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Saturday, Sep 28 2013 10:44 PM

Local report: Campbell leads BC women to cross country meet win

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield College's Jessica Campbell finished second on a rolling, 5-K course in 19 minutes, 8 seconds Saturday to lead the Renegades to a first-place finish among four teams in the BC Invitational cross country meet.

The Renegades totaled 44 points, and were followed by College of the Canyons (52), College of the Sequoias (58) and Ventura (58).

In three meets this season, it was the first time the Renegades finished ahead of Canyons. Sequoias' Yyesenia Silva won the women's race in 17:47.

Rodrigo Ornelas won the men's 4-mile race in 20:28, leading Canyons to the men's title with 27 points.

Juan Calderon (9th, 21:45) and Aldo Gill (11th, 21:55) were the top finishers for BC, which placed fourth among five teams.

Anthony Gonzalez (17:18) of Independence edged teammate Elijah Menchaca by a second to win the 5-K boys high school division. The Falcons won the team title as well.

Sydney Garza of Garces won the girls 5-K race in 19:38. Third-place Tiffany Thompson (20:39) led the North girls to a team title.

Davis, Ramirez shine for BC in 8-team dual event

Freshman heavyweight Josh Davis went 4-0 to to remain unbeaten this season, but the Bakersfield College wrestling team suffered four losses in its BC Duals event Saturday at the Gil Bishop Sports Center.

Davis, who wrestled for Frontier High last season, improved to 8-0 overall.

BC was beaten by Santa Ana 33-16, Mount SAC 37-12, East L.A. 27-21 and Cuesta 34-15.

BC sophomore Max Ramirez (157 pounds) went 3-0 but did not compete in the final dual due to a possible concussion, coach Bill Kaliva said.

"We struggled," Kaliva said. "We're a very young, immature team, and we lost some heartbreakers. What it showed us is we were a little overmatched.

"We're not disappointed. A lot of it is learning how to compete at this level. That's a key thing (the younger BC wrestlers) have to understand: It's just different than the high school level they come from. There's a lot more maturity and mistakes can be exploited. We'll work on it. It's not about where we start out, but where we end up.

"It's a process."

Mount SAC went 4-0 in the tournament, Cuesta 3-1, Santa Ana 2-2, East LA 2-2.

Roadrunners beaten by Idaho in volleyball

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Idaho rallied after an opening-set loss to beat Cal State Bakersfield 3-1 in Western Athletic Conference volleyball play.

The Roadrunners won the opening set 25-22 before Idaho bounced back with 25-14 and 25-17 wins.

Idaho held the advantage at the net, posting 18 blocks, compared to seven for CSUB.

The Vandals outhit the Roadrunners .294 to .169.

Mariah Alvidrez led the Roadrunner with 23 digs, and Debora Araujo had a team-best 15 kills. Molly O'Hagan added 12 kills.

CSUB's road trip concludes Monday when the Roadrunners travel to New Mexico State.

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