Four East San Gabriel Valley teams and four individuals will compete at this Saturday’s CIF Finals at Mt.Sac. Here’s the schedule:
- 7:45 Div II Girls: Lauren Justus (Glendora)
- 8:05 Div III Girls: St. Lucy’s, Bonita, Brittnie Munoz (Rosemead)
- 8:25 Div II Boys: Glendora
- 8:45 Div III Boys: South Hills, Paul Balderas (Diamond Ranch)
- 10:05 Div IV Boys: Fabian Velasco (Duarte)
The top seven teams, along with the top five individuals who place in the overall top 20 in each division will advance to next Saturday’s California State Meet, held at Woodward Park in Fresno.
Off of previous performances, Glendora, 2nd in the latest State Rankings, Justus, Munoz, and Velasco look likely to advance, and the Tartan guys and Fabian should compete for top honors. Regardless, it is huge honor to qualify for Finals in the Southern Section – the SS is so big, making this meet is the equivalent of being a state finalist in almost every other state.
Update: Rich Gonzalez of Dyestat previews all of the races. (Word files)