Cross country: Arcadia's Phillip Rocha is a national champion

Eric Sondheimer
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Arcadia junior Phillip Rocha isn't just the best male cross country runner in California _ make that in the nation for his age group.

On Saturday, he won the USATF Junior Olympic Cross Country national championship for 15-16 with a time of 14:49.19 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Last month he won the state Division I cross country championship in Fresno.

His outstanding cross country season should set him up for a strong track and field season.

 

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