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Bruno takes 1st as Pima cross-country finished 2nd at Mesa

The Pima Community College men’s and women’s cross-country teams came away with second-place finishes on Saturday at the Mesa CC Thunderbird Classic.

The women’s team took second with 41 points as Mesa Community College place first with 36. 

The No. 14-ranked Aztecs were led by sophomore Katherine Bruno (Canyon del Oro HS), who took first place in the 5K (3.1 miles) out of 63 competitors with a time of 18 minutes, 09.4 seconds. Freshman Mary Siml placed third with a time of 19:16.0.

In the men’s race, the No. 20-ranked Aztecs also took second place with 63 points. They were the top scoring ACCAC team.

Freshman Luis Tarazon (Desert View HS) finished the 8K (4.97 miles) in fourth place out of 77 runners with a time of 26:56.5. Freshman Juan Miranda (Flowing Wells HS) rounded out the top 10 with a time of 27:24.7.

The Aztecs will compete in the Mt. SAC CC Invitational on Friday in Walnut, CA. The women’s race will be at 10 a.m. and the men’s race will follow at 10:45 a.m.

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Sophomore Katherine Bruno (Canyon del Oro HS) took first place in the women's 5K race with a time of 18 minutes, 09.4 seconds at the Mesa CC Thunderbird Classic. The Aztecs men's and women's teams each placed second in their respected team standings.