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Los Osos H.S. Cross Country
Michael Oravets
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Team Picture '17
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Los Osos H. S. has competed in the powerful Baseline League since the school opened in the Fall of 2002.

  • Girls: League Champions 2004, 2005, 2012 (Ind) 
  • Girls: Baseline runner-up 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
    Girls: CIF 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 (Ind)
  • Boys: League Champion 2004 (Ind), 2007 (Ind), 2014 (Ind)
  • Boys: Baseline runner-up 2005, 2006
  • Boys : CIF 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (Ind), 2009 (Ind), 2010 (Ind), 2013 (Ind), 2014, 2016
  • Boys : State 2004 (Ind), 2005 (Ind)

Coaches Contacts
Coach "O"
   (909) 260-9577

Coach Skiles    (909) 263-3317

Saturday, July 14


Monday, Sept 17th  -  Regular Practice 

Tuesday, Sept 18th  -  Regular Practice

Wednesday, Sept 19th  - Regular Practice

***Booster Club Meeting at Tio's on Day Creek and Baseline at 7:00pm - everyone is welcome!  

Thursday, Sept 20th  -  Regular Practice

Friday, Sept 21st  -  Regular Practice

Saturday, Sept. 22nd  -  No Meet

***Our AD had the schedule wrong.  The league meets will follow the standard order.  The first meet will be at Red Hill Park on 9/26 and the 10/17 meet is at Bonelli Park.*** 


Some chose to dance the night away, some chose to run.  Once again, the scheduling powers caused our athletes to choose between the Homecoming festivities or racing.  Most chose to dance, but the ones that did run likely ran their fastest time of the season.  Super fast course, big competitive fields, and nice racing weather...that adds up to fast marks.  

The day got off to a rough start.  Kicked out of a pre-approved spot, we had to wedge our camp in with the masses, which meant we weren't where we were supposed to be.  This made it difficult for people to find us and a grumpy coach.  I guess the emergency access issue was solved since there were a good dozen schools later camped on the original field.  I will let it go, but I had to vent.  Don't get me started on Caltrans shutting down the 15 Fwy at 9:00.  The Woodbridge meet, probably now larger than Mt. SAC, since many have bailed out, provides a nice contrast with Morro Bay.  This meet is in the top 3 largest meets in the nation and whatever you witnessed on Saturday, know the same thing took place on Friday with just as many schools.  Grass is notoriously slow, but these fields are well-kept and the course had been trampled down by runners on Friday.  Fast and flat, only some tight turns are left to slow you down.

After a hard week of practice, most ran really well.  Most who ran here last year saw improvement, some over 2 minutes!  We had only 6 juniors and seniors run, with most choosing homecoming, so we didn't field a varsity team.  Anyone who was frosh or soph, ran in their grade level race.  The freshmen girls kicked it off and all three were in the top 40 with nearly 150 racing.  Savanna Arruda led the way with a 10th place finish and both Samantha Seretis and Brianna Denis ran very strong.  Dominic Vasquez led the frosh boys, finishing in the upper 25% of a crowded field.  As expected, Emeline Myung and Trinity Poe led the sophomore girls, finishing in the top 15 in that race.  Andrew Tafolla took 17th in the sophomore boys race and had the fastest time of the day on the boys side with Devan Cadogan racing really well too.  Nicole Gonzalez led the older girls and had the top time of the day for our girls, with Reese Garcia running strong and big improvement from Yuke Chen.  Marcos Rodriguez broke 17 minutes to top the varsity boys.

Our entire league was there over the two days and all the teams that were 4th, 5th, and 6th have all shown improvement...some dramatically.  Let's just say we have our work cut out for us in the brutal Baseline League, and that hard work will continue with a race-free week and lower than normal temperatures as we gear up for our first league meet.

