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Great Oak Girls Steal The Spotlight

Saving the best for the last race of the morning, Great Oak's girls shattered the record for the lowest team score in CIF Girls Division Finals history.  Scoring a paltry 20 points, they easily beat the rest of the entire section....combined!  Junior Destiny Collins, rebounding well from recent setbacks, led her squad with her second CIF Title in a comfortable effort of 17:21.  Believe it or not, they looked a little 'off' in that they did not have anybody pushing them from the outset and had six in the top ten at one point.  All the same, their 88:29 team time is no longer eye popping like it once was years ago as we have all come to accept that Great Oak will be under 90 minutes, regardless of lineup or conditions.  Also advancing in the same race were the girls from Vista Murrieta and Roosevelt.  We believe that this VM's 4th straight appearance in the state meet as they rolled to a 6th place finish while Roosevelt made the best of their first appearance at the CIF Finals.  An 8th place team in the Big VIII League three years ago was a 7th place team at the Div. I CIF Finals this season!  VM was led by senior Ashley Cahalan's 18:05 effort while freshman Tahlia Adams roared along the 2nd half of the course to roll to a 17:58, 5th place finish.  Riverside County boasted seven of the top ten girls in the Div. I race. 

In one of the biggest upsets of the day, the boys from Xavier College Prep rolled to another CIF Title!  Last year, they did it in Division IV and this year - it was Division V.  Ranked around 3rd or 4th throughout most of the season, head coach Aaron Lyons and his crew did a phenomenal job stepping up when it counted most!  Ranked #2 after last weekend's 81:55 team effort, Flintridge Prep's boys were still the favorite.  Placing four in the top 13, they ran away with a twenty point victory!  Their 80:07 is a new team time county record amongst small schools as senior Hogan Lizza led the charge with his 15:40, 6th place finish.  Max Del Rio was right behind him with his 15:43 clocking.  Unfortunately, a frustrating season came to an end for Woodcrest Christian as they missed the state meet by only two points.  Junior Michael Conant did qualify as an individual with his 12th place finish (16:04).  The Royals were return all from their top five today. 

In the Division I Boys race, Great Oak went in as the favorite.  But, without the services of junior Spencer Dodd along with a strong tight 17 second scoring gap from Burroughs, were too much for them to overcome.  Great Oak settled for 3rd place while still running one of the top team times on the entire day.  Senior Nick Doan led the squad with another sub-15:00 minute, 4th place effort.  Highly touted in the preseason, ML King's boys put it together just enough today to advance as well to their very first state meet berth!  In one of the tighest qualiying battles of the day, they finished 6th place by a mere six points.  Their 29 second scoring gap was on par with what they have produced all season long while they were paced by junior Tyler Janes' 15:33 effort.  Despite not capturing the league title, King bounced back to stay focused on the true goal of making the state meet.  League rival, Roosevelt finished 11th place as a team, but only 30 places behind King.  Senior Branden Randall qualified for his 2nd state meet berth with his 15:05, 5th place effort.  Freshman Raymon Ornelas' 15:32 is a new freshman Riverside County record.   

The Falcons of Rubidoux will fly to another state meet next weekend!  Well, we suspect that they are more likely to drive there and back, but senior Luis Ramos put aside all of the frustrations of his Mt. SAC Invite effort to roll to a 4th place, 15:04 effort.  Although hoping to take 3rd, Rubidoux took 4th place with a solid 78:36 team effort.  Freshman Jesus Guzman' 16:00 effort help secure that comfortable margin for advancing onward.

In the Division V race, Woodcrest Christian's ladies rolled to a 4th place effort.  They were paced by sophomore Marissa Thompson, who came in with a 19:51 effort.  Meanwhile, Xavier Prep's girls will join their boys up in Fresno next weekend after their 5th place effort.   Their pack was their strength as they fit everybody into a 37 second scoring gap.  Linfield Christian's Brianna Wilson just missed qualifying by one spot. 

In the Division II boys, three county individuals qualified from last weekend's prelims.  Hemet's Jayden Emerson was the 3rd individual to qualify for next weekend's state meet with an impressive 15:16, 14th place finish.  Sticking to Division II, Murrieta Mesa's Taylor Taite also qualified.  Qualifying for the 2nd year in a row, she comfortably made it with her 5th place, 17:41 effort.        


Great Oak - 77:41
Rubidoux - 78:36
ML King - 79:32
Roosevelt - 79:34
Xavier College Prep - 80:07
Woodcrest Christian - 84:16

Great Oak - 42
Rubidoux - 55
ML King - 68
Roosevelt - 87 (faster 6th runner)
Xavier Prep - 87 

