Lopez counted on Glendale college’s balance and depth to be the prevailing factors in defeating Moorpark.
“We had to spread our athletes out because Moorpark is real tough and one of the top teams in the state,” said Lopez, who piloted the college’s women’s cross-country team to a state championship last fall for the first time since 1980. “We know that we have a chance to be right up there for conference because we are a good quad-meet team.
“I think we have more depth and balance now. Before, we were just good at distance events.”
Moorpark College had 59 points for second place. Ventura College took third (43 points) and Santa Monica City College was fourth (11 points).
Glendale college placed second in the men’s meet with 40 points behind Moorpark College (81). The Vaqueros won the first conference meet before placing second in the second meet.
Wadeck captured the 1,500-meter race in 4 minutes 53.10 seconds and the 800 (2:25.49). She also teamed with Janette Morfin, Brigette Fernandez and Artoun-Livaskan to win the 4x400 relay (4:16.04).
Artoun-Livaskan also excelled, winning the 100- and 200 races with season-best efforts. She clocked 12.61 seconds in the 100 and 26.11 in the 200.
Fernandez won the 400 hurdles (1:14.69) and Tove Berg finished first in the 3,000 (10:08.45) after placing second in the 1,500 (4:57.10).
Glendale college had three first-place finishes in the field events.
Satine Gorgyan won the javelin with a throw of 91 feet 6 inches. Crescenta Valley High graduate Ashley Baucham took the high jump (5-4) and Angineh Torosiyan had a personal-best mark of 31-3 in the shot put.
In the men’s competition, the Vaqueros received a pair of first-place finishes from sophomore Michael Flowers in the 1,500 (4:19.57) and a personal-best time of 9:08.29 in the 3,000. Flowers grouped with Masashi Wada, Alex Love and Damian Fuentes to help the Vaqueros take second in the 4x400 relay (3:33.08).
Lopez said Flowers continues to excel.
“He’s going to be one of the favorites in conference,” Lopez said. “We are trying to get him some more distance work.”
Fuentes won the 800 (2:01), and Wada placed second (2:01.84).
St. Francis High graduate James Poet placed second in the discus (139-8).
Ventura College took third in the meet with 38 points and Santa Monica City College was fourth (37).
The Vaqueros will next participate in the Bakersfield Invitational, which will be held Friday and March 15.