Tiger XC moves onto CIF after strong RHL final

By Jung Su Park

Staff Writer

Photos by Tucker Judkins

South Pasadena’s Cross Country teams concluded the regular season with respectable results in Thursday’s Rio Hondo league finals, placing second at the meet and in the overall season standings for boys’ varsity and third place at the meet and in overall season standings for girls’ varsity.

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“League finals and the season as a whole were great successes because everyone tried their best and that’s all you can do in the end,” Captain Cullen Irvine said. “I’m really proud of the team this year and believe that SPXC has many good years to come.”

Freshmen running sensation Oliver Chang also input his thoughts and feelings toward both the meet and the season as a whole with a voice of optimism.

“We qualified to compete in CIF meets as one of the two top teams in Rio Hondo League and that is definitely a sweet accomplishment of the team,” Chang said. “To sum up the season, I think our bonds grew as we all have persevered together to be the best we can despite losing key seniors to last year’s. We are definitely ready for the upcoming years.

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Both the boys’ and girls’ varsity teams move on to CIF and will compete at preliminaries which are held at Mt. SAC on November 15.

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