The Bear River Varsity Cross Country teams raced the Stanford Invitational at the Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto on Saturday. Both the boys and girls came away with strong performances as some of the best runners in the country gathered to compete in one of the largest Cross Country meets in the U.S.
The Bruins started the morning with a great race from top male runner Alex Coffman. He finished the course in a time of 17:03 and placed in the top 50 from a field of 234.
The Bruins also got a great race from newcomer Patrick Gillis.
On the Lady Bruins side, Mary Nattrass, Kimmy Pugel, Cecilia Malik, Sierra Mitchell, Hallie Pettitt, Jessica Meylor, and Rachael Olsen raced to a respectable team finish by placing 14th out of a field of 26.
Mary Nattrass once again proved why she is the top Pioneer Valley League female runner by finishing the 5K course in a time of 20:27 and placing 35th out of a field of 205.
Up next for the Bruins is The Other Meet at Granite Regional Park in Sacramento on Saturday, October 6th.