Preview: SGV Teams at CIF Prelims

Thirty-seven San Gabriel Valley boys teams and thirty-nine girls teams have qualified for the CIF-Southern Section cross country Prelims, which will be held this Friday and Saturday at The Riverside Cross Country Course in Riverside.

Live Results

Southern Section cross country divides teams into five, enrollment based divisions. Teams advance to Prelims by finishing in the top half of their leagues, or through at-large bids given to the Top 16 in each division – the Bonita girls qualified this way. Individual runners from non-qualifying teams can also advance – 13 SGV boys and 5 girls will complete individually.

Twenty-Four teams will advance to the Championship Finals, which will be next Saturday, November 17 on the same Riverside course. Making the Final, when only sixteen teams advanced when the championships were at Mt. SAC, was the equivalent of making the semi’s of a ball sport. With twenty-four advancing, it’s not quite the same, but it’s still a huge achievement given the size and strength of the Southern Section

You can view the complete Heat Sheets here: 2018 CIF Heat Sheets

Here are the SGV Teams and Individuals taking part, with their CIF Divisional Rankings.

Teams & Individuals  in Bold are likely to advance, those in Italics have a good chance to move on.

Division 2 – Friday Morning

  • Boys Heat 1: #9 Arroyo plus Adam Alvarez (Sr, Mark Keppel) and Jason Phung (So, San Gabriel)
  • Boys Heat 2: #2 Claremont and Rowland
  • Girls Heat 1: Arroyo, #1 Claremont, Rowland and West Covina
  • Girls Heat 2: Alhambra and Santa Fe

Division 3 – Friday Morning

  • Boys Heat 1: Baldwin Park, #9 Bonita,El Monte, La Mirada, Los Altos, Sierra Vista and #16 South Hills plus Danny Ebiner (So, Damien) and Isaiah Givens(Fr, Pasadena)
  • Boys Heat 2: Gabrielino, Garey, Nogales, Rosemead, Temple City and #13 Whittier plus Conner Parker (Jr, Diamond Ranch) and Roberto Soto (Sr, Monrovia)
  • Girls Heat 1: #8 Bonita, Gabrielino, #13 Rosemead and South Hills
  • Girls Heat 2: La Mirada, Nogales and Sierra Vista plus Brenda Caballero (So, Garey), Kaylee Sanchez (So, Los Altos) and Alayna Peters (Jr, Monrovia)

Division 1 – Saturday Morning

  • Boys Heat 1: #10 California, Diamond Bar and Schurr
  • Boys Heat 2: #10 Arcadia, Bell Gardens and Montebello
  • Boys Heat 3: #10 La Serna and Walnut
  • Girls Heat 1:  Arcadia, Diamond Bar, Schurrand #7 Walnut
  • Girls Heat 2: La Serna
  • Girls Heat 3: Bell Gardens

Division 4 – Saturday Morning

  • Boys Heat 1: #12 Bishop Amat, Covina, #4 South Pasadena and St. Francisplus Nicolas Castillo-Davidson (Jr, Edgewood) & Daniel Martinez (Sr, Ganesha) & Joshua Hernandez (Fr, Edgewood)
  • Boys Heat 2: Azusa, Bassett, Don Bosco, #15 La Cañada, #11 Pioneer and Southlands Christian plus Efrain Carillo (Jr, Ganesha) and Jon Pfeiffer(Sr, Wilson)
  • Girls Heat 1: Bassett, #5 Bishop Amat, Covina, Edgewood, Gladstone, #8 Mayfield and San Dimas plus Jacqueline Campos (Jr, Azusa) and Raegan Lucero (Sr, St. Paul)
  • Girls Heat 2: #10 Flintridge Sacred Heart, #11 La Cañada, La Salle, San Marino, South El Monte and #7 South Pasadena plus Sarah Gunn(Fr, St. Lucy’s)

Division 5 – Saturday Morning

  • Boys Heat 1: #12 Maranatha and Webb plus Asa Barton (Sr, Blair)
  • Boys Heat 2: Evan Hayes(Jr, Poly)
  • Boys Heat 3: #3 Flintridge Prep
  • Girls Heat 1: Alverno and Ramona Convent
  • Girls Heat 2: #2 Flintridge Prep, #7 Poly and #14 Webb

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