Junior High Cross Country


Above: The Junior High team celebrates at the Penny Ice Creamery after a meet.

Jack Davis

Welcome back PCS! The Roar is up and running with a new update, here’s an overview of the Junior High cross country season. 

Cross country is a sport in which individuals race over natural surfaces such as grass or dirt. Practices are 3-4 times a week and usually include warm-ups followed by a 1-3 mile run sometimes with additional sets included. This sport is held earlier in the year between September and October and is open to both middle and high school.

The Junior High and High school cross country teams have run in many races over the course of about two months. PCS has been working hard at practice and doing great in the meets with a first through third finish in almost all of the events. 

The first meet was hosted by PCS at Antonelli pond. PCS junior high dominated the leader board with a first, second, third and fifth place finish. Many runners got PR’s (personal records) and everyone had a great time.

After an outstanding home meet, the team traveled to Monte Vista Christian School in Corralitos for a hilly, 1.8 mile course. Again the Pumas did outstanding, placing first in the girls and boys races. 

For the third meet the team raced at Wilder Ranch State Park on a flat 2 mile course. Although it was very windy, the team battled through and placed 1st, 2nd, and 4th. 

At the next few meets the team ran hard and placed well on a wide variety of courses, Including a very hilly Mount Madonna and Frontier Ranch meet.

For the end of the season, both races were held at Anna Jean Cummings Park in Soquel. The runners did very well in both, and medals were awarded at the final race.