Varsity Girls Cross Country win League Title

Kaylee Miu
December 3, 2009

The MVAL schools met at Coyote Hills Nov. 12 for a final race, as runners double-knotted their shoe laces and prepared themselves to fight for the the 2009 cross country league title. Washington, James Logan and Mission San Jose dominated this season and all three were determined to secure the title for their own school.

The Washington girls entered MVAL finals with a 5-1 record, losing only to Mission San Jose. However, the girls pulled through to victory with a final score of Washington 41, Mission San Jose 51, and James Logan at 61. Mission San Jose had an undefeated regular season, after a defeat by Washington, both schools share the league title as co-champions. Junior Jessica Gerards led the team, placing first (20:42), with junior Rachel Gerards coming in third (21:05), and junior Maggie Sullivan taking tenth (22:00). All three girls were 2009 First Team All League.
Boys Cross Country entered finals with a 4-2 league record, losing to both Mission San Jose and James Logan. Seeded third in league, the boys held their rank, with Mission San Jose 51, James Logan 52, and Washington 80. Defending champion senior Ben Rich placed second (17:55), with junior Jessie Chestnut following close behind (18:00), losing to junior David Brody of American High School (17:25).
North Coast Sectionals (NCS) at Hayward High Nov. 22 will give the boys team another chance to take lead and face off against Brody.

Print Friendly

Comments

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.





*