Local runner gets chance to compete in Australia


Last updated 1/15/2018 at Noon

Alberto “Beto” Rivera competes in a cross country race at Hamilton High School in Anza. Courtesy photo

A former student of Anza’s Hamilton High School now has the occasion to compete in two grueling cross country races this summer – in Australia.

Alberto “Beto” Rivera, 16, has a chance to go to Australia to compete and represent California in the 20th annual Down Under Gold Coast Classic 5.7K Challenge and the All-American 5K meet this summer.

A company called DownUnder Sports helps organize promising young athletes for competitions in Australia. Sports such as basketball, football, track and field, volleyball and even golf are represented. Their program includes transportation, ho...

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