Getting up in the wee hours of the morning to run at NVC is something a group of dedicated students have been doing for the last few months. They run in local races, supporting charities and enjoy the camaraderie of being a part of the NVC Cross Country Team.
, an NVC Biology instructor, has been coaching the NVC Cross Country team for the last few semesters and is proud of her runners who have been putting up outstanding performances.
On Feb. 23 at the City Wellness 5k, Juan Perez was the overall race winner with a running time of 18:13.
- Vanessa Guerra was the second place finisher in the 20-24 age group;
- Elizabeth Kilby, fourth place;
- April Mammel, fifth place;
- Ashley Kilby, sixth place;
- Alyssa Barrera, eighth place;
- Amanda Graham; 13th place; and
- Gizelle Sariñana did an excellent job in her first 5k race, placing ninth in her age group.
On the men’s side, Patrick Gonzales was the third overall fastest runner and second in his age group, followed by Jacob Manteufel in seventh place and Derek Heers placing 14th place in his age group.
On March 3 Northwest Vista, had seven runners compete in the inaugural event of the Alamo City Run fest. Running in the 10k for the men was Logan Jung, placing first in his age group; and Andrew Ramirez placing eighth. April Mammel also ran the 10k, placing fourth in her age group.
For that same event, the 5k NVC male runners were Bryan Allison, placing fifth in his age group; and Joel Obregon placing fourth in his age group. The female runners in the 5k were Alyssa Barrera placing second in her age group; and Gizelle Sariñana placing fourth in her age group.
The NVC Cross Country Team is looking forward to more races in the upcoming months, including the Foam Fest 5k on April 6. The team encourages new runners to be a part of the team. To join, contact Ashley at 486-4933 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Daniel Johnson of Recreation Sports at email@example.com or 486-4003.