Cross country teams flank the podium at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships

PHOTO: Senior Zeno Castiglioni and senior Dice Ferrick race past the spectators.

By Chloe Chedin, Staff–

On Saturday Nov. 16, the Davis High cross country team raced at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships at Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park in Folsom, California. 

The men’s freshmen team started the day with the first race at 9 a.m.. The freshmen and sophomore womens’ teams raced after them, at 9:20 a.m., and at 9:40 a.m., the men’s sophomore team competed.

The women’s varsity team began their race at 10 a.m., and the varsity men’s team followed, running an hour later at 11. The JV men’s and women’s team raced at 12 p.m., concluding the race. 

The men’s JV team scored first place, with junior Hayden Tam placing fourth and junior Kevin Rockwell placing eighth.

“I had a really good race and all the teams did really well. […] I probably would have kicked harder at the end, but other than that it was a pretty good race,” JV runner Kavi McKinney said. “I felt good for most of it. I did what I wanted to do.” 

 JV women’s scored second place, with senior Selby Anderson placing third and senior Madison Barth placing sixth. 

Varsity men’s also received second place, with senior Zeno Castiglioni placing fourth overall and senior Dice Ferrick, two spots behind him, placing sixth. In addition, the women’s varsity team placed third, with senior Surina Beal placing 16th and junior Corinne Dejong placing 17th. 

“It’s amazing that the girls were able to qualify for states because we lost a lot of really good runners last year due to them being seniors,” McKinney said. 

Both men’s and women’s JV and varsity teams qualified for the California State Meet Championships on Nov. 30 in Fresno. 

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