King Faces Southern Sections Best

Posted by KING HIGH CROSS COUNTRY on Nov 27 2021 at 04:01PM PST

As the season comes to an end, King Cross Country went onto the final round of competition to compete with the very best that Southern Section has to offer. CIF Finals is in the past, one of the most brutal and fastest races of the entire season as there is no bad team or individuals in the race! Everyone that steps on the line is quality when you reach this level and this year was no exemption.

The Division 1 Girls race took off first as our individual qualifier of Audrey Brunken took of strong as she was in 20th going into the first mile and into Switchbacks under 6 pace! After going down Switchbacks and heading towards the halfway point Audrey moved up and placed herself in 16h place with a time of 9:44. She then went on a strong second half as she moved up even further to ended up at 14th place and run 18:24 as her time which is one second off her all time PR in a hilly Mt.Sac course!! Audrey Brunken ended her last race fighting and showed she is a force to be reckoned on any race she is in.

The Division 1 Boys were next as they lineup next to some of the best programs in the State and best programs in the Nation! King Boys was lead by Gray Mavhera as he went off with the very best of the race and placed 37th in a heavily staked race with a great time of 15:43. Matthew Gwynn and Julian Morgan both ran great second half races and they both placed in their expected spots with Gwynn placing 69th and Morgan placing 76th. Following closely behind those two were David Bedoya and Damien Zemanek as they both stepped up when needed and place in the top 5 scores as Bedoya runs a PR and placed 79th and Zemanek placed 87th. The boys teams final runners in the race were Nathan Curtner and Jack Slavin and they fought hard and did their best with the competition as Curtner placed 91th and Slavin placed 94th.

King Cross Country held their own and got the experience that was missing in the past season with the cancelation because of Covid and got the feel of normality. Coaches look to the future and our proud of everything that was accomplished this season as they couldn’t ask for anything else from the athletes but their best effort, and in the end of the day….that’s what they did!


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