Trojans cross country teams thrive for first place

CVHS cross country teams performed exceedingly well on the rigorous 3.1 mile course at the Peter Brewer Cross Country Invitational at Canyon Middle School on Oct. 9. Both the boys and girls varsity teams won first place in the meet, a very difficult feat to achieve.

Both the girls and the boys team won by a mere two points, the girls varsity team with a low 38 points defeating second place Willow Glen and the boys varsity team reigning supreme with 108 points over Santa Rosa.

At this meet, the boys varsity varsity runners delivered a true team performance. In first and second place for CVHS ran junior Jacob Bull and senior Logan Phulps, both finishing in 10th and 11th place overall. Sophomore Lucas Chang then finished 24th while juniors Conrad Avery and Evan Griffith ran in at 32 and 35th place. Despite no CVHS runner finishing in the top nine athletes at this meet, the CVHS boys still came out as victors.

“It feels great to win and even better to know that all our hard work at practice is paying off at these meets,” said Avery.

The varsity girls team at this meet further cemented the immense potential and skill this team has this year. Junior Cameron Huynh finished in 4th place, topping all CVHS girls. Running in 7th and 12th were sophomores Delaney Rasmussen and Alisson Mitchell. In 11th place ran freshman Maya Dughi. Altogether, these great performances proved to be just enough to win the varsity girls division. 

“It feels good to win this meet especially since we worked together as a team to earn it. It’s extremely rewarding especially after all the work put into training,” said Huynh.

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