McFarland Christmas Run
Previous Noise Coverage HERE.
2010 Photos HERE.
Every other year it seems to rain on this race but this year it did not. The day got started with the mile run which includes a dog/master division. McFarland's Francisco Nava and Mimsey won in a time of 5:06. Mimsey has won the event before and just had puppies recently. Brianna Valles was the first female in 7:09.
In the 2 mile, former Arvin High and current CSUB runner Juan Calderon ran 10:01 for the win, Gabby Diaz was the fastest female in a time of 11:29. In the 4 mile, Anna Frank was in the lead going into the last mile before being caught by McFarland sophomore Erik Garcia.
Anna Frank (photo) coaches at Highland and just had a baby this year. She ran 22:44 and crushed the female record which was in the 24 minute range. Garcia ran 22:40 only a few weeks after running in the state cross country meet and completing a 30 mile training run.