Girls’ cross country wins league for 5th straight year, boys’ team finishes 2nd overall

Not one, not two, not three, not four, but five straight Mission League trophies will appear in the girls’ cross country team’s trophy case after the Mission League Finals.
The girls outran every team in its league at Woodley Park to take first overall at League Finals.
The boys’ team narrowly missed matching them, taking second behind rival Loyola.
Lizzy Thomas ’14 finished second in the girls’ race, with Trishta Dordi ’15 and co-captain Yasmin Moreno ’13 following in third and sixth respectively to clinch the top spot for the Wolverine girls’ team.
“Everything came together really well,” Moreno said. “Our whole team was there, and I think this was the first time this season everyone was ready to be there.”
The team drew inspiration from its success at previous years’ League Finals in preparing for this year’s competition.
“We’ve all worked hard, but we wanted to keep our tradition going of winning Mission League,” Moreno said. “We were all really motivated, and I guess that played a big role in why we won.”
On the boys’ end, two seconds separated Ben Weissenbach ’15 from Loyola runner Josh Lewis, who beat out Weissenbach to finish in first.
Co-captain David Manahan followed, in sixth place in the race.
Weissenbach, who had two first-place finishes during the regular season, found he just missed out on first place at League Finals due to mistakes he made during the race.
“I made a couple tactical errors,” Weissenbach said. “I left it too late in the race to make my move. [Lewis] has really good closing speed, he’s a really good middle distance runner, and I think I should’ve made a move earlier in the race to break away. Instead, I made a measured move – I

Not one, not two, not three, not four, but five straight Mission League trophies will appear in the girls’ cross country team’s trophy case after the Mission League Finals.
The girls outran every team in its league at Woodley Park to take first overall at League Finals.
The boys’ team narrowly missed matching them, taking second behind rival Loyola.
Lizzy Thomas ’14 finished second in the girls’ race, with Trishta Dordi ’15 and co-captain Yasmin Moreno ’13 following in third and sixth respectively to clinch the top spot for the Wolverine girls’ team.
“Everything came together really well,” Moreno said. “Our whole team was there, and I think this was the first time this season everyone was ready to be there.”
The team drew inspiration from its success at previous years’ League Finals in preparing for this year’s competition.
“We’ve all worked hard, but we wanted to keep our tradition going of winning Mission League,” Moreno said. “We were all really motivated, and I guess that played a big role in why we won.”
On the boys’ end, two seconds separated Ben Weissenbach ’15 from Loyola runner Josh Lewis, who beat out Weissenbach to finish in first.
Co-captain David Manahan followed, in sixth place in the race.
Weissenbach, who had two first-place finishes during the regular season, found he just missed out on first place at League Finals due to mistakes he made during the race.
“I made a couple tactical errors,” Weissenbach said. “I left it too late in the race to make my move. [Lewis] has really good closing speed, he’s a really good middle distance runner, and I think I should’ve made a move earlier in the race to break away. Instead, I made a measured move – I

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