The Rio Hondo Cross Country team participated in the Ventura Invitational Sep. 3. The cross country team was represented well with only five runners being cleared to compete. Sophomore captain Kim Dominguez finished second overall in the women's 500 meters with a time of 18:36:22. The climax of the race came in the last 10 to 15 meters. Dominguez and Ruth Rodarte (18:31:53) from LA Trade Tech exchanged leads back and forth until the final dash to the finish line.