teammates Luis Morales (seventh, 21:42.84), Barron Maizland (eighth, 21.46.16), Jace Hinesly (ninth, 21:51.73) and Jay Bonthius (10th, 21:54.41) close behind.

Riverside's John Guzman (20:50.43) was the OEC champion.

Saddleback (54 points) was third followed by Fullerton (122), Golden West (158) and Santiago Canyon (166).



Orange Coast def. Saddleback

COSTA MESA — Karlee Riggs had 19 kills and 13 digs to lead the No. 2 state-ranked Pirates to a 25-13, 25-23, 25-15 Orange Empire Conference win Friday.

Allison Lumsden dished out 35 assists for OCC (15-0, 9-0 in conference).

Saddleback is 4-14, 2-7.

The Pirates play at Riverside on Wednesday at 6 p.m.


UC Irvine def. Cal State Northridge

IRVINE — Aly Squires recorded a match-high 11 kills to lead the Anteaters to a 25-17, 25-23, 25-17 Big Conference win Friday at Crawford Court.

Marisa Bubica put away nine kills, Shannon Fleming had eight kills, Ella Rosenfeld led the team with five block assists and Marissa Alvarez recorded a pair of key solo blocks to go with 36 assists and seven digs for UCI (10-14, 5-5 in conference).

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