Cross Country looks to take to the CCS title


For the second time in school history, the girls varsity cross country team has foreseeable potential to make it to States. The team has made steady improvements as some of its members recover from injuries.

“Our season has been very successful so far,” freshman Lauren Jacob said. “We have a lot of girls coming out of injuries, so once everyone is healthy we’ll be doing a lot better.”

Lauren suffered from a hip flexor injury early in the season that kept her sidelined, but has since recovered. Seniors Claire Bowie and Louise Stephan are also in the process of recovering from stress fractures.

“We think that we’ll make CCS,” Claire said. “We’re close to number one in our league. It’s the big question of whether we make it beyond CCS.”

With serious competition from schools like Archbishop Mitty High School and Mountain View High School, the team must be at its best as it heads into the championship season.


Continual improvement within the boys varsity cross country team has propelled the team to a number one ranking in Division 2 CCS. The aspiration of winning CCS, a title Cross Country has never won, is becoming a reality.

“We have competition,” co-captain senior John Beutter said. “We’re not clearly number one, but we’re solidly the fastest team.”

The team’s toughest competition comes from Los Gatos High, Aragon High and Leland High.
The team has great depth this year. In addition to returning top seven members John Beutter, Alex Carr and Josh Cohen and junior Terence Rabuzzi, the team will rely on new freshman Ben Zaeske, who has solidified his place in the top five. The team expects to win leagues, but the subject of winning CCS remains up in the air.

While the team has been set back by John’s stress fracture, most of the team has remained healthy.

“We have to win CCS and get that banner in the gym,” John said.