Eric Stevenson (far left), Ronnie Parnell (center), Chris Albritton (background), and Ben Perry(right) all members of Barstow High School's cross country team celebrate at the Veterans Home of California, Barstow, as they win the AUSA Veterans Home relay race on Saturday morning.


A total of 102 racers on six different teams competed in the 40-mile relay race in order to raise funds for a team of Fort Irwin runners to compete in the Army ten-Miler race in Washington, D.C. The BHS team finished the race in four hours, 20 minutes and 36 seconds. Each team member had to run at least two miles during the relay, which started at Fort Irwin and ended at the Veterans Home.