CVHS cross country teams made Castro Valley proud during the WACC finals at Hayward High School on Nov. 3.
The varsity girls showed a tremendous amount of endurance during their three mile varsity run. The competition was challenging, but the the deafening cheers and motivational words from team members and peers made it worthwhile. In the end, the team was able to push forward and come in fourth place in the league’s Foothill Division.
The Trojans’ top runner came in sixth place when Nicole Anthony finished in 19:24. After Anthony came Katherine Embody in fifteenth with a time of 20:24 and Arianna Alfaro in nineteenth place with a time of 20:40.
“You have to mentally push past it and put it behind you, and hope for the best outcome,” said Anthony.
The boys varsity did well in the three mile varsity run, coming in third place behind Bishop O’Dowd and Alameda High School with a score of 76. Their race was the last of the day and the excitement was palpable. The CVHS supporters were definitely not a let down when Carter Mackey came in eighth with a time of 16:06. Brandon Arias kept the Trojans going when he came in twelfth with a time of 16:33, followed by Matt Eva in 16:42.
“I’m really proud of everyone,” stated Mackey. “I feel like everyone stepped up in that race and showed how good Castro Valley is in long distance running.”
Overall the whole CVHS cross country team did really well. Castro Valley placed first in the frosh soph girls two mile run, led by winner Alexandria EmbodyasasHDsa.