Angelique Armijo

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

A year earlier, Angelique Armijo was serving, setting and diving for digs on the volleyball courts at Matthew C. Perry.

But her passion – running – gave way to a change in sports this fall – and led to very unexpected success for her, at least as she tells it.

The diminutive junior went unbeaten during the DODEA-Japan regular season, knocking several seconds off her times almost every time out.

She posted a DODEA-Pacific-best time of 19 minutes, 44 seconds in winning the DODEA-Japan finals on Oct. 20 at Yokota, then took the Division II title and second overall in the Far East meet on Nov. 5 at Misawa Air Base, Japan. As a team, Perry took second in Far East D-II.

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