The FC cross country team traveled to Woodward Park to participate in the CIF Central Section Valley Championship, Nov. 20.
Total of 86 schools from division one to division five compete on this most important meet of the year. Over thousand runners fighting for the top fifteen titles or top five teams for each division in order to get into CIF State Cross Country Championship.
In the boys division 5 meet, senior Soren Hoffman once again finished first for the Eagles with a time of 19:37. Finished five placed behind, sophomore Isaac Hoffman completed the meet with time 19:54. Coming in third placed, junior Michael Fu ran at time 22:13. Improved over minute from last meet, junior Glen Wang made his new personal record with time 23:38.
Despite the shin problem which kept him away from a few meets, Isaac has improved by almost two minutes on the last meet of the cross country season.
“I think I did my best,” Isaac said, “I would like to be a little faster. Obviously I always want to go faster, but I am also not disappointed.”
Running his last race with for the FC, Soren recalled what he learned from the cross country either physically or mentally.
“I think I did pretty well considering there were hills.” Soren said, “l learned a lot about pushing through to the end and training to do my best. Overall this was a good season.”
Coaching first year for FC, Doug Daniel was satisfied with the final meet at Woodward Park.
“I think they give their best and that’s all I could ask for,” Daniel said, “I think the guys work hard. They showed up to the practice everyday, they did the runs when I told them to run on their own and they did it. What a coach really wants from his runners is that they could do what he told them to do and they did that, and I am proud of them.”
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