Underclassmen lead runners to 11th out of 70 teams
For the first time in 30 years, cross country’s City Prelim finalists ran in City Finals, placing 11th among 70 schools.
Freshmen George Contreras, Carlos Lemus, sophomores Valeria Herrera, Albert Ramirez, Sergio Espejo, Eduardo Salvador, Andrew Vargas, Alex Mesa, and Junior Xavier Magana (all of whom are in SAS) participated in the race.
“From the start of the season, they were unified and demonstrated excellent teamwork, above what was expected. It was this teamwork and frosoph team unification that played an important part, in having the team we have today,” said Coach Adolfo Carcano about his team. “They showed extreme potential and fulfilled this potential everyday in practice with one goal in mind making it to city finals, representing hollywood to the utmost highest standard, and bringing home the best rank in the city.”
Valeria Herrera ran in the frosoph division and came in 40th place with a time of 23:52. The frosoph boys finished with 18:51,19:01, 19:14, 19:19, 20:06, 20:17, and 22:08 as their final times. Xavier Magana ran last in the JV Division and finished with a time of 19:14.
The team ended the season well, making history along the way. This is the first time in over 30 years that a XC team makes it to City Finals. “Overall, it has been the greatest season ever for cross-country at Hollywood High School,” said Carcano.
The race was cancelled and postponed for two weeks due to rain.
The team members are proud to know that they put in their best effort and got this far this season.