Miranda, Espinoza and Corrales compete at NJCAA Division I Championships

Aztecs men's cross country runners Aaron Espinoza (Sunnyside HS), Alex Corrales (Nogales HS) and Juan Miranda (Flowing Wells HS) competed at the NJCAA Division I National Championships. Miranda was the best Pima finisher with a time of 27 minutes, 21.0 seconds in the 8K (4.97 miles) race. Photo by Ben Carbajal
Aztecs men's cross country runners Aaron Espinoza (Sunnyside HS), Alex Corrales (Nogales HS) and Juan Miranda (Flowing Wells HS) competed at the NJCAA Division I National Championships. Miranda was the best Pima finisher with a time of 27 minutes, 21.0 seconds in the 8K (4.97 miles) race. Photo by Ben Carbajal

The Pima Community College men's cross country team was represented at the NJCAA Division I National Championships on Saturday at the UNM Golf Course in Albuquerque, NM.

  • Sophomore Juan Miranda (Flowing Wells HS) finished 125th out of 343 runners as he closed out the 8K (4.97 mile) race with a time of 27 minutes, 21.0 seconds. He set a 5:30 pace.
  • Sophomore Aaron Espinoza (Sunnyside HS) took 133rd overall and crossed the finish line with a time of 27:28. He set a 5:32 pace.
  • Freshman Alex Corrales (Nogales HS) was 247th and had a time of 29:17 setting a pace of 5:54.
  • Miranda and Espinoza earned third team All-Region honors at the NJCAA Region I Championships. Women's cross country sophomore Irana Sanchez (Cienega HS) earned All-ACCAC Honorable Mention status at the ACCAC Conference Championships.

The men's and women's cross country runners will compete in the track & field season beginning in January.

See complete results of the NJCAA Division I Championships