Riverside County Cross Country: 2009 Highlights

All-Riverside County Preseason Boys Selections

All-Riverside County Girls' Preseason Selections

2009 Fastback Shootout

2009 Laguna Hills Invitational

ML King Shines @ Bronco Invite and Colton Swarm Results

Sunbelt League Meet #1

Woodbridge Classic Results

Mt. Carmel Invite

Big VIII League Meet #1

Mountain Pass League #1

Desert Valley League Meet #1

Inland Valley League Meet #1

Dana Hills Invitational Results

Hemet Bulldog Invite

Southwestern League Meet #1

Norte Vista Rules Sunkist League Meet #1

Brea Invite Results

Yucaipa Invite Results

Clovis Invite

Inland Empire Championships

Rubidoux and Beaumont Stay on Top of Mountain Pass League

Great Oak Continues Dominance over Southwestern League

ML King Turns the Tables in Big VIII League Meet

Paloma Boys / Hemet Girls Rule Sunbelt League Action

Big Sky League Meet

Inland Valley League Meet

Rockin' Rubidoux Invite Results

Great Oak Continues to Shine at Arcadia Apache Invite

Great Oak Girls Obliterate County Record at Mt. SAC Invite

Big Sky and Christian League Finals

Mountain Pass League Finals

ML King and Corona Repeat in Earning Crowns

Great Oak Rolls while Vista Murrieta Upsets at SWL Finals

Valley View Cruises to League Title at IVL Finals

Sunkist League Finals

Desert Valley League Finals - Indio's Boys / La Quinta's Girls Rock!

Sunbelt League Finals

Riverside County Rocks at CIF Prelims

Great Oak Girls / Woodcrest Christian's Boys Capture CIF Titles

In convincing fashion, Great Oak's girls continued their journey through the 2009 season by adding on a Division ...

Woodcrest Christian's Boys Race to 5th straight State Title; ML King's Werley is Invited to NXN

In a day loaded with anticipation, the 2009 California State Championships left with some disappointed, despite ...

2009 Girls All-Riverside County Selections

2009 Girls All-Riverside County Selections 

2009 Boys All-Riverside County Selections

Werley and Gedyon

2009 Boys All-Riverside County Selections
Every year, we expect to see a boy or two break out of his shell and improve by a minute in becoming one of the best in Riverside County.  But, this year - we witnessed something unlike we previously had.  Hard to believe that originally, this young man came out for Cross Country to get in shape for basketball and baseball.  Well, he dipped below the 17 minute barrier that same freshman season giving us a glimpse of his talent.  Working his way into a 9:34 3200 meter athlete this past Spring, he was still unable to qualify from his league in the 3200 to the postseason.  Talent still evident for sure but the greatness he was about to unleash over the next six months came as a shock!  Our 2009 Boys' Athlete of the Year is junior Lane Werley of Martin Luther King High.  He truly put his name out there on the statewide scene in almost beating highly touted Elias Geydon of Loyola down at the Mt. Carmel Invite.  In October, Mr. Werley then roared to a new county record of 15:04 for the Woodward Park course up in Fresno!  Making the postseason was no longer an issue as Lane was now up there with some of the best in the nation!   Committing and believing on a much higher level is what took Lane from being a 16:00 athlete in 2008 to a 15:00 one in 2009.  Waking up at 4 am to get online to watch a live marathon is one example is how Lane simply 'woke up' and tapped into his true talent!   When it was said and done, he just missed the county record for the Mt. SAC course but becomes the first to break 15:00 two separate times while romping his way through the Big VIII League and an individual league title.  He was able to lead his ML King boys to their greatest season in school history, shattering previous school records.  Not initially known for his kick, Lane was able to outlast a 4:08 1600m athlete at the Southern Section CIF Finals and finish 2nd place.  In a well measured effort, Lane than moved up from 7th to 3rd over the last 3/4 of a mile at the California State Meet to finish 3rd.  For that race, he became the first athlete in the county to be invited up to the Nike Cross Country Nationals where he finished 25th place against some of the absolute best in the nation!  And yes - he's only a junior!  What a journey and arguably THE greatest season in Riverside County history!  We cannot to see how much he improves upon his 4:26 / 9:34 credentials this upcoming Spring!  Congratulations to our 2009 Boys' Riverside County Athlete of the Year - Martin Luther King's Lane Werley!

