So Cal dominates SCA XC Champs

Debbie Lee, center, in 2010

So Cal Track Club won three of four  Masters team titles contested, and So Cal runners won three individual age-group championships at the Southern California Association Cross Country Championships, Nov. 5 at Kenneth Hahn state park in Los Angeles.
So Cal captured team gold in the Women’s 50-59 group, plus the Men’s 50-59 and 60-69 races.

Debbie Lee was overall winner in the W50 category and third overall, covering the 6-kilometer course in 28:49.70. Sharing the W50-59 team gold with Debbie were teammates Pat Contreras (2nd W50, 31:38.54) and Marianne Fullove (3rd W50, 32:02.20)

Steve Brumwell (25:33.31) led a So Cal sweep of the first five places in the M50-59 portion of the Masters 6K, followed by David Jackson (26:48.42), William Fain (26:54.42), Mark Cleary (27:22.17) and Perry Forrester (27:35.28).

Debbie and Steve also were the overall champions of the 50-59 divisions of the Southern California Association Cross Country Grand Prix, a nine-race series that began in August.

Nolan Shaheed (24:32.41) was first among the M60-69 racers and fourth overall in the Masters race. Other So Cal runners — Fred Lindsley (30:36.21), Dan Davidson (30:37.41) and Eric Jones (46:31.54) ­– accounted for all the other M60-69 finishers.

In the Open Men’s 8K, So Cal’s Barry Givens was 10th (29:29.95). Teammate Amy Atkinson took 13th in the Women’s Open 6K (27:52.57).

Congratulations Debbie, Steve, and all our teammates.

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