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Sports return with cross country meets

Wasco High School is the first school in the area to hold an athletic event.

On Thursday, Feb. 11 the school hosted its first cross country meet against Bakersfield Christian High School and again on Friday, Feb. 12, it hosted Garces High School.

Wasco Coach Omar Garcia was happy to be out on the field with his athletes. He shares coaching duties with coaches Leo Sanchez and Rafael Gonzalez.

Twenty-five athletes competed on Thursday. Everyone wore a mask for protection against the virus, even the runners were included in masking up and distancing.

While the course was not on the school's track, it wound through the campus and nearby Westside Park. The field was filled with cheerleaders with bright orange poms cheering on their team.

Wasco, Bakersfield Christian and Garces are outside the Kern High School District, so the three became the first ones to host a sports event.

For the Wasco Boys, 1st Place Gerardo Limon ran the course in 11:30.13; and Emiliano Ibarra from BCHS ran it in 12:24.8.

Other runners for Wasco included 4th place Jesus Salgado who ran it in 13:04,72 and 6th place Manuel Hernandez who ran it in 13:36.13.

In addition, other Wasco Boy runners included 7th Place Elijah Guitron who ran it in 14:00.63 and in 9th Place Enrique Carrillo who ran it in 16:53.39.

The Wasco Girls runners, 1st Place Crystal Raya ran the course in 14:10.18 while 2nd Place Ixchel Sanchez ran the course in 14:58.26 and in 4th Place Brianna Moreno ran it in 15:48.66.


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