By RENE ESCOBAR
The Aztecs’ hot streak froze in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Both the women’s and men’s teams participated in the NJCAA National Championships. The women finished in 21st place, while the men’s team placed 30th.
Freshman standout Katherine Bruno was the top Pima runner as she finished the 5K race in 18th place out of 311 competitors with a time of 18 minutes, 51 seconds.
Freshman Sionna Johnson finished in 56th place with a end time of 19 minutes, 41 seconds, while freshman Cindy Corrales crossed the line in 141st place at 20 minutes, 45 seconds.
Freshman Kaylen Fox was 184th with a time of 21 minutes, 20 seconds, and sophomore Arianna Roche took 206th at 21 minutes, 48 seconds.
In the men’s 8K race, freshman Morgan Risch was the top finisher for the Aztecs in 46th place out of 322 competitors with a final time of 26 minutes, 35 seconds.
Sophomore Collin Dylla finished the race in 125th with a time of 27 minutes, 30 seconds. Freshman Connor Deakin crossed the finish line at 203rd with a time of 28 minutes, 32 seconds.
Sophomore Gabe Atchley was 213th at the time of 28 minutes, 42 seconds, and sophomore Victor Bustamante took 223rd at 28 minutes, 53 seconds.
This season was one to remember for the Aztecs, as the women showed dominance finishing the season with two second-place finishes, one being in the regional championship.
Freshman phenom Katherine Bruno had a season that won’t soon be forgotten, becoming a ACCAC Conference champion and All-Region.
Although Morgan Risch was named Second All-Region, the men’s season only resulted in them placing in the top three.