M L King Varsity Cross Country

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THE DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES

RIVERSIDE:  One year ago at the cross country CIF Southern Section Finals, the girls from King were all smiles having finished 6th and punched their tickets to State.  The boys from King weren’t even at the meet, having been eliminated the week before. Though the course and the event stayed the same, time has a way

OVERCOMING ADVERSITY, CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS MOVE ON TO CIF FINALS

The CIF Prelims is the path through which teams must tread to make it to the CIF Finals. That path was strewn with obstacles for both the girls and the boys cross country teams on Saturday at the Riverside City Course, but they proved themselves to be up to the challenge and King will send

RUNNER-UP FINISH AT FINALS HAS XC LOOKING PAST THE NUMBERS

“We were a little mad” said senior runner, Garrett Vasta, when asked by the local media about the boys’ varsity 2nd place finish in league, separated by just 3 points from Roosevelt. “That was our goal coming in, to win league.” The narrow loss was not without great effort nor excellence as the King harriers ran

PROFILE IN CHARACTER – MATT CASTRO

Learning, Integrity, Faithfulness and Excellence are the characteristics the cross country team hopes to be defined by.  They form an acronym, LIFE.  The LIFE goals for the program, especially when we fall short of them, draw us back, correct us and remind us of what’s truly important. Matthew Castro embodies each of those values and thus serves

IMPROVED VARSITY BOYS HEADLINE RIVERSIDE INVITATIONAL WITH A WIN

The last time the King boys varsity raced on the Riverside City Course was at the CIF Prelims in November of 2017.  It was a young and fresh squad that morning, a team that featured three freshmen and two sophomores.  Though the team did not advance to CIF Finals, it was clear by their tenacity

PROFILE IN CHARACTER – LAUREN PEURIFOY

Lauren Peurifoy’s success in cross country and track over four years has been unquestioned.  Her name sits atop almost every list we keep.  What’s the ticket to her success? Spend any time with the four year cross country runner and you won’t have to wait long to hear Lauren laugh.  It’s big and loud and

A 1-2 PUNCH FOR KING IN BIG 8 COMPETITION

RIVERSIDE:  It was three years ago to the day that the boys varsity team from King was able to win a Big 8 league race, besting the other five schools.  On the same course as that day in 2015, history repeated itself on Wednesday at Andulka Park as the boys varsity team led by Garrett

SEATTLE DOESN’T RAIN ON CROSS COUNTRY’S PARADE

SEATTLE:  The cross country team traveled to the great Northwest this past weekend to race in the Nike Twilight Invitational and take in the sights and sounds of the Emerald City, Seattle. If they had packed ponchos and umbrellas, one would understand as Seattle is green for one reason: Lots of rain.  But the rain stayed

WOLVES STAY ON THE HUNT AT CANYON SPRINGS INVITATIONAL

This past weekend the Wolves cross country teams d split up with part of the team traveling to Seattle, WA for the Nike Twilight Invitational while the other half competed locally at the Canyon Springs Invitational for the first time ever in King’s history. The local squad left nothing short of their own legacy as

AMANDA SOSA LEADS A DAY OF NUMBERS

The Big 8, interestingly, consists of 6 schools.  Yea, it’s complicated. In the sport of cross country all six of the “eight” come together for one meet, which they repeat three times in one season to determine the two champions; boys and girls. On Wednesday at Eastvale, in the roar of the 15 freeway, the Big 8