The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

Arnav Juneja bursts into a sprint at track practice. The WCHS junior trains for his third competitive season on the track & field team.

Track and field vs cross country: which running sport is right for you?

By Gabi Shewchuk, Staff Writer May 1, 2023

With the school year coming to a close, many students may be thinking about trying out for sports for the next school year. For students who love to run, track and field or cross country would be great...

Sebastian Breton takes the lead during a cross country meet against Gaithersburg High School on September 29, 2021.

A hard decision to make: passion or success?

By Naomi Wright, Promotions Manager June 9, 2022

As graduating seniors are on the precipice of transitioning from high school to the next stage in their lives, many will be confronted with the sobering reality of how difficult it will be to take their...

Senior Sebby Breton runs ahead of the pack at the Woodward Relays at Georgetown Prep on Sept. 4 2021. Breton first joined cross-country sophomore year and has become the number one runner on the team.

Athlete of the Month: Sebby Breton

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor October 26, 2021

For two hours a day, six days a week, senior Sebastien Breton hits the pavement, one foot in front of the other. Breton is a valuable member of the WCHS cross-country team and has been running since seventh...

Lauren Kuo (left) and Jessica Bowen (right) get pumped up before their 2019 State Cross Country Meet.  Kuo and Bowen have been on the team since freshman year and were disappointed when their last season was cancelled.

Seniors mourn loss of final spring season

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor May 30, 2020

Prom, graduation, beach week. Seniors have lost multiple important milestones this year. For senior athletes, they’re missing out on something else too: their final season.  “I was really disappointed...

Sam Wank [far left] poses with fellow trackmates before the TC Williams Invitational on May 4th, 2019. Wank runs six days a week, swims for Churchill, and is an important member of Churchill’s varsity track and cross country teams.

Wank runs into success on the track field

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor June 4, 2019

The spring sports season may be coming to a close, but for some athletes, that does not mean they are stopping. Some WCHS athletes participate in sports year-round, even when the school year is over. The...

Bridget Kelly runs ahead of the pack during one of her meets. She averaged a 6:05 in her 1600 meter events during the 2019 Outdoor Track season.

Freshman Bridget Kelly races past expectations

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor June 4, 2019

She hears her teammates chanting her name from the bleachers. Gathering up her last shred of energy, she sprints past the finish line. The clock flashes 6:01. Freshman Bridget Kelly has been running...

Fall sports in review

Fall sports in review

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor December 17, 2018

Boys Soccer (8-5-1) Coach Arnold Tarzy’s squad impressed once again this season, but could not get past an obstacle that the team has not been able to overcome in the past couple of years-- the sectional...

WCHS girls XC runners Lauren Kuo, Jessica Bowen, Lauren Anderson, Laura Sneller and Bridget Kelly pose with Ms. Heckert after a race.

Girls cross county runs toward successful end to the season

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor November 20, 2018

WCHS girls cross country is not only running the show; they’re also running their division, going undefeated this season. The team used a renewed focus and dedication to conquer the five-team division...

Welter sprints towards the finish line during an indoor track race.

Athlete of the Month- Mitchell Welter

By Ben Dross, Sports Editor May 4, 2016

For some, running is a chore. It’s just something you do to get into shape. For Mitchell Welter, it’s the opposite. From cross country in the fall to track in the winter and spring, Welter runs year...

Kate Reese is now playing soccer for Loyola University.

Catching Up with CHS’ Athletic Alumni

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor October 29, 2015

Last year’s CHS senior class excelled in almost every sport, and the Observer would like to highlight several CHS athletes that have continued their excellence at the collegiate level.   Lucy...

Boys Cross Country Preview

Boys Cross Country Preview

By Ben Dross, Production Manager September 29, 2015

CHS opened the year by beating the number one ranked B-CC team in a preseason scrimmage, and B-CC is the first of many tests  for the Bulldogs. The team will face off against top five teams, Whitman and...

Average season won’t dampen XC’s optimism

By Julia McDermott, Archive Manager November 7, 2012

After a rough start to the season with injuries, rain and inexperience plaguing the cross country team, the result has not been ideal. The boys team is 0-3,and the girls team has a record of 1-2. Despite...

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