"It's the first step of the postseason. We ran well."
The women's team posted a phenomenal mark of 18 points with its scoring five — led by Rosas' winning run of 18 minutes 30 seconds along the hilly 5,000-meter course — all finishing in the top six spots and eight runners coming across inside the top 20.
The men's team rounded out an all-around stellar day for the program, as Mendez won the men's four-mile race in 21:20.60, leading the charge as the Vaqueros tallied 40 points to second-place L.A. Valley's 69.
"We had an awesome day," Rosas said. "Today, you could see it on everyone['s faces], we all gave it our best."
The numbers were staggering on Tuesday afternoon and historically in adding on to GCC's WSC chronicle.
The women, who won their sixth consecutive meet of the season, extended their conference record with a seventh straight WSC title and took home their 14th conference title overall, four fewer than the 18 the men's team has won — which was also its fourth in a row.
"I'm satisfied," said Mendez of the day that was turned in. "We talked before the race and we just said how much we wanted it and everybody gave it their best. It basically worked out how we wanted it to."
Mendez started out a bit slower through the first mile than he said he would have liked, but came on when it mattered most.
"When I felt it was time, I took the lead," he said.
Lopez said Mendez and Rosas had similar races in passing their competition late and putting the run to rest.
"Right at the same spot of the [final] downhill they both made a move," Lopez said. "That's where they got the victory."