Who To Watch In Arizona - Orbelin Araujo

Orbelin Araujo

Phoenix Central HS



Best times in a 5K and 3 Mile race?

 I ran a16:04 at sectionals last year.



Tell us how your training is going?

Summer training went pretty good.  I raced with the ARR group.


What are your goals for the upcoming season?

My major goal for this season is to place in the top three at state! And just have fun doing it!


How long have you been running and how did you get started?

I have been running since freshman year, I wanted to get in shape for soccer but I enjoyed running so much that I never did join soccer.


Will you be competing out of state this season?

Yes, Footlocker.


Favorite course to run in Arizona?

My favorite course to run is twilight!


Toughest course in Arizona?



Favorite Cross Country race so far in your high school career?

 My favorite race so far has been state championships last year.


Favorite Cross Country memory?

State last year.



When you are not running what is your favorite thing to do?

Hanging out with friends!


Favorite quote?

 "It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually, you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit." ~ George Sheehan