On Friday, September 26th, the Bear Cub Cross Country team traveled to San Mateo for the Crystal Springs meet, on a course notorious for its soul-crushing difficulty. A winding path consisting of grinding hills and a wind that always seems to be working against you, the course is considered a favorite by only the most masochistic of athletes. However, the Bear Cubs stepped up to the start line, incredibly eager and confident.
The women's race went off first, and the four SRJC girls ran a very strategic race. Not about to let those sneaky hills get the better of them, they started out further back in the pack of runners and stealthily moved forward. Special shout out to Erica Ruiz, who appeared to be on the brink of death from a terrible cold only a day earlier. She crushed the competition and finished 6th overall.
An incredibly strong performance from all of the athletes, those difficult practices are definitely paying off! With a complete men and women's team competing next meet, Santa Rosa is bound to be a big player in the league.