Harlandale HS teacher participates in Air Force Marathon

Harlandale HS teacher participates in Air Force Marathon
Posted on 09/29/2016

Harlandale HS economics teacher Mr. Tito Carrillo recently participated in the 20th annual Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

 He competed in the Air Force MAJCOM Challenge, which is its own competition within the Air Force Marathon. It is made up of 12 military teams each comprised of 10 members. Carrillo was selected to run on the Air Force Reserve Command Challenge Team.  

 “The major command that I fall under is Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC),” Carrillo explained. “Out of 70,000 Citizen Airmen, I was selected on a 10 person team to represent AFRC.”

 He ran the half marathon in one hour and 34 minutes.

 “I expected faster but that was the best effort that my body could manage,” Carrillo said.

 The economics teacher trained for the marathon by running six days a week for an average of 60 to 70 miles a week. He began running competitively in his junior year at A.C. Jones High School in Beeville, Texas.

 Carrillo joined the Air Force Reserve in 2004 after witnessing his cousin’s graduation from basic training.

He says the Air Force was able to put him on the right path. After basic training and technical school, he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and completed his teaching certification which led him to his teaching position at Harlandale High School.

“My goals are to be present every day and excel as a classroom teacher,” Carrillo said.

He added that he does not expect any future orders this school year. 

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