PHS Senior cross country runner Enrique Salazar competed at the IHSAA Cross Country State Finals Saturday at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country course. The course is on the property of Indiana State University located east of Terre Haute.
Enrique ran an amazing race as his last high school race he will run. He finished in 61st position. The field included over 200 runners.
Enrique finished ahead of 12 of the 21 runners that finished ahead of him at the IHSAA Semi State run at New Prairie High School last Saturday. His time was 16:45.7 which was a 5:23 pace. The course was very muddy as it had rained in the Terre Haute area from Thursday early morning until late afternoon on Friday.
The winning runner was from Indianapolis Cathedral. He ran the 5K course in 15:25.1. His pace for the course was 4:58.
Here are some pictures from the day on the course:
Pic #1 Enrique relaxing with Luke Walters under the tent before the race
Pic #2 Enrique with his coaches before the race
Pic #3 Two from Enrique’s fan club!
Pic #4 and #5 Enrique with his teammates after the race
Pic #6 Enrique with his sister after the race
**Click on the IMG 2372 at the bottom to watch Enrique cross the finish line