By Diara Fowler |Staff Wriiter|
This past weekend our women’s cross country team competed at UC San Diego’s 24th annual Triton Classic.
Coyote Laura Aceves took the number one spot out of 115 other individuals in the women’s division.
Aceves ran the 6000-meter UCSD North Campus course in 21 minutes and 46 seconds.
Overall our lady Coyotes came in fourth place with a total of 103 points.
“Although we got fourth I felt we did really well,” said Shanna Shernaman. “It was our first 6k of the season so I think it was a great place to start at and the team is only going to get stronger and faster from here.”
The other team members took positions from 22nd place to 85th.
“This race had two top teams in our conference so we really wanted to get out there and compete,” said Shernaman. “We were the defending champions of the meet so we were eager to try and win it again.”
The women of Point Loma Nazarene took the first place finish while Chico State took second and event host UCSD took third.
“We have many goals for the remainder of the year but the top one is to make it to nationals.”
To get to nationals, the team looks for support through family, friends and other Coyotes.
My family has been there to support me and my running for so many years,” said Shernaman. “they will drive over an hour to see me race for a few minutes.” And the girls the are all so fast and strong.
The team also looks to each other for motivation.
“The girls the are all so fast and strong,” concluded Shernaman. “Every practice is fun no matter how difficult the workout is because we’re in it together and that itself is motivating.”