One year after finishing 10th place, the Boys Cross Country team took a leap to 5th place at the NIC Championship Meet Saturday.
Three Blue Blazers earned All-NIC recognition to lead the team. Nathan Dibley made the 1st Team, placing 7th with a time of 16:39.89. Luis G. Perez led the 2nd Team, placing 8th at 16:41.73. Elias Soto picked up All-NIC Honorable Mention in his first career NIC meet, placing 17th at 17:12.48.
Also scoring for Elkhart Central were Jose Quinones (39th, 18:15.32) and Sergio De La Cruz (18:29.80). Hans Vanderzwaag (18:38) and Austin Garcia (18:50) finished 48th and 53rd, while Luis F. Perez led the JV runners with a time of 19:17.
After the meet, seniors Luis G. Perez, Hans Vanderzwaag, and Bryan Vega-Guzman were celebrated alongside the senior girls on their remarkable careers.
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Sectionals are this Saturday at Ox Bow. The top five teams will advance to Regionals, along with the top 10 individuals who are not on one of the advancing teams. Carlos Fortoso of BBSN sat down with seniors Emma Romero and Luis Perez to talk about their season and goals for the next few weeks.