Cal Poly Pomona’s Elizabeth Olvera earns weekly CCAA honor

Elizabeth Olvera

Elizabeth Olvera of the Cal Poly Pomona has been named California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for Sept. 29-Oct. 5.

Olvera, a native of Long Beach, led the Broncos to their sixth-place finish in the 17-team Pomona-Pitzer Invite, on Saturday.

In the 6,000-meter race, Olvera posted a 23:13.1 mark, which led the Broncos. Her time helped CPP defeat the host school, as Pomona-Pitzer was five points behind the Broncos in the end result.

Her time also helped CPP top Cal State Bakersfield, a Division I program. Bakersfield came in 12th.

The Broncos will return to the course on Thursday as they race in the UCLA/USC Meet at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena.

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