BELIEVE IT—Oak Park’s Neha Jag, left, reaches out for her medal from Camarillo track coach Roosevelt Bolden on Feb. 18 in Camarillo.Jack de la Rionda had not raced in more than a year.
Before the senior captain for the Royal High boys’ cross country team woke up on Feb. 18, donned his uniform and approached the starting line, a part of his life had been missing.
This was not just another meet.
This was bigger than sports.
“When I put on the uniform, it was weird for me because I haven’t raced in...
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