-Nick Doan (Great Oak) 14:59
-Luis Ramos (Rubidoux) 15:04
-Branden Randall (Roosevelt) 15:05
-Jayden Emerson (Hemet) 15:16
*Cole Spencer (Great Oak) 15:18
*Isaac Cortes (Great Oak) 15:29
-Christian Lopez (Vista del Lago) 15:29
-Anthony Alvarez (Rubidoux) 15:31
***Raymon Ornelas (Roosevelt) 15:32
*Tyler Janes (ML King) 15:33
-Hogan Lizza (Xavier Prep) 15:40
-Max Del Rio (Xavier Prep) 15:43
-Jacob Boatman (Beaumont) 15:44
-Anthony Arvizu (Great Oak) 15:49
-Jeremiah Bias (Vista del Lago) 15:50
-Rolando Phalen (ML King) 15:56
-Pedro Sandoval (Rubidoux) 15:58
*Daniel Gonzalez (ML King) 16:00
***Jesus Guzman (Rubidoux) 16:00
*Mark Werley (ML King) 16:01
-Joe Janssen (Xavier Prep) 16:02
-Seth Villanueva (ML King) 16:02
**Erik Gonzalez (Rubidoux) 16:03
*Michael Conant (Woodcrest Christian) 16:04
-David Stabile (Xavier Prep) 16:04
**Justin Eipp (Great Oak) 16:06
*Nelson Quintana (Great Oak) 16:10
-Carlos Ramirez (ML King) 16:11
-Andrew Graciano (Roosevelt) 16:14
-Josue Lopez (Rubidoux) 16:14
***Tyler Spencer (Roosevelt) 16:20
***Wayne Richards (Roosevelt) 16:23
-Hector Chavez (Roosevelt) 16:24
*Jackson Combe (Great Oak) 16:28
*Ricardo Sanchez (Rubidoux) 16:32
**Justin Reynolds (Woodcrest Christian) 16:33
*Alex Rose (Xavier Prep) 16:38
*Andrew Boebinger (ML King) 16:44
**Jozef Chavez (Roosevelt) 16:47
**Bryson Bradford (Woodcrest Christian) 17:04
-Andres Vizcarra (Beaumont) 17:15
*Ramon Alvarez (Woodcrest Christian) 17:16
*Jonathan Martinez (Woodcrest Christian) 17:19
-Mitchell Peters (Woodcrest Christian) 17:26
**Adrihel Ibarra (Xavier Prep) 17:32
*Gabriel Rodriguez (Xavier Prep) 18:04

Great Oak - 88:29
Vista Murrieta - 94:47
Roosevelt - 95:06
Chapparal - 99:16
Woodcrest Christian - 103:09
Xavier Prep - 103:52

  *Destiny Collins (Great Oak) 17:21
**Kiyena Beatty (Great Oak) 17:31
*Emily Clause (Great Oak) 17:34
-Taylor Taite (Murrieta Mesa) 17:41
***Tahlia Adams (Roosevelt) 17:58
***Sandra Pflughoft (Great Oak) 18:01
**Sydney Belus (Great Oak) 18:02
-Ashley Cahalan (Vista Murrieta) 18:05
*Taylor Walker (Great Oak) 18:19
*Michaela Reynolds (Vista Murrieta) 18:32
*Kailie Grimes (Beaumont) 18:57
*Jaden Warrick (Roosevelt) 19:00
**Crystal Valiente (Roosevelt) 19:05
**Evelyn Mandel (Great Oak) 19:05
**Melissa Bovee (Vista Murrieta) 19:12
-Valeria Ramirez Martinez (Vista Murrieta) 19:19
***Sofia Deleon (Chaparral) 19:21
***Paloma Barron (Roosevelt) 19:27
**Brittany Marrero (Roosevelt) 19:36
**Kamryn Waller (Chaparral) 19:38
*Cassie Boyd (Vista Murrieta) 19:39
-Kaili Waller (Chaparral) 19:47
**Julie Diaz (Vista Murrieta) 19:47
***Marissa Thompson (Woodcrest Christian) 19:51
**Alex Wiseman (Vista Murrieta) 19:52
**Brianna Wilson (Linfield Christian) 19:55
*Kendalyn Green (Chaparral) 19:57
*Wesley Milligan (Woodcrest Christian) 20:19
-Scarlet Flores (Xavier Prep) 20:28
-Amber Allen (Roosevelt) 20:32
***Rylee Kerr (Chaparral) 20:33
*Julia Dalecio (Xavier Prep) 20:38
***Montana Beucler (Linfield Christian) 20:43
-Arlette Evora (Chaparral) 20:46
**Alyssa Ogaard (Xavier Prep) 20:47
***Melia Lawrence (Woodcrest Christian) 20:50
**Peyton Frazier (Woodcrest Christian) 21:02
*Nicky Johnson (Xavier Prep) 21:05
***Lauren Defrank (Woodcrest Christian) 21:07
-Carla Pickford (Chaparral) 21:10

CIF Prelims Top Marks

Riverside County Girls Team Rankings

Girls Team Rankings (revised 11/22/14)
1) Great Oak
2) Vista Murrieta
3) Roosevelt
4) Chaparral
5) ML King
6) Santiago
7) Riverside Poly
8) La Quinta
9) Beaumont
10) JW North
11) Hemet
12) Murrieta Mesa
13) Temecula Valley
14) Xavier Prep
15) Woodcrest Christian

Others: Centennial, Elsinore, Murrieta Valley, Paloma Valley, Rancho Verde, Valley View

Riverside County Boys Team Rankings

Boys' Team Rankings (11/16/14)
1) Great Oak
2) Rubidoux
3) ML King
4) Roosevelt
5) Xavier Prep
6) Beaumont
7) Vista Murrieta
7) Corona
9) Vista del Lago
10) La Sierra
11) Hemet
12) Riverside Poly
13) Woodcrest Christian
14) Indio
15) Murrieta Mesa
On the cusp: Cathedral City, Norte Vista, Paloma Valley, Rancho Verde, Valley View, West Valley

Link to San Bernardino County Cross Country website:  

Paloma Valley Holds on for the Sweep at Sunbelt League Finals

Bears of Riverside Poly Sweep the IVL Finals

Putting together, perhaps, their best combined season in their program's history, Riverside Poly swept both ...

