GLENDALE — After a rain storm passed through Fresno early Saturday morning, Glendale Community College men's cross-country runner Rico Gutierrez figured he could live up to his promise.
Entering the California Community College Cross-Country Championship at Woodward Park, the sophomore pledged to Coach Eddie Lopez that he would earn a top-seven finish on the 4.1-mile course. He did better.
Gutierrez clocked 20 minutes 28 seconds to place sixth in the event and earn All-American honors.
The Vaqueros took sixth with 183 points. San Bernardino Valley College won the race with 78 points, followed by American River (95), L.A. Trade Tech (134), Orange Coast (146) and El Camino (151).