Cross Country Places First in First Meet


Lindsey Buckle ’14 sprints up “Cookie Hill”.

Ellie Poling, Staff Writer

On Saturday, Sept. 8 Miramonte cross country ran in the Ed Sias Invitational along with over 40 other teams. The girls took third and the boys took first in the small school varsity division.

Tyler Hansen ’13 achieved first place in the two mile course with a time of 10:04, a personal best. Dillon Read ‘13 and Mark Tamminga ‘13 took fifth and sixth.

The course included the famed “cookie hill.”

“Cookie hill really sorts out the good runners. It requires runners to combine their physical and mental strength, which really puts your endurance to the test,” said Georgia Roden.

Runners have prepared for any course they will have to run this season with their annual training camp in Lake Tahoe. The runners stayed at the Clair Tapaan Lodge in Doner Lake Pass for five days. Their days consisted of getting up at 5:45 each morning to go on a six mile run. At 7 a.m. they had breakfast, followed by free time, and then a swim workout at around 5 p.m. each night. Free time activities included mini golf, going to local beaches to swim, and bonding with other teammates at the lodge.

The team’s next meet is on Saturday, Sept.15 at Newhalle Park, hosted by De La Salle.