Past winners:
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 Jiminez (Rubidoux)

Still to come Final Team Rankings

All-Riverside County 1st Team
-Drew Dalton (Vista Murrieta)
*Karson Fronk (Great Oak)
*Michael Gauger (Corona)
*Trevor Henson (Paloma Valley)
-Josh Massey (Santiago)
-Bryce Rausa (Vista Murrieta)
*Lane Werley (ML King)

All-Riverside County 2nd Team
-Adam Arroyo (Valley View)
-Jesse Brooks (Woodcrest Christian)
-Alan Cuevas (Corona)
*Ray Noble (Valley View)
-Brandon Pina (Temecula Valley)
-Chris Sanchez (Indio)
*Myles Scarnano (Woodcrest Christian)

All-Riverside County 3rd Team
-Nic Beechan (Hemet)
-Ryan Benedict (Santiago)
**Kevin Chamberlain (Great Oak)
*Jorge Cisneros (Lakeside)
*Mueen Ghoury (Rubidoux)
-Michael Herpy (Paloma Valley)
***Porter Reddish (Vista Murrieta)

All-County Senior Team: Adam Arroyo (Valley View), Alan Cuevas (Corona), Drew Dalton (Vista Murrieta), Josh Massey (Santiago), Brandon Pina (Temecula Valley), Bryce Rausa (Vista Murrieta), Chris Sanchez (Indio)

All-County Junior Team: Karson Fronk (Great Oak), Michael Gauger (Corona), Mueen Ghoury (Rubidoux), Trevor Henson (Paloma Valley), Ray Noble (Valley View), Mynes Scarnano (Woodcrest Christian), Lane Werley (ML King)

All-County Sophomore Team: Kevin Chamberlain (Great Oak), Edgar Cobian (La Sierra), Jimmy Gauger (Corona), Joseph Juaregui (Valley View), Julian Hernandez (Corona), Brandon Messerly (Great Oak), Nick Wolff (Roosevelt)

All-County Freshman Team: David Aguilar (Corona), Omar Caro (Norte Vista), Oscar Caro (Norte Vista), Robert Lopez (Santiago), Jeamar Muro (Vista Murrieta), Emilio Nunez (Valley View), Porter Reddish (Vista Murrieta)  

2009 Final Rankings
Final 2009 Riverside County Girls' Squads
1) Great Oak (Southwestern)
2) Vista Murrieta (Southwestern)
3) Martin Luther King (Big VIII)
4) Murrieta Valley (Southwestern)  

5) Chaparral (Southwestern)

6) Corona (Big VIII)
7) Valley View (Inland Valley)
8) Beaumont (Mountain Pass)
9) Paloma Valley (Sunbelt)
10) La Sierra (Inland Valley)
11) Hemet (Sunbelt)
12) Woodcrest Christian (Big Sky)
13) Centennial (Big VIII)
14) Roosevelt (Big VIII)
15) Temecula Valley (Southwestern)

Final 2009 Riverside County Boys' Squads
1) Vista Murrieta (Southwestern)
2) Great Oak (Southwestern)
3) Corona (Big VIII)
4) Valley View (Inland Valley)
5) ML King (Big VIII)
6) Santiago (Big VIII)
7) Woodcrest Christian (Big Sky)
8) Indio (Desert Valley)
9) Paloma Valley (Sunbelt)
10) Roosevelt (Big VIII)
11) Hemet (Sunbelt)
12) Temecula Valley (Southwestern)
13) Arlington (Inland Valley)
14) La Sierra (Inland Valley)
15) Cathedral City (Desert Valley)