There's a pantheon of top-caliber distance runners in the history of the Glendale Community College women's track and field program. Many of them share the common fortune of having won a state title.
Kim Lorimer, Tove Berg and Rosa Del Toro have the hardware to prove it, all having won state titles in the past decade and, in the process, setting the bar even higher for future Vaqueros.
In the case of Karen Rosas, she would like to have herself mentioned with past standouts.
"I have learned a lot of things about the history here, especially from being teammates with Rosa," said Rosas, who will take part in the 10,000-meter race at 7:45 p.m. Friday and the 5,000 at 8:05 p.m. Saturday in the California Community College Athletic Assn. Track and Field Championships at American River College in Sacramento. "I never thought I could come here and try to be a part of the tradition.