Cross Country hits the ground running as Cubs rule the courts

The Cubs cross country team finally had their first meet of the year last weekend, with the Varsity and JV teams both running in sweltering hot conditions at the Rosemead Invitational. The unique format has competitors race by grade level rather than traditional Varsity/JV distinctions. The Cubs proved they will be a force once again in 2019. The Class of 2020 placed three runners in the top seven, led by Emma Cadena’s third-place finish out of 174 runners! Cameron Gomez (5th) and Maggie Kiechler (7th) also ran extremely well.
The Cubs' best finisher in the Class of 2021's race was Sophia Serrano, who placed 68th out of 205 runners. Tara Randall, new to the sport, led the sophomores in the Class of 2022 race by finishing 72nd out of 213 runners and Cecilia Kvochak led a strong group of freshmen in the Class of 2023 race. Cecilia's time was good enough for an 18th place finish out of 205 runners. The Cubs performance caught the eyes of the CIF pollsters, who boosted Mayfield to #5 in the latest CIF Division IV poll, up from #7 the previous week. This Tuesday is an important early season test as the Cubs compete against the five other teams in the Prep League at the annual Cluster Meet—this year at Crescenta Valley Park.

The Varsity tennis team continued its early season success by soundly defeating Alemany in their match this past Tuesday, 16-2. Samantha Frick '23 and Sofia Mireles '20 have yet to lose a match in singles, and the doubles teams of Rebecca Leiva '22/Alexia Saigh '20 and Sheryl Cheng '23/Elise Kingston '21 are also undefeated this season. The Cubs, now 3-0 on the young season, have two very big matches next week—they face off against defending league champion Pasadena Poly on Tuesday and meet FSHA in a Rivalry Series match on Thursday.

The volleyball teams also enjoyed a stellar week. The young Varsity team had some growing pains to start the year, losing a few close, non-league matches in August. But those tough matches prepared the Cubs for the rigor of the Prep League and they seem to be reaping the benefits. Varsity went 2-0 this week, with convincing wins over Chadwick and Providence—both of whom are ranked in the latest CIF polls. Meanwhile, both the JV and Frosh/Soph teams continued their dominance of the Prep League. Led by last week’s Athlete of the Week, Danay Dunn '21, the JV team swept the Dolphins and Pioneers to improve to 5-0 in league, and Frosh-Soph won last night over Providence to claim 1st place in league at 4-0 (7-1 overall this season).  Frosh-Soph will step up its competition in the Crescenta Valley Tournament tomorrow before all three teams travel to Flintridge Prep on Tuesday.

The golf team was edged in two matches this week. Non-league foe, Webb, held off the Cubs on Tuesday and league-leading Westridge won yesterday’s tight match with the Cubs, despite Amy Baum '22 leading with the low score. The team will look to rebound with two critical league matches next week vs. Pasadena Poly (Tuesday on the road) and Buckley (Thursday at home).

We hope you mark your calendars—one of our biggest events of the year is coming up on Monday, Oct. 7, when we host FSHA in the annual Dig Pink volleyball matches. The Booster Club will have a FREE BBQ for all fans and tickets to the game will be $5 for all, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Cancer Support Community Pasadena. The gym will be packed with rowdy fans from both schools playing for a great cause—so please plan on being in the Cubs Cave on the 7th!

You can also help support our student-athletes by joining the Booster Club, which greatly helps our girls. But best of all, come on out to a game and lose your voice while cheering for the Cubs! Thank you for your continued support, we hope to see you out at a game, meet, or match soon!

Go Cubs!

Steve Bergen
Athletic Director
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Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 21 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.