Meet Aaron Mora

Not every top runner is an overnight sensation.  And Whittier senior Aaron Mora certainly isn’t.  This is the fourth year of a solid HS career.  He came into his final season with a solid 15:31 MtSAC PR and ran 9:34.89 to finish 3rd in the 3200 at last year’s SGV Track Championships.

After a strong summer, he’s gaining benefit of a solid body of work.  Aaron opened with an excellent 15:16 for 5000 meters in San Diego and he followed that up with a blazing 14:40, 2nd place effort to lead his team to the overall title at the Rosemead Invitational.  And now, Aaron is this week’s featured athlete.

How and when did you start running?  – “I have been running since middle school because my dad use to be a runner so I wanted to try it out.”

What is your favorite workout during XC season, and why?  – “I like doing long runs in Turnbull Canyon because I get to go as hard as I want.”

How much did you train over the summer?  – “I did a lot of mileage this summer with double days and running on my own on Sundays.”

What do your think about or concentrate on during XC races?  – “I focus on running for my teammates and most importantly running for Jesus Christ.”

Describe your last race. – “My last race (The Rosemead Invitational) went out really hard and faster than I expected but I tried to hold on and just keep running hard. I can’t wait to run against Danny Martinez (St. John Bosco) again during the season.”

Five Fun Questions
  • Best place for tacos?“My mom’s”
  • Favorite subject in School?“English”
  • The song that’s in your head right now?“Best Day Ever” by Mac Miller
  • Short or long shorts for training?“Short Shorts”
  • What trainers do you wear?“The Guides by Saucony”

Aaron’s next race is the Del Rio League #1 Cluster Meet at Legg Lake in South El Monte on Friday.

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SGV Track & XC

This site is maintained by Bob Ramsey – a SGV T&F athlete (Arroyo ’80), and former coach at Glendora HS and Meet Director of the SGV Champs. Bob is currently Director of Track & Field and Cross Country at Whittier College