Complete Results (improvement from a year ago noted)
Varsity Boys (183 runners):  120. Marcos Rodriguez - 16:54 (-:20);  146. Luke Garcia - 17:34 (-:03);  159. Josh Atkinson - 17:47
Varsity Girls (139 runners):  74. Nicole Gonzalez - 20:04 (-:56);  84. Reese Garcia - 20:24 (-:02);  109. Yuke Chen - 21:21 (-1:19)
Soph Boys (17th of 30 teams;  322 runners):  17. Andrew Tafolla - 16:43;  54. Devan Cadogan - 17:23 (-1:18);  157. Ethan Lee - 18:36 (-1:39);  181. Esteban Marquez - 18:58;  211. Tyler Dinh - 19:17;  217. Max Melton - 19:25 (-1:12);  272. Marcos Torres - 20:35 (-2:07);  289. Jason Bailey - 21:20 (-2:09)
Soph Girls (9th of 12 teams;  148 runners):  13. Emeline Myung - 21:00 (-:01);  15. Trinity Poe - 21:14;  82. Moira Phelan - 23:28;  114. Adeline Martin - 24:33;  118. Vanessa Vasquez - 24:55 (-2:13) 
Frosh Boys (317 runners):  78. Dominic Vasquez - 18:27;  114. Dylan Mohler - 18:57;  151. Noah Kleist - 19:32;  272. Jacob Anderson - 21:36       
Frosh Girls (149 runners):  10. Savanna Arruda - 20:35;  19. Samantha Seretis - 20:59;  37. Brianna Denis - 22:08 

MB Team Pic
Beach Group Photo!
Sunday, September 9


We did escape the heat and it was a great trip!  Our annual Central Coast getaway is in the books and we hope everyone had a great time.  From all outward appearances, everyone did and it was a successful trip.  Beat the heat of SoCal...check;  bring the team closer together, maybe even make new friends...check;  put all the work from summer to the test and get introduced to racing...check.

While it isn't cheap, we think it's an important trip...for the reasons above and to provide an incentive to come to practice in the summer, and to show up in decent shape, not just show up.  This was Morro Bay 13.0...thirteenth year of running this same trip, and it was a lot of fun.  We got off to a great start when Fred pulled up with our luxury motor coach;  Fred has driven us either 9 or 10 times and has become part of our team.  Very little traffic got us to Buellton for lunch, where everyone scattered to the many options.  We arrived in Morro Bay at 3:00 and the rooms were all ready and soon we were off on an overview of the course.  It had been changed and there was no question that there would not be any personal records tomorrow!  After the workout, we walked to the beach and had about an hour where most played soccer with too many people on too small a pitch.  We stuck with the frisbee.  Some gathered sand dollars, some went in the water, which while cold, at least the sun was out.  This would be about as warm as we have encountered on this clouds or fog at all.  

There was time to clean up and then it was over to the park for dinner.  The field lights were on and that was nice...kickball and soccer before heading back to the motel for the night.  A huge thank you to the Garcia family, who have run the meals on this trip for so many years I can't remember anyone else.  They passed the torch this year and the tasks were divided into dinner, breakfast, and food at the meet.  Thanks to the Rivas, Arruda, and Bailey families for taking the lead on those and to the others that helped out...Bode, Phelan, Gonzalez, Hou, Melton, Torres...and I hope I didn't forget anyone.  

The meet this year was larger and more competitive as it now draws some powerhouse programs...San Luis Obispo, Foothill Technology, Paso Robles, etc.  There is still no team scoring or awards.  The changes...with Morro Bay and area schools being moved to the Central Section from the Southern Section, their rules have changed and courses need to either be 2, 3 or 5K in length.  This course has always been 2.something depending on the placement of the lifeguard tower and the tides.  That changed to making it 3 miles and they couldn't return from the beach on the old route due to an environmental habitat.  The lengthening of the course was all done on the beach...taking runners well beyond the lifeguard tower.  This all results in VERY slow times.  If you are comparing your time to last year, then stop!  This was a grind.  The freshmen ran a two mile course this year for the first time as well.  

Medaling here is a tough task as only the top 15 earn one and that honor belongs to Gauge DeMond in the freshmen boys race.  He led a solid performance from the frosh boys as we put four in the top 40 in the race.  You can really tell the kids have been working hard when you look at their place relative to how many total were in the race (see below).  Our varsity girls group is much tighter this year and were led by freshman Savanna Arruda and Nicole Gonzalez.  Our varsity boys were shorthanded, but Andrew Tafolla led the group.  Cesar Davila and Maddy McCarthy were the top finishers in the JV races and Samantha Seretis was 19th in the freshmen girls race.  All in all, a successful first time out.  Did everyone run a perfect race?  No, but that can be elusive and will only be achieved with experience.  Did anyone run their best race of the year?  No, but that shouldn't happen in the first race.  It's a long haul to League Finals, when we want everyone to be their best and there is work to be done.  We have a group this year that is willing to put that work in and as coaches, that's all we can hope for.

