GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes competing at the collegiate level:
Eric Kleinsasser (Crescenta Valley High, 2007) sophomore, Occidental College men’s cross-country: Kleinsasser achieved All-American status Saturday. Kleinsasser wrapped up the final All-American spot after he clocked 26 minutes 8.4 seconds to finish 35th on an 8K course on Highland Park Golf Course at the NCAA Division III championships at Baldwin-Wallace College in Cleveland.
Kleinsasser, who was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Runner of the Year for the second season in a row, tied with Frank Reynolds of Puget Sound University. According to Occidental College’s athletic website, Kleinsasser was in the top three entering the end of the first mile before falling back into the pack at around 40th.