It’s not unusual for high school cross country runners to say their teams feel like “family,” but for the girls team at Hinkley, there’s some real love at work. One runner lives with coach Amy Farmer and her husband, track coach Chris Carhart, because the girl’s mother returned to Guadalajara, Mexico, in February to avoid deportation.
“I’m so grateful they’re doing this for me,” said Estephania Aceves, a junior who is the team’s No. 3 runner. “It’s a huge opportunity that they’re giving me.”
The No. 4 runner, junior Victoria Ramirez-Solis, is being raised by maternal grandparents because her mother left when she was young.