After months of speculation, I got official word from Lindblom distance standout Walmer Saavedra(jr) that he will be running cross country:
According to Saavedra:
"Hey, I just wanted to confirm that I am doing cross country this year. I don't know if I will be participating in soccer yet. I know some people were curious so here you go! Thanks."
Saavedra finished 6th in the CPS in the 2 mile run at the CPS track meet last spring. He also finished 10th in the state at the state boys class 2A state track meet with a time of 9:45.77. He is an immediate top 3 contender for the CPS individual cross country title.
There are others from Lindblom joining cross country this fall.
"Yes we have 7 runners from track so far, we've been training this summer," added Saavedra.
It looks as if Lindblom is gearing up to make a serious cross country team. Top 6 in the city?