The Lady Warriors had to dig deep at the end of the 2014 season, overcoming illness and injury the odds were against them. Finishing runner up in DIII at the CCS Championship the team came together when it mattered most, with every athlete stepping up in a complete team effort. Never able to run at full strength, the hard work and discipline of veteran runners combined with a strong freshman contribution resulted in the team's success this season.
[Lady Warriors Dig Deep for Podium Finish at CCS Championship]
A contingent of four different runners finished as the teams top performer throughout the 2014 season. Two of the team's elite never hit top form this season but overcame unfortunate circumstances to help the team qualify for their eighth state championship since 2002. Ashley Lara came on strong in the later stages of the season finishing as the team's top runner at the WCAL and State Championship. Kailey Eddy sits atop the team's all-time list and unfortunately never hit top form but did have a strong early season run leading the team at the Lowell Invitational with a 19:33 finish. Freshman Camille Reed had a strong showing finishing as the teams top performer much of the season; Nicole Favre was the team's top finisher at the second WCAL meet and the CCS Championship. Favre was named the team's runner of the year for her consistency, dedication and leadership for the younger runners.
Other contributions came from a large group of first year runners: Kiko Li, Lauren Cicisly, Brianna Becerra, Hannah Theaker and Sophia Patterson. In addition to the younger runners veterans Vanessa Giacalone, Leia Wang and Hannah Theaker added to the team's depth. Eleven runners ran in the 22 minutes or faster for three miles.
The youthful Lady Warriors return 11 of their top 12 finishers next season.
2014 AWARDS / FALL BANQUET
Runner of the Year
Freshman of the Year