Joshua Silva helped the Riverside City College men’s cross country team win the California Community College Athletics Association State Championship for the first time in 22 years. Meanwhile, women’s water polo Emily Martin was named to the All-OEC First Team and OEC co-Most Valuable Player.
It was another weekday morning driving to work and attending school for most, but to Riverside City College men’s and women’s cross country team it was a chance at a conference title.
The men’s cross country team finished in first place while the women placed fifth at the Southern California Preview Championships hosted by the Orange Empire Conference on Sept. 16.
The Riverside City College men’s and women’s track and field teams finished the season strong with second place finishes at the state championship meet on May 20-21 at San Diego Mesa College.
The Riverside City College Tigers’ track and field team took part in the UCI Spring Break Invitational on March 18-19 to compete with several teams, including host UC Irvine at Anteater Stadium.
The Riverside City College Tigers men’s track and field team defeated two of the three NCAA Division 1 opponents in Pepperdine, 148-9, and UC Riverside, 91-69, while falling to Cal State Fullerton, 83-77, on March 4 at Arthur N. Wheelock Stadium.
Leading the Riverside City College cross-country team (placing first among his teammates six out of seven times), Joshua Silva has high expectations for his future despite some setbacks earlier in his athletic career.
The Riverside City College men and women’s cross-country team met Oct.9 at the City of Riverside Course. The men’s team achieved a perfect score, and the women’s team finished third overall. A new course addition for runners this season made for a more challenging test of physical and mental fortitude.