La Feria News

The Running Pandemic

Letter to the Editor

The reason for me writing this is to inform you of the great running tradition by past, present and I’m sure, future athletes of LFISD. I might not mention everyone but don’t feel left out; Pat yourself on your back and feel that you had something to do with LF stigma, a running community, school, it’s just in you. I can go to any school (and I did). They all have their stigma; Brownsville- soccer, Harlingen-football & BB, Edcouch-Elsa YJ- football and so on. But La Feria it’s cross country/track. People like the Flores, Rubio, Tamez, Dr. Sanchez and coaches like Coach V-summer track, Coach Parvin & George at Sanchez Elementary where it all starts. Coach Martinez and all High school track coaches for both boys and girls. Look at what happened recently, three boys and a freshman girl went and medaled at state in Austin. I went to lots of track meets, coaches and athletes from other schools would ask “Is La Feria coming?’ because they knew they had their work cut out for them because LF was and did win. Look at that Reyes kid that ran last year at state. Didn’t they just win district and competed at state.
My name is Coach Gutierrez. I’m not from here, but I’ve lived here in La Feria for 25 years. I wrote this short article to give credit, promote, inspire the old, the new and the future winning Lions of LFISD. I could add more but I don’t want to bore you. I kept it short and to the point. Here running is a pandemic. Everyone has it, so they just run to get rid of it.
P.S. -There used to be a 5k run the Adrian Dominguez Scholarship Run. Still active? We need to keep it going. Bring it back, promote it. Make it bigger and better.

Sincerely,
Coach R. Gutierrez

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