Cross country team ranked second in Southern California

Written by: James H. Williams

The Riverside City College men’s cross country team is ranked No. 2 in Southern California.

Freshman Joshua Silva was the Tigers’ top finisher on the four mile course during the Golden West College Invitational meet on Sept. 25. Silva was fourth overall in a field of 180 runners after finishing with a time of 21 mintues and 14 seconds.

Freshman Michael Simpson was second among Tigers athletes and 11th overall following a time of 21:47. As a team, the Tigers finished first in the standing after scoring 60 points. College of the Canyons finished second with 66 total points, just one point ahead of Saddleback.

RCC will compete on Oct. 9 at the new Riverside cross country  course on the corner of Orange Street and Columbia Avenue.