Daniel Skandera defeated a field of 348 runners to win the USATF National Junior Olympics XC Championships in Tallahassee Florida on Dec 9, 2017.
Running in the 9-10 year old Boys division Daniel ran in second through the first mile in 5:27.8 before taking the win.
Daniels 3000 meter time of 10:01.5 is equal to about 10:46 for 3200m.
Three of his siblings also competed in their divisions while two other siblings qualified but decided not to compete here.
9-10 Boys 3K
1st Daniel Skandera 10:01.5
13-14 Girls 4K
61st Sarah Skandera 15:10.9
Sarah won the Viking Opener Jr High race this fall as a 7th grader in 12:19.2 over 6th grade sister Rebekah (12:35.4) with Lilja Chung, Lucas’s sister an 8th grader in 3rd 12:51.1.
11-12 Girls 3K
75th Rebekah Skandera 12:06.9
8 & Under Boys 2K
180th Paul Skandera 9:26.3