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Brief | Boys and Girls Cross Country Kick Off Racing Season

Lucia Ferreiro Linares
Cross country runners push through the race at the St. Thomas University Bobcat Invitational. The Raiders finished fifth place for the boys, and eighth place for the girls. “This meet allowed us to see what shape we’re in and try to get better from here,” said freshman Emilio Perez.

The boys and girls cross country teams kicked off their season on Sept. 3 at the St. Thomas University Bobcat Invitational with both varsity and junior varsity teams participating in the race. 

Sophomore Tim Rutten leads the way for the Varsity Cross Country Team in their first race. This was Rutten’s debut as the newly chosen captain of the Boys Varsity Cross Country Team. Rutten started the season with a time of 17:56 minutes, putting him in fifth place at the St. Thomas University Bobcat Invitational.
(Lucia Ferreiro Linares)

The boys finished in fifth place and the girls finished in eighth place, with top runners Tim Rutten and Lucia Ferreiro leading the way for their teams. As the first race of the season, runners could identify areas to improve upon.  

“Right now our team just needs to continue to build fitness and get into our race day routine. As we continue to build fitness, the team will get faster and faster,” said Head Cross Country Coach David Suarez. 

As it was the first meet of the season, new team members had a chance to prove themselves in front of Suarez.

“The young freshmen that joined the team this year have been a great addition. All of them were members of our middle school team and came in as rookies but with experience in the sport which is very valuable to have at a young age. They’ll continue to push the limits of what our team is capable of,” said Suarez.

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Lucia Ferreiro Linares
Lucia Ferreiro Linares, Staff Writer
Lucia Ferreiro is a freshman and a staff writer for “The Raider Voice.” This is her first year on staff and she is excited to write news and features about different topics in the community. She is a part of the varsity cross country and track and field team. Lucia also enjoys listening to music and watching different sports.

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