Cross Country Preview: Vaqueros host SBCC Invitational

Alex Higgins

The City College Cross Country team will host their only home meet of the year at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shoreline Park.

The event is highlighted by an Open-Run that serves as a fundraiser for the Vaquero Cross-Country team.

Supporters of the Vaquero Cross Country team have a chance to help fundraise for the program at the open invitational that precedes the actual meet. The fundraising run kicks off the event at 10 a.m.

The course will circle Shoreline Park, located up the street from SBCC, and proceed to Leadbetter Beach. The Open race entry fee is $10 and all proceeds will benefit both City College Cross-Country teams.

The top five finalists of the event will receive a free t-shirt. The runners can register online at directathletics.com before the 5 p.m. deadline on Oct. 13. Runners can also sign up in person at 9 a.m. on the day of the race.

After the fundraising event is over, the Vaqueros are slated to compete against 15-20 other community college teams. The three-mile Women’s race starts at 11 a.m. The four-mile men’s race follows at 11:45 a.m.