After a winter hibernation, the Sun Warriors got back to action heading to Wheaton. Starting on Thursday, the boys competed valiantly against top state powerhouses such as Wheaton North, East Aurora, and Naperville North. Getting things started for the boys was sophomore standout Messiah Travis. Don’t blink or you’ll miss him, Travis blazed a 6.78 (hand timed) in the 55 meter dash. This set the perfect example for the young Sun Warriors as six freshmen followed Travis in making their debut. All the sprinters came back at the end of the meet to double in the 200 meter dash, closing out a strong performance. The middle of the meet was filled with distance successes. Standing out above the rest was junior Aaron Sanchez who came out of the gates with a 7 second PR in the 800 meter run. In typically fashion, Sanchez put in a solid base during the tough winter months and earned every second of his big PR.
Following a one day hiatus, the lady Sun Warriors were representing Solorio with class and pride Saturday morning at Wheaton Warrenville South High School. Rewriting the school record books was senior Yaritza Saucedo. Formerly a distance runner, Saucedo made the transition to sprints look easy cruising to a 8.58 in the 55 meter dash and coming back with a 31.53 in the 200 meter dash. Similar to the boys meet, sandwiched between strong sprint performances, the distance ladies were making sure to do their part. Building off the mid-distance success of last year’s state qualifying 4×800 meter relay, sophomore Giselle Tena showed promise in becoming one of Solorio’s next great mid-distance runners as she debuted with a strong PR time of 2:50. Congratulations to all the boys and girls for their strong performance and good luck at Lemont (boys) and Evanston (girls) next week!