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Staying Consistent

Girls Cross Country Wins State for the 15th year in a row
Image courtesy of West Coast XC

The Summit girls cross country team won the class 5A state championship on Nov. 4, making it the 15th year in a row that the girls have ended the season as champions. 

The race took place at Lane Community College in the pouring rain. The run began at 1:45 p.m., and the girls were unsure of what the outcome would be. With a team almost entirely made up of underclassmen and over a decade of legacy to live up to, the pressure was on.

“We knew it wouldn’t be easy and that we would have to work for it,” said Summit sophomore Skye Knox.

From the start, everyone running was hunting down the leader of the pack, Crescent Valley’s Emily Wisniewski. However, in order to win, all of Summit’s runners played a very important role. 

“They knew today was a blank page, and they got to decide the story that was told. They trusted each other and went for it,” said Summit Coach Kari Strang in an article by The Bulletin

Sophomore Eva Dicharry was Summit’s first runner to reach the finish line, crossing in seventh (18:50.9), followed by Knox, who ended in 10th (19:13.2). However, if it wasn’t for Taylin Bowen in 19th (19:19.2), Elizabeth Connolly in 17th (19:41.3) and Ainsley Knox in 28th (20:33.8), the deciding 66-64 scoring wouldn’t have been in Summit’s favor.

“We were definitely the underdogs coming into this season but we all worked incredibly hard and are super proud of what we have accomplished,” said Dicharry.

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Kepler Orton
Kepler Orton, Staff Writer

In her free time, Kepler enjoys wandering the halls of bookstores and trying (and failing) to teach herself how to play the guitar. If you can’t find her, simply follow the trail of yarn scraps and the scent of chlorine as she spends all her time at the pool playing water polo, and most of her time at home crafting. She is an avid tote bag hoarder, todo list maker, and music lover. Kepler can also be found in Summit's orchestra playing (mostly) all the right notes on her violin. She’s a sophomore, and as it’s her first year on the Pinnacle, she is excited to expand her skills as a writer.


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