Despite all the uncertainty that has been circulating amongst PCC sports teams, due to the relentless COVID-19 virus that has drastically changed college athletics, the runners and coaches of the cross-country team continue to hope for the best and wait patiently for what the Spring 2021 season has in store.
Cross-country is tentatively having its first meet in February and its last meet in April. April is set to be the start for the track and field season. This means the cross-country season will overlap into the beginning of the track season, according to Head Coach Innocent Egbunike in an email. “We are hoping that with the way we train the athletes, we will not have any injuries,” said Egbunike. “But if we do, we have very capable athletic trainers that will help keep our …
It has only been her first semester and freshman Olivia Ruiz has already proven to be an incredible runner for Pasadena City College. The San Marino High School graduate placed 33 out of 167 runners during the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship on Nov. 23 at Fresno’s Woodward Park.
Injuries sustained by a few key players faltered PCC’s spirit early this spring, but promising jump athletes might assure a second wind for the team.
A pair of PCC men’s track & field runners shined bright during an early test of fitness at the Oxy Distance Carnival on Saturday.
In less than a year the cross country and track and field team has gone through two head coaches. One was terminated before the cross country South Coast Conference Championships and the other left for another coaching position at East Los Angeles College. The lack of access to a proper coach is harmful to an athlete’s career, which was why PCC was eager to hire Innocent Egbunike as someone who could bring his experience and stability to a floundering team.