Cross country runners recap season, look ahead


Photo by: Aaliyah Luna

Junior Samantha Paz at the Oct. 9, 2022 cross country meet at

After advancing to districts, the Creek cross country teams wrapped their season after their Oct. 14 meet at Nottingham Park.

With a disappointing end to their season, there are a lot of mixed emotions in the atmosphere.

“I’m satisfied with my times but not my placement, like in districts,” sophomore Jayden De Los Santos said.

Senior Aurora Castaneda Trejo said, “It was kind of a bad season for everyone. We all could have done way better.”

As this marks the end of many seniors’ high school cross country careers, their younger classmates are anticipating what future years will bring.

“I’m said because all of our seniors are leaving and they’re not going to be with use anymore,” junior Samantha Paz said. “I most definitely think it will be difficult, but I’m ready for it to definitely beat those other runners.”

Paz is hoping to improve next season.

“I really need to practice more, get my head again, and push through the pain,” Paz said.

However, even with a disappointing finish, team captain and senior Cole Tiangco is looking to the future.

“I think the freshmen did really good,” Tiangco said.

Reporting by Connell Martin and Kimora Humphrey.