First-time award for longtime coach

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Ouray’s Bernie Pearce honored by peers for cross country success

  • Bernie Pearce, the longtime Ouray School athletic director and coach of the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams, was recently named the boys’ cross country coach of the year in the San Juan Basin League. The team won the regional championship this fall for the first time in 12 years. Mike Wiggins — Ouray County Plaindealer
    Bernie Pearce, the longtime Ouray School athletic director and coach of the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams, was recently named the boys’ cross country coach of the year in the San Juan Basin League. The team won the regional championship this fall for the first time in 12 years. Mike Wiggins — Ouray County Plaindealer
The cross country meet results Bernie Pearce dutifully distributes each week during the fall to school staff, parents and community members are replete with PRs. That stands for personal record — a student’s best time in a 5K race — and it’s something he promotes as much as he can. He believes it’s important to recognize runners’ achievements and encourages them to rack up as many PRs as possible…

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