Cross Country signs three runners for the 2004 season

Coach Augie Argabright signed
one of the top JC runners in
the state for the men's team.
San Jose, Calif.-----Augie Argabright, head coach of the San Jose State University men’s and women’s cross country team, signed three runners to join the 2004 teams. Marlen Elizalde and Lindsay Bryant have signed letters-of-intent for the women’s cross country team, while Ryan Rogers signed a letter-of-intent for the men’s cross country team.

Elizalde, from Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is currently a senior at St. Paul High School. She is a first team All-Del Ray League selection and was selected to the first team All-CIF Southern Selection for Division IV cross country. Elizalde placed second at the CIF State Championships. She is one of the top-20 seniors in California and an honor student at her high school.

"Marlene (Elizalde) is one of the best runners in California. She is going to be one of our top runners for years to come," said Argabright.

Bryant attends Liberty High School in Bakersfield, Calif. She was a state qualifier and helped lead her team to a fifth place finish at the CIF Central Section Championships.

"Lindsay (Bryant) is a relative newcomer to running and is loaded with potential," explained Argabright about Bryant who is just in her second year of cross country competition. "She is a great athlete who plays varsity basketball as well as cross country and track."

Rogers currently attends Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, Calif. In 2002 and 2003, Rogers was the Foothill Conference cross country champion and "Runner of the Year." He placed sixth in the Southern California Community College Championships, earning first team All-SoCal honors. Additionally, Rogers finished fifth in the California Junior College Championships and earned first team All-State honors.

"Ryan Rogers is no doubt one of the top runners in the state," noted Argabright. "I believe he can challenge for a spot on the All-WAC team next year. He will be an instant impact on our team and in our conference."