TKA Girls Cross Country Team Repeats As District Champs

The King’s Academy girls cross country team, led by head coach Bob Silva, repeated their 2012 excellence to win the district title on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Out of 8 teams, 5 girls placed in the top 15 runners (Makayla Richardson, Grace Goebel, Payton Campbell, Shauna Dowling and Ashley Pisciottano), receiving a noteworthy mention. Richardson placed third overall and Goebel placed fifth overall in the meet to lead the Lady Lions.

“These girls have been working hard, and they are getting better at each meet,” Silva said. “I expect that at regionals, they will match the team time earned last year at the state finals.”

The team next heads to the regional meet in Fort Lauderdale to try to earn a trip to the state meet for a second consecutive year.

ABOVE: (L-R) Daysi Wilkinson, Payton Campbell, Alexis Cooper, Ashley Pisciottano, Grace Goebel, Makayla Richardson and Shauna Dowling.