The STJPII Cross Country Team's future looks very bright as they competed in the Angel Mile on Friday 8/19.
The girlsteam shows a lot of potential for state...
Coach Marco Hernandez noted, "Juniors Alexandria Serna and Gabriella Ayarzagoitia look like they have a good chance at making the all district team as well as competing at the state meet.
Jeanette Rosario will be our strongest runner that teams would need to worry about near the end of the race.
Our two seniors Anna Cisneros and Abigail Mondragon would complete our team with being the 4th and 5th runners. Abby competed at the state meet last year. Anna has never ran Cross country before, but she will help the team out a lot later throughout the season.
Sarah Lee Sang (freshman) will be our only freshman runner running in the JV division."
The angel mile had Melissa Rosario and Shania Esqivel both compete with the varsity division making it through the challenging course that IWA had set.
The boyswere missing runners for the 1st meet, but had a good showing from the athletes we had there.
Aaron Garcia (Freshman), Ryan Trevino (Senior), Cesar Landa (Junior), and Luc Foster (sophomore) all competed at the angel mile.
Coach Hernandez stated, "Aaron looks like he will be a great runner as the season progresses.
Cesar and Ryan both will be a huge help as we try to take the boys team this year to the state meet.
Luc Foster has been battling knee problems, but still had a good run. He competed at the state meet last year and hopefully can get fully recovered before district."
Coach Hernandez is very hopeful for the 2016 season, stating, "Overall the runners did great, but still have a lot of work to do if they want to come at a top place at state."