Zach Alderete breaks course record at Pusch Ridgeby Andy Morales on Oct. 10, 2012, under Sports
Pusch Ridge always manages to pull in several top runners and teams when they open up their cross country course and Wednesday proved no different as St. Augustine’s Zach Alderete broke the course record Wednesday.
According to Pusch Ridge coach Elmer Yazzie, Alderete broke Pusch Ridge runner Wally Hensley’s previous course time of 16:32 by seven seconds to come in with a time of 16:25.
Not to be out done, Pusch Ridge standout Sarah Macdonald cut her own time by five seconds to take the girl’s race with a time of 19:15.
Ben Noriega (Rio Rico) came in second with a time of 16:30 and Hensley came in next with a time of 16:34.
Alex Salazar (Sahuaro) came in second with a time of 19:54 and Mali Smith (Pusch Ridge) came in third place with a time of 20.36.
The Rio Rico boys had all five of their scoring runners finish in the top 10 to win the team race. The Pusch Ridge girls managed the same feat to win the girls race.
Individual results can be found here: RESULTS
Rio Rico 28
Pusch Ridge 47
Tanque Verde 121
Canyon State 135
St. Augustine 147
Immaculate Heart 298
San Miguel DNS
Pusch Ridge 26
Rio Rico 65
St. Augustine 142
Tanque Verde DNS