San Bernardino County Cross Country: Welcome

This site has been created to promote the hard work and dedication of cross country athletes in San Bernardino County.  The county has a rich tradition of excellence that deserves to be promoted.  The site is being designed to be a place for athletes, coaches and parents to get all their SB County prep cross country results and information.  It's a work in progress, so be sure to keep coming back!

2014 Season Comes To A Close

With the end of the season, the County cross country site will become very quiet.  The weekly wrap-ups and results are still around, but have been moved to "Past Season Results."  We have left the season ending rankings and All-County teams along with the pre-season rankings and teams for comparison.

The San Bernardino County Track and Field site will be active...go to "Links."  There was not a lot of info concerning college signings back in November, but anything we do have will be posted on the Track and Field site.  The list will grow as the school year progresses, but if you know of any that aren't listed, please pass them along to me.

I would welcome any feedback or ideas to improve the site. 

2014 San Bernardino County Final Rankings

1. Jurupa Hills - 76:39 at CIF Finals
2. Ayala - 80:18 at CIF Finals 
3. Yucaipa - 80:24 at CIF Prelims
4. Colony - 80:41 at CIF Finals
5. Chino Hills - 80:57 at Mt. SAC Invit.
6. Bloomington - 82:10 at CIF Prelims
7. Big Bear - 82:11 at CIF Finals
8. Rancho Cucamonga - 82:26 at CIF Prelims
9. Serrano - 82:29 at CIF Prelims
10. Sultana - 83:13 at CIF Prelims
11. Los Osos - 84:50 at Baseline League Finals at Mt. SAC
12. Redlands East Valley - 85:22 at CIF Prelims
13. Alta Loma - 85:32 at CIF Prelims
14. Apple Valley - 85:33 at CIF Prelims
15. San Gorgonio - 86:21 at CIF Prelims
Small Schools:
1. Big Bear - 82:11 at CIF Finals
2. Ontario Christian - 86:58 at CIF Finals
3. Yucca Valley - 87:12 at Mt. SAC Invit.
4. Western Christian - 90:31 at CIF Prelims
5. Barstow - 91:20 at CIF Prelims 
1. Serrano - 91:07 at CIF Prelims
2. Yucaipa - 93:13 at CIF Finals
3. Citrus Valley - 94:29 at CIF Finals
4. Ayala - 95:02 at CIF Prelims
5. Rancho Cucamonga - 96:24 at CIF Prelims
6. Redlands - 97:14 at CIF Prelims
7. Colony - 98:29 at CIF Prelims
8. Chino Hills - 98:59 at Mt. SAC Invit.
9. Redlands East Valley - 100:39 at CIF Prelims
10. Granite Hills - 101:26 at CIF Prelims
11. Cajon - 103:01 at Mt. SAC Invit.
12. Yucca Valley - 103:26 at CIF Prelims
13. Sultana - 103:35 at CIF Prelims
14. Los Osos - 104:12 at Baseline League Finals at Mt. SAC
15. 29 Palms - 104:19 at CIF Prelims
Small Schools:
1. Yucca Valley - 103:26 at CIF Prelims
2. 29 Palms - 104:19 at CIF Prelims
3. Big Bear - 105:52 at CIF Prelims
4. Arrowhead Christian - 108:58 at CIF Finals
5. Ontario Christian - 116:46 at Mt. SAC Invit. 

