Cross country: One Hill of a Sport

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  • The cross country team after a successful day of racing.

  • Senior Jacob Brown running through the competition.

Cross country is a sport that requires a lot of physical and mental strength which the CHS runners showed at the Woodbridge Invitational. Despite being a tad short in competetors, cross country proved that even when numbers are short, their competitors are still fierce and ready to win. Girls varsity placed 9th out of 26 while boys varsity placed 7th overall out of 32 teams!

Boys Varsity Cross Country was forced to compete without two of their top seven runners and still managed to run over the competition. The team was led by seniors Jacob Brown, and Mason Williams. Brown placed 5th while Williams placed 12 out of 235 other runners! The potential that the boys varsity team has is immaculate as the team did great even without some of their best runners. Boys cross country has a bright season ahead of them.

When asked about how they feel about what went wrong and what went well, Jacob Brown said “I think our team did solid considering the lack of depth and injury problems our team is facing. We just need to focus on keeping everyone healthy and we will do fine this season.”

Mason Williams thoughts on the season are similar as he said “I think it’s going to go pretty good, we’re getting a bunch of guys off of injury right now including myself so we’re starting to get back into the swing of things. The foothill league this year is very competitive so once we get healthy and in shape I believe we’re gonna have a run for CIF.”

Girls Varsity Cross Country also competed without two of their top seven runners. Despite being a problem, it didn’t seem to affect the girls team that much. The top two runners were sophomore Cynthia Herrera who placed 8th and senior Kayla Young who placed 9th out of 191 runners in their race! Everyone can only imagine the potential the team has and all of their hard work will pay off in the long run.

Kayla Young was asked about the good and the bad of the meet and she replied saying “So far I think our team has done really well staying consistent and always giving our best effort, one thing we can definitely improve on is setting a positive mentality each and every day at practice.”

Come support your boys and girls Canyon cross country team as they work hard to have an extremely successful season. It’s a gua-ran-tee they will succeed and achieve their goals this year so stay tuned!