Ignacio Middle School cross-country athletes competed Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Pagosa Springs meet held at Reservoir Hill. The weather was a brisk 51 degrees, perfect for running. The ground was damp from the recent rains, but runners were calm, cool, and confident. The course is situated above Pagosa Springs, Colo. with twists and turns that take runners through hills, trees, and spectacular views of the mountains; it is both an amazing and challenging course. In spite of the challenge the course presented to our athletes, all students who competed Saturday, achieved new personal records. It was a fantastic day for IMS cross country athletes, coaches, and families. This is IMS’ third year competing in this running sport. IMS cross-country is coached by Spencer Cone and Celeste Haverkamp. The staff of IMS are so proud of our students and how much they have grown this cross-country season. Pictured left to right: Samara Valdez, Jr. Miss Southern Ute, Leandra Litz, Coach Cone, Selia Montoya, Thunder Windy Boy, Judah Ashley, Elias Pena and Coach Celeste.