Girls cross country is currently ranked fifteenth in the state of California as well as second in the North Coast Sectionals.
Girls cross country hasn’t been ranked this high in the last ten or more years. In order for the girls to have qualified for state they first needed to rank in our state division.
The girls are second in the ncs. All they need to do now is beat out Amador in the ranks and they will be first in the ncs.
“If we try and do all the little steps it takes we can get there,” freshman Cat Fisher said.
In order to reach this position the coaches have been helping the whole team become more serious about all the extra aspects of cross country. Varsity has been putting in more miles as well as more volume. The seriousness of doing the extra warms ups and core have also been emphasised.
“It’s all about the little things as Coach Davis has been saying,” senior and varsity captain Erin Herting said.
The girls varsity team, as well as jv have, have meetings after practices and weekends in order to bond. Together they make ribbons, tie dye t-shirts, and do much more than just run.
“Not all freshman get to be on varsity so it’s a really, really cool experience and it’s fun because varsity; we are like a family,” Fisher said.
What has been extremely interesting this year in the range of talent among the team, is
that there is only one senior on varsity as well as two or three juniors. The rest of the varsity team is dominated by the underclassmen.
It will be interesting to see how fast some of the freshman next year might be. Let’s be careful upperclassmen. Train hard and show the underclassmen we’re still on top.
“The whole girls team is basically underclassmen ,which is awesome, and they’re really, really good but even though we have a small number of seniors this year the ones we have are still really good,” Herting said.
The cross country team is oozing with talent and is sure to continue its success. The boys have also moved up in ranking and will soon be up there with the girls.
“Yes they are working really hard, yes they are talented; and talent goes a long way,” head coach Mike Davis said.