Cuyamaca Women begin 2012 with Solid Recruiting
by Cuyamaca Press
08/15/2012 11:00 PM
Cuyamaca Women have solid
recruiting class of 2012 .
Class of 2012
Betty Covvarubias of West Hills will help the Coyotes in 2012.
The Coyote Women have put
together a very good recruiting class in the off
season to set them up for a very solid 2012
cross country season. Coach Anthony Garcia
wasted no time once he was chosen as the next
head of the Women's Cross Country team and went
out and picked up some very solid recruits. As
with all community college programs a team
cannot afford to have an off year in recruiting.
With a small group last year and zero competing
runners returning from last year the Coyotes had
to have a good class and they believe they have
The headliner of the Coyote recruiting class is
2011 Valhalla graduate Paige Hughes. Hughes
comes to the Coyotes with 2 team CIF titles, a
runner up CIF, 4 trips to the state meet and a
5K PR of 18:34. With these credentials Hughes
figures to immediately compete at the top levels
of the conference, the region and perhaps even
the state. Every program would love to have the
type of athlete and person that Paige is, and
Cuyamaca is thrilled to have her to lead the
Coyotes into the 2012 season.
Hughes looks to lead the
Coyotes in 2012.
Hughes however will not be alone for the 2012 season. Joining her will be
a quartet of runners who competed
for Coach Cleves at West Hills.
Leading that group will be Betty
Covvarubias who was a top 3
competitor for the Wolfpack in 2011.
Not far behind Betty will be Kailin
Anderson, another top 7 runner for
the Wolfpack last season as well as
Kailene Gini and Sarah Snyder who
ran the streets of Santee as part of
the graduating class of 2011.
Also coming from the east county is
for El Capitan Vaquero, Ashley
Fishman who comes to the Coyotes as
a fairly new runner who showed great
potential in her short time with the
Vaqueros. In addition to this
potential she brings a work ethic
with her that is destined to help
her reach that potential.
Fellow Grossmont Conference recruits
include a duo of El Cajon Valley
athletes. Tameka Ross, a sprinter by
trade looks to get back in top form
after a year away from the sport.
Fellow Brave Nahidah Abboodi a
newcomer to cross country has shown
great early season form and figures
to be a quick study.
Joining the Women's team from
farther away are two young ladies
who bring great credentials as
leaders of their high school teams
that will make them quickly become
assets. Seleena Boubion of Serra
High School and Renee Zertuche of
Mountain Empire. These young ladies
have traveled some distance to be a
part of this team as they see that
good things are in store this
This recruiting class will join 3
redshirt ladies from last season.
Heather Mort, the 2010 Cuyamaca
number 1 runner who missed last
season with a foot injury. Laura
Delgado who redshirted cross country
but was the Coyote's best distance
runner during the track season,
advancing to regionals in the 800
meters and Jacy Epperson a redshirt
from 2011 who also joins the team
from Mountain Empire where she was
the 2 time league champion in cross