Varsity Cross Country Compete in California

By Davis Timko '21, Varsity Cross Country Captain
 
On October 23, thirty senior cross country team members headed to Walnut, California to compete in the Mount Sac Invitational. This two-day event is the world’s largest meet, featuring more than 22,000 high school athletes, some of whom are the top high school runners in North America. 
 
We competed in extreme heat (35 degrees Celsius on race day!), with dust blowing on the course from fellow competitors. The team was split into five different 3-mile races: freshman girls divisions 3-5, junior varsity boys divisions 3-5, varsity boys divisions 3-5, girls junior varsity national championships divisions 3-5, and girls division 3-5 varsity sweepstakes. The team showed extreme determination and grit throughout all races, with great showings by many of our youngest members.
 
The trip wasn’t all work, however. When we weren’t racing, training, or cheering on our teammates, we soaked up the sun at Long Beach and Six Flags Amusement Park.
 
A big thanks to Mr. Dawson, Mr. Read, Ms. Brenko, Ms. Macintyre and Ms. Kimura for assisting us on this memorable team trip. Go, Wolves!
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