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Battle Mountain XC hosting Eric Spry 5K race

The Battle Mountain cross-country team is hosting the Eric Spry Memorial 5K Race on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m. at the Willow Creek Par-3 in Eagle-Vail.

EDWARDS — Yes, the Battle Mountain Invitational at the Willow Creek Par-3 in Eagle-Vail will attract some of the best runners in the state on Saturday, Sept. 1.

While the varsity races are at 10 a.m. (boys) and 10:30 a.m. (girls), the Eric Spry 5K Memorial race is open to the public.

Spry was a student-athlete at Battle Mountain, Class of 2010, who passed away while attending Colorado State University during his freshman year in 2011.

"He was such a fantastic representative of Battle Mountain High School cross-country and track and field," Huskies coach Rob Parish said. "He was, by no means, the fastest, but he was one of the most enthusiastic kids to come through our school. He did more of what all of us should do — appreciate running, the team being outside and his family."

The Huskies have been hosting the Spry race in since 2011. All proceeds go to Eric Spry Scholarship Fund. The cost of the race is $35 and includes a T-shirt.

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