Led by freshman Reece Proctor's third-place individual finish, the Chabot College men's cross country team earned a berth in the State Championships by taking fifth in the NorCal Regional Championships on Nov. 2 in Shasta.
The Chabot women's team took 10th place as sophomore Liliana Lopez qualified as an individual for state with a clutch 34th place finish.
In the 4-mile men's race, Proctor ran a time of 21 minutes, 22.3 seconds, about four seconds behind runner-up Ismael Ramirez of Sequoias and nine seconds behind NorCal champion Johnny Vargas of Santa Rosa.
Chabot's Sebastian Andersson was eighth (21:39) and Lucas Vigil 21st (22:07) to propel the Gladiators. In the 3.1-mile women's race, Lopez ran a time of 22:42.
Only seven teams from Northern California and 14 from Southern California were guaranteed spots in the 21-team state meet.
The CCCAA State Cross Country Championships are Nov. 17 at Woodward Park in Fresno.