La Feria’s Julian Trevino to run track at UTRGV

LA FERIA — For a second consecutive day La Feria saw another one of its track athlete sign a letter of intent to attend college.

Senior Julian Trevino committed Wednesday to run track at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg. He will compete in the long jump for the Vaqueros.

“Reality,” was the first word Trevino said when asked about his signing day.

“It’s all over,” he said. “Playing sports for four years against guys the same age as you; now I’ll be competing against guys older than me, but it is exciting and I’m ready.”

Trevino was quite the athlete as he played four sports at La Feria, including football, track, basketball and baseball.

He shined on the gridiron at the wide receiver position and was solid on the basketball court and on the baseball diamond, but his best performances came on the track.

“Our coaches reached out to UTRGV, and they were interested and we had a conversation on the process and how things work, and I wanted to be a part of it,” he said. “After that I decided to visit the campus and I liked what I saw. It’s convenient for me to be close to home as well so that is a plus.”

Trevino contemplated playing football rather than run track, but while he did receive interest from football programs, he found it best to continue his track career.

“I’m not going to lie, football is exciting but it’s a tough sport and with track, it’s an individual sport (and focuses) on what can you do, and if you set your mind to it you can do it.”

Trevino, who will be graduating fourth in his class, plans on majoring in biomedical engineering at UTRGV.

On Tuesday, teammate Reyes Rodriguez secured his college future by signing to run track at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Having back-to-back signees was a pleasure to watch for Lions track coach Evie Sanchez.

“It’s the greatest feeling in the world to see our kids sign,” Sanchez said. “It’s been about 10 years since we have signed any of our track kids and all of a sudden, the last few years, we send kids to the next level. It’s a great feeling as a coach.”