SGV Girls Ranking – Post Finals: South Pas & Arroyo Rising

There was quite a bit of movement in the girls cross country rankings for the San Gabriel Valley this week. While Claremont and Walnut remained stable at the top, two teams moved and two teams dropped out, and five teams moved at least four places.

These rankings are based on a merge of league finals results that tried to account for the vagaries of course types, lengths and heat.

Rio Hondo champs South Pasadena and Mission Valley winners Arroyo are third and fourth, moving up four and six spots respectively. Both teams have been building all year and turned in really impressive performances defeating ranked teams (#8 La Cañada and #14 Rosemead) in the process.

Other big movers were #9 Flintridge Prep who were able to run well with their best five to win the Prep League over #7 Mayfield, and #10 La Serna who bounced back from a rough day at Mt.SAC to finish a strong second in the Del Rio meet to #5 California. #13 Santa Fe moved into the rankings for the first time by finishing a strong third in the Del Rio.

Leaving the rankings were previously #4 Glendora and #14 Flintridge Sacred Heart. The Tartans had a disappointing league meet after a really strong performance at Riverside, while the Tologs ran well in the Mission finals, but were bumped by superior performances.

San Gabriel Valley Girls Cross Country Rankings

  1. Claremont (Previously 1)
  2. Walnut (2)
  3. South Pasadena (7)
  4. Arroyo (10)
  5. California (5)
  6. Bishop Amat (3)
  7. Mayfield (6)
  8. La Cañada (12)
  9. Flintridge Prep (13)
  10. La Serna (15)
  11. Bonita (8)
  12. Arcadia (8)
  13. Santa Fe (Not Ranked)
  14. Rosemead (NR)
  15. Alhambra (11)

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