by STEVEN FOWLER
Coming off an impressive first place finish at the Mesa Community College Thunderbird Classic, the Pima Community College Aztecs looked to carry the momentum.
The Pima men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed in the Mount San Antonio College Invitational on Friday Oct.16 in Walnut, California.
The No. 4 ranked Aztecs women’s team took fourth out of 18 teams in the invitational. Samantha Felzien finished 18th out of 143 runners in the 3.0-mile race with 19 minutes, 43 seconds. Sophomore Elizabeth Deaton finished behind her for 19th place at 19:45.
The No. 13 ranked Aztecs men’s team were also successful receiving fifth place out of 18 teams. Sophomore Amanuel Logo finished fourth in the 4.0-mile 20:55. Fellow sophomore Mark Bennett finished with a time of 21:17. Logo and Bennett received medals for their finishes.
The Aztecs have a bye week and will compete in the NJCAA Region I Championship on Friday, Oct. 30 at Villago Park in Casa Grande. The men’s race will be at 9 a.m. followed by the women’s race at 9:45.