The Northwest Vista Cross Country team had an exceptional showing at the Friends of Government Canyon 8K/15K. This was a tough trail run with huge hills.
The 15K started first and the team was represented by David Antonio and Aaron Beatty, both 2nd-year runners. David came in first and 6th overall with a time of 1:15:42. This time was enough to place him first in his age group. Aaron was next, with an overall finish of 12th, but a first place finish for his age division. His overall time was 1:19:15.
The 8K started 15 minutes later. The team was represented by Vienna Garcia, Adam Soto, Vince DelPino – all 2nd-year runners and one freshman – Brandy Medina.
Adam was the overall winner, winning the race with a time of 35:19. Vince came in 4th overall and 1st in his age group, with a time of 37:20. Brandy was the first female to cross the finish line, winning the race with a time of 40:01. Vienna was the second female overall, but first in her age group, with a time of 40:34.
All the students ran a great race and have been working hard over the semester. The team is building up to its big race of the year – the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon and marathon on Dec. 6.
By NVC Cross Country Coach Staci Krueger