‘Chasing Excellence’ is now in second printing

Courtesy photo ‘Chasing Excellence: The Remarkable Life and Inspiring Vigilosophy of Coach Joe I. Vigil,’ by Pat Melgares, is in its second printing.

ALAMOSA — Just in time for the holiday season, Soulstice Publishing reprinted the award-winning “Chasing Excellence: The Remarkable Life and Inspiring Vigilosophy of Coach Joe I. Vigil,” by Adams State University Alumnus Pat Melgares, Class of 1989.

“Chasing Excellence” brought home the gold in the International Latino Book Awards in the sports category. It also won a national competition for books published independently in 2020, winning the biography category in the Independent Book Publishers Association’s annual contest. “Chasing Excellence” was also a finalist in the Colorado Book Awards in the biography category.

Melgares shares Vigil’s tale through his own words and those of more than 50 family members, friends, former runners, and foes who have been shaped by his presence over a lifetime.

Order the book at https://soulsticepublishing.com/product/chasing-excellence-book/ and wherever books are sold, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or local independent bookstore. 

A portion of the book’s proceeds will go to the Joe I. Vigil Scholarship Fund for cross country and track and field athletes at Adams State.