By Jonah Rosenbaum
David Abergel â11 finished first and Amy Weissenbach â12, placed second, to lead the boysâ and girlsâ cross country teams to third and fifth place finishes respectively at the Staub invitational on October 3.
“The whole team ran really well,” said Chris Vanderschans â10 who was sidelined with an injury. David ran one of his best races of the year, and Aaron De Toledo â12 showed how much he has improved.
“He was on the cusp of scoring (only the top five runnerâs scores count) going into the season, and he gave us some much needed depth with some of our injuries,” Vanderschans said.
Abergel said the team has performed well in its last two races, and pointed to the upcoming Mt. Sac Invitational, which takes place on October 23, as one of the teamâs key remaining races.
“Itâs where CIF is going to be run, so we are hoping to see a good performance on the course to get us ready,” Abergel said.
The girlsâ team is currently ranked second in their division, and fourth statewide. Despite their high ranking, Varsity runner Bridget Golob â10 said the team will be bolstered by the return of several key runners from injury.
“Two of our fastest runners, Nikki Goren â12 and Caitlin Yee â13 are coming back, and that should make us even stronger,” Golob said.