During the brutal months and dog days of summer training, Coronado High School seniors Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy and Liam Walsh had one thing on their mind – a return trip to the UIL Cross Country State Championship.
“I decided not to do summer track this year,” Jaeger-Darakjy said.
“That was really hard for me because I’ve been doing it ever since I was a 7th grader. I decided to train really hard in cross. I started really early in my training program with my training partner Dominic Lara who is on the boy’s team. We do every run together.”
Jaeger-Darakjy was ninth at last year’s UIL 6A-Region 1 meet, finishing in 17:11.17 and 22nd at the state meet in 18:25.2.
Walsh was seventh at the Region 1-6A race in 15:11.36 and 31st at state in 15:44.03.
For more on this story log on to elpasorunning.com where you will also find the top 10 boys and girls cross country teams in the city as well as the top 25 race times.