Cross country gets off to an auspicious start

A bright future seems to be in store for Burlingame cross country after a successful first meet in Half Moon Bay. A second meet was scheduled to take place on Oct. 11, but was canceled when the presence of smoke, which originated from fires in the wine country, created conditions too dangerous to run in.

“It was a beautiful day,” coach Steve O’Brien said of the first meet. “Everybody got a real sense of cross country.”

Stellar performances from sophomores Kyle Botelho, Sonja Dommen and Brendan Creeks were particularly encouraging, with Botelho and Dommen having the fastest times of the day.

“Our sophomores are the strength of our team, which is great,” O’Brien said.

Senior and four-year cross country runner Diego Escobedo was also happy with the way the first meet played out.

“We went out and gave it our best effort and came away with positive results,” he said. “I think in the coming years we’re going to be a powerhouse.”

The Panthers’ next meet is today, Oct. 24, at Crystal Springs, and the Peninsula Athletic League championship meet will be on Nov. 4, also at Crystal Springs.

Posted on October 24, 2017 .