May 19, 2012
Moffat County High School senior Alfredo Lebron takes the baton from senior Miguel Molina in the 4-by-800-meter relay Thursday at the 4A state track and field championships. Besides being part of the winning relay team, Lebron won the 800-meter run Friday morning with a time of one minute, 55.01 seconds. Lebron, Molina, senior Johnny Landa and junior Erik Silva-Tarango also competed in the 4-by-400-meter relay Friday, placing 13th.
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The sound of clapping after a race is a welcome one for a first-place runner as he winds down, drinks some water, thinks about what he just accomplished and accepts congratulations. On the other hand, hearing people clapping before the race is over can be downright terrifying for someone who’s nearest the finish line because it means an opponent is making a move to come up from behind and take his victory. That was the situation Alfredo Lebron found himself in Friday, but the drive to win took over and propelled the Moffat County High School senior to claim what he’s wanted all season. Lebron won the 800-meter run at the 4A state track and field championships in Lakewood, marking the second state title for the MCHS varsity track team in 2012.