Sophia von Gierke

Natalia von Gierke, Staff Writer

“I have been working very hard to manage being a student athlete at Santa Margarita, balancing my sophomore year schedule and cross country. Working out, either running or doing outdoor activities makes it easier for me to focus when I return home. I have had to work on my time management to finish the work for my classes, but I get everything done! I am very excited for my sophomore year of cross country, I love being with my teammates and practicing together.”