The University of La Verne gained a new addition to its men’s and women’s cross country teams this year when Bryan George was hired as head coach.
The men’s cross country team recently finished their 2012 season, which ended with the team traveling to Indiana to compete in the NCAA Division III National Championships.
After being named the Division III West Region Female Athlete of the Year, placing 17th overall at the NCAA championships and breaking several school records, senior Lenore Moreno has yet to feel the end of her collegiate cross-country career.
More than 100 spectators rushed to the final straightaway, making sure they witnessed senior Lenore Moreno finish first for La Verne at the 2012 SCIAC Cross Country Championships at Prado Park in Chino Saturday.
Senior Sydney Rose sprints to the finish line finishing with a 27:19 race time at the SCIAC Multi-Dual Meet in La Mirada Friday.
Junior cross country runner Alex Forbess is one of the most improved runners in the Southern California Intercollegiate Conference and hopes to take the conference by storm next year.
The cross country men’s team finished in fourth place, setting two school records, while the women’s team finished 13th Saturday.
The 2011 cross country season is under way and La Verne’s team is on a mission to continue the improvement they have experienced under the direction of head coach Michael Atwood.
Finishing strong was exactly what the men’s cross country team did a few weeks ago as they were able to finish in seventh place at the NCAA Division III West Regional Championship held at Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, Ore.