Busters men 8th at NJCAA X-country meet





The Garden City Community College men's cross country team ran to an eight-place finish Saturday at the NJCAA meet, in Ina, Ill. 

Chris Zirkle was the eighth-place scorer, with a time of 26 minutes, 29.8 seconds. 

Nick Baca scored in 35th, with a time of 27:19.9. Alfredo Lebron was 67th in 28:00.3, Dillon Eckel was 71st in 28:03.0, Josh Hatch was 80th in 28:13.8, to round out the Broncbusters' five scoring times (listed place was not overall, but out of the runners whose times were counted for team scores). Jose Zavala finished in 29:07.2 and Manny Ultreras finished in 29:38.6. Garden City finished with 261 points as a team.

It was the second straight top-10 finish for the Garden City men, who were second in 2011.

Central Arizona won the title with 51 points, easily beating Spartanburg Methodist, which had 104. Colby was fourth with 153 points.

On the women's side, Kelsea Geschwentner finished 67th overall with a time of 20:11.9.

Iowa Central won the women's team title with 40 points.

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