Story by: Clementine Evans
The 42nd Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic was held on Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16, where over 400 schools competed. South Pasadena’s varsity cross country team competed in the three miles RATED Girls and three miles RATED Boys, taking first and 36th, respectively. This year, the Tigers competed and won against some of the fastest schools in California.
Junior Abigail Errington placed first in the three mile RATED Girls with a time of 16:45, breaking SPHS’s school record. Fellow junior Saidbh Byrne placed 22nd with a final time of 17:44. Junior Sophia Humphery finished 43rd at 18:11 and Junior Chloe Koo placed 74th at 18:31. Sophomore Raden Estridge finished 105th at 18:56 and fellow sophomore Rose Vandevelde placed 125th with a time of 19:08. Sophomore Amada Cortes placed 188th, clocking in at 20:08, out of 223 runners. In addition to Errington’s individual record, the team record was also broken.
Freshman Michael Scarnice finished 60th with a time of 15:09, which broke the freshman school record by over a minute. Sophomore Kai Tilley placed 155th at 15:53. Juniors Noah Aldana and Kallean Beebe Read finished 178th and 212th, respectively out of 281 athletes. Senior Jarvis Kikekawa-Fraser placed 210th with a time of 16:15 and junior Adam Elsayed finished 214th, clocking in at 16:16.
“[The races] went very well, especially for the varsity girls, the junior senior boys, the varsity boys did quite well…everyone is looking really good and improving,” Head Coach Mike Parkinson said. “We’ll be taking the varsity boys…and girls to the Clovis Invitational…not a whole lot to do, just being consistent in training, staying healthy, and getting good sleep.”
The Tigers are looking forward to the Asics Clovis Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Woodward Park.