Cross Country: Samurai newcomers cross line first in school first

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Matthew C. Perry's Angelique Armijo, right, leads the pack from the start of Monday's Far East girls race as one runner stumbles in the middle of the course.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
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Matthew C. Perry's Angelique Armijo, right, leads the pack from the start of Monday's Far East girls race as one runner stumbles in the middle of the course. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Cross Country: Samurai newcomers cross line first in school first

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published: November 06, 2018

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan – After suiting up for Matthew C. Perry’s volleyball team her first two years of high school, Angelique Armijo tried her hand at cross country this season.

It paid off big for her during Monday’s Far East meet.

The junior captured top individual Division II honors. She clocked the 5-kilometer grass trail on Misawa’s Gosser Memorial Golf Course in 20 minutes, 27.6 seconds, almost a minute ahead of Yokota’s Aiko Galvin under pastel-blue skies with 55-degree temperatures.

“It feels rewarding that everything I’ve done to get here has paid off,” Armijo said.
Though Armijo’s Samurai came in second in the team standings for both boys and girls, Perry nonetheless made Far East and school history.

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