Viridiana Reyes, a junior at Winters High School, is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. A speed demon on the track and field team, Reyes has proven herself a leader amongst her fellow Warriors — and on the score sheets. “Viridinia (made personal records) in the 100 and 200-meter races, and took first in the 100,” said head coach Chris Kays. Reyes participated as the third leg in the 4×100 (which the Warriors placed second), and placed in the top five in the 400-meters race. Kays praised Reyes’ performance at the March 30 meet at Yuba College. “She is a very committed athlete who trains hard at every practice. Having athletes like her make you a very proud coach,” Kays said.
Winters once boasted a prosperous Japanese community, which tragically burned on Aug. 1, 1942 when the United States was celebrating victory over Japan. While the cause of the fire has never been determined, Winters saw discrimination toward Japanese Americans following the war.