JGHS Cross Country Season Review

By Edmundo Manriquez & Daniel Altamirano

The cross country team for John Glenn High School had its first league meet on September 10, 2022, and the final meet will happen towards the end of October 2022. The Cross Country team had more runners than they had last year. And with the newly appointed coach Andy De La Torre, there are hopes that the runners will be able to make it to CIF.

Last year saw a disappointing end for the boys’ team as no one from the boys’ varsity team made it to the CIF playoffs. After the season ended, the boys’ team trained tirelessly and worked hard during the offseason. The girls’ varsity team had one runner qualify for CIF, Melanie Hernandez. Unfortunately, though, she did not make it further. The newly appointed coach for the cross country team, Andy de la Torre, had to pick up from what remained from last season. And began working with the group immediately.

Coach Andy had to pick up from what was left last season, and with the seniors graduating, there would be fewer members on the team. Andy and the remaining team members made it their mission to recruit more members.

The 2022 Cross Country Squad poses
Jacob Enriquez (center) gets warmed up.
Captain Javier Reynoso (#2349) races in a meet.