First cross country meet at Bonelli Park
Cross Country had its first league meet at Bonelli Park on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Both the varsity and jv girlsâ€™ teams placed first in the league. Varsity boys placed fourth, JV boys placed second and frosh/soph placed third.
â€śThe key to getting a good spot in a race is keeping together with your school. If youâ€™re alone, you tend to get more comfortable. You also start to chill and [adopt] mindsets that are detrimental to [your performance] in the race,â€ť sophomore Curtis Trieu said.
In the girls varsity race, sophomore Chloe Arriaga finished first with a time of 18:01, and sophomore Emma Arriaga finished second at 18:41.
â€śWe did amazing, and we got first place. I think itâ€™s because we pushed each other very hard [during the race], gave each other inspirational words of wisdom before the race and trained together as a team,â€ť freshman Nicole Stout said.
The course was a three-mile dirt and grass trail with two uphill slopes.
â€śIt was the best [since] we can in fourth overall. It was just that uphill that split us all apart,â€ť sophomore Daniel Gonzalez said. â€śWest Covina has a really stacked team and they took all three of the first places. Itâ€™s only the first race. We can do better next time.â€ť
Varsity will participate in the Woodbridge Invitational Saturday, September 17.Â
By Phillip Leung, Opinion editor
Photo By Airi Gonzalez