Eustace’s Hunter Rose rocks Australia
Posted by : July 13, 2013| On :
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA–Eustace cross country runner Hunter Rose competed in the Suncorp Bank 5.7K run in Gold Coast Australia recently.
The race was part of the “Down Under Sports Tournament,” which brought together almost 4,000 runners from around the world.
In the first race on July 6, held much like a high school cross country meet, the United States team took first place overall.
Rose finished in 41st place out of a field of 3,958 runners after logging a time of 20:44.
He also competed in a second race on July 9, that pitted American “sub-teams” against each other in a 5K run.
Rose was a member of the Texas/New Mexico team, and was one of just three Texans on the team.
The Texas/New Mexico team took first place in the race, and Rose finished 35th with a time of 19:40. The Texas/New Mexico team was coached by New Mexico’s Larry Padilla.
In order to prepare for the races, Rose ran an average of 20 miles per week. He also competed in the Eustace Pioneer Day 5K run, and finished with a time of 18:56.
Rose will be a sophomore at Eustace High School this year, and will run on the cross country team for coach Josh Sypert.