"It was during that phase when your parents are pushing you to choose a sport," Zamudio says. "I tried everything, I tried soccer, I tried figure skating and then finally my friend invited me to a team that the city had and I fell in love with the sport there. It was so much fun and I found that I was kind of good at it, so I stuck with it."
Her Indians tenure provided Zamudio with the foundation for college running, but it wasn't until Zamudio joined Lopez' program she says she began to really get the most out of the sport.
"[High school] was fun, but we never really worked out as hard as we did this past season," Zamudio says. "Training-wise, this is the most intense I've ever worked out and it clearly has made a difference because I've improved since high school and that's exactly what I was hoping for when I did choose to join Glendale track."