Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Former Arroyo HS runner Yong-Sung Leal in the news for being a hero

An update on this story. The potential kidnapper has been captured in another state. A welcome conclusion to this episode all thanks to the brave response of Yong-Sung Leal. I know a lot of people really respected Leal for his accomplishments on the cross country trials and track but that respect went up immensely for me. Great dude.

Leal is one of the legendary runners in NCS. He had a best of 8:57.88 as a senior when that time was considered REALLY FAST. He also ran 9:00.49 as a sophomore. In cross country, Leal was a 2 time state champion as a sophomore and junior in 2000 and 2001. He still holds the Division II NCS record on the Hayward HS course with his 14:38 from 2001 when the course was not expertly pampered by Peter Brewer. If he wasn't considered enough of a badass already, Leal now makes the news by saving a woman from being kidnapped.

You can check out the newspaper article at this LINK.


Anonymous said...

Nice work. Always love seeing great stories about runners. Most are dedicated, responsible kids like Leal.

Anonymous said...

yep he is a hero. It's too bad he gave up track after HS. Thought he became a moonie

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