Senior runners to appear on cover of ESPN prep magazine

By Luke Holthouse 

ESPN’s High School Magazine will feature cross country and track standouts Amy Weissenbach ’12 and Cami Chapus ’12 on the cover of its next issue.

The monthly magazine will feature the top dynamic duos in a variety of sports across the country. The two will appear on the cover of all issues printed in California and the West Coast.

For the cover of the magazine, ESPN organized a photo shoot on the upper school track and another at Griffith Park. Chapus described the shoot as very professional, saying that the shoot lasted several hours and that ESPN hired a makeup artist and a hairstylist for the two seniors.

Chapus and Weissenbach have achieved national recognition for their success at the state, national and international levels. Each were members of the 2009 girls cross country team that won a state championship has broken national records as members of relay teams in track and field and traveled to Lille, France to represent the United States in the International Association of Athletics Federation World Youth Championships.

After winning the team state championship in 2009, the girls’ cross country team was unable to defend their title last year, partly because Weissenbach was out with an injured hip. This year, the girls’ team has finished in first place at both league meets, meeting the high expectations the team set for themselves at the beginning of the season, as they hope to bring back another state championship next month.