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Welcome to the Web Site of King High Cross Country
King's First Ever League Champions
State Finalists: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
CIF Finalists: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Girls League Champions: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016
Boys League Champions: 1999, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2015
Boys Riverside County Academic Champions:
2008  
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Wednesday, November 7
2018 AWARDS BANQUET INFORMATION

We are excited to announce the 2018 Awards Banquet! It will be at the Riverside Convention Center on December 4.  

A served meal will be part of the evening, starting at 6:00 PM

All guests must have a ticket purchased and picked up in advance.  $25 per person.  Athletes' tickets are provided through your fundraising, but you must pick up a ticket.

Deadline to pick up your tickets is November 28.  Make checks for your tickets to "King XC Booster Club". For more information, click here

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The annual Yearbook of our season is available for purchase only, $7.00. This payment is due on Friday, November 16. Make this check payable to "King Cross Country", or bring cash.  Click here to view a digital copy of last year's book. This year will be similar



Sunday, November 18
THE DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES

One year ago at the cross country CIF Southern Section Finals, the girls from King were all smiles having finished 6th and punched their tickets to State. The boys from King weren't even at the meet, having been eliminated the week before.

Though the course and the event stayed the same, time has a way of changing things, and in the 2018 version of CIF Finals, for the King High harriers, the day held an outcome wholly different from one year prior.

In 2017, the boys team raced at the CIF preliminaries with a hope that they could sniff at one of the qualifying spots to Finals. It wasn't to be, but after a great 2018 campaign they qualified for the CIF Finals and had hopes they could snag the seventh and last spot for State. While the State meet didn't happen on Saturday for the boys, they finished out a fine season finishing 13th in CIF Division One.

They were led by Garrett Vasta who put a bow on his four-year career with a very fine race in 15:09, good for 25th place overall. It was his fastest race of the season and of his career. It also stands as the #5 time by a senior in school history.

Behind him, the team struggled with the torrid pace the 24 ravening teams were devouring terrain by. King wasn't able to position properly near the pre-race spots they knew they needed to be in for a State Finals berth to land their way and were in 11th place by the mid-way point.

As one coach said after the race, "In Finals, you have to have a great race to survive." Indeed. King's scorers missed the opportunity at greatness and had to settle for a lesser but still quality prize of knowing the 2018 season was a big step of improvement from where they were in 2017.

With all but one of the top 8 guys returning next season, the future is again bright with hope.

After two successive seasons that ended in the top 6 in the State, the girls on Saturday ran as if they were happy just to have made the Sections Final. The effort made one week ago at Prelims to qualify was so large, the energy it took to match it at Finals seemed illusive and the girls finished in 23rd of 24 teams -- far from the goal of finishing in the top 15 places.

Joan Green was leading the way for the team and ran a quality race and personal record on the course at 18:38, but it was the race by Sophomore and rookie to cross country Jocelynn Stevenson that really impressed. Jocelynn again ran a personal best time at 18:47 and finished a season of steady progression from her first try at the sport in July to her fastest time of the season in November. (Her first try at a 3 mile race in July netted her a 24:11 mark!) Briana Rodriguez, a senior transfer from Canyon Springs closed out her career that included three different high schools with her best time of 19:06,.

The passage of time reveals many things, and the last 12 months for King High Cross Country have been no exception to that rule. Disappointment over athletic performance reveals many things as well, about the nature and character of an athlete and of a team.

What the next year will show is how this group of teenagers will respond to the season that ended on Saturday.

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Sunday, July 22
TRAINING SCHEDULE


Thursday, February 22
WE ARE ON AMAZON SMILE!

Do you buy on Amazon? (Who doesn't?!) If you do, even on a small basis, by using the "smile.amazon" link when you buy and signing up to have a portion of your purchase to go "Martin Luther King Cross Country Track Booster Club" Amazon will send us quarterly checks.

It costs nothing for you to do this, except for a couple of minutes to register your "charity of choice" and select our booster club as the recipient, and then buy all future amazon products on smile.amazon.com rather than just amazon.com

Will you help? Thank you! Sign up today at amazon.com! Click here for more information



Wednesday, May 14
AN IMPORTANT READ ON IRON DEFICIENCIES AMONG RUNNERS. PLEASE READ!


These links are active and "live." It is your responsibility to stay alert for any errors in the record.

Did Not Run (DNR) "Attendance" record 
NOTE: You are responsible for alerting errors to Coach Peirce or Peters.  After 5 days from the discrepancy, NO changes will be made to the record.  Email Coach Peters at: bradapeters@gmail.com to report your absence before it happens.

Season Attendance Policy.  Athletes will be held accountable for it.       

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Newsletters:  August 2018    September 2018  October 2018





Thursday, June 7


Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Sat 11/24 star State Finals All Day Woodward Park, Fresno

 
 

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