This past weekend the Serra Cross Country team opened their season at the Chieftain Invitational at Toro Park in Salinas. The varsity team was led by Juniors Matthew Herrera and JJ Garcia. Herrera and Garcia both placed in the Top 20, to help lead the Padres to a 5th place overall finish. Matthew Herrera's time of 16:36, on the 3-mile course, was the 8th fastest time of the day. The junior varsity team, led by medalists Junior Lucas Furrer and Senior Glenn McDonell, placed 7th out of 17 schools. The frosh/soph team, led by freshman Jack Lewis, had a nice strong showing for their first invitational. The frosh/soph team's first six runners were all Freshman, showing that the future is bright for the Padres. The Padres will now be off until Saturday September 27th, where they will complete at the Ram Invitational at Westmoor High School.