Smith-Cotton High School senior Juan Herrera has committed to run cross country and track at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.

Over his S-C Tigers career, Herrera, the son of Jose Luis Herrera and Paula Aguilar, has been a four-year letter winner in cross country and three-time letter winner to date in track. He is a member of the S-C Track Team Leadership Council and has posted personal best times of 5:00 in the 1,600 meters; 11:18 in the 3,200 meters; and 18:15 in the cross country 5K event.

S-C Cross Country Head Coach Tara Clark said: “It makes me so happy to see that Juan will be able to continue his running career. From fighting back after a knee injury his sophomore year, I'm glad that he will be able to push himself towards his goals.”

In the photo: Smith-Cotton High School senior Juan Herrera has committed to run cross country and track at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. Seated with him are his parents, Jose Luis Herrera and Paula Aguilar, and sister Mariella; back, from left: S-C Principal Wade Norton and S-C Track and Field Head Coach Brad Hagedorn.