Cross country heads to league with confidence

The boys’ cross country team surged to a victory in its first match of the year, a 21-40 win over Brentwood.

 “We ran extremely well as a team and not as individual entities,” co-captain Matthew Krumpe ’08 said. “The sky is the limit.”
The team kicked off its season with the Seaside Invitational. 

At the Woodbridge Invitational, every member of the team ran three miles in under 16:48. The team placed third out of 23 teams at last Saturday’s Stanford Invitational. The team also participated in a sweepstakes race with the best runners from all divisions.

“We were plagued by injuries, but we wanted a big challenge and wanted experience against stronger teams,”  he said.

The team’s record stands at 1-0 overall.

It is ranked seventh in CIF and eighth in state for Division IV. 

Their first league match is Oct. 11 against Alemany and Crespi.

The girls’ team has participated in three invitationals. In the first meet of the year, captain Kathryn Turner ’08 led the team to a 15th place finish out of 32 teams. 

The team also had a strong performance in a scrimmage against Brentwood, where the top five finishers were all Wolverines.

Most recently, the team finished third in the Kenny Staub  Invitational.

The team opens league play Oct. 11 against Alemany and Louisville.  Coach Kim Hieatt is confident the team can win the Mission League, finish top five in CIF and make the State Championship as long as the runners stay healthy.

“I think we’ll definitely qualify for CIF,” Keeley Jacobs ’08 said. “We have a lot of potential.”