Canyon Crest Academy cross country girls advance to state

Seven members of Canyon Crest Academy girls’ varsity cross country team hit the ground running at the San Diego CIF Championships on Nov. 22 at Morley Field in Balboa Park. Junior Kelly Bernd ran the 2.75-mile course in 16:43.57 and won the Division 3 race. The girls competed against 14 high schools in Division 3. The team placed second in an impressive team effort, punching their ticket to the 2014 CIF State Cross Country Championships next weekend in Fresno. Pictured (L-R): Coach Andrew Corman, Erin Beck, Naomi Smitham, Kelly Bernd, Corinne Chapkis, Nicole Estess, Katarina LaSpada, Ann Ryan, coaches Ted Thompson and Rob Lusitana.