Ever since he was a freshman, Enrique Medina has been going to the Class 1B State Championships for the 800.
And now in his senior year, he can walk away knowing he is a state champion.
Medina ran a winning time of 2 minutes, 0.95 seconds and beat the second-place time by 1.71 seconds.
“He worked hard for it,” Lummi coach Neil Holford said in a phone interview. “Enrique (Medina) knew he wanted to win that race and that’s the one he won today. The won he wanted to win all season.”
Ever since he started running track for Lummi, the 800 has been Medina’s favorite event. Winning the race has been Medina’s main goal.
“That was the biggest race for me,” Medina said. “I’ve been going to state for that since freshman year. I didn’t get the time I wanted, but I’m still happy with the win in my favorite event. That one meant a lot to me.”
He won the event convincingly as well. Which all comes down to the preparation Medina had beforehand.
“I originally planned for a 58-second first lap and a 57-second second lap,” he said. “When it came down to it, I had a pretty strong lead. It was a lot of mental preparation I definitely worked on this season pushing myself to higher limits.”