Co-captain Lupe Cazares led the Mills cross country team to victory at the PUC Invitational on Friday, October 3. The meet was significant for the team, both because they narrowly won the meet a year ago (they won it rather handily this year by a margin of 19 points), and because it was against three other Cal Pac Conference schools.
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Ten minutes into the 5k race Lily Page felt a throbbing pain in her foot. A few minutes later, she told teammate Jules Cooch that her foot hurt. Cooch responded, "no it doesn't."
Over the rest of the Warner Pacific course in Portland, Oregon, Page ran as if Cooch's words were true.
It's been a bittersweet season for the Mills soccer team with many almost-wins but no wins. At a time in the season when it would be easy to get frustrated, transfer student and team captain Katja Davis showed her Cal Pac opponents that she was not daunted by the challenge before her and her team.
It was getting dark by the time distance runners Adina Lepp and Hanako Hjersman raced the 5000 meters at the Chabot Relays, held at Chabot College on April 4 and 5, but the two track and field Cyclones were undaunted both by the long day and the long race-even though it was the first time either of them had raced this distance on the track.
In their first relay track meet of the year at the Beaver Relays in Sacramento, distance runners Hanako Hjersman, Adina Lepp, Lupe Cazares, and Gloria Huerta faced a difficult decision.
They were scheduled to run the 4x1600m relay as one of the meet's final events, but Gloria pulled a muscle in the previous race.
It was below freezing in Humboldt at the Blue Heron Regatta. The temperature never got above forty degrees that morning, but if sophomore coxswain Jennifer Courtney was uncomfortable as she guided her team through three races, she never showed it.
As the coxswain, Jennifer was the guide and motivator for the Varsity Eight, Varsity Four, and Junior Varsity Four, a job that had her on the water for three back to back races that lasted for a total of three and a half hours.
This week's Cyclone Spotlight features the Mills tennis #3 doubles team, Junior Claudia Bugarin and Sophomore Alexa Turner.
The partnership has made significant contributions to the team this spring, and is undefeated with the season nearly half complete.