We caught up with Aaron "AJ" Reyes after a practice in advance of the CIF-Southern Section Preliminary meet at the Riverside Championship Course. Reyes is a senior at Claremont, one of the top teams in the country. While Claremont is the No. 2 seed heading into the section prelims, it is also ranked No. 7 in a MileSplit50 national ranking that also includes No. 8 La Costa Canyon and No. 10 Newbury Park, also both D-II teams competing for both the CIF-State title and a bid to Nike Cross Nationals. In this interview, Reyes reflects on the season, overcoming challenges, and the team's trip to New York.