Roosevelt Sweeps Big VIII League Titles

Beamont Sweeps the Mountain Pass League Titles

Eagles Soar over the River Valley League

Great Oak Gears up for Strong November Run

Great Oak dominated the landscape at the 2014 Southwestern League Championships.  

With ...

Great Oak Sets New County Record at 2014 Mt. SAC Invite

Great Oak Girls Dominate 2014 Mt. SAC Invite

Riverside Invite Rolls out the Inaugural Carpet

Beaumont Controls Mountain Pass League #2

Elsinore's Girls Win on Tie-Breaker; Paloma's Boys Roll

Riverside Poly Girls Hold On; Valley View Boys Surprise at IVL #2

2014 Clovis Invitational Results

2014 Inland Empire Challenge

Rubidoux Excels at Brea Invite

Beaumont Sweeps Mountain Pass League Meet #1

Great Oak 'B' Teams Win SWL Meet #1

Great Oak Puts on a Clinic at Nike Pre-Nats

2014 Stanford Invitational Results

2014 Dana Hills Invitational

Riverside Poly Sweeps Inland Valley League Meet #1

Grimes and Vizacarra Rule; Beaumont and Chaparral Share @ Hemet Bulldog

Roosevelt and Corona Come Out Ahead at Big VIII League Meet

Rubidoux Sweeps Mountain View League Cluster

Desert Valley League Meet #1

2014 Woodbridge XC Classic - Saturday Night

2014 Mt. Carmel Invite Results

2014 Woodbridge XC Classic - Friday Night

Paloma's Boys, Elsinore Girls Get Out Quick

2014 Laguna Hills Invite

2014 Cool Breeze Invite

2014 Fastback Shootout Results

Great Oak Dominates along the Seaside

CIF Divisional Placements

North Riverside County 'Friendly' Finds it Way Through the Heat

Week #1 of Racing on Tap

With last week being used as a "Week Zero" in our books, the uniforms come out and our troops are officially ready to roll this weekend!

Great Oak is taking their nationally ranked program up to the Seaside Invitational up in Ventura.  A true 3 mile road race that allows for some VERY fast times, Corona's best will also be up there.  A very nice perk to the invite is that it never gets over 80 degrees as you only hundred yards away from the water for most of the race.

Unlike Ventura, we expect it to get pretty hot over in Walnut.  The Fastback Shootout will quickly dismiss any rumors of Mt. SAC not being used this year as the course IS a go for the 2014 season.  Gone is the large hill just left of the gauntlet.  Run on the 1.92 mile version of the Mt. SAC course, Beaumont, Canyon Springs, Chaparral, JW North, La Sierra, Patriot, Roosevelt, San Jacinto and Santiago will compete here. 

ML King will have their varsity boys competing here along with other athletes from Great Oak and Corona.

The inaugural Cool Breeze Invitational attracted a nice quality of schools for its first season.  Representing the Riverside County schools will be Centennial, Riverside Poly, and Temecula Valley.    

King will split their squad up with some traveling over to Great Cow Invite in Cerritos.  Meanwhile, Elsinore, West Valley and Heritage will all attend the Colton Swarm Invitational this weekend.    

Boys - Division I
1) Great Oak
5) Corona
6) ML King
8) Vista Murrieta

Boys - Division III
2) Rubidoux

Boys - Division V
2) Woodcrest Christian
4) Xavier Prep

Girls - Division I
1) Great Oak
4) Vista Murrieta
8) Temecula Valley

Girls - Division V
2) Woodcrest Christian
4) Xavier Prep

Several squads traveled down to the San Marco Invite last Saturday.  We will highlight those results asap.

It will get up over 95 degrees this Saturday  so hydrate!!!!!

Destiny Collins
2013 Girls Athlete of the Year - Destiny Collins
2013 Riverside County Athletes of the Year

2013 Boys Athlete of the Year - David Luna

With both athletes boasting, perhaps, the greatest seasons ever put forth in any one year, our 2013 Athletes of the Year both rewrote the record books!  Both broke the Riverside County record on the Mt. SAC Course.  Both led their squads to their best season in school history while one even led her squad to arguably the greatest team in California State history.   

Great Oak sophomore Destiny Collins in our 2013 Girls Athlete of the Year.  She not only broke the county record on the Mt. SAC course but went a step further and also broke the all time record for the Woodward Park course as well.  In doing so, she led her team to a 2nd straight Division I CIF and California State Title while they easily qualified for the Nike Team Nationals!  Perhaps disappointed by their 8th place finish, that disappointment quickly faded when reflecting back on the fact that their team broke the All Time course records for the Mt. SAC and Woodward Park courses. 

Head coach Doug Soles referred to Collins as one of the most competitive girls he has ever coached, not only in the races but also in the daily training.  She easily ran to the Southwestern League Title and won the Inland Empire Championships.  Adding to her resume, Collins captured the Division I CIF Title when she roared to a 17:10.  Even more impressive was her 17:09 at the State Championships, which shattered the previous county record by 24 seconds!  Needless to say, this was a no brainer in selecting Collins while it was nice to see her bounce back from a freshman season that saw her go down to injury during Great Oak's 2012 postseason run.  In the spring of 2013, Collins showed up all what we missed out on as she qualified for the California Track state meet in both the 1600 and 3200 meters while setting a new county record in the 3200.

