Leaving no doubt that our Warriors have a place among the very best youth runners in the country they all performed like true champions! After a very difficult and challenging year with never knowing if they would get any opportunity to compete at the national level these kids put in the work. Day after day, month after month and finally on Dec 5th, 2020 they had their moment in the spotlight! We travel from California to Tallahassee Fl to go up against the very best runners in the country. Without missing a beat these kids went out there and ran their hearts out on the national stage.
We had 5 Warriors running in 3 races at the AAU National Cross Country Championships. First the boys 9 - 10 year race went off and our boys race hit the course with everything they had. When the dust had cleared 2 out of 3 had earned medals. Brady Mowles finished 23rd in the 9 year old category and not to be undone Jay Lopez also capturing 25th in the 10 year old category. John Brody Salido (42nd) missed a medal by a few places but put in one of his best races of the season! Next up was Kimberly Lozano in the 7 - 8 year old race. She want to at least match what the boys had done. She did that and more finishing 20th in the 8 year old category. With that she secured her own National medal as well! Last but not least Jacqueline Lopez took to the line and ran herself into not only a medal but All-American honors. Top 8 get these honors and she secured this with a 6th place finish.
All and all kids did great with all 5 easily finishing in the top 50% of a national race with 4 out of 5 medals and 1 All-American!!! That's it for this but now time to start getting ready for the next!!! Join our Warrior Youth Running family next season starting in January. For more info check out this link