Liberal standout signs with Swedes

By Steve Sell
June 24, 2014
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LINDSBORG — Bethany College has turned to longtime track and field power Liberal High School for its latest recruit.

Erving Altamirano has signed a track and field letter of intent at Bethany and also will run cross country for the Swedes next year.

Altamirano participated in track for four years and cross country, powerlifting and football for two years.

"Erving is a phenomenal individual from Liberal, Kansas!" Bethany cross country coach Aaron Yoder said. "He will bring a strong sense of leadership to the campus community and athletic teams. He will be studying ministry as his primary academic focus. Erving has the potential to really guide and mold the culture at Bethany College. Along with exceptional academic marks, he comes to Bethany as a talented athlete. He was the starting running back for a strong 5A football team, wherein he transitioned to track and cross country.  This season showed his talent and hard work by being one of the top middle distance runners in the state of Kansas.  He was part of two second place relay teams at the state championship this spring.  We are very excited to bring Erving into the Bethany College family."

He was also a member of National Honor Society, AVID, President of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Club, Stand-Out President and a FCA award winner.

Altamirano is the son of Eli and Lucia Altamirano.