Immaculate Heart Cross Country Team Wins at Bell Gardens Invitational

Immaculate Heart High School’s Cross Country Team powered through a three-mile course to win the Senior Race and place fourth in the Junior Race at Saturday’s 29th Annual Bell Gardens Invitational at Cerritos Regional Park. Guided by Coach Florence Edi, Immaculate Heart took first in the Senior Race ahead of 11 other teams. Among 152 […]

Immaculate Heart High School’s Cross Country Team powered through a three-mile course to win the Senior Race and place fourth in the Junior Race at Saturday’s 29th Annual Bell Gardens Invitational at Cerritos Regional Park.

Guided by Coach Florence Edi, Immaculate Heart took first in the Senior Race ahead of 11 other teams. Among 152 runners, six Pandas also earned medals, including Amber Creasey (4th place, with a time of 18:40.45); Carolyn Najera (14th, 19:40.93); Katie Hughes (27th, 20:04.20); Catherine Gibson (29th, 20:05.48); Lily Kachikis (30th, 20:09.36); and Ashley Galvez (33rd, 20:16.08).

IH also garnered four medals in the Junior Race, in which 13 teams and 163 runners competed. Those medalists were Madeleine Creasey (7th place, with a time of 19:16.52); Violet Marko (23rd, 20:15.66); Emily Alonso (28th, 20:36.45); and Orla Hladky (61st, 22:26.71).

“All of our girls showed stamina and strength, and together their efforts produced amazing results for Immaculate Heart in both races,” said IH Athletic Director Maureen Rodriguez.

About Immaculate Heart

Founded in 1906, Immaculate Heart educates young women in grades sixth through 12th from its central location in the Los Feliz foothills near Griffith Park in Hollywood. The school has a long and distinguished history, with more than 10,000 graduates. Today’s student body of more than 700 young women is both geographically and ethnically diverse, drawing on students from throughout Los Angeles County. Last year, virtually 100 percent of Immaculate Heart graduates matriculated to colleges, including the most prestigious schools in the country.

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