Breaking ice and records

Despite having newcomers make up the majority of the Diamond Bar High School cross country team, the runners are off to a strong start with both League Meets and Invitational competitions.

The first competition of the season was the 52nd Annual Colton Swarm Invitational, where freshman girls and junior boys placed 3rd and 2nd, respectively. Some star runners included sophomore L’Mio Edwards, senior Carrisa Jeon and junior Simon Worku, who all placed top 5 in the event. 

The first league meet of the season was also a success considering 22 of 31 teammates ran their personal best at the time,” Edwards said via Instagram. 

Based on the team’s latest race at Sunny Hills/Wayne Walker Invitational, the top athletes of the girls team are Edwards, Jeon and junior Jenna Schwarz. The top runners of the boy’s team include Worku, as well as seniors Jacob Moskovitz and Timothy Kang.

The first League Meet at Wilson ended with the junior varsity and frosh boys both placing first while the junior varsity and varsity girls both placed 3rd. The second League Meet will be at Bonelli Park on Oct 13. 

The third meet will be the last competition of the season if the team does not make CIF. The location has not been determined but it will happen on Nov 3.