Eagle in the Sun triathlete Luis Ruiz, foreground left, was encouraged by (from right) nephew Diego Garcia, niece Tanya Garcia and sister Lilly Ruiz as he left the bicycle portion of Sunday's triathlon. About 620 athletes tested their endurance in the third annual event. Competitors did a 400-yard swim, 20-kilometer bike ride and a 5-K run to finish the grueling event known as a sprint triathlon. Bobby Gonzales of El Paso won the overall men's title at 53 minutes, 15.5 seconds and Kim Carlsen of Las Cruces won the women's top prize at 1 hour, 7 minutes 4.5 seconds.
Hundreds of runners from schools around the El Paso area competed in the Del Valle/Hanks Invitational, the first cross country meet of the new school year. Eastwood won both the boys team and girls team titles. Ryan Saenz of Eastwood took first individually and Socorro's Jocelyn Caro won the girls individual title. (Top photo) Female runners sprint the length of the Del Valle football field to get into position to get onto the main course. (Middle photo) Male runners are silhouetted as they run on the canal bank adjacent to Del Valle High School. (Bottom photo) Competitor Brianna Armendariz of Franklin cools off after running the 5000-meter course.
St. Anthony's Seminary held its 49th annual bazaar over the Labor Day weekend. The event is a fundraiser for the Franciscan seminary. It featured three days of games, musical entertainment and great food. (Top photo) Sister Karina Tapia stapled prizes to the wall of her balloon and darts booth at the St. Anthony's Bazaar Saturday. (Middle photo)Hector Amaya enjoyed a tasty taco during Saturday's St. Anthony's Bazaar at the St. Anthony's Seminary.(Bottom photo) Jose Luis Rivera playfully cracked a "cascarron" on daughter Danika Rivera's head Saturday at the St. Anthony's Bazaar.
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