Local Student To Run In National Cross Country Championship Race

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Whitinsville Christian School eighth-grade student and cross country runner, Zach Bergeron, has qualified to compete in USA Track and Field's National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championship race in San Antonio.

To earn this spot, Zach ran in the Region I Championships, held in Wappingers Falls, NY on November 24. The WCS student placed 28th, earning the opportunity to compete in Texas.

Chris Vander Baan, the school's Varsity Cross Country Coach and High School Principal describes the eighth grader from Blackstone as “an incredibly talented young runner who competes hard and is feared by his competition.”

Zach has had quite the breakout season in 2013; he set the middle school home course record multiple times, and as Vander Baan stated, “already ranks as the all-time fastest male runner in our middle school history.”

The USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships will be held December 14th.

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