Indio senior David Luna truly came into his own this season holding off a strong field en route to the Division III CIF Title and new Mt. SAC county record.  After a slow start to the season, losing two months of training to a sciatic nerve injury, Luna qualified as an individual to the Nike Team Nationals.  Moving to the Desert Valley from Colorado as a sophomore, Luna established himself as one of the best in the county during the 2013 track season.  In racing to CIF titles in the 1600 and 3200, Luna qualifying for the state meet in the 1600 (4:11) and 3200 meters (9:05), we anticipated a great XC season!

Luna performed even better than we thought, breaking 14:40 in back to back weekends on the Mt. SAC course, including a new all-time county record of 14:33 in his CIF title!  He rolled to a 15:03 runner-up finish in the Division III State Championships.  He was the Inland Empire Challenge champion while cruising to the Desert Valley League title.  On top of his individual accomplishments, he was the catalyst in leading Indio to a surprising state meet appearance!  Barely qualifying for the Division III CIF Finals a week earlier, the entire team stepped up for that 7th and last spot for their first ever state meet.

Even greater than both of Collins' and Luna's individuals accomplishments, it was great to see them be the primary reasons for both of their teams' overall success. 
Riverside County Athletes of the Year
2012 - Porter Reddish (Vista Murrieta)
2011 - Porter Reddish (Vista Murrieta)
2010 - Lane Werley (ML King)
2009 - Lane Werley (ML King)
2008 - Emmanuel Ngula (Vista del Lago)
2007 - David McDonald (Vista Murrieta)
2006 - Dylan and Spencer Knight (La Sierra)
2005 - Patrick Milloy (Murrieta Valley)
2004 - Brett Campfield (Temecula Valley)
2003 - Brett Campfield (Temecula Valley)
2002 - Antonio Jimenez (Rubidoux)

2012 - Kiara McIntosh (Paloma Valley)
2011 - Erika Reddish (Vista Murrieta)
2010 - Adriana Olivas (Centennial), Hanna Peterson (ML King)
2009 - Anna and Katie Johnson (Great Oak)
2008 - Kelsi Tippets (ML King)
2007 - Sierra Vega (Chaparral)
2006 - Clarissa Bowman (ML King)
2005 - Liana Boucher (Murrieta Valley)
2004 - Alma Escobar (Corona)
2003 - Liza Pascuito (Murrieta Valley)
2002 - Liza Pascuito (Murrieta Valley)

2013 Girls All-Riverside County Squads

As expected, the women from Great Oak dominate our listings below.  To go a step further, the Southwestern League as a whole is very well represented as it continues to be one of the most competitive leagues in the nation.  To give you an idea of Great Oak's presence, their women would defeat the rest of the county if we combined the rest into another squad! 

Breaking 19 minutes on the Mt. SAC course is simply not what it used to be as, like the boys, we're seeing the results of improved training methods and higher expectations over the past ten seasons.   We have a number of girls that broke 19 on the Mt. SAC course that did not get recognized on any of these lists below (we could comprise a 4th Team of all sub-19 minute girls)!  We hope to finalize all of this as soon as possible but wanted to provide you with what we have produced thus far.   

Thanks to Keith Chann for being of GREAT assistance and providing with additional insight on developing these lists, both boys and girls!   

1st Team All-County Team
*Ashley Cahalan (Vista Murrieta)
**Destiny Collins (Great Oak)
-Haley Dorris (Great Oak)
-Ashley Helbig (Great Oak)
-Megan Huebner (La Quinta)
**Desiree Stinger (Great Oak)
*Taylor Taite (Murrieta Mesa)

2nd Team All-County Team
***Kiyena Beatty (Great Oak)
-Christian Calain (Great Oak)
**Kailie Grimes (Beaumont)
***Josie Guinn (Vista Murrieta)
***Marissa Rodriguez (La Quinta)
**Ruthie Wiggins (ML King)
-Angela Ziff (Temecula Valley)

3rd Team All-County Team
**Sandra Flores (La Quinta)
**Alyssa Haring (ML King)
-Brianna Jacklin (ML King)
*Maiya Larsen (Great Oak)
***Evelyn Mandel (Great Oak)
**Michaela Reynolds (Vista Murrieta)
***Marissa Thompson (Woodcrest Christian)
-Alicia Williams (Corona)
***we chose eight because it was a coin flip on several girls here...

All-Senior Team
Christian Calain (Great Oak), Haley Dorris (Great Oak), Ashley Helbig (Great Oak), Megan Huebner (La Quinta), Brianna Jacklin (ML King), Alicia Williams (Corona), Angela Ziff (Temecula Valley)

All-Junior Team
Ashley Cahalan (Vista Murrieta), Taylore Cantu (Hemet), Chandler Kerr (Chaparral), Maiya Larsen (Great Oak), Taylor Taite (Murrieta Mesa)  
two more choices

All-Sophomore Team
Destiny Collins (Great Oak), Sandra Flores (La Quinta), Kailie Grimes (Beaumont), Alyssa Haring (ML King), Michaela Reynolds (Vista Murrieta), Desiree Stinger (Great Oak), Ruther Wiggins (ML King)  

All-Freshman Team
Kiyena Beatty (Great Oak), Melissa Bovee (Vista Murrieta), Josie Guinn (Vista Murrieta), Evelyn Mandel (Great Oak), Michelle McIntosh (Great Oak), Marissa Rodriguez (La Quinta), Marissa Thompson (Woodcrest Christian) 

2013 Boys All-Riverside County Squads

We have selected our Boys' All-County Squads for the 2013 season.  We had more boys than ever eclipse the 16 minute barrier on the Mt. SAC course, which made it tough to select these athletes.  We could have easily comprised a 4th All-County team, made up of boys that broke 16 minutes.  Only seven of our 21 selections are seniors, so we only expect to see more guys breaking 15:30 next year....  Juniors that broke 15:50 and sophomores that broke 16:20 did not even make our list!  Riverside County has just gotten that much more competitive over the years.   We did take the CIF postseason, Inland Empire Championships and league meets into consideration.

