The Crescenta Valley boys and the Glendale girls won the first of two Pacific League cross-country meets that will be staged before the league finals.
Adam Loo of Crescenta Valley won the boys' race, covering the three-mile course at Arcadia Park in 16 minutes 2 seconds. Bryan Ramos of Glendale was second in 16:20 and Hoover's Joel Herrera was third in 16:27.
Rhaina Echols of Glendale finished second in the girls' race in 19:10. Mary Nwaoguakor of Muir won the event in 18:49. Michelle Zayas of Crescenta Valley was third in 20:11.
Just as Marshall's football team did a few years ago, Eagle Rock and Verdugo Hills are benefiting from the play of transfer students.
Hector Ortega, a transfer from Antelope Valley, helped Marshall to one of its finest seasons in 1991.
This season, Ternell Young, a transfer from North Hollywood, has given Eagle Rock a legitimate breakaway threat. On Friday, Young rushed for 267 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles' 32-7 victory over Marshall that improved their record to 2-2.
David Bryant, a transfer from Washington High, passed for three touchdowns in Verdugo Hills' 18-7 victory over Hollywood, the Dons' first victory after three defeats.
Glendale College's football team travels to Bakersfield for a Western State Conference game Saturday against the perennially powerful Renegades.
Glendale (1-2, 0-2 in the WSC) is coming off a 28-20 loss to Santa Monica.
Pathon Rucker gained 244 yards for Glendale, which wasted the effort by committing five turnovers for the second consecutive week. The Vaqueros gave up two second-half touchdown pass plays, including a 99-yarder from Jorge Blanco to Kory Jones early in the fourth quarter.
The Glendale men's and women's cross-country teams will compete Friday in the Irvine Invitational.
The Glendale women's team placed first and the men placed second at the Bakersfield Invitational last week.
Auria Roberto of Glendale finished second overall in the women's race. Nacho Delgado was the Vaqueros' top men's finisher in eighth place.
Occidental College's football team travels to Whittier for a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game Saturday.
Occidental (2-1) lost to La Verne, 31-21, in its SCIAC opener last week.
La Verne sacked Tiger quarterback Davin Lundquist eight times and kept Occidental's running game in check. La Verne's Craig Stewart changed the course of the game when he returned the second-half kickoff 97-yards for a touchdown.
The Occidental women's volleyball team entered the week 9-6 and 0-2 in the SCIAC after losses to Cal Lutheran and Redlands in conference matches last week.
Occidental plays at Claremont on Friday and plays host to Whittier on Saturday.
Occidental's Becky Kopchick was the top Division III women's finisher at the Stanford Invitational cross-country meet last week.
Kopchick, a senior, clocked 17:49 over the 5-K course.
The Occidental women's team is ranked 10th in Division III. The Tigers are preparing for next weekend's SCIAC dual meet at La Mirada Park.
PREP ATHLETE OF WEEK
Ternell Young, Eagle Rock--Young, a sophomore, gained a school-record 267 yards and scored three touchdowns in the Eagles' 32-7 victory over Marshall.
Young eclipsed the record of 244 yards set by Alan Shields in 1961.
COLLEGE ATHLETE OF WEEK
Becky Kopchick, Occidental-- Kopchick, a senior, placed first among Division III runners in the Stanford Invitational, which includes schools from Divisions I, II and III.
Kopchick finished in 17:49 over the 5-K course.
The second annual Bowl-to-Bowl Walk and Health and Fitness Fair will be staged Oct. 23 in Pasadena. The event includes a 3- and 5-K race walk and a 5-K fitness walk around the Rose Bowl, and a 1.5-K recreational walk from the Rose Bowl to Memorial Park. All ages can participate. Information: (818) 795-4331. . . . A golf tournament that will benefit the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California will be staged Oct. 18 at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. Information: (800) 371-4123.