Harriers race towards league meets

xc-league-meet-12by Emily Duong & Eddie Lu

 photo by Dustin Vu

Cross country competes in a non-league meet on Oct. 13, at the Bell Gardens Invitational in Cerritos.

Harriers competed at their first league meet. On Wed., Sept. 26, JV girls cross country took second place, varsity girls earned fifth place, and the rest of the teams all took first place.

At the Woodbridge Invitational in Norco on Sept. 13, senior boys took 6th, girls 21st, junior boys 12th and girls 22nd, sophomore boys and girls both took 14th and freshman boys placed 27th and girls 18th. The top 100 runners in each division took medals.

“There is always room for improvement since we are such a strong team. We have the passion and determination to keep our streak going. I have learned about my work ethic, endurance, and tolerance from preseason,” said Evelyn Velarde, JV junior.
At their second preseason meet, Rosemead Invitational, on Sept. 8, girls placed 6th overall while boys placed 22nd place overall. Top 60 runners medalled.

“We have had a successful preseason and are looking forward to being league champions in all six teams again. As we continue to strengthen our bonds and are still learning to work together, it is hopeful that we can have another undefeated season,” said Bruno Romani, varsity senior.

The harriers competed on Sept. 1, at the Arcadia Fastback Shootout Invitational. Girls merged to 30th place overall while boys merged to 24th place overall.

“We need to continue to work hard, show up to practice and stay committed and we will get good results in the end. We are a work in progress,” said head coach, Manuel Quintero, responding to the league meet results.

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