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Laying the Foundation

Laying the foundation for a successful spring, the boys and girls track teams have continued to build through the indoor season. On Tuesday, February 21 the boys made the trip to Lemont to take on Eisenhower, Reavis, and Lemont high schools. The story of the day was the standout performances of the freshmen newcomers. Approaching the meet with the confidence of seasoned vets, there was no indication that these Sun Warriors had just one meet under their belts. Although many of the distance freshmen runners gained valuable experience through cross country in the fall, Miguel Cordova wasn’t one of them. Despite this, he worked with his teammates and built throughout his races, showing great potential. Working with teammates was the name of the game for the freshmen sprinters as well. All five (Juan Diaz, Imanol Escogido, Mauricio Leon, David Ramirez, and Jesus Rodriguez) PRed in the 55 and/or the 200 from their first meet at Wheaton North.

On Saturday, the girls picked up right where the boys left off and had a strong performance at Evanston. A meet that offers unique distances (300 instead of 400, 1000 instead of 800, etc.), Evanston further reinforces the true training mentality of indoor as one prepares for May. Taking full advantage of such a training opportunity was junior Ruth Garcia and sophomore Teresa Dominguez, both of whom won their 1000 meter heats. They will both use this valuable over distance to their advantage as they toe the line as Solorio’s two representatives in the 800 this Saturday at Argo. On the sprints end, the girls similarly used the meet as a crucial stepping stone. Leading the way was sophomore Elizabeth Torres who bolted to a new school record in the 55 hurdles. Great job to both the boys and girls and go get ‘em at Hinsdale Central (boys) and Argo (girls) this weekend!

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