SBCC’s Sage Holter placed fourth at the California Community College Athletic Association State Cross Country Championships in Fresno.
She ran the 5k Woodward Park course in 18:16.4. The time was the second fastest time by a SBCC runner in the last 15 years, according to coach Scott Fickerson. Cecilia Instebo’s 18:14 from 2012 is No. 1.
“I couldn’t be more proud of Sage’s effort today” said Fickerson. “She went out and ran an aggressive race and challenged anyone to go with her. Aside from the two leaders, only Hannah [Brown] from Mt SAC was able to match her pace.
“This experience of running at a higher intensity than she has ever run will serve her so well in the future as a runner. I’ve no doubt she will get better and better at closing it out and then look out!”
Hannah Hartwell of College of the Redwoods won the race in 17:20.9 while Mt SAC took the team title with 83 points over San Diego Mesa College (138 points) and Glendale College (159 points).