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Grace Zamudio adds to honor roll with Loyola Marymount

After dominating with Glendale Community College, Zamudio is leading Loyola Marymount's pack, earning all-conference awards.

October 09, 2013|By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com
  • ARCHIVE PHOTO: After dominating with Glendale Community College, Grace Zamudio has gone on to lead Loyola Marymount.
ARCHIVE PHOTO: After dominating with Glendale Community… (Tim Berger/Staff…)

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Grace Zamudio (Glendale Community College, 2013) Loyola Marymount cross-country junior: After an All-American season as a sophomore at Glendale Community College, accolades are certainly nothing new to Zamudio.

But, she added more honors to her resume on Tuesday when she was named the West Coast Conference Women’s Cross-Country Runner of the Month for September.

In four races thus far, Zamudio has come across the finish line first for Loyola Marymount.

During her first month of NCAA action, she took part in three races that resulted in two first-place finishes and one of eighth place.

On Aug. 31 at the Mark Covert Classic in Brea, Zamudio took the top spot in 17 minutes 45. 5 seconds, winning by nearly eight seconds.

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Next up, Zamudio won at the WCC Preview on Sept. 14, as did the Lions, as they won their first two races with Zamudio leading the way. She finished the 6K race in 20:50.9.

Two weeks later at the Stanford Invitational, Zamudio took eighth to lead LMU to a third-place finish. Zamudio crossed the finish line in 21:37.

Most recently, Zamudio took 14th overall and first on her squad at the Chile Pepper Invitational in Arkansas on Saturday. Zamudio finished the 5K in 17:38.8.

LMU returns to the course on Saturday for the Vanguard Invitational in Costa Mesa.

Alyssa Selve (Glendale Community College, 2012) Adams State cross-country senior: Having provided a pivotal role in GCC claiming a state title in 2011, Selve is aiding the Grizzlies in their run to team glory, as well.

Selve took fourth overall as Adams State turned in a perfect score of 15 points at the Joe I. Vigil Open in Colorado on Sept. 8 and then took sixth among Adams State runners and 131st overall at the Roy Griak meet in Minnesota on Sept. 28. Adams State took 11th in a field of NCAA Division I squads. Selve finished in 18:21.23 on Sept. 7 and in 23:08 on Sept. 28.

Next up for Selve and the Grizzlies is the Fort Hays State University Tiger Open on Saturday.

Alexa Montgomery (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2012) Arizona soccer sophomore: One of Flintridge Sacred Heart’s most talented defenders in program lore, Montgomery has earned a spot for herself in the Wildcats’ starting lineup and has also scored her first-ever NCAA goal.

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