Cross Country Attends Invitational

By SIMONE YU

STAFF WRITER

 On Saturday, Oct. 6, Cross Country competed in an invitational race at Central Park, Huntington Beach.

 During the invitational, runners from fifteen schools, divided into categories based on grade and experience level (ex. varsity, junior varsity, freshmen, sophomores, etc.), competed in various individual events.

 According to co-captain Jonathan Pfeiffer (11), the race went smoothly and proved to be a success.

 “I [believe] we did really well. We tried our very best to push our limits, and we all had the determination to get that dub. A lot of us [achieved] personal records, and [as a team,] we got 4th place out of fifteen total schools.” Pfeiffer said.

 Nevertheless, coach Mike Gomez believes there is always room for improvement.

 “[Overall,] I want them to work on their speed. We try to maintain a good pace for each individual and as a team, but besides physical improvement, we can [also] work on building our positivity and team chemistry.”

 Given the successful race, Gio Gudiel (9) is in high spirits for the rest of the season.

 “For the rest of the season, I really hope we can work on our consistency and mindset for future races,” Gudiel said. “We can also work on our [communication] and teamwork. I look forward to trying our best to go towards CIF or league!”

 Cross Country will compete in their next invitational at Mount San Antonio College on Oct. 19.