Thank you to all who helped, thank you for all the parents who came to support their runners, and thank you to the team members for being respectful of the rules and traveling well.  Be ready for an entirely different experience next weekend!

Complete Results:

Varsity Boys (207 total runners);  66. Andrew Tafolla - 19:55;  96. Devan Cadogan - 20:39;  101. Daniel Amaya - 20:42;  160. Ryan Mannion - 22:11;  166. Luke Jennings - 22:27
Varsity Girls (151 total runners):  33. Savanna Arruda - 23:43;  36. Nicole Gonzalez - 23:46;  47. Reese Garcia - 24:14;  57. Emeline Myung - 24:56;  58. Ireland Bode - 24:59;  62. Yuke Chen - 25:08;  86. Trinity Poe - 25:51
JV Boys (310 total runners):  88. Cesar Davila-Guzman - 22:14;  105. Esteban Marquez - 22:32;  114. Max Melton - 22:40;  124. Wyatt Rivas - 22:52;  152. Marcos Torres - 23:35;  261. Jason Bailey - 27:07
JV Girls (160 total runners):  30. Maddy McCarthy - 26:46;  40. Isabel Larkins - 27:16;  56. Moira Phelan - 28:25;  64. Adeline Martin - 28:51;  69. Vanessa Vasquez - 29:06
Frosh Boys (162 total runners):  11. Gauge DeMond - 15:16;  18. Dominic Vasquez - 15:30;  26. Dylan Mohler - 15:42;  36. Cole Monsen - 16:02;  56. Noah Kleist - 16:48;  70. Cameran Barker-Foster - 17:11;  77. Chase White - 17:28;  79. Joshua Torti - 17:31;  107. Jacob Anderson - 18:07;  115. Daniel Moreno - 18:37;  120. Logan Taylor - 18:44
Frosh Girls (92 total runners):  19. Samantha Seretis - 18:05;  23. Isabela Marquez - 18:38;  30. Amelia Hou - 19:33

What happens in Morro Bay...

Monday, April 25


Brea Invitational:  Open to all.  It will be held on Saturday, September 29th and is a morning meet at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea.  Deadline to inform coach you CANNOT attend is Friday, September 14th.  We don't want to pay for people that don't show up, so if you have a scheduling conflict, let Coach O know.  

Volunteer Sign Up Sheet:  I will have this sheet at the New Parent Meeting on Thursday, but if you want to sign up to bring goodies to the meets, just email me. The form is posted in the "Handouts"...just email me at and let me know what you are willing to provide.  Thank you so much!

Logging Miles:  You must log miles during cross country season.  It's not only required but it's a great way of seeing progress and motivating yourself...even during the rest of the year when it is not required.  There's a running2win app now to make logging easier!  Register now if you do not already have an account.  You need to "Join A Team" for us to see your activity.  Directions are below:

1 Go to this Free Web Site:
2.Register yourself with a username and password and some other basic information.
3.Once you've registered, click on the link within the site to "join a team." You will be prompted to enter a Team ID;  it is T-7864100205-20, then click "Submit Request". That sends an email to Coach O who will grant you access.
Fill out your mileage daily!!

Unsure of your mileage???  Go to Google Earth, click on the ruler icon in the toolbar above the image...when the window opens, click on Path, then measure your route and it keeps a running total of mileage!


Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Wed 9/26 runner Baseline League Meet #1 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Red Hill Park, Rancho Cucamonga
Fri 9/28 star Picture Day 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM LOHS Track
Sat 9/29 runner Brea Invitational 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Brea
Thu 10/11 star Travel Day to Monterey TBA
Thu 10/11 star Chipotle Fundraiser TBA
Sat 10/13 runner Monterey Bay Invitational TBA Toro Park, Salinas
Wed 10/17 runner Baseline League Meet #2 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Bonelli Park, La Verne
Sat 10/20 runner Riverside Invitational 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Riverside Cross Country Course
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