SIS XC protects lead in KAIAC


Terry Seong (10) and Jay Lee (12) finish the CDS race with impressive results.

On Sept. 28, the cross-country varsity team competed in a pivotal race at Cheongna Dalton School (CDS). The team produced impressive results, finishing second in the race, and defended the school’s position atop KAIAC.

The race was the largest of the season, including ten different schools. The top three teams in KAIAC—SIS, KIS, and SFS respectively—were all present for only the second time. As the first weekday meet of the season, it was also more physically demanding than weekend races because athletes had to complete a full school day before running. 

However, SIS runners performed well, especially the boys varsity team. Paul Moon (11) finished no. 2 in the varsity race, Terry Seong (10) finished no. 5, and Sean Kim (9) finished no. 9. In the Open race, SIS also dominated with Jihoon Kim (12) and Sean Choi (9) coming in first and second among 161 runners. 

“I feel proud to be part of the XC varsity team along with the other runners,” said Terry. “Running is my favorite sport, and I am proud to bring success to the school.”

Although SIS finished closely behind KIS for the CDS meet, they were able to maintain a narrow lead for no. 1 in KAIAC. With one race remaining, the team is looking forward to securing the league title at the race on Oct. 1.