1972 New Mexico state champion in the mile. The main reason for my victory was Anthony Sandoval of Los Alamos scratched from the race. He wanted to set the state record in the two mile. Anthony went on to Stanford and finished 4th in the Olympic trials in 1976. He finished first in the 1980 Olympic trials only to be denied the chance to win Olympic gold due to the U.S. boycott imposed by President Carter.
I earned a full scholarship to Wayland, where I went on to major in history and minored in English. Twenty seven years of teaching was made possible with this picture.
My nemesis senior year was Lionel Ortega. That's me to his right. We traded wins every time we ran against each other. He won district and I won state. Think I got the better of the wins.
Summer after Junior year spent in Este Park, Colorado. This was my huddle group for the Fellowship of Christian Athlete camp.
Right before state meet cross-country fall of 1970.
State runner ups in state as a team fall 1970. I came in fifth. Second from the left was Richard Ramos, he finished second. I'm second from the right.