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Cross Country News

The spirit of unity and empowerment was palpable as IX in Action, the dynamic learning community for female student-athletes at College of San Mateo (CSM), embarked on their second annual Half Moon Bay fall kickoff event. This eagerly anticipated event, held right before the start of the fall semester, marks the beginning of a new academic year filled with growth, camaraderie, and achievement.

Shannen Dorn was the only woman left standing for the College of San Mateo cross-country team this season.

The 100th season of sports at College of San Mateo gets officially underway Friday morning (Aug. 27) when the cross country team opens its season at the Crystal Springs Early Bird Invitational.

College of San Mateo has made the difficult decision to transition away from its management of the Crystal Springs Cross Country Course. Our goal is to facilitate a transition to another organization by the end of 2020. Until then, cross country events and community access will continue uninterrupted (subject to local shelter-in-place restrictions).

This summer, the inspirational former CSM Track Coach Joe Mangan was inducted into the California Community College Cross Country/Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held August 4 at the group’s annual convention in Walnut Creek.

As College of San Mateo’s third cross country head coach in as many years, Matt Layten is looking to the school’s football team for inspiration.

CSM Water Polo wins 2 in a row at the West Valley Tournament, Cross Country improves on last years performances, and CSM Football places No.2.

“I like my team,” Mangan said. “I like the composition.
It looks like we’ve had an uptake not really in numbers but in quality. If you can find five solid runners, you usually have a good team. And this year it looks like
we have five runners.”