Women's Cross Country Adds Olympic Runner to Staff

Women's Cross Country Adds Olympic Runner to Staff

San Diego Mesa College welcomes the newest member of coaching staff, Jose Barbosa from Brasil. Jose comes to Mesa with a wealth of experience and leadership as a coach nationally and internationally. As a 4 time Olympic athlete in 1996 in Atlanta, USA, 1992 Barcelona, Spain, 1988 Seoul, Korea, and 1984 Los Angeles, USA. In 1991 Coach Barbosa was the #1 ranked 800 meter runner in the world and in the same year he also won the silver medal in the the World Track and FIeld Championships in Toyko, Japan. In 1995, he won the gold medal at the Pan Am Games for the 800m race. Previous to those years, he won the bronze medal in the World Track and Field Championships in Rome, Italy in 1987 and then took gold in the World Indoor Track and Field Championships in the same year.