In their first race of the season, a team comprised of only freshmen took to the trails of Hidden Valley Park in Martinez California on Friday Morning. On a course that will host this year's Big 8 Conference Championships, the Bear Cubs came to run. The team of Ana Palafox, Evelin Ramirez, Jackie Ramirez, Miranda Huntsinger, and Dana Johnson worked through a very competitive field on a difficult and hilly course to take home the team title.
Leading the Bear Cubs was Ana Palafox. Taking the lead early on, Palafox, pushed the pace through mile 2 until she ws passed within the final quarter mile by DVC's Julia Gonzales. Finishing with a time of 19:11.1 for a 5k, Palafox will be one to watch for the rest of the season.
Next up for the Bear Cubs will be the Northern California Championships Preview meet at Shasta College on October 5th.