High School League Champ Joins Spartans

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- First team all-league selection and high school league champion Mohammad Ghoury has signed a national letter-of-intent to compete for the San Jose State University cross country team beginning in the fall 2011. Spartans' head coach Augie Argabright made the announcement.
 
     "Mohammad is a great leader and we expect him to make an immediate impact to the top part of our lineup," said Argabright. "He showed during his senior year that he can compete with the best in the state, and we're excited to have him compete for our team."
 
     Ghoury will graduate this spring from Rubidoux High School in Riverside, Calif., where he had four top-five  performances his senior year including three first place finishes. He was the 2010 Mountain Valley League Cross Country individual champion and the league's Most Valuable Runner.
 
     Ghoury completed his senior season 13th out of 205 runners in the 2010 CIF Southern Section Division III state championship (5K) in Clovis, Calif.
 
     He also competed on the track and field team at Rubidoux high, specializing in the longer 1600 and 3200-meter races.
 
     Ghoury's career fastest 1600-meter time is 4:25.75 and in the 3200-meter event is 9:42.50.
 
     Ghoury joins Pedro Zaragoza of Lancaster High as the Spartans' class of 2011 men's cross country signees.