"Miracle runner" Julissa Vargas qualifies for USATF Junior Olympics

KEROPublished: July 21, 2017
Published: July 21, 2017

Driving by on an old farm road somewhere between Delano and McFarland, Pond Elementary doesn't look like much. Home to less than 200 kids, the odds that an elite runner would come from here are small, but one seven-year-old has been beating the odds her whole life. "We normally don't let the teeny ones participate but she was such a good runner," said Pond principal Frank Ohnesorgen.

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