Cross-country finishes regular season

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Olivia Rounsaville

Coach Michael Buckley talks to the varsity girls before Friday's race. The race will be the final meet of the season and the league championship.

Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter

WEB EXCLUSIVE The cross-country team ran its last practice of the regular season and will compete in the league championship on Friday in Lindley Meadows at Golden Gate Park for the final meet of the season. 

“My highlights of the season were the times I spent bonding with the team,” junior Raphi Laluyaux said. “I’m excited about the meet tomorrow and the end of the season.”

To celebrate the last week of practice, runners had spirit week with themed attire. Themed practices included Jersey Day, Twin Day, Gender Bender Day, Coach Day, and Convent & Stuart Hall gear for race day. 

“Spirit week was a good end to the season,” sophomore Mia Sassi said. “I feel very accomplished and I think I improved a lot this season.”

After the final varsity meet, athletes will continue to run for the section championship on Nov. 23 and the state championship on Nov. 30. Varsity runners are the top nine of the fastest girls and boys. 

“I’m kind of sad that the regular season is ending but I’m excited to keep running in varsity,” sophomore Janne Schulz, who will be running in varsity, said. “I don’t play a winter sport so I don’t know what I’m going to do with my time.”

The last practice consisted of a three-mile  “double Divisadero” run so that runners will be rested for Friday’s race. 

“The season was a lot of hard work and time but it was definitely worth it,” sophomore Mia Sassi said. “It was really rewarding but I’ll be happy to relax now that the season’s over.”

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