1st Team All-Riverside County
-Emery Caster (Xavier College Prep)
*Nick Doan (Great Oak)
-Eric George (Corona)
-Hector Hernandez (Canyon Springs)
-David Luna (Indio)
*Luis Ramos (Rubidoux)
*Branden Randall (Roosevelt)

2nd Team All-Riverside County
*Liam Brooks (Corona)
***Erik Gonzalez (Rubidoux)
-Patryk Giba (Great Oak)
**Robbie Gleason (Great Oak)
-Zach Gross (Beaumont)
**Ricardo Sanchez (Rubidoux)
*Andres Vizcarra (Beaumont)

3rd Team All-Riverside County
*Kyle Brown (Elsinore)
**Isaac Cortes (Great Oak)
-Raul Hernandez (Indio)
**Tyler Janes (Martin Luther King)
*Aaron Jimenez (Indio)
**Tony Robinson (Great Oak)
**Cole Spencer (Great Oak)

Senior All-County Team
Emery Caster (Xavier College Pre), Eric George (Corona), Patryk Giba (Great Oak), Zach Gross (Beaumont), Hector Hernandez (Canyon Springs), Raul Hernandez (Indio), David Luna (Indio)
Junior All-County Team
Liam Brooks (Corona), Kyle Brown (Elsinore), Nick Doan (Great Oak), Aaron Jimenez (Indio), Luis Ramos (Rubidoux), Branden Randall (Roosevelt), Andres Vizcarra (Beaumont)  
Sophomore All-County Team
Issac Cortes (Great Oak), Robbie Gleason (Great Oak), Tyler Janes (ML King), Eric Nunez (Vista Murrieta), Tony Robinson (Great Oak), Ricardo Sanchez (Rubidoux), Cole Spencer (Great Oak)  
Freshman All-County Team
Andy Ayala (Norte Vista), Jose Castellon (Rubidoux), Solomon Fountain (Great Oak), Erik Gonzalez (Rubidoux), Micah Hitchcock (Hemet), Justin Reynolds (Woodcrest Christian), Brett Vogelsang (Beaumont), Jacob Wathen (Great Oak)   we went for EIGHT to make up for last year  ( - ;

Great Oak's Girls Roll to Another State Title; Luna Joins Them for NXN

Led by sophomore Destiny Collins, who shattered the Riverside County state meet individual record by 24 seconds, Great Oak's girls captured their third State Championship in the past four seasons.  To put a serious icing on the cake of victory, they also broke the all-time Woodward Park course record, averaging less than 18 minutes per scorer!  Senior Haley Dorris just missed the previous individual record with her 17:34 performance while fellow senior Ashley Helbig also broke 18 minutes in the relatively easy victory.   They were almost two minutes ahead of the next best team in the state (Simi Valley) and their #7 was ahead of the Div. I runner-up's #4 (Davis).  Sophomore Desiree Stinger and junior Maiya Larsen rounded out the scoring to officially elevate this 2013 Great Oak squad as the greatest in California state history!  They easily qualified onto next weekend's Nike Cross Nationals, where they will look to defend their recent #1 national ranking.

Indio's David Luna will join the women of Great Oak next weekend up in Oregon.  His 15:03 runner-up effort in that awesome Division III race easily qualified him for Nike Cross Nationals as he rolled to the 2nd fastest time in county history for the state meet.  While his squad took 11th place as a team, the boys from Rubidoux took 6th place.  Virtually returning their entire squad for the 2014 season, junior Luis Ramos led the Falcons with his best race of the season.  He made his way to the podium with his 5th place, 15:14, effort.  This is now the 5th fastest time ever in county history at the state meet.  He was THE fastest junior of the entire state meet and was the #2 underclassman overall!  This definately made up for a frustrating CIF Finals race.  Looking more to the future, freshman Erik Gonzalez ran the 3rd fastest time of any freshman overall of the entire meet.      

Often overlooked while in Great Oak's shadow is the continued success of the Vista Murrieta girls!  This is their 5th year in a row qualifying for the California State Meet as they produced a modest 10th place finish here.  They basically return everybody here for the 2014 season as they were led by junior Ashley Cahalan and her solid 18:13 performance.  Josie Guinn's 18:16 was one of the best freshman efforts out of the entire state meet and the 3rd fastest in the Division I race!  

Individally, Murrieta Mesa Taylor Taite got onto the podium with her 17:44, 9th place finish in that competitive Division II race.  By clicking onto the California State Meet on our menu to your left, you will see that this group of  young women continue to rewrite our county record books.   La Quinta's Megan Huebner finished up one of the best prep careers in county history with her 18:00 effort.  That time often makes the podium, but in that Division I race, it was only good enough for 19th place.  Freshman teammate Marissa Rodriguez finished in 38th place with her 18:33 effort.  

