Toads win first-ever CIF-SS title

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Thacher’s cross-country team members (back row from left) coach Fred Coleman, Edison Chadwick, Rico Lopez, Nick Amano, Thomas Boneysteele, (front row from left) Ford Shaper, Colin Kirkpatrick and Winslow Atkeson show off their championship trophy.
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
For the first time in the history of the Thacher School, a boys’ cross county team has won a CIF Southern Section Divisional Championship. The Toads traveled to Riverside Nov. 18 and competed in the Division 5 race and smoked the competition, winning by a whopping 35 points. 
Thacher took the same seven runners to the CIF state finals last season and took sixth overall and they will be looking to improve on that this season. “We are peaking right now and you have to hold a peak for three weeks. We only have to hold it for one,” said Thacher coach Fred Coleman.

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