Girls’ XC Wins DVL Title

Juan Puga, Sports Editor

Girls:

On Nov. 1, the Lady Blackhawks competed in their third DVL meet at Xavier Prep’s course. Due to printing deadlines, the meet won’t be covered.

The girls’ cross country team attended the Inland Empire Cross Country Challenge Invitational on Oct. 14. Akemi Von Scherr (10) placed fourth in the Three Miles Sweepstakes with an impressive time of 18:30.0.

On Oct. 11, the girls competed at the second DVL meet held at Xavier Prep’s course. Von Scherr led the pack with a significant gap, nearly a minute and a half difference between her nearest competitor, placing her first in the individual results with a time of 18:12.0. Francine Ansley (11), Ashley Waters (10) and Rachel Sherman (11) placed in the top ten with times of 20:09.0, 20:29.0, and 20:58.0, respectively. The girls’ individual standings in the meet contributed to the first place finish with a score of 33 points.

Following their recent DVL wins, the girls appear assured about the notion of reclaiming the DVL mantle, once more. “We’ve been excelling at [the DVL races] with multiple PRs to aid us in winning,” stated Ansley. “We’re focused and well determined, so there’s that.”  

Boys:

On Nov. 1, the Blackhawks competed in their third DVL meet at Xavier College Prep’s course. Due to printing deadlines, the meet won’t be covered.

The boys’ cross country team attended the Inland Empire Cross Country Challenge Invitational on Oct. 14. Following their DVL meet, the boys began on a rocky start. Angel Parra (11) placed eighth in the 3 Miles Run with a personal record time of 16:23.3.

The second DVL race of the season was held at Xavier College Prep on Oct. 11. Continued dominance from Indio and Shadow Hills high schools resulted in the Blackhawks placing fourth overall. Anthony Rojas (12) placed eighth with a time of 16:21.0.  

Despite their best efforts, the team was unable to place or PR in the Central Park Invitational on Oct. 7.