Woodcrest Christian freshman Marissa Thompson made the podium in the Division V race with her 19:18 effort while also leading her squad to a 6th place team finish.  They will return the majority of their squad for 2014.   Meanwhile, junior Austin Dubyak put together a great race in rolling to a 16:14 to help his young boys' squad

Great Oak's boys qualified for the state meet again and took 11th place in the Division I race. In breaking 81 minutes against a stellar field, they were one of the youngest squads and will return five of their top six next season!   Off just slightly from last week's CIF Finals performance, junior Nick Doan's 15:53 paced the Wolvepack up front.  Robbie Gleason was one of the few sophomores that clocked under 16 minutes at this year's state meet to also shine. 

Individually on the boys side, Roosevelt junior Branden Randall turned in his best performance of 2013 with his 10th place podium finish.  His 15:27 effort ranks him as one of the top underclassmen returning back for 2014 and places him now amongst the top 15 ever in county history for the state meet.  In the Division II race, Canyon Springs' Hector Hernandez put together a solid effort with his 15:49 clocking. 

On the boys' side, our top boys' squads in the county faded down the stretch.  But, Great Oak and Rubidoux both finished amongst the top 25 squads in the state when merging the Top 40 squads together.  Both expect to be ranked amongst the Top 10 squads going into 2014. 

**Destiny Collins (Great Oak) 17:09 ----> previous record was 17:33 (Alma Escobar, Corona, 2004)
-Haley Dorris (Great Oak) 17:34 -------> #3 all-time in county history
*Taylor Taite (Murrieta Mesa) 17:44
-Ashley Helbig (Great Oak) 17:51
-Megan Huebner (La Quinta) 18:00
*Ashley Cahalan (Vista Murrieta) 18:13
***Josie Guinn (Vista Murrieta) 18:16
**Desiree Stinger (Great Oak) 18:21
***Marissa Rodriguez (La Quinta) 18:33
*Maiya Larsen (Great Oak) 18:33
-Christian Calain (Great Oak) 18:39
***Kiyenna Beatty (Great Oak) 18:40
**Michaela Reynolds (Vista Murrieta) 18:44
***Melissa Bovee (Vista Murrieta) 19:14
***Marissa Thompson (Woodcrest Christian) 19:18
**Brianna Wilson (Linfield Christian) 19:30
***Alexandria Wiseman (Vista Murrieta) 19:33
*Elise Benner (Vista Murrieta) 19:42
***Julie Diaz (Vista Murrieta) 20:24
*Maria Alvarez (Woodcrest Christian) 20:56

-David Luna (Indio) 15:03 --------- #2 all-time in county history
*Luis Ramos (Rubidoux) 15:14-------- #5 all-time in county history
*Branden Randall (Roosevelt) 15:27
-Emery Caster (Xavier Prep) 15:33
-Hector Hernandez (Canyon Springs) 15:49
*Nick Doan (Great Oak) 15:53
**Robbie Gleason (Great Oak) 15:55
***Erik Gonzalez (Rubidoux) 16:02
**Ricardo Sanchez (Rubidoux) 16:04
*Austin Dubyak (Woodcrest Christian) 16:14
-Patryk Giba (Great Oak) 16:19
-Raul Hernandez (Indio) 16:20
*Hogan Lizza (Xavier Prep) 16:24
**Cole Spencer (Great Oak) 16:25
*Anthony Arvizu (Great Oak) 16:26
**Isaac Cortes (Great Oak) 16:33
*Joe Janssen (Xavier Prep) 16:36
*Aaron Jimenez (Indio) 16:36
-Jeremy Stumpp (Great Oak) 16:37
*Max Del Rio (Xavier Prep) 16:50
*Pedro Sandoval (Rubidoux) 16:53
*Anthony Alvarez (Rubidoux) 16:53
**Michael Conant (Woodcrest Christian) 16:55
*Devyn Gollery (Hamilton) 17:14
***Justin Reynolds (Woodcrest Christian) 17:17
**Mario Salazar (Indio) 17:17
-Leo Rodriguez (Indio  17:18
-Jorge Santos (Rubidoux) 17:22
-Andrew Russell (Linfield Christian) 17:24
**Ramon Alvarez (Woodcrest Christian) 17:37
**David Stabile (Xavier Prep) 17:37
**Jonathan Martinez (Woodcrest Christian) 17:39
*Jesus Cebreros (Indio) 17:46  

Luna and Collins Set County Records along with Great Oak's Girls!

With a solid rain storm coming in on Thursday, most of us figured that we would be competing on the rain course...again.  Positive reports began circulating on Friday afternoon, but yet, most of us still held out, preparing for the rain course...again.  Historians rest assured, with the sun rising on Saturday morning, alas - we were competing on the regular course!  By noon, we witnessed the greatest day of results from Riverside County athletes on any one day.  Both individual county records went down while Great Oak's girls shattered the all-time Mt. SAC record while obviously smashing their own school and county team time record.  Meanwhile, their boys recorded the 3rd fastest time ever in the midst of competing in the fastest race in Mt. SAC history.  Overall, we witnessed two individual CIF titles and two team CIF titles.   

Led by sophomore Destiny Collins' 17:10 CIF victory, which also set the county record, the girls from Great Oak shattered their own county record en route to another CIF Title!  In roaring to a 87:58 team time (17:36 average!), they also shattered the all-time Mt. SAC Team Time course record!  Head coach Doug Soles hinted for weeks leading up to this effort but who knew that they were over 90 seconds faster than any other team in the entire Southern Section!   We knew there was a reason for waiting to update our All-Time Riverside County marks list as Great Oak truly brought their absolute best here!  To further expand, GO only scored 38 points in the victory, demolishing a very stellar field there in Division I.  Seniors Haley Dorris (17:19) and Ashley Helbig (17:35) provided the best 1-2-3 combo perhaps in Southern Section history.  Keep in mind that Collins was lost to injury last November, as two newcomers to the line-up, sophomore Desiree Stinger and freshman Kiyena Beatty provided the knockout punch with their 17:52 and 18:02 efforts, respectively.   

