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Today’s cross country Freeway League Finals postponed because of unsafe conditions at time of race

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Student athletes get ready for the Oct. 30 cross country Freeway League Finals. But because of the threat of high winds that could cause a tree to fall and poor air quality from Southern California fires at the park, coaches from each of the six Freeway League schools decided to postpone the event until Friday, Nov. 1. Image posted with permission from Elyse Angelus

Today’s boys and girls cross country Freeway League Finals race has been delayed until Friday, Nov. 1, because of poor air quality and windy weather conditions creating an unsafe environment at Ralph B. Clark Park in Fullerton.

Head coaches representing the six schools in the league told the student athletes of the cancellation, citing unhealthy air from recent fires in Los Angeles and Orange counties and the threat of a tall tree falling down at the park because of gusty winds.

Sunny Hills athletes arrived at the park at 11:45 a.m. to stretch but at 12:30 p.m. the race was called off, and the runners were transported by bus back to school, cross country runners said.

“I’m pretty upset about this because I already missed some school today,” said senior Elise Angeles, one of the runners on the girls cross country squad. “I wish we had been notified beforehand.”

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After a busy debut year as a full-time staffer for The Accolade, senior Andrew Ngo leaves his position as sports editor to oversee the renovation of shhsaccolade.com. Previously, Ngo traveled as far as Bakersfield to cover Sunny Hills playoff games, received recognition from journalists at the Orange County Register and numerous journalism competitions for his work and created the @AccoladeSports Twitter account—where he posts Sunny Hills sports news, scores and live updates. Ngo loves working from the sidelines and hearing feedback on his coverage.

When Ngo isn’t covering a Sunny Hills sports event, you can find him working with school clubs, playing tennis or listening to country music.

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After spending her first year on staff as a junior sports editor, senior Annie Bang moved up the ranks to become one of two web managing editors. During her time on staff, Bang wrote a variety of stories, but mainly focused on eSports coverage, sports columns and her personal favorite, movie reviews. Aside from working for the Accolade, Bang is also involved in the school’s varsity track and field team as the hurdle captain, multiple clubs such as Model United Nations and Amnesty International, and lastly the International Baccalaureate program. Her hobbies include reading, running, painting, and playing with her two cats.
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