Canyon Crest Academy Raven runner Kira Loren won the CIF San Diego Section Division II cross country championship on Nov. 19. The first place finish was the highlight of Kira’s high school running career, finishing the 2.75-mile course in 16.30.7.
“I couldn’t believe it. I never thought I would be the CIF champion, it’s so surreal,” said Kira, who will run cross country and track next year for UCLA.
Kira and her CCA teammates Carlie Dorostkar, Naomi Smitham, Erin Beck, Claire Bernd, Zoe Ertuck and Corinne Chapkis took second at the CIF Sections and then went on to compete at the CIF State Cross Country Championships on a cold Saturday, Nov. 26 in Fresno.
The CCA girls...