Lost in the limelight of Great Oak's incredible team effort, fellow Southwestern League foe, Vista Murrieta shined on their own stage.   With three girls breaking 18:15, they exceeded seasonal rankings and finished 4th place in Division I.  They were led by junior Ashley Cahalan's 17:57 breakout performance!  They just missed their own school record as they broke 93 minutes!   

Moving over to the boys, Indio's David Luna just missed Lane Werley's county record last week at prelims.  This week, he never let off of the throttle and jetted to the Div. III CIF Title and 14:33, eclipsing the record by two seconds.  Luna, moving here from Colorado two years ago, has now moved himself amongst the best in the nation with these back-to-back performances.  Indio's team was THE surprise performance for the county on the boys side here as they took 7th place as barely qualifying last week!  Not once this season were they ranked in the Top 10 for this division.     

Despite some adjusting of their lineup in recent weeks, Great Oak's boys worked their way to another state meet berth.  Junior Nick Doan and his 15:05 effort probably saw him only qualifying as an individual, but when the dust settled, they qualified by a mere four points and that last 7th spot.  That Boys Division I race goes down as the fastest race ever in CIF history, where eight teams broke 78 minutes!  Great Oak's boys, almost all underclassmen that will easily be ranked #1 in the section (and state perhaps) in the 2014 preseason rankings, ran to the 3rd fastest team time in County History!  Senior Patryk Giba finished a fine Mt. SAC career with his 15:32 effort as GO will return four of their top five from this race.

When informed that they had moved up from Division V to Division IV, Xavier Prep head coach Aaron Lyons simply told his squad that they had to move up their expectations as well.  THAT they did....!   In another surprise from the Desert Valley League, XCP captured the Division IV CIF Team Title.  Continuing his fantastic season, senior Emery Caster's 15:12 third place performance paced his squad to the victory!   Juniors Hogan Lizza's 16:04 and Joe Janssen's 16:11 gave XCP a 22 point lead after three scorers as they held on for the nine point victory!  Caster is their only senior leaving this squad in 2014.    

El Reciemento de Rubidoux is confirmed!  Head coach Keith Chann has elevated, what was once the most sucessful boys program in the county, Rubidoux back to the state meet!  Despite being off just a tad, they held on for a 6th place finish in the Div. III race.  Their 79:05 team time was the 2nd fastest in the county as Luis Ramos' 8th place finish paced the Falcons.  Despite being tripped 20 seconds into the race, Ramos regathered himself to still run an impressive 15:06!  With everybody at their best, they will be seeking a Top three podium spot next weekend.  Freshman Erik Gonzalez' 15:32 effort sets the new FRESHMAN county record as he was the their #2 on this day.  They return ALL seven boys and will easily be ranked amongst the Top 10 teams in the state going into next season.   

After a frustrating 2012 season, Billy York's Woodcrest Christian squads are back in the California State Meet!  Led by freshman Marissa Thompson's 18:47 third place finish, their girls earned the 2nd place plaque in Division V.  As they seek a podium spot next weekend, they will return six from this lineup.  Their boys hold the record for the most consecutive state meet championships in state history, and with this young squad, they might be back there in 2014.  Justin Austin Dubyak's 16:24 effort paced the Royals.  They return everybody for next season, including three sophomores and a freshman.     

Individual qualfiiers include Roosevelt junior Branden Randall.  Going along for the ride in that Division I boys race, his 15:03 finished 9th overall, while being the #2 overall individual.   Canyon Springs' Hector Hernandez bounced back from a frustrating last two months to qualify in the Div. II Boys race with his 15:12 time, 8th place finish.  He was the 4th individual qualifier in that race.  Linfield Christian senior Andrew Russell and Hamilton junior Devyn Gollery both qualified as individuals in the Boys Division V race as well.     

Individually for the girls, La Quinta pulled off a rare feat in qualifying two girls.  La Quinta freshman Marissa Rodriguez passed her own teammate, senior Megan Huebner with 17:45 and 17:46 times.  Upon finding out that their team finished 10th overall, both move on as individuals.  This topped a GREAT showing from the Desert Valley League on this morning.  Also moving on for her second season was Murrieta Mesa junior Taylor Taite.  Her 17:45 was a Mt. SAC personal best for her.  In Division V, Linfield Christian, like La Quinta, also had two girls qualify for the state meet.  But, Jackie Crowther declined, opting for soccer next weekend.  That leaves sophomore Brianna Wilson on her own next week as she will seek a podium spot.             

