Sidney High graduate Aaron Dinzeo will be competing at the APA Pan American Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Caraballeda, Venezuela.
Dinzeo will compete in a 10-kilometer race at the Carabella Golf Course. He is one of five athletes representing Team USA at the event, which was held for the first time in 2015.
Dinzeo qualified for the international race by finishing second overall at the USA Track & Field (USATF) National Cross Country Championships last month in Bend, Oregon. He posted a time of 31 minutes, 47 seconds in a field of nearly 60 elite runners and finished just seven seconds behind the overall winner.
Dinzeo was a seven-time NCAA All-American at California University of Pennsylania and became the first student-athlete in school history to be selected Capital One Academic All-American of the Year. As a senior, he finished in second place at the NCAA National Championships.
A 2015 graduate, Dinzeo earned a degree in anthropology with concentrations in archaeology and forensic while graduating summa cum laude.