SGV Boys Rankings – Post Finals: Steady On

There were few changes in the rankings of the boys San Gabriel Valley cross country teams following league finals as Palomares champs Claremont remained well ahead of the rest of our region

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

#2 California and #3 La Serna finished 1-2 in the Del Rio Final – the Condors ran their best race of the year to beat an injury depleted Lancers team. It’s a measure of La Serna’s strength that they’re able to actually rise in the rankings this week even when they were not able to run their best five.

Others moving up were Valle Vista champs Rowland who had runners perform well after injury, and Hacienda champs Walnut, who have been improving all year.

605 League champ Pioneer fell four spots, but this is likely due to them taking it a bit easy in their final, which they won easily. We’ll find out more about them on Saturday.

No teams entered or left the rankings, but #8 Glendora and #10 Damien did not move on to CIF. The Tartans ran well but still finished 6th in the tough Palomares League, while the Spartans had to run a banged-up team in the Baseline final and fell short of advancing.

San Gabriel Valley Boys Cross Country Rankings

  1. Claremont (Previously 1)
  2. California (2)
  3. La Serna (5)
  4. Arcadia (3)
  5. Arroyo (4)
  6. Rowland (8)
  7. Bonita (6)
  8. Glendora (9)
  9. South Pasadena (7)
  10. Damien (10)
  11. Whittier (13)
  12. Walnut (15)
  13. South Hills (12)
  14. Bishop Amat (14)
  15. Pioneer (15)

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