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Hernandez lone sectional qualifier for Hubs and Lady Hubs

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 29th, 2013

Julian Hernandez (right) and Aaron Davis (left) fight for position in a recent cross-country race. (Courtesy photo)

STERLING — When Julian Hernandez had about a half mile left to go in his race during Saturday’s Class 2A Regional at Hoover Park and Woodlawn Academy in Sterling, he was not on pace to qualify for the sectional meet. However, coaches from opposing teams fed him the encouragement he needed to dig down and pass the runners he needed in order to keep his season alive.

“I kept hearing other coaches cheer their kids on and yelling to them that they only had to pass a few more kids to make it,” recalled Hernandez. “I let one kid pass me before I took off. I passed a good two or three kids with 400 meters left, and it was just enough. Coach Dobbs had the biggest smile on his face when he came up to me after my race, and I knew immediately what I did.”

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