Story by Anayah Mehdi
Photos courtesy of Mike Parkinson
On Friday, Oct. 22, the cross country team competed in the 73rd Annual Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational meet. The varsity girls team placed first out of 18 schools in their race, and the boys team earned the top spot in its division.
Senior Brady Nakamura placed 14th in the boys Individual Sweepstakes race, completing the three miles in 15:56. Following Nakamura, fellow senior Liam De Villa got a time of 16:15, placing 20th. Junior Jason Baek placed 35th, completing the course in time of 16:41. Senior Noah Kuhn placed 70th, obtaining a time of 17:37.
“We finished as the number one Division 4 team in the race. These accomplishments will definitely move us up in the rankings,” Nakamura said. “We spent a lot of time on those hills, more than a typical team, and it’s paying off.”
Senior Sydney Morrow has continued leading the varsity girls team, achieving 7th place in the Individual Sweepstakes race with a time of 18:44. Following the same pattern as the last race, freshman Abby Errington finished behind Morrow, placing 12th with a time of 18:57. Senior Kerrigan Riley completed the race in 20:32, placing 36th.
The Tigers look forward to competing against Blair, La Cañada, Monrovia, San Marino, and Temple City in the Rio Hondo League Finals on Thursday, Nov. 4 at Lacy Park.