Women's Cross Country All-Decade Team
The women's cross country All-Decade represents several of the finest competitors in the program's history. La Verne enjoyed many of its finest team and individual highlights during the period between 2000 and 2009.
Among the seven members of the squad include Alexis Candelaria, who earned All-SCIAC honors on three occasions. After an 11th-place performance in 2002, Candeleria finished second overall at the 2004 SCIAC Multi-Dual (23:44.90) at La Mirada Park and placed fourth at the 2004 conference championships with a 21:43.10 performance at Prado Park in Chino. A conference champion on the track in both the steeplechase and 5000 meters during her career, she repeated with a fourth-place effort at the 2005 SCIAC Championships.
Other members of the All-Decade Team include Leti Arroyo, Shambra Clifford, Monica Martinez, Gloria Gomez, Jacqueline Steele and Amby Sarabia.
The Leopards placed fifth at the 2000 league championships led by Arroyo and Clifford, who placed 16th and 23rd, respectively at that meet.
A year later in 2001, the Leopards placed two competitors inside the Top 5 among individuals at the SCIAC Championships as Martinez placed third (19:00.60) with Arroyo placing fifth (19:09.60). Arroyo finished 12th while Martinez finished 19th overall at the 2001 West Regionals.
As a senior in 2003, Gomez was the Leopards' top individual competitor with a 10th place finish at the SCIAC Multi-Dual and an 11th-place performance at the SCIAC Championships. Steele placed 21st (2006) and 26th (2007) in consecutive seasons at the SCIAC Championship meet.
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-DECADE TEAM