2014 San Bernardino All-County Teams
Here is the best of the best in 2014 as determined by marks on the Mt. SAC course.  *** designates grade level (seniors have none, juniors have one, sophs have two and frosh have three)
         Boys First Team                                                   Girls First Team
Caleb Webb (Big Bear)                                          **Claire Graves (Citrus Valley)
Michael Teran (Jurupa Hills)                              *Sydney Tullai (Ayala)
Devon Reed (Jurupa Hills)                                   *Stefani Gaskell (Sultana)
Luis Ortega (Jurupa Hills)                                   *Kelly Fairchild (Serrano)
Koby Pederson (Alta Loma)                                 *Jennifer Sandoval (Summit)
Christian Barajas (Ayala)                                    *Courtney Brenner (Serrano)
Brittan Reed (Jurupa Hills)                                 ***McKenzie Cornell (Serrano)
         Boys Second Team                                                Girls Second Team
*Gavin Bradley (Ayala)                                        ***Grace Staton (Chino Hills)
Thomas Durham (Yucaipa)                                 **Mackenna Mason (Yucaipa)
**Manuel Ramirez (Sultana)                               *Alexis Ramirez (Serrano)
*Joshua Zavala (Colony)                                      **Samantha Aguilar (Redlands East Valley)
**Jhavahn Holsten (Serrano)                              ***Summer Barkan (Serrano)
*Peter Torres (Chino Hills)                                   **Erin Holton (Rancho Cucamonga)
*Federico Juarez (Bloomington)                         *Samantha Poliakon (Cajon)
Wallace Jordan (Granite Hills)
*Bradley Ewart (Los Osos)
         All-Senior Boys                                                      All-Senior Girls
Caleb Webb (Big Bear)                                           Shelby Eberwein (Yucaipa)
Michael Teran (Jurupa Hills)                               Arianna Garcia-Swantek (Yucaipa)
Devon Reed (Jurupa Hills)                                    Justine Jackson (Yucaipa)
Luis Ortega (Jurupa Hills)                                    Sydney Vollhardt (Yucaipa)
Koby Pederson (Alta Loma)                                  Cassidy Hooper (Citrus Valley)
Christian Barajas (Ayala)                                     Gabby Allen (Apple Valley)
Brittan Reed (Jurupa Hills)                                  Shanna Burns (Serrano)
         All-Junior Boys                                                      All-Junior Girls
Gavin Bradley (Ayala)                                           Sydney Tullai (Ayala)
Joshua Zavala (Colony)                                         Stefani Gaskell (Sultana)
Peter Torres (Chino Hills)                                      Kelly Fairchild (Serrano)
Federico Juarez (Bloomington)                            Jennifer Sandoval (Summit)
Bradley Ewart (Los Osos)                                      Courtney Brenner (Serrano)
Khaleel LeForce (Yucca Valley)                             Alexis Ramirez (Serrano)
Kyle Rossman (Colony)                                           Samantha Poliakon (Cajon)
       All-Sophomore Boys                                               All-Sophomore Girls
Manuel Ramirez (Sultana)                                    Claire Graves (Citrus Valley)
Jhavahn Holsten (Serrano)                                   Mackenna Mason (Yucaipa)
Steven Khan (Ayala)                                               Samantha Aguilar (Redlands East Valley)
Tanner Dutchover (Yucaipa)                                Erin Holton (Rancho Cucamonga)
Gerardo Vazquez (Bloomington)                         Karen Jacobs (Redlands)
Curtis Durham (Yucaipa)                                      Camille Cole (Colony)
Freddy Arias (Colony)                                            Vanessa Gaitan (Redlands East Valley)
       All-Freshman Boys                                                 All-Freshman Girls
Elias Opsahl (Redlands East Valley)                   McKenzie Cornell (Serrano)
Marco Ospina (Los Osos)                                       Grace Staton (Chino Hills)
Jorge Diaz (Yucca Valley)                                      Summer Barkan (Serrano)
David Lozano (Chino Hills)                                    Sarah Gee (Yucaipa)
Nico Rominu (Redlands)                                        Allison Oh (Ayala)
Victor Garcia (Serrano)                                          Isabelle Swanson (Redlands)
Andrew Murowatz (Ontario Christian)              Alyssa Segovia (Alta Loma) 

2014 San Bernardino County Pre-Season Rankings

These rankings are based on known returners and do not reflect transfers or impact freshmen.

