Octavio Olivares / by Rugile Kaladyte

Octavio Olivares, 20, can be seen running up and down Goodwin Ave. several times a week with a pack of boys trying to match his stride. When he notices the gap growing between them, he waits patiently and wipes at the sweat above his brow — the humidity of Victoria, Texas is relentless. Their shirts are damp and their breathing is heavy, but they start running again. Together.