Miramonte Cross Country Dominates State Meet


Sarah Burnick

Haskell, Alvarado, Fishlow, Freel, Tuttle, Cruz, and Minowada pose after their race.

Angelina Little, Staff Writer

xcOn Saturday, November 26, the Miramonte Girls’ Cross Country team competed in Fresno at the CIF Division Four State Championships on the 5,000 meter Woodward Park course. Following their success at the NCS Championship the week before in Hayward, the girls team travelled to the state meet for the first time since 2005. The team got 5th place overall, with seniors Hannah Fishlow, Rosie Cruz, Emily Freel, Madison Alvarado, Rose Tuttle, and Leila Minowada,  and sophomore Cassidy Haskell representing the Matadors. Cruz, Freel, and Tuttle are new to the team this year, and they have aided the team to their most prestigious success in over a decade. Individually, Haskell won 8th place, with a time of 18:22.7. Despite the challenging conditions on the steep, dusty course, many of the girls beat their personal records. Each girl’s time contributed to a top five finish, ending a remarkable season on a positive note.