Time flies when you’re having fun. Although it feels as if it just started, indoor season is already more than halfway over for the Sun Warriors. This past week both the boys and girls teams continued their early season momentum. Starting on Friday night, the boys once again made their annual trip to Hinsdale Central High School and had a number of distance highlights. In a meet that included a total of 11/22 PRs, an exceptionally high percentage for an indoor meet, one had to do more than just PR to stand out above the crowd. Freshman Daniel Melero did just that, finishing his 800 with a time of 2:32, good for a 23 second PR. Equally impressive was the performance of fellow freshman Jesus Chavez who PRed by 18 seconds. Anyone who saw him leading up to his race could tell he was locked in and ready to go. After a smart race, the look on his face as he finished said it all.
The next morning the Sun Warriors were at it again. Having gone to the Argo outdoor invitational for years, the girls made their debut at the indoor Argo Invite. After two meets (Wheaton and Evanston) where the mid-distance girls stole the show, the distance girls showed they too plan on making some noise this season. Freshman Kaylani Esteban and sophomore Ana Garcia got things started in the 3200, running 12:39 (2nd place) and 13:49 (7th place) respectively. Not to be outdone, sophomore Ivette Camacho and senior Monse Zepeda ran great together in the 1600, both finishing with a time of 6:25. Equally impressive were the performances of Daniela Ruiz who ran a 5 second PR in the 400 and sophomore Isabel Torres who beat the record in the 55 hurdles set by her twin sister one week earlier. Look for the Sun Warriors to keep the momentum going as they head to their first coed meet of the year at the University of Chicago on Friday night!