Courtesy of Juju Mirelez
Sofia, left, and Isabella Mirelez stand by the USA National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships sign in Sacramento.
Madera girls Sophia and Isabella Mirelez competed at the USA Track and Field Jr. Olympic National Championships in Sacramento and improved on their qualifying times.
Sophia and her 4X800 relay team finished 12th out of 35 teams competing. They improved their qualifying time by 47 seconds, finishing in 10:03.
Sophia also placed 11th overall in the 3,000 meter run out of 38 competitors. She improved her time by 27 seconds to finish in 10:55.
Isabella placed ninth, just out of the medals, out of 38 girls in the 3,000 meters by 10 seconds.
“Overall, they had very good performances are are looking to further success in the years to come,” said father Juju Mirelez. “We thank God for their health and ability to perform.”