Freshman Alissa Johnson (Rialto Carter) was named the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women’s cross country runner of the year in a vote of conference coaches.
Johnson ran away from the field at the PCAC Championships in October, as she won the race by more than 30 seconds. She followed that up with a 14th place finish at the Southern California regionals. At the state championships, poor air quality from nearby fires caused her to have an asthma flare-up at the state championships, slowing her to a 27th place finish.
Wolverines’ coach Eric Abrams was also awarded the coach of the year award from the PCAC. He led the Wolverines to their best-ever finish at the state finals, as the team finished ninth at the championships in Fresno.