When curiosity about competitive running got the best of a young Uriel Cabanas, he had no idea, at the time, that it would be his ticket to improving his future.
Fast forward from his seventh grade year to Wednesday afternoon, when the Madera South graduate and talented runner signed a National Letter of Intent to compete next season on the NCAA Division I Fresno State men’s cross country and track teams while majoring in either psychology or business administration and management.
“I’m very excited to start a whole new chapter in my life,” Cabanas said. “By making the transition from high school to college, it feels like I’m starting all over but it’s a great opportunity, especially to run at the Division I level. I know there’s going to be a lot of competition and fast people, so it’s going to be a really good experience for me to keep improving.”
Cabanas, 19, was a key component for Madera South’s dominant cross country and track teams which won multiple league and Valley titles in his past four seasons...