Herald senior Ben White had an opportunity to do what no other male Cross Country runner in Whittier Christian history had done before…to qualify for the CIF State Finals. In order to accomplish this feat Ben had to finish in the top 20 runners in the entire Division 5 race AND be in the top five individual runners (not competing in the team competition). HE DID IT!
Ben kept himself in the hunt be staying in the lead pack for the entire race and he surged all the way up to 13th place at the finish. Ben ran a personal best time of 15:50.
Ben will now train and get ready to head to Fresno next Saturday for the CIF State Finals. Here is Ben being presented with his medal by CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod.
We are proud of you Ben!