Preview: Varsity girls’ cross country advances to CIF section finals
Varsity girlsâ€™ cross country will go to CIF southern section finals at the Riverside Cross Country Course on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Both boys and girlsâ€™ varsity cross country teams competed at the league prelims on Friday, Nov. 11. The boysâ€™ team placed 19th out of 20 and was not able to qualify for section finals. The girlsâ€™ team placed 5th with sophomores Chloe and Emma Arriaga taking the top two spots in the race, clocking times of 17:16 and 17:41, respectively. In preparation for the finals, the girlsâ€™ cross country team has been practicing to improve its stamina for Saturdayâ€™s race, and the members are confident they will succeed. The teamÂ willÂ bond and relax with one another the night before the race.
â€śI honestly think our ladies have a good chance of going on this year. Weâ€™ve all been working hard coming up from Friday last week. This entire year, we have been giving it our all and trying to push each other, and I have pretty high expectations,â€ť varsity captain senior Karina Galvan said.
By Sherman Wu, Staff writer
Photo by Airi Gonzalez