BY CAMILA ZIADI
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT COPY
The girls cross country team placed second at the district competition on Oct. 29 after they lost to Cooper City High by two points. On Nov. 5, the team competed in regionals at Larry &Penny Thompson Park and got eighth place overall.
“I am proud of our results, though we wanted to win the title of district champions,” said Shivani Dalal, co-captain of the team. “We did amazing considering that we lost majority of our varsity runners from last year and have many new runners on the team this year.”
At districts, Cypress Bay had the most girls representing the top 15 district runners. Senior Carolina Garcia got a new personal record of 22:53, almost a whole minute improvement from her previous record of 23:49. Garcia got seventh place overall.
“I am very proud of the results,” Garcia said. “Even though we lost the first place title by a couple of points, the girls definitely gave it their all and that’s all I could ask for.”
At the regional competition, the girls team got eighth place, but only the top six schools qualified for states. However, individual runners may qualify for states, and Dalal qualified by getting 12th place.
“Words cannot explain how proud I am of our achievements,” she said. “I’m going to continue to work hard so that I can do my very best at states.”
Garcia also had comments about Dalal’s achievements.
“Shivani did absolutely amazing,” she said. “She really knows how to push herself and how to get to where she wants to be. I’m so proud of her.”