The Palomar women's cross country team captured the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship at Morley Field on Friday in San Diego. The Comets had four harriers in the top-10 and five make the all-conference team.
Palomar distances themselves from San Diego Mesa College in finishing with 31 team points. The Comets finished 2-3-5-8-13, led by freshman Addison Rose. She finished the 5k trek in 20:00.3, which was just under 30 seconds off the pace set by Mesa's Yahaira Zuniga. Palomar's Alexia Delgadillo finished in third place with a time of 20:35.7 while Jolie Beentjes was fifth (21:26.0), Brianna Frain eighth (22:08.4) and Mila Beentjes 13th (23:27.0).
Mesa's Yahaira Zuniga was the runaway winner at the meet, finishing with a time of 19:30.8. The Olympians had three others finish in the top-10 with Adrianna Leal finishing fourth (21:15.9), Grace Calegari sixth (21:37.5) and Beyonce Wright seventh (21:46.2).
San Diego City College finished in third place at the PCAC Finals on the strength of three top-15 finishes. Joanna Lopez led the way for the Knights, finishing in ninth place with a time of 22:23.4. She was followed by a 10th place finish from Nayeli Villarreal (22:43.2) and an 11th place finish from Yesenia Huerta (22:50.2).
Cuyamaca College had two athletes make the all-conference squad with Asley Prus (12th) and Natalie Smith (15th) while Imperial Valley College had one all-conference finish with Johanna Collins (14th).
PCAC All-Conference 2019
|1||Yahaira Zuniga||San Diego Mesa|
|4||Adrianna Leal||San Diego Mesa|
|6||Grace Calegari||San Diego Mesa|
|7||Beyonce Wright||San Diego Mesa|
|9||Joanna Lopez||San Diego City|
|10||Nayelli Villarreal||San Diego City|
|11||Yesenia Huerta||San Diego City|
|14||Johanna Collins||Imperial Valley|