VIDEO: Cross country athletes gather for Spike Night


Dozens of local high school cross country runners gathered at Santa Barbara Running Company on Thursday to celebrate the upcoming fall season. “Spike Night” included food, music and a 20-percent discount on anything in the Goleta store.

Presidio Sports put together a video with interviews from student-athletes from Santa Barbara High, San Marcos, and Dos Pueblos, plus SB Running Co. owner Joe DeVreese and Elings Terrain Festival director Paul Bradford. The runners interviewed are Elaine McClure and Nathan Alvarez from Dos Pueblos, Walker Odell and Adilene Aldapa from San Marcos, and Alice Upton and William Walter from Santa Barbara High.

After a summer of training and preparation, the cross country runners are just getting into their seasons.