Cuyamaca Cross-Country


Cuyamaca Women begin 2012 with Solid Recruiting Class

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 it.

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.

Paige 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 season.

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 country.





Men's Head Coach: Tim Seaman

    Phone: (619) 660-4008
    Fax:    (619) 660-4099

Women's Head Coach:  Anthony Garcia
    Phone: (619) 660-4626
    Fax:    (619) 660-4099