Yes, it’s late. But word of mouth is fairly reliable (at least when it comes to race results) and besides, the coverage was out there if you really wanted it.
Nevertheless, here are the results of the last two events on the GHS XC calendar.
On November 10, the boys and girls varsity teams competed in the CIF Southern Section Prelims at Mt SAC. The girls TIED with Thousand Oaks for 4th place in their heat. Since only four teams advance to the finals, the 6th runner would decide which team advanced. TO won by about 5 spots, reminding us again that EVERY RUNNER COUNTS. Our girls were the closest non-qualifiers. Our girls fought hard and deserve high fives all around.
The boys claimed 4th in their heat and advanced to the SS finals.
Individual achievements on the day included a few changes to the ALL TIME TOP TEN
- Mike Duke climbed to 5th
- Megan Trono improved to 10th
- Chloe Arriaga moved to 14th
One week later, the boys arrived back at Mt SAC to compete for a spot in the State Finals at Woodward Park in Clovis. For the second time in three years, the finals were contested over the rain course. For those new to the sport, this is a huge disappointment – competing at Mt SAC is all about running the traditional course. Even though the rain course is flatter and faster, it’s not the challenge that draws us to cross country. But we control neither the weather nor the course, so we run where they tell us to run. Despite their best efforts, the boys finished 13th in their heat and the season ended as abruptly as this entry.