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Spotlight Shines On Graduate Nico Pulido
View From The Sidelines 7-29-20
Nico Pulido, a 2020 graduate, is shown participating in the shot put just before the beginning of the regular spring track and field season on the high school campus. It was during the annual Bruin Challenge that normally kicks off each season by having a scrimmage-like internal activity where players compete against each other and dress up for the event. Ric McGinnis/The News

Our recognition of Riverbank High’s athlete-graduates from the Class of 2020 continues for another week with a look at two-sport senior Nico Pulido.


Bruin Boys Soccer

Pulido was a stalwart on Riverbank’s varsity boys soccer squad, handling the ball often and taking several opportunities to score during the winter season on the RHS campus. He was a versatile player who loved to be in the mix, working hard to help his team achieve a victory.


Track and Field

Riverbank athletes were disappointed in the spring season this past year, getting very little time to participate in track and field events. The arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March, and resulting closures of schools and subsequent cancellation of the Trans-Valley League season, did away with track and field competition.

Bruin athletes, including Pulido, were able to compete with each other in the fun Track & Field Bruin Challenge, where they divide up into four squads for a friendly scrimmage. They were only able to get in one official home meet before the shutdown stopped everything.

Bruin soccer player Nico Pulido lines up a kick to go deep down field during a varsity boys soccer match. The 2020 RHS graduate was competing against Enochs High School from Modesto in a pre-season contest on Nov. 27, 2019. Ric McGinnis/The News
In a memorable year, the 2019-20 Football Homecoming King and Queen, Nico Pulido and Areli Zamora, are shown shortly after being crowned during halftime of the Homecoming Game in October. Ric McGinnis/The News