Cross Country: The Last Hurrah of the Season

Cross Country has ended its season. To wrap things up, the team held a banquet on the 16th of November in the school cafeteria. Before it started, the cafeteria was decorated by several parents of athletes with banners for each of the seniors leaving us this year.

Looking back on the season, Isabel Ortiz(12) says, “I’m so proud of everyone on the team for working hard throughout the entire season and making it one of the best finals I’ve ever seen.”

After exchanging gifts, as part of the XC tradition, and reliving the past by videos throughout the season with the team, the award ceremony began. First, the varsity student athletes were awarded for maintaining a high GPA for the current semester. Next, the runners who made it to CIF and the captains were given medals for their hard work. Then, plaques were given out to the Rookie of the Year, MVP, those who gave 100%, Argo of the Year, and those who won the Spirit Award & Coach’s Award. Jazmin Diaz(12), one of the captains, says she, “considers [herself] very lucky to have been able to train with this wonderful group of people for [her] last year of high school.”

Despite this being the end for some of the team’s runners, it is just the beginning for many. Next year, the team is moving up a division, ready for a new challenge. Galilea Ponce(9th), says the she’s challenging herself to “become a part of the varsity team and achieve a 5 minute mile time.” Good luck next year, Argos!

Congratulations to these athletes:


Boys Frosh/Soph

David Guerrero         Boys Frosh/Soph MVP

Tin Ma                       Coaches Award

Zackary Devine         100% Award


Boys Varsity                      

Giovanni Barajas         Argo of the Year

Roberto Pioquinto     Varsity Boys 2x All League

Jason Guerrero         Most Improved

Erick Hernandez       Rookie of the Year

Emiliano Becerril       100% Award


Girls Varsity

Maggie Trinh             Argo of the Year

Maria Flores             Coaches Award
Wendy Mejia            100% Award

Thanh Pham            Rookie of the Year

Isabel Ortiz               Spirit Award