Girls’ cross country wins league, boys’ team finish second

By Julius Pak

The Wolverines’ cross country teams finished the Mission League finals with their strongest performance at any other league meet this year. 

Coming off a third place finish in the Division IV sweepstakes race at the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational on Oct. 22, the girls’ team defended their league champion title with only 25 points. Cami Chapus ’12 led the team and the rest of the league with a time of 18.25, nearly a full minute before the next runner, teammate Amy Weissenbach ’12 (19.21.1). The girls’ team placed five runners in the top nine. Nikki Goren ’12 in only her third race of the season, placed fifth with a time of 19:59.2. Caitlin Yee ’13 (20:42.8) and Yasmin Moreno (20:55.7) ’13 placed eighth and ninth overall, respectively.

After a sixteen-point loss to Notre Dame at the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational, the boys’ team edged Notre Dame 75-80 at the league finals to place second, behind Loyola. Although Notre Dame placed a runner in second place, a block of Wolverine runners were able to make the difference. Kevin On ’11 (16:17.3), David Abergel ’11 (16:21.7), and Aaron de Toledo ’12 (16:25.9) placed seventh, ninth, and eleventh, respectively, to give the boys’ team the narrow lead they needed to take second place.