Osvaldo Cervantes – SGV Athlete of the Week (Week 3)

Osvaldo Cervantes picked a pretty big stage to open his 2018 season – the Sweepstakes race at the massive Woodbridge Invitational. But he kept his head (and his feet!) to finish 40th in a lifetime best 14:45 – #3 in the SGV so far, and that makes him our Athlete of the Week for Week . . . → Read More: Osvaldo Cervantes – SGV Athlete of the Week (Week 3)

Noah Hibbard – SGV Athlete of the Week (Wk 2)

Arroyo senior Noah Hibbard is our first SGV Athlete of the Week for 2018, on the strength of his dominating win at the Rosemead Invitational. His 14:28 at Rosemead was the fastest ever for a SGV athlete on that course.

Noah is the defending Mission Valley League champ, and finished 14th at last year’s CIF-SS . . . → Read More: Noah Hibbard – SGV Athlete of the Week (Wk 2)

Meet Aaron Mora

Not every top runner is an overnight sensation. And Whittier senior Aaron Mora certainly isn’t. This is the fourth year of a solid HS career. He came into his final season with a solid 15:31 MtSAC PR and ran 9:34.89 to finish 3rd in the 3200 at last year’s SGV Track Championships.

After a strong . . . → Read More: Meet Aaron Mora

Meet Bobby Villagomez

No sports rewards hard work like cross country. Talent matters, but talent without a lot of running, a lot of hard running, goes nowhere. Slowly.

Bobby Villagomez, a senior at Los Altos, decided in June to find out how good he could be. He entered the season with modest track PR’s of 4:42.74 and 10:42.25 . . . → Read More: Meet Bobby Villagomez

Mt.SAC Wrap Up – Girls

Cross Country has improved relentlessly over the past ten years, and the huge field and great weather helped that process leaped forward at this year’s Mt.SAC Invitational.


The athletes of the San Gabriel Valley kept pace with this trend, with several high placings, and numerous school records. The top performance came from . . . → Read More: Mt.SAC Wrap Up – Girls

Meet Tom Ebiner

Can running be in your blood? If so, Damien junior Tom Ebiner would be a prime example. His father, Mike Ebiner, was a strong track and XC runner on a CIF championship team at Bishop Amat in early 70’s. And if the name sounds familiar, it should, as Tom’s dad was one of six Ebiner . . . → Read More: Meet Tom Ebiner

Meet Vianca Holguin

The South Hills Cross Country team has a strong history and an excellent present. The girls team has had a series of strong performances this year, especially important with their move into the tough Sierra League. One of their top runners has been senior Vianca Holguin, whose best performance so far was her 19:21/9th place . . . → Read More: Meet Vianca Holguin

Meet Miriam Jimenez

Miriam at Sunny Hills

Our sport takes time. It takes commitment. It takes passion. And when you add all three up, you can have success. That’s how it’s worked for Baldwin Park senior Miriam Jimenez. Miriam has been a steady part of the track and XC program for the Braves, but Coach Cobe . . . → Read More: Meet Miriam Jimenez

Getting to Know Nick Rivera

Nick at Bosco Tech

Success in Cross Country usually comes only after years of specific training, but sometimes talent gets it done. Rowland junior Nick Rivera is in just his first season of XC, but he has already won at Bosco Tech and turned in a ESGV best performance at Sunny Hills. No . . . → Read More: Getting to Know Nick Rivera

Where’d They Go – 2009’s Top Ten

There were only seven seniors on last year’s final ESGV Top Ten Lists, but (at least) six have gone on to compete in college – four at NCAA Div 1 schools, one at Cal Poly Pomona (Div. 2) and one at Azusa Pacific, which competes in the NAIA.

Jayson Perez

2008 Area Athlete . . . → Read More: Where’d They Go – 2009’s Top Ten

SGV Track & XC

This site is maintained by Bob Ramsey – a SGV T&F athlete (Arroyo ’80), and former coach at Glendora HS and Meet Director of the SGV Champs. Bob is currently Director of Track & Field and Cross Country at Whittier College