PASADENA — Every race has a finishing point.
Yet, the same may not necessarily apply to every runner.
Take La Salle High junior Daniel De La Torre, for instance.
This year's All-Area Boys' Track and Field Athlete of the Year, as voted by the sports writers and editors of the Pasadena Sun, La Cañada Valley Sun, Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader, concluded a highly successful 2012 campaign in early June.
This season, De La Torre was the lone area athlete to advance to the CIF State Meet in two events, was one of five area participants to win a CIF Southern Section Division championship, and claimed a handful of nonleague invitational titles.
Success on such a level would usually call for some relaxation.
In De La Torre's case, the rest comes somewhat reluctantly as the 17-year-old was put on a one-month running sabbatical by his coach, La Salle's Fred Riley, in an attempt to heal.