Woodside teenagers Jake Lange and Natalie Novitsky celebrated becoming Central Coast Section cross country champions at the Crystal Springs Cross Country Course in Belmont on Nov. 12.
They have known each other since preschool at Woodside School, and reunited as seniors to compete for their respective high schools in the final CCS event.
Lange attends Nueva School; Novitsky goes to Sacred Heart Preparatory.
He won Division V Boys with a time of 15:47. She won Division IV Girls in 17:42.8.
Both went on to run in the California Interscholastic Federation state cross country championships on Nov. 26 in Fresno, where Lange placed seventh and Novitsky, 19th.
Lange's younger sister, Jenna, ran on the Nueva girls' team that placed third at the CIF state meet.