Varsity and JV Running Team Continues to Build Program and Succeed at ASOMEX!

The Varsity and JV Running team competed in ASOMEX at The American School Foundation in Monterrey, over the weekend of November 8 to 11.  The Bears have been competing in this Track & Field competition for the last four of five years. During the school year 2014-15 at The American School Foundation in Guadalajara, the team won three overall medals, two gold and two bronze. Back then, the team was led by current Middle School Dean of Students, Guy Cheney, who attended with only three student-athletes.

After missing the 2015-16 ASOMEX in Torreón, the Bears regrouped and attend The American School Foundation in Monterrey in 2016-17. The Bears brought home three gold medals back then and were coached by Torrey Annas and Greg Fuller.

2017-18 saw the Bears take home 20 medals overall, with eight Gold, five silver and seven bronze at The American School in Torreón. Twelve student-athletes competed for the Bears last year under Coach Torrey Annas and Assistant Diane Clement.

However, this year at The American School Foundation in Monterrey, the Bears set new limits and records for future teams to aspire to. A total of 30 medals were won! 12 gold medals, 12 silver, and six bronze! 23 student-athletes from grades 6-12 competed with pride and honor for the Bears! The 200 meter, birth year 2001-02 was a special event for the female participants, which saw the Bears win gold, silver and bronze with María Izunza (gold), Jiwoo Park (silver), and Rika Kariya (bronze)! Click here to see the results.

Head of Running, Diane Clement, said about the successful tournament, “It is such a pleasure to work with a team of students who are both great athletes and great people. While our medal count was record breaking, I am also so proud of the sportsmanship, camaraderie, reflection and drive of our ASF athletes.”

Senior Team Captain, Emily Lefler, placed in the three events she competed in for her age category of birth year 1999-2000, which was the 3000 meter (gold), 1500m (gold), and 800m (silver). When asked about the team and results earned, Lefler said, “I'm proud of how our team performed, and even more proud of how we stayed positive. We ran, cheered, and won in the cold and wet weather. I know that every one of my teammates gave their all in every step of every one of their races.”

The achievements that happened this past weekend in Monterrey will be a ‘personal best’ for the team to remember and work towards improving for next year, like our team always has!

Full List of Medal Winners at ASOMEX!

Emily Lefler - 1999-2000
3000 meter Gold
1500 meter Gold
800 Silver

María Izunza - 2001-2002
200 meter Gold
4 x 100 relay Gold
long jump Silver
100 meter Bronze

Jiwoo Park  - 2001 - 2002
4 x 100 relay Gold
100 meter hurdles Gold
200 meter Silver

Rika Kariya - 2001 - 2002
400 meter Gold
Combinado relay Gold
200 meter Bronze

Nicholas Rooks 2001 - 2002
400 meter Gold
800 meter Gold
Combinado relay Silver

Emil Chaia 2001 - 2002
3000 meter Silver
1500 meter Silver
Combinado relay Silver

Alene Holmgren 2003
1500 meter Silver
3000 meter Bronze

Sophie Cutter 2003
Combinado relay Gold
400 meter Bronze

José Salazar 2003
400 meter Silver
Combinado relay Silver

Elise Lefler 2004
3000 meter Gold
4 x 100 relay Gold
1500 meter Silver
800 meter Silver

Mateo Felix 2004
1500 meter Silver
Combinado relay Silver
3000 meter Bronze
800 meter Bronze

Natalia Demesa 2005
4 x 100 relay Gold

Kennedi Munson 2005
1500 meter Gold
400 meter Gold
Combinado relay Gold
800 meter Silver

Sarah Donahue 2006
Combinado relay Gold