Teens tackle Spartan Sprint

University Church of Christ youth group members are all smiles after completing the Spartan Race. 

Pepperdine University Church of Christ youth group members competed against groups of all ages from around the country at the Spartan Race at Calamigos Ranch earlier this month. The 5K race included more than 20 obstacles along a hill-filled course. The team conquered challenges like an uphill sand bag carry and a barbed wire army crawl, leading to the finish line, where they had to jump over a fire pit. 

The youth group team members include youth leaders Dusty and Cecily Breeding; Viewpoint School senior David Soper, Hillcrest Christian School junior Hannah Covany; Thousand Oaks High School senior Dylan Morgan; Oaks Christian School freshman Joshua Gash and University Church student leader Jeff Scanlon.