Spring sports cancellation knocked down athletes enrollment

Due to the cancellation of PCC’s Spring Sports season by the South Coast Conference CEO’s, student-athletes have dropped their classes as well as the athletic program, leaving enrollment numbers to waiver. “An unfortunate consequence of the COVID-19 crisis directly affecting athletes is that a number of student-athletes have left our sports teams,” said Robert Lewis, PCC sports information specialist. According to Lewis, it is estimated that around 40 percent of the athletes enrolled in PCC have exited the athletic programs as well as dropped their …

Runners concerned about injuries in overlapping seasons

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 …

Quarantined cross-country MVP keeps fit on YouTube

The night before the cross-country state race, Olivia Ruiz filmed herself and teammates for her YouTube page, “Running Into Style.” Ruiz always had her routine pre-competition meal. The beets helped her with stamina, albeit she confidently claims it has nothing to do with Dwight Shrute. Nowadays she’s trapped at home because of the pandemic, but the multifaceted young star still finds time to run around her neighborhood and build her YouTube page.

Lancers cross country keeps pace at Biola

The Lancers raced at a steady pace competing against 4-year universities at the Biola Invitational Saturday morning at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton. The women’s cross country team placed 21st overall out of 22 teams, and the men’s team placed 15th out of 18 teams. Runner Olivia Ruiz, a freshman out of San Marino High School, lead the women’s team placing 135 out of 216 runners with the time of 20:58.28 during the 5k run. Following Ruiz was teammate Meline Minasian, with a time of …