Los Alamitos’ Rubio has more big plans for O.C. Championships

By ZACH CAVANAGH
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

LOS ALAMITOS – It was a whirlwind that lasted just over an hour for Jose Rubio.

The Los Alamitos senior had to compete in three events in that relatively short time slot at the Arcadia Invitational on April 8. And he had to be at his best for each event, as he was competing against some of the nation’s best high school track and field athletes.

“Everything was just chaos,” Rubio said, “but I still did really well.”

The chaos, which included him warming up for long jump and hurdles, running the 110-meter hurdles, running to take his turn in long jump, debating whether to do an extra jump or warm up for the 300 hurdles, and nearly being scratched from the 300 hurdles, didn’t stop Rubio from setting school records in each of the hurdles events.

“It was just a whole mess,” Rubio said. “It was really hard to go through all that. You just end up so tired at the end.”

Rubio was so beat up from the experience that he…

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