Will Reyes earns CCCSIA/CCCAA September Athlete of the Month honors
October 11, 2013
Will Reyes | American River College | Cross Country | Sophomore
Sophomore Will Reyes had an impressive start to his sophomore season in the month of September, winning all three races in which he competed. On September 7th, he kicked the year off with a win at the Fresno Invitational, defeating 183 runners at Woodward Park, the course of the CCCAA State Championships. A week later, Reyes followed that up with a victory in the Southern California Preview, holding off 192 other racers for another victory. Reyes capped off the month at Golden Gate Park where he won his third race of the month at the Lou Vasquez Invitational. Reyes had his best time of September, winning the 4.04 mile race in a time of 19:48. In all three races, Reyes paced American River College to team victories as well, beating Mt. San Antonio College and Cerritos College twice. Reyes attended Monterey Trail High School, and is from Elk Grove, CA. Full Press Release
American River Beaver Invitational – Beals Point, Folsom Lake
October 5, 2013
Running without the top two runners on the team, the Beavers continued their winning ways capturing the title at this year’s edition of the Beaver Invitational. The ARC men won with 46 points, followed closely by an up and coming College of Sequoias team who scores 55. Running without Will Reyes and Jacob Huston, the Beavers consistent 1-2 punch, Luis Luna (20:30) and Chris Kigar 20:38) stepped up and took 2nd and 3rd overall. Luna eclipsed the old course record of 20:33, but just missed taking the individual title. Rounding out the top 7 for the Beavers were Brennan Holman (13th – 21:41), Jason Morris (15th – 21:45), Sean Jagerson (19th – 21:50), Nathan Rossi (27th – 22:06) and Patrick Jagerson (34th – 22:23). The men’s team was coming off a tough two week stretch of training an were understandably a little flat. They now will enjoy a two week break from competition before traveling to the University of Santa Clara for the Bronco Invitational on Saturday, October 19th at Baylands Park.
Beaver Invitational Results
ARC Beavers Ranked #1 in State
September 19, 2013
The ARC men have been ranked #1 in California for 101 consecutive weeks!!! Since the start of the 2011 season, the Beavers have compiled a record of 283-3 (98.9%) against community colleges, and 58-19 (75.3%) against 4-year colleges. So far in the 2013 season sophomore Will Reyes (Monterey Trail HS) is undefeated against community college runners and placed 8th overall at the University of San Francisco Invitational, which was attended by Stanford, Cal, USF, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Jose State, Cal State Northridge, Holy Names and UC Merced. In that meet the Beavers took 4th, behind only Stanford, Cal and USF.
Lou Vasquez Invitational
Golden Gate Park
The American River College men’s cross country team continued their undefeated season against community colleges at the Lou Vasquez Invitational in Golden Gate Park. ARC’s Will Reyes was the overall winner covering the 4.04 mile course in 19:48. He was followed closely by 3rd place Jacob Huston of ARC in 19:58. The Beavers had four more break 21:00 in Chris Kigar (20:20), Sean Jagerson (20:29), Patrick Jagerson (20:39) and Luis Luna (20:55).
September 13, 2013
The American River College men’s cross country team competed Friday at the SoCal Preview meet in Santa Clarita. The Beavers split their team into a “Top 6” team that competed in the Invitational race, and the rest of the team that competed in the “Overflow” race. Both teams easily won their respective race.
In the Invitational race, the Beavers went 1-2-3-5-8-11 in the 192-man field, achieving a score of 19 points (each runners place is his score – low score wins – top 5 count). Second place Cerritos College scored 95 points in the field of 30 complete teams. Will Reyes of ARC won the 4-mile race in 20:45, followed closely by teammates Jacob Huston and Luis Luna. Rounding out the top 6 for the Beavers were Chris Kigar (5th), Sean Jagerson (8th) and Patrick Jagerson (11th). ARC is the two-time defending state champions.
In the Overflow race, the ARC team had just seen their teammates in the Invitational race dismantle the competition. They were obviously inspired because they also scored 19 points, easily beating out Orange Coast who scored 101. Brennan Holman, in only his second cross country season, moved from 4th place to win in the final mile. A runner from Cerritos was 2nd , then it was all Beavers. ARC finished 3-4-5-6-10-12-13 to cap a great day for ARC cross country.
Next up for the Beavers is the Lou Vasquez Invitational Thursday in Golden Gate Park.
Fresno Invitational, Woodward Park
September 7, 2013
After starting the season out last week on an 8k (5 miles) course, the Beavers were ready to take on the shorter 4-mile distance. Running on the course where the State Championships will be contested in late November, the ARC men wanted to prove they are picking up right where they left off in 2012, winning their 2nd consecutive State title. Once again Will Reyes was dominant against his community college counterparts, covering the 4-mile course in 20:34 to win. Jacob Huston was third overall in 20:45. They were followed by freshman Sean Jagerson (9th, 21:03), sophomore Luis Luna (12th, 21:14), freshman Patrick Jagerson (15th, 21:31) and sophomore Chris Kigar (23rd, 21:39).
University of San Francisco Invitational, Golden Gate Park
August 31, 2013
The American River College men started out on their title defense of their 2012 State Championship in fine fashion, winning the Non-DI portion of the University of San Francisco Invitational. Although both races were run together, the scoring was separated between DI’s and everyone else. ARC’s average top 5 time for the 8k was 26:07. Had the meet been scored as one meet, the Beavers would have taken 4th, only losing to Stanford, Cal and USF. Also in the meet, finishing behind the Beavers was Santa Clara, San Jose State, Cal State Northridge, UC Santa Cruz, UC Merced, Holy Names and Delta College.
Finishing 8th overall, and first among Non-DI colleges was sophomore Will Reyes, finishing the 5 miles in a great early season time of 25:31. He was followed closely by sophomore Jacob Huston in 25:48. The Beavers finished the Non-DI scoring off by placing 5 runners in the top 8 positions, and scoring 18 points.