Harriers race towards goals in preseason
by NOHELI SIGALA
Kick starting the season with a bang, the harriers will compete at the Rosemead Invitational tomorrow at Rosemead High School.
The top 45 runners from all six divisions as a whole will be chosen to compete at the invitational.
The Spartans competed at the Cool Breeze Invitational Sept. 6 at the El Prado Golf Course. The harriers were successful in setting their new marks for the season.
“There was a lot of really good competition and it shows us that we as a team need to work harder,” said senior Paloma Torres.
Medals were awarded to the top 30 runners in each race. Senior Thomas Browning, junior Abraxaz Sanchez and sophomore Josue Gutierrez all medaled in their individual races.
“I feel like the summer training with Coach Quintero really prepared me for this first meet,” said Gutierrez. “I’m happy that I was able to represent my school and show that we have what it takes to compete with the high-level competition.”
This season, all six divisions will strive to defend their Almont League Championship title.
“We have to keep working hard and believe that we can achieve what we were able to accomplish last year,” said Gutierrez.
Hoping to improve through daily practice and weekly invitationals, the harriers will continue to work towards their goal.
“My personal goals for this season are to PR [Personal Record] from last year and to continuously improve. My team goal is to make history and win all six divisions for a third year in a row,” said Torres.