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[Video] 2023 CIF Cross Country Championship

Freshman sprints to victory in thrilling race at competitive meet

On November 16, 2023, the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed in the CIF Valleys sectional meet. With 31 schools in Division 5, athletes aimed to qualify for the state meet the next week.

The top five runners with the best times and finishing in the top 12 overall qualify for the State meet. The two schools with the lowest scores secure automatic spots. Team scores are calculated by adding the rankings of the top five runners, ensuring those who qualify have lower total scores and a guaranteed invitation to the state competition.

Julia Gray, ’26, clinched twelfth place with a time of 21:32, securing a spot at the State competition. Leading the girls’ team, Gray guided them, with the rest of the FC girls closely following her.

Blake Bay, ’27, triumphed in the Central Sectional Divisional Championships D5, claiming first place with an impressive time of 16 minutes and 11 seconds. He led the race from start to finish, with the other boys trailing behind him. Join us in cheering for Bay and Gray on November 25 as they compete in the State meet. The event will take place at Woodward Park.

Filmed and edited by Chloe McDonald

To read more about this meet visit CIF Victory: freshman standout takes first in impressive debut

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Chloe McDonald, Editor
First-year journalist Chloe McDonald, ‘24, is excited to begin her writing journey with The Feather Online. Chloe values teamwork and helping the campus stay informed. Chloe enjoys art of all mediums and serving her school through leadership class, with all glory to God. In her free time, she can often be found painting, lifeguarding, or walking her dog.
Benson Elbert, Photojournalist
Benson Elbert, ‘26 is an aspiring first year photojournalist for The Feather. Elbert aspires to improve his writing and photography skills with help from the team. He has worked in his family's breakfast restaurant, Batter Up Pancakes,  since he was a kid. Elbert has also led the campus through the leadership class since his freshman year, hoping to continue to lead till senior year. After high school he aspires to be a computer programmer and design videogames.
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