Dalton State Cross Country Stars Again Shine In 5K
Sunday, April 27, 2014
The Bruner family holds hands crossing the finish line of Saturday's Run For John
Dalton State cross country was well represented in Saturday's "Run For John". The scholarship fundraiser honors John Bruner, the son of Margie and Greg Bruner.
John Bruner was often known to say, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." He died from a coronary artery anomaly while running the 4.7-mile Missionary Ridge Road Race in Chattanooga in 2007.
"This day is a celebration of John's life and the thing he loved," said Dalton State co cross country coach Margie Bruner. The Bruner family crossed the finish line together with Coach Bruner as the female masters winner at 24:57.
Roadrunners Rafael Pacheco and Nayeli Jacobo showed the size of their fight by successfully defending in the annual 5k. The event starts and ends at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dalton. The winners are both graduates of Murray County High.
Pacheco's overall victory came with a time of 17:41, just a little slower than last year's winning 17:22.1. He thanked Dalton State coaches Margie Bruner and Andy Meyer. "I couldn't have have attended college without the scholarship," he added.
The Roadrunner's Parker Cook (17:42), a Northwest Whitfield grad, was second place overall.