Girls Cross Country Crushes Competition

Campo’s Girls Cross Country team has had a successful 2022 season, winning several high stakes competitions. The girls won the Diablo Athletic League Championships in all divisions and the Rough Rider Invitational.

They also performed exceptionally in the Mid-Season Mania 3200 Invitational, with an average score of 11:07 seconds. Star runner senior Ellie Buckley ran at a phenomenal time of 10:36 while junior Shea Volkymer ran a 11:07.

The team has been working hard to improve their already stellar performance, practicing 6 days a week.

“We had a lot of great training over the summer and it’s been paying off. Hopefully that will continue in the postseason,” said varsity runner junior Daisy Penney.

Team members shared that the team worked harder than ever this season, collaborating together to reach new heights that resulted in the formation of deep friendships as well. “We are committed to working every day, doing things at home also. We are a cohesive team doing activities that bring us closer and want to try harder for each other. It involves a lot of teamwork and has us having to train with each other every,” said varsity runner junior McKenna Webster.

The team has also expressed gratitude for their head coach Chuck Woolridge, who has been the head Cross Country coach since 2006. Woolridge attends all practices and motivates the team to do their best.

“[Woolridge is] really dedicated to the program. He makes it his top priority and is really invested in the sport, and that pays off with everything he does. You can tell how much he cares,” said Penney.

The team has a bright future, with State and North Coast Sectional on November 19th. The team is further preparing for this competition, touring Hayward High School 3-mile course on November 12th and doing Mystery Fartlek workouts. Penney expressed excitement for Girls Cross Country when she said, “It makes us feel great and definitely gives us a lot of confidence. Definitely a little bit of pressure to continue to perform to the level that we have been, but it gives us fuel.”