WESTCHESTER LUTHERAN CROSS-COUNTRY TEAMS
WIN FINALS TWO YEARS IN A ROW
Westchester Lutheran 6th-8th Grade Boys and Girls Cross-Country teams finished first for the second year in a row at the Pacific Basin League Cross-Country Finals on November 1st at Kenneth Hahn State Park. John Susich and Elaine Lillie have been coaches for Westchester Lutheran Cross-Country for 20 years.
Top scorers for the girl’s team were Taylor Jamison (2nd), Sophie Boucher (6th), Sophia Yaconelli (8th), Kate Kirkland (9th) and Kayla James (12th). The boys’ top scorers include Richie Moreno (4th), Scott Yontez (5th), Cole Quirarte (6th), Jake Rogers (9th) and Bryce Barber (10th).
“The ladies cross country teams accomplished back to back championships in 2010/2011 and the gentlemen in 2011/2012 but this is a really tough milestone for both teams to repeat in consecutive years (2015/2016). We are very proud of our athletes,” notes Elaine Lillie. “The ladies have had a 1st or 2nd place win 5 times in the last 7 years and the gentlemen a 1st or 2nd place win 7 times in the last 7 years.
Of note, 57% of the school participated in cross-country this season and 85% participated in a fall sport (either cross country, volleyball or both). 83% of fall athletes are Honor Roll or Dean’s List recipients for the first quarter (3.5-4.0 GPA).