On a chilly fall morning, the Sun Warriors kept their positive momentum going as the calendar turned to October. Freshman Alondra Romero led the way for the F/S girls as they continue to improve each and every day. Following the F/S girls, sophomore Mariah Torres showed her fitness is coming back as she led the varsity girls to a sixth place finish in a very tough meet. Bringing home some hardware were the JV girls led by senior Erica Franco who took home the third place team trophy.
For the boys, freshman Alexis Tello led the way in the freshmen boys race and senior captain Edgar Flores again led the varsity boys. Saving the best for last though, the F/S boys race was the main event on this day. In a true display of resilience and toughness, freshman Martin Barrientos ran two and a half miles over gravel, woodchips, and concrete with one shoe on, having lost his other one in the first half mile of the race and yet still managing to break 18 minutes and PR. Unfortunately, the shoe he lost was the one with his chip, so someone else had to step up and get in the scoring top five. Answering the call was freshman Jorge Rios who didn’t let the fact that this was his debut race at the sophomore level phase him. Great job to all athletes today!
Good luck to the varsity competing Wednesday at the Nike North Side/South Side Challenge and to everyone on Saturday at the Rich Central Olympian Run.