Ex-Dragon XC, track stars reunite in California

They still wear their old Kubasaki school colors, green and white, but now compete hundreds of miles apart in the western United States, Jessica Ircink at Lakeside High near Spokane, Wash., and Erik Armes for Coronado High near San Diego.

And they picked up right where they left off, as reported by media in their area. Armes was a league champion and took second in the San Diego Regional Championships, took wins at the Mount Carmel and Mount San Antonio College invitationals and fourth in the Stanford Invitational.

Ircink helped lead the Eagles to the State 1A championship, finishing sixth overall after taking fourth in the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association regionals for districts 6, 7 and 9.

The two reunited last weekend at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif., where they had the opportunity to race in the Footlocker U.S. Western Regional Championships.

Armes’ mother, Karla, says the two are looking forward to track and field season. The two broke longstanding records in the 1,600-meter events last spring for Kubasaki. Armes won the Far East cross-country meet in 2011.

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