The Saddleback women's distance runners have been sensational over the past two seasons and with the success on the trek/track comes opportunities at the next level. Three Gauchos will run at the next level after the track & field office announced their commitments this week.
All six of the distance runners from this past season will head to a four-year school this next year with three of them competing at the next level. Angel Vallier, Rachel Oberschelp and Charlotte Owen have signed letters of intent to compete this next year while Melissa Rosborough, Caroline Dagarin and Andrea Loyola will continue their education at four-year universities.
Vallier had a sensational career at Saddleback and will run for USC in the coming years. She finished 15th at the state finals in cross country this past fall and was second in the Orange Empire Conference Finals in the 1,500 meters.
Oberschelp had back-to-back seasons of finishing fourth in the state in the 3,000-meter steeplechase while finishing 20th at the state cross country finals in the fall. She will resume her career at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Owen has signed a letter of intent to Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. She was a fifth place finisher at the Orange Empire Conference Finals in the 10,000 meters this spring and a sixth place finisher in the 5,000 meters.
Saddleback finished 17th at the state finals in track & field while finishing fifth in cross country.