Athletics News

Cross Country National Championship Update

Posted on November 08 2013

We have exciting news from cold and snowy New York. Mary Bettag had a very impressive run finishing 29th. The top 25 receives All American status. She just missed that honor. Taylor VandenPlas also did extremely well with a 55th place. Sophia Chin ran and great race for her 1st National appearance, finishing a respectable 110th place. All three young ladies represented Silver Lake extremely well.

BJ Ropel just completed his race and finished 79th overall. BJ did finish 28th last season, however he has been battling lingering injuries the last couple weeks. He also represented Silver Lake extremely well. We can all be very proud of the accomplishments of all our athletes at the National Championship! I also received the results from last year’s race for Mary and Taylor. Mary went from 90th place last year to a 28th finish this year. That is an amazing accomplishment. Taylor finished 60th last year and improved to a 55th finish this year. That is an excellent improvement as well.


This is a great day for Lakers Athletics!