Running with passion: Cross country athletes advance to regionals in San Antonio

Champs: Ione Rodriguez (left) won 10th place in district and Armando Fierro (right) won first. They advance to regionals this weekend. (Courtesy photo)

Staff Writer

Passion for anything can push an individual to do amazing things, and for Armando Fierro (senior) and Ione Rodriguez (junior), their passion for running is putting Port Isabel on the map.

Both 17-year-old athletes will be advancing to regionals in San Antonio this weekend after winning first and 10th place in the district meet last week.

What drives these kids to run for hours in the hot Texas heat? One word: Passion.

To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Nov. 3 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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