Already having proved itself to be a regional dynasty with real staying power over the last several years, the Glendale Community College women's cross-country program added a new tier to its ever-expanding legacy on Saturday morning at the 2011 California Community College Cross-Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno.
The writing was on the wall after the Vaqueros had easily beaten their top state competition, Orange Coast College, in the Southern California championships the week prior. And things fell in line as expected at state, as Glendale held off the Pirates once again, 30-115, to win the 5K race and claim its third state crown in five years. The win also continues a seven-year span in which the Vaqueros have never finished lower than third place at state.
"We've been, in the last seven years, the most dominant women's cross-country program in the state," Glendale Coach Eddie Lopez said. "We know that Orange Coast has set the standard, but right now we are the most consistent and the best program in the state of California.