After a night of storms, the Argo Invitational course was under standing water, so much so that part of the course had to be cut off leaving it a distance of 2.83 miles. Unphased, the Fr/So boys got the ball rolling from the sound of the first gun. Once again, freshmen Brandon Galicia (7th in 16:45) and Martin Barrientos (9th in 16:57) led the way. Following closely behind though was sophomore Robert Perez (14th in 17:17) and sophomores Omar Luis and David Hernandez (36th and 37th respectively in 18:32). The total team effort resulted in a second place finish in the field of twenty teams. That momentum kept up through the Varsity race and into the Open race. In the Open race, fellow sophomore Osvaldo Vazquez ran the race of his life in 24:09, converted to a 3 mile PR of 26:10.
On the girls side, youth again prevailed as sophomore Ruth Garcia led the way with fellow sophomore Mariah Torres (37th and 38th respectively in 20:27), both running up in the Varsity race. In the last race of the day, Solorio’s open girls battled the mud and heat more than anyone else had to. In the open race, Solorio’s freshmen girls showed their inexperience wasn’t going to intimidate them with all six girls going to the line with purpose and running great. Congratulations to all Solorians who ran at Argo and keep up the good work heading into Whitney Young next weekend!