The Pima Community College men's cross country team was part of the Dave Murray Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona on Friday held at the Tucson Country Club.
- The Aztecs took sixth place out of six teams with a total of 153 points.
- Sophomore Joel Gardner (Ironwood Ridge HS) was the top Pima finisher in the 8K race (4.97 miles) as he took 19th place out of 61 runners with a time of 25 minutes, 08.2 seconds.
- Freshman Abraham Valenzuela (Palo Verde HS) closed out the race in 24th place with a time of 25:37.5. Fellow freshman Justin VanDeberg (Gila Ridge HS) crossed the finish line in 42nd place at 26:54.7.
- Freshmen Russell Bauer-Woodman (Marana HS) and Donny Speas rounded out Pima's team score. Bauer-Woodman finished 47th with a time of 27:14.4 and Speas was 49th at 27:31.1.
The Aztecs will compete at the ACCAC Conference/NJCAA Region I Championships on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, AZ. The race is tentatively scheduled for 9:00 a.m.
See complete results of the Dave Murray Invitational on Direct Athletics