Poet Alumni Shine at Rose Bowl 5K

October 22, 2021

Credit Don Miralle; Rosebowl 5K Runners

Whittier College alumna Jessica Iribe '18 placed 3rd overall among 1,318 some in the Rose Bowl Half Marathon held in late September. Joshua Ehinger ’15 and Ruben Solorza ’17 placed first and third, respectively, at the accompanying Rose Bowl 5K

“It’s great to be back racing again,” said Ehinger, who won the 5k in 15 minutes, 55 seconds, in an interview with Pasadena Now. “It’s been so long since I’ve had a chance to compete, my last in person race was early 2019. Today was just a great time to be back, there’s nice energy and people around, it feels almost like it’s normal again with the positive atmosphere. It was a lot of fun.”

All three former Poet Track and Field team members were National Championships qualifiers during their time at Whittier. Ehinger still holds our 3000m Steeplechase school record,  Uribe holds the 10,000m school record, and Solorza is the former school record holder at 10,000m.