Published : Monday, September 10, 2018 | 1:27 PM
Immaculate Heart High School’s Cross Country team took overall second place and fourth place wins at University of California Santa Barbara’s Cross Country Invitational Tournament over Labor Day weekend.
In the short course (1.4 mile) race, freshman Sabrina Giachini (pictured above) placed first out of a field of 110 runners. Victoria Leahy, freshman, finished second, and Kerrigan Riley, another freshman, finished fourth. Thanks in part to these freshmen’s outstanding performances, Immaculate Heart placed second overall out of ten teams.
In the 3 mile race, junior Violet Marko placed 19th, with teammates junior Maddie Creasey placing 24th and senior Orla Hladky placing 29th. Their finishes gave Immaculate Heart an overall place of fourth out of 11 schools.
The team’s coach, Vivian Ochoa, is pleased with all the runners’ efforts at this first tournament and is looking forward to an excellent season. Their next competition will be this Friday at the Rosemead Invitational.
About Immaculate Heart
Founded in 1906, Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School educates young women in grades sixth through 12th from its central location in the Los Feliz foothills near Griffith Park in Hollywood. The school has a long and distinguished history, with more than 10,000 graduates. Today’s student body of more than 700 young women is both geographically and ethnically diverse, drawing on students from throughout Los Angeles County. Last year, virtually 100 percent of Immaculate Heart graduates matriculated to colleges, including the most prestigious schools in the country. https://www.immaculateheart.org/