Name: Maribel Aguilar
Sport: Cross Country
This week’s accomplishment: Aguilar led the Serrano girls team to a second place finish in the sweepstakes race at the Inland Empire Challenge, finishing ninth overall with a time of 18 minutes, 35 seconds on October 14. She also led the Diamondbacks at the Mt. SAC Invite with a time of 18:07.
What do you like most about your sport: I love the feeling of being able to run as fast as I can with the adrenaline rushing through me. I love the competition and bond between my team.
How long have you been playing your sport and how did you get started: I have been running for five years. My mom encouraged me to try out. I decided to try out for cross country in sixth grade, and I just loved it.
Pregame ritual: I pray with my teammates and I bounce on my toes to get the adrenaline going.
Most memorable sports moment: Getting my best time of 17:04 at the Woodbridge Invitational.
If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: I would be Christiano Ronaldo so I can have the experience of playing soccer in front of millions of people.
Something most people don’t know about you: I am one of the younger kids in my grade because I was tested into kindergarten a year early.
How would you spend $1 million: I would donate half of it and use the other half to buy a lot of candy for my siblings and I.
Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world: I would go to Paris, France.
If you had an extra hour every day, how would you spend it: I would catch up on homework and sleep.
What superpower do you wish you had: A superpower I wish I had is the ability to fly.
Favorite class: Math
Favorite sports team: Dodgers
Favorite athlete: Usain Bolt
Favorite superhero: Spiderman
Favorite TV show: “Dragon Ball Super”
Favorite movie: “The Book of Life”
Favorite song: “Runaway (U & I)” by Galantis
Favorite meal: Jaiba
Favorite local restaurant: King Taco
Favorite app: Snapchat
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