Former Rio Rico runner Carlos Villarreal captures Gold at the Pan American Games for Mexico

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Qué bonito se escucha ORO para México

“José Carlos Villarreal” sumo el oro 27 para 🇲🇽 #México en la prueba de los 1,500 metros #JuegosPanamericanos2019#Lima2019Juegos pic.twitter.com/hsPyMroUVi— Omar Castrejón (@Omar_Castrejon) August 8, 2019

Former Rio Rico standout Carlos Villarreal won the 1500 meter race at the Pan American games today with a time of 3:39.93. The University of Arizona runner is competing for Mexico at the XVIII Pan American Games held in Lima, Peru and the senior defeated Pac-12 opponents John Gregorek of the United States (Oregon) with a time of 3:40.42 and William David Armand Paulson of Canada (ASU), who came in third, with a time of 3:41.15.

Villarreal earned NCAA Indoor First Team All-American status this past March and he won a state cross country championship running for Rio Rico in 2014, an 800 meter state championship in 2014 and a 1,600 meter state championship in 2014.


En la historia de los Juegos Panamericanos, el atletismo sonorense ha conquistado ocho metales, incluido el de Carlos Villarreal Peinado en Lima 2019…

➡️ https://t.co/VZ0c0iS6RI pic.twitter.com/4IDz72nyoc— Periódico Expreso (@Expresoweb) August 9, 2019


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