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AF Reserve space chief sole reservist to compete in annual armed forces cross-country meet

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega rounds a course barricade in good running form February 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega rounds a course barricade in good running form Feb. 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega stops his watch as he crosses the finish line February 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega stops his watch as he crosses the finish line Feb. 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega secures a timing chip to his shoe February 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega secures a timing chip to his shoe Feb. 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega catches his breath while track officials remove his timing chip seconds after he crossed the finish line February 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega catches his breath while track officials remove his timing chip seconds after he crossed the finish line Feb. 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega (left) keeps good pace February 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega (left) keeps good pace Feb. 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega (bib number 123) is seconds into his race February 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega (bib number 123) is seconds into his race Feb. 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega (wearing sunglasses) is in a good mood just minutes before his race February 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Alex C. Escarcega (wearing sunglasses) is in a good mood just minutes before his race Feb. 15, 2014 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo. Escarcega was the sole AF Reservist to compete in the 2014 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championship’s 8 kilometer event. Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men’s Master category. Escarcega is assigned to the 310th Operations Group at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and serves as the organization’s chief enlisted manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The Air Force Reserve's sole representative during the 2014 Armed Forces Championship cross-country event was one of the 310th Space Wing's own.

Chief Master Sgt. Alex Escarcega, 310th Operations Group chief enlisted manager, traveled Feb. 13-16 to Boulder, Colo., and competed in the championship series. The event is a component of the USA Track & Field's Winter Cross-Country Championship series.

Escarcega finished with a time of 34:24 in the Men's Master category.

Read more about the 310th Space Wing here.
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