The Northwest Vista Cross Country team ran in the Battle of HILLotes this past weekend. It started off a little cold but was great running weather. The course was definitely a battle of Hills for the Half Marathoners and 10k runners.
Again Northwest vista College was very well represented by an amazing team, that did fantastic. All 11 athletes that ran placed overall or in their age group. There were several teams participating in the race with about 1,000 participants overall, but none had as many members as we did on the podium.
In addition, the team volunteered to help with packet pickup, during and after the race. NVC was well represented as was apparent by the sea of purple shirts handing out race shirts, medals, water/Gatorade and packing up equipment (even after running the race). The race director was very impressed and said he had never seen such a hard working and disciplined group of volunteers.
HALF Marathon Runners (13.11 miles):
- Sergio Luera 1st Place 21-24 Male
- Jason Hunts 1st Place 15-20 Male
- Aaron Beattie 2nd Place 15-20 Male
10K Runners (6.25 miles):
- Rudy Orozco 1st Place 15-20 Male
- Abigail Arredondo 1st Place 15-20 Female
5K Runners (3.125 miles):
- Aidan Garza 1st Place Overall Male (beating out all of the competition!!)
- Zoey Viera 1st Place Overall Female (very first female to cross the line!)
- Jorge Aguilar 1st Place 20-29 Male
- Husam Al-samti 2nd Place 20-29 Male
- Robert Dreamkowski 4th Place 20-29 Male
- Yaritza Sandoval 1st Place 1-19 Female