Racing their way to the Greater Boston League title for the third consecutive year, Malden High School's girls cross country team is starting their season off stronger and faster than ever. With a loss of valuable seniors last year, new team members are stepping up to fill their shoes. Cross country coach David Londino says "The girls have picked up where last year's seniors left off." Hardworking and devoted coach Londino feels very, “fortunate to be involved with such great people and a great sport.”
The girls team is now being led by seniors Joviana Morin, Jacqueline Bouley, and junior Victoria Hannafin. Bouley says that it is critical for the captains to be, "helping the team obtain the title by encouraging them all to work together and stay positive." With the season at it’s peak, the girls hold a record of 3-0, winning the GBL open and meets against Melrose and Cambridge.Six days of practice a week, two to three hours a day, and on top of that, study sessions are certainly paying off. On Sept. 18, 2013 the girls cross country team defeated Cambridge, one of their biggest competition in the league. Placing in the meet was Hannafin (2nd), Morin (3rd), sophomore Gillian Willcox (4th), sophomore Deborah Kibazo (5th), and Bouley (8th). The devotion and passion that the girls have for the sport is incredible. Morin says "[their] dedication to this sport and [their] hunger for the GBL title" assures the girls that a third consecutive win is attainable.