|The Warriors charge the battlefield!
Eyobed Mesfun returns from an ankle injury that kept him from running last fall. Bringing focus and intensity to his training this fall he will be relied heavily as a key contributor on the varsity team. Mesfun ran 4:58 for 1600 meters last spring and was the top 3200 meter runner running 10:56 for 2 miles earning a spot on the Warriors all-time list. He was also the #2 for the Warriors in the 800 and 1600 meters behind Sean Davis.
Dustin Laucella has stepped into the leadership role this fall and will act as the team’s Captain. Laucella had a breakthrough spring running personal bests from the 400 meters to the 2 mile. He was the Warriors “Iron Man” this spring often running in 4 races for no other reason than he “didn’t like sitting around.” Running 5:12 for the 1600 and 11:22 for 2 miles he will look to have a breakthrough on the trail this fall. Suffering a broken toe in June after tripping on a rock he is back to full strength and will look to break 18 minutes for 3 miles this fall.
Another newcomer who is in his Senior year is Eric Ortiz. Ortiz is improving every week and has already worked his way into the Warriors top 5. Joining him in the battle of top 7 is Alex Ascencio. Ascencio is back for his Junior year and is working hard after a summer touring Europe. He ran 5:02 for 1600 meters last spring and has a 2 mile best of 11:37.
The boys team will have their sights on the CCS At-Large Standard of 86:14 as their goal this season as they set out to qualify for the CCS Championship. The Warriors open their season with their annual team time Trial on September 3rd.