Cross country gets ready for intense season

Burlingame’s first meet of the season was held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Half Moon Bay. Although the scores have not officially been released yet, the Panthers have high hopes for a great score to start the season.

“We are focusing on becoming a closer family and being a more closely knit group,” junior Olivia McCaa said.

Additionally, cross country is a no-cut sport where everyone who is interested can join. Those in cross country are dedicated and hardworking. They are also close with each other because they run after school in groups and get to know each other well.  

“We are a very open and welcoming group and it is really easy to make friends with people at practice,” McCaa said.

The cross country team has been training four days a week after school, plus Saturday mornings, in preparation for the meets. There are only four meets throughout the entire season and Burlingame hopes to go to the Central Coast Section championships this year. Their second meet is on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Oceana High School at 4 p.m.

 Sophomore Chris Percia runs up Cougar Hill during the first meet of the season in Half Moon Bay.

Sophomore Chris Percia runs up Cougar Hill during the first meet of the season in Half Moon Bay.

Posted on September 29, 2018 .