Local runner headed to South Dakota

Citrus College cross country standout Vanessa Esquivel will finish up her collegiate eligibility at Dickinson State in South Dakota, an NAIA school that competes in the Dakota Athletic Conference.

Esquivel, a graduate of Chino High School, is the second athlete from the school in as many years to move on to that school. Christina Soto did so a year ago.

Esquivel helped the Owls qualify for the state meet in the fall and finished 38th individually out of 200 runners with a personal best time of 19:31.44.