Riverside City women capture Palomar Invitational as five Tigers place in top 10

Photo by Nicho DellaValle, Riverside City College Athletics
Photo by Nicho DellaValle, Riverside City College Athletics

Complete results

RIVERSIDE - Five Riverside College Tigers runners landed in the top 10 at the Palomar Invitational last weekend to pace the seven-team field. A pair of runners landed in the top-five leading to Riverside hauling in a victory with just 31 points. Saddleback (40 pts) was second followed by Palomar (68).

The course deemed challenging as Guajome Park in San Diego, CA presents a tough uphill battle – literally. With nearly a mile of uphill running, Riverside dug deep and handled the tough terrain.

Following a strong start to her 2019 campaign at the Redlands Invitational just a week ago, sophomore Emiliana Merida Cano placed second overall with a time of 20:05 to pace her team in a full 5K. Freshman Aeriel Madrigal followed in fourth place with a time of 20:36, backed by sophomore Ariel Martinez who finished with a mark reading 20:48 to earn sixth overall.

Freshman tandem Corrine Melendez and Briana Rodriguez finished consecutively. Melendez edged her out for ninth place with a time of 21:10, while Rodriguez crossed the finish line at a mark of 21:14.


The Tigers will continue action on Friday, September 13 at the SoCal Previews at Mission Bay Park at 10 a.m.

(Nicho DellaValle, Riverside City College Athletics)