-David Luna (Indio) 14:33 ----> New Riverside County Record
*Branden Randall (Roosevelt) 15:03
*Nick Doan (Great Oak) 15:05
*Luis Ramos (Rubidoux) 15:06
-Emery Caster (Xavier Prep) 15:12
-Hector Hernandez (Canyon Springs) 15:12
*Liam Brooks (Corona) 15:24
-Patryk Giba (Great Oak) 15:32
***Erik Gonzalez (Rubidoux) 15:33
**Robbie Gleason (Great Oak) 15:36
*Aaron Jimenez (Indio) 15:38
-Raul Hernandez (Indio) 15:39
-Eric George (Corona) 15:43
**Isaac Cortes (Great Oak) 15:44
**Cole Spencer (Great Oak) 15:46
**Ricardo Sanchez (Rubidoux) 15:50
-Jeremy Stumpp (Great Oak) 15:57
*Hogan Lizza (Xavier Prep) 16:04
*Gilbert Robles (Corona) 16:04
*Joe Janssen (Xavier Prep) 16:11
*Anthony Arvizu (Great Oak) 16:15
*Jorge Ochoa (Rubidoux) 16:17
*Pedro Sandoval (Rubidoux) 16:19
-Raul Recendez (Corona) 16:21
*Austin Dubyak (Woodcrest Christian) 16:24
**David Stabile (Xavier Prep) 16:32
-Andrew Russell (Linfield Christian) 16:33
**Mario Sanchez (Indio) 16:33
*Esteban Alvarado (Corona) 16:34
*Devyn Gollery (Hamilton) 16:36
*Joseph Miranda (Hamilton) 16:36
*Anthony Alvarez (Rubidoux) 16:46
*Max Del Rio (Xavier Prep) 16:50
*Sean Bell (Corona) 16:59
**Michael Conant (Woodcrest Christian) 17:01
*Jesus Cabreros (Indio) 17:01
***Jose Castellon (Rubidoux) 17:07
***Justin Reynolds (Woodcrest Christian) 17:13
-Leo Rodriguez (Indio) 17:16
**Jonathan Martinez (Woodcrest Christian) 17:17
*Mitchelle Peters (Woodcrest Christian) 17:58 

**Destiny Collins (Great Oak) 17:10----> New Riverside County Record
-Haley Dorris (Great Oak) 17:19
-Ashley Helbig (Great Oak) 17:35
*Taylor Taite (Murrieta Mesa) 17:45
***Marissa Rodriguez (La Quinta) 17:46
-Megan Huebner (La Quinta) 17:49
**Desiree Stinger (Great Oak) 17:52
*Ashley Cahalan (Vista Murrieta) 17:57
**Kailie Grimes (Beaumont) 18:00
***Kiyena Beatty (Great Oak) 18:02
***Josie Guinn (Vista Murrieta) 18:09
**Michaela Reynolds (Vista Murrieta) 18:14
-Christian Calain (Great Oak) 18:16
**Alyssa Haring (ML King) 18:25
-Angela Ziff (Temecula Valley) 18:36
-Brianna Jacklin (ML King) 18:38
**Sandra Flores (La Quinta) 18:39
**Ruth Wiggins (ML King) 18:42
*Maiya Larsen (Great Oak) 18:52
***Melissa Bovee (Vista Murrieta) 18:54
-Valeria Ruiz (Xavier Prep) 18:55
***Alexandria Wiseman (Vista Murrieta) 19:12
***Julie Diaz (Vista Murrieta) 19:13
-Irie Jimenez (La Quinta) 19:23
-Rachel Rosales (ML King) 19:31
-Lauren Boydd (ML King) 19:41
*Julia Dalecio (Xavier Prep) 19:42
-Madeline Carlson (La Quinta) 19:44
*Valerie Ramirez (Vista Murrieta) 19:54
-Bree Guzman (ML King) 20:32
-Aimee Martinez (ML King) 20:34
**Vanessa Ramirez (La Quinta) 20:37
*Scarlett Flores (Xavier Prep) 20:43
***Madeline Silva (La Quinta) 21:08 

Indio's David Luna Highlights 2013 CIF Prelims Results

Great Oak Sweeps All Levels @ Southwestern League Finals

La Sierra's Boys; Norte Vista's Girls Reign at the River Valley League Finals

ML King Girls Dominate; Corona Boys Win at Big VIII League Finals

Canyon Springs and Riverside Poly Steal the Show @ Inland Valley League Finals

Beaumont Boys Dominate; San Jac Claim Victory at Mountain Pass League Finals

Elsinore and Paloma's Girls Rule @ Sunbelt League Finals

La Quinta and Indio Claim League Titles @ Desert Valley League Finals

Rubidoux Shines Despite Runner-Up Finishes @ Mountain Valley League Finals

2013 Mt. SAC Top Results

2013 Rockin' Rubidoux Invite

Desert Valley League #2

River Valley League Meet #2

Hemet's Boys and Girls Emerge at Mountain Pass League #2

Elsinore Boys and Paloma Valley's Girls Stand Firm @ Sunbelt League #2

King's Girls, Corona's Boys Shine at 2013 Big VIII League Meet #2

Vista Murrieta Squads Claim Southwestern League Meet #2

Great Oak in Control at the Inland Empire Challenge

2013 Yucaipa Invite Results

Southwestern League Meet #1

Mountain Pass League #1

Lancer XC Classic

Hemet Bulldog Invitational

Stanford Invitational Results

King Reigns over the Big VIII League Meet #1

Desert Valley League Meet #1

Inland Valley League #1

2013 Mt. Carmel Invite

Sunbelt League Cluster #1

2013 Woodbridge / Estancia Classic Results

Great Oak's boys and girls continue to lead Riverside County by leaps and bounds here!  ...

2013 Fastback Shootout Top Results

Run on the condensed 1.9 mile varsion of the Mt. SAC Course, the Fastback Shootout continues ...

2013 Laguna Hills Invite

The Laguna Hills Invitational serves as an early season test on a tough course for many of the top squads ...

2013 Season is Off and Running....

2013 Riverside County Divisional Breakdown

Riverside County Cross Country
Riverside County Cross Country

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