Before the Thanksgiving break, members of the Mingus Union cross country team ran in the Nike Cross Southwest Regional.
With race fields dwarfing those they saw at the state race, this was a chance to see some of the best runners from around the southwest. Senior Justine Taylor was the highest placer. Taylor ran her race in 19:53.87, which placed her 32nd. As a team, the girls finished 40th with 1084.
On the boys side of things, running in a field of 862, senior Gustavo Banks was the top finisher. Banks finished 133rd with a time of 17:27.91. All five of the Marauders scoring runners finished under the 20 minute mark. As a team, the boys finished 48th. That is it for Mingus cross country. Some runner will be plying their trade on the soccer field while others prepare for the approaching track and field season.