DARIEN – Hinsdale South girls cross country runner, Tori Salazar, left Lemont High School to come run for Hinsdale South, and so far seems pretty comfortable with the decision, High School Cube News reports. According to High School Cube News,
"Tori Salazar had a tough decision to make over the summer.
So far, it appears she made a wise one.
Salazar chose to leave Lemont, where she lived with her mother, to move in with her father Jose, in Darien. Her plan meant leaving Lemont High School after two years and enrolling at Hinsdale South for her junior year.
She’s become comfortable at her new school despite leaving close friends. And Hinsdale South has benefitted as well, as she’s been a huge boost to the Hornets’ girls cross country team.
“She’s a good addition to the team,” Hinsdale South coach Gail Huster said. “She’s doing well, obviously. Sarah Leganski was our No. 1, but she challenges Tori now.”
It was Leganski who gave Salazar a tour of the school during her first week. Leganski had been Hinsdale South’s top runner the past two seasons and narrowly missed advancing out of the Class 3A sectional.
“Sarah and I have gotten really close,” Salazar said of her junior classmate. “She has definitely helped me a lot. She knew the school a lot. We talked about the school and she showed me around my classes.”
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