My best time in a 5K race is 15:55 and my best time in a 3 mile race is 15:43.
I started running my freshman year when I came out for track at McClintock High School. Changed my life.
The AIA Division II State Meet for sure… I hope… The Desert Twilight for the music obviously, and the Tempe City Meet.
I really only have two major goals this season. The first being to PR, preferably at the State Meet, and the second to win State as a team. I think we have an amazing group of guys and I am fairly confident this is McClintock’s year!
I have been taking Weight Training since last year in hopes to improve my muscular endurance so that I may perform at the best of my abilities.
Do you follow any kind of nutrition program or watch what you eat?
Unfortunately, I do watch what I eat. When I’m training I tend to avoid eating any type of fatty foods like McDonald’s or foods with little nutritional value. My mother seems to know how to meet all my nutritional needs and plays key role in what I eat. It’s miserable. I am human though, I do occasionally have cheat days. I have a weakness for milkshakes.
Yes, it was when I first started out running freshman year. I wasn’t used to running every day and I ended up injuring my hip. I missed the freshman showcase.
I can’t single out any given moment as my favorite. There are so many moments I can give at the top of my head, but I can’t even begin to pick JUST one as my “favorite”. Every single moment has been a memorable one. There hasn’t been a dull day. One might say that I fell in love with it all.
Definitely the team. I have had such an amazing time with these guys and I just don’t think I would be anything if I didn’t have them by my side messing around, sharing laughs, and just making complete fools out of ourselves. Let’s not forget our amazing head coach Jeff Dodge who has literally built me up from nothing to the runner that I am today. If anyone deserves the Coach of the Year Award it should be him. Together they all inspire me to go out there every day and give them my best effort. I race for them.
Well at this point, it’d probably be my 4th place finish at State last year. It may not be that high of an honor but it was definitely something I never thought I could do.
I like to go play basketball, to see new movies, and you know, maybe play a little Minecraft. Most of all, I love to eat.
The gorgeous Taylor Ryan and her wonderful family, my dad Tomas Hidalgo for working hard every day to support his family, my mom and #1 fan Blanca Hidalgo, all of my supportive siblings (Tomas, Geomhara, Blanca, Jessica, and Karina) the rest of the cross country team and parents. I love you all.
Ethan Clah, Guillermo Morales, Abdi Aden, Michael Rojas, Amir (Husen Husen), Chris Wolfbank
Surprisingly, I do not have a favorite post-race food. I can’t even begin to think about food after a race. I do have a favorite pre-race food though, popcorn shrimp and salad with almonds and teriyaki dressing mmm!!!
I have always found Nikes to be the most comfortable however I’m not sure what the shoe itself is classified as but I do get the same kind every time I need a new pair.
Ha! Flat courses of course! (Pun) I’m not a weirdo that likes the pain of going up a steep hill 2.8 miles into a race.
Facebook but to be truly honest, neither. I’m not all that involved in social media.
I prefer cold weather, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter. I’ve never been severely affected by the weather.
"Boys" by Brittany Spears is my favorite song currently :p