This is Anuare’s first year in Cross Country. He has placed and received a medal in every single race, and Mt SAC was his first, first place. When asking Anuare, if he thought Mt SAC was a difficult race he said, “I didn’t think it was hard really, being in first place helped my mentality.”
Mt. SAC Invitational has been going on for 65 years. Coach, Steve Moreno, best describes the course as a, “True Cross Country course that tests every bit of your physical and mental strength.” It consists of 3 hills, which is more than the typical races the athletes are used to when comparing it to the other courses.
Onto the Varsity races, the Girls race had a couple injured, and some first time Mt SAC runners. Daysi Vasquez best described the race as, “Challenging and difficult.”
Now as for the Boy’s Varsity race, Brett Bermudez, number one runner, was beat by 5 seconds by Dakota Alford. This was a very uprising event for Dakota, for he has been trying to beat Brett, this whole season.
Upon asking Dakota how he felt about reaching his goal he responded with, “It felt normal. I mean were both really close to each other in talent and we both have improved a lot this year…but I don’t plan on slowing down my senior year, so he can eat my dust.”
This was the teams last invitational, and they now will be preparing for league finals on October 31, at Godinez High School.
Written by Jocelyn Gutierrez