Bruno, Siml and Tarazon finish in top 5 at Mesa CC Thunderbird Classic

Freshman Mary Siml produced her best placement finish of the season as she took third place out of 63 competitors at the Mesa CC Thunderbird Classic with a time of 19:16.0. Photo by Ben Carbajal
Freshman Mary Siml produced her best placement finish of the season as she took third place out of 63 competitors at the Mesa CC Thunderbird Classic with a time of 19:16.0. Photo by Ben Carbajal

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 10:00 a.m. and the men's race will follow at 10:45 a.m.

For complete results of the Mesa CC Thunderbird Classic, visit WingFootFinish