JSerra Catholic High School’s girls’ cross country and boys’ water polo teams finished second Saturday in tight battles for CIF titles – and boys’ cross country finished ninth.
“All three teams were determined to win,” said JSerra principal Tom Waszak. “They may not have not reached their ultimate goal but all three teams gave a 100 percent effort. They should be proud of what they achieved. It was not long ago that our ability to compete in the league was questioned. On Saturday, I saw student athletes and coaches who were distraught about finishing second in the CIF championships. We’ve come a long way In a short time!”
The cross country team finished three points behind champion Harvard of Westlake at the CIF meet, which was held at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.
“They ran their hearts out,” Waszak said. “They are determined to win at the state meet.”
The girls compete in Clovis this weekend for the state title.
The boys’ water polo team also finished an outstanding season Saturday, coming up just short against Trinity League rival Mater Dei. They fell 12-8 at William Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine.