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For many years, Fort Lupton High School has had a small cross country team.
Despite that being no different this year, the Bluedevils had a good season, as head cross country coach Karch …
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Despite that being no different this year, the Bluedevils had a good season, as head cross country coach Karch Hickman mentioned.
“We had a lot of individual successes. Each runner on the team improved their times by over a minute and a half throughout the course of the season,” he said.
With the five runners on the team running at different levels, each one had different goals they wanted to focus on and improve on, which they did.
“As dual sport athletes Cameron Reeves and Jairo Compean had strong races for the team. Aiden Montoya had a great senior season, showing off how his military training has impacted his running,” said Hickman.
The Trejo siblings, Kenya and Jonathan, barely started running earlier in the year but showed that the athletic ability sure runs in the family.
“Kenya Trejo had the biggest improvement of over eight minutes. Jonathan Trejo had his best races this season when it mattered most, taking second in our league meet and placing 12th at our regional meet,” Hickman said.
No small tasks for the Trejo siblings. Jonathan was the only one to qualify for the 2A Colorado State Championships that were held in Colorado Springs Oct. 29. In the state meet, the sophomore finished 33rd overall with a time of 17:58.
For any coach, seeing their student-athletes improve with big strides from the beginning of the season to the end is something to be happy about.
“It’s been a lot of fun to watch Jonathan and Kenya run with one another. Jonathan enjoys running a lot more than Kenya does. But it’s wonderful seeing them get excited for one another. They are both really supportive siblings,” said Hickman.
With the improvement and success both siblings had in cross country, the running will not stop this Fall. Jonathan and Kenya will look to lace up their running shoes in the spring for track season.
“Kenya has said she is thinking about wrestling and will do track. Jonathan is going to focus on running year-round in cross country and track,” Hickman said.
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