1.  Jurupa Hills
             *ranked #7 in California by prepcaltrack
             *ranked #2 in CIF-SS Division 2  
2.  Colony
             *ranked #31 in California by prepcaltrack 
3.  Yucaipa
             *ranked #47 in California by prepcaltrack 
4.  Serrano
             *ranked #96 in California by prepcaltrack, which reports the loss of two key returnees 
5.  Chino Hills
             *ranked #58 in California by prepcaltrack 
6.  Rancho Cucamonga
             *ranked #72 in California by prepcaltrack 
7.  Ayala
             *ranked #54 in California by prepcaltrack 
8.  Big Bear
             *listed in prepcaltrack's #131-#143 top teams in the state 
9.  Etiwanda
10.  Citrus Valley
11.  Los Osos
12.  Redlands East Valley
13.  Alta Loma
14.  Bloomington
15.  Sultana
Others to watch:  Redlands, Fontana, Yucca Valley, Cajon
Small Schools Rankings
We received a request for separate rankings of small schools, so we thought we would give it a go!  One problem is defining "small school", but we will go with Division 4 and 5 schools.  
1.  Big Bear 
2.  Ontario Christian
             *ranked #9 in CIF-SS Division 5  
3.  29 Palms
4.  Riverside Prep
5.  Western Christian 
There is no question that the defending State champion Division 3 team, Jurupa Hills,  will spend most if not the entire season at the top of this list.  With Michael Teran capable of running with anyone after a 14:50 at Mt. SAC, and three supporters in the mid-15:00 range, the Spartans have the goods to return to Fresno.  If they can close the gap to their 5th, they could repeat in Fresno.  They are all seniors, so we will have to watch the lower levels and how they progress.  Colony is a clear number 2 here and have a 5th runner right with Jurupa Hills' number 5, but the Titans, while solid up front, cannot match the firepower that the Spartans possess.  Led by Josh Zavala and Matthew Contreras, four of their top five are juniors, so they have time to develop.  Yucaipa, with Thomas Durham leading the way, sit comfortably in the number 3 position here and will look to youngsters to give them the chance to move up.  Things tighten up here, but we are giving the nod to Serrano over Chino Hills, despite the Huskies possessing the better team time.  The Diamondbacks should have the services of sophomore Jhavahn Holsten, who could be their number one or two runner, which would place them ahead of Yucaipa's time, possibly nearing Colony's.  Tommy Manning has run under 16:00 and they have a decent pack.  Rancho Cucamonga is right in the mix here, but have to weather the loss of their top two, but the Cougars have a history of reloading quickly.
As far as the small schools go, Big Bear is rock solid with Caleb Webb leading the way at 14:48.  They can get their 5th runner in under 18:00, so this is a program that gets a whole lot out of a small student body (under 800).  Ontario Christian is a distant 2nd as they cannot match the power up front and need to improve at the number 5 spot.  The Knights are led by Jakob Eichor.
1.  Serrano
          *preseason freshman all-state honorable mention McKenzie Cornell will join the                  Diamondbacks
          *ranked #6 in CIF-SS Division 2  
2.  Yucaipa
          *ranked #5 in CIF-SS Division 1   
3.  Ayala
          *ranked #9 in CIF-SS Division 2 
4.  Redlands
5.  Citrus Valley
6.  Rancho Cucamonga
           *ranked #10 in CIF-SS Division 1 
7.  Colony
8.  Redlands East Valley
9.  Big Bear
           *ranked #4 in CIF-SS Division 4 
10.  Chino
11.  Chino Hills
12.  Los Osos
13.  Granite Hills
14.  Pacific
15.  Jurupa Hills
Others to watch:  Yucca Valley, Cajon, Don Lugo, Upland
Small Schools Rankings:
1.  Big Bear
2.  Riverside Prep
3.  University Prep
4.  Arrowhead Christian
5.  Western Christian
The top two should look familiar as they again top the rankings.  Serrano and Yucaipa will again do battle with the edge going to Serrano to start the season.  Both squads lost legendary senior front-runners, but Serrano returns better scorers in Courtney Brenner and Kelly Fairchild and have a 1:20 team time advantage.  Both teams have gaps to their 5th and this is what may give the Thunderbirds hope, as they generally have a deeper squad and may have the better opportunity to improve that position.  Sydney Vollhardt and Kenadi Davis will lead a tight pack for Yucaipa.  Ayala is not far behind with Sydney Tullai and Morgan Tanner strong up front for the Bulldogs.  A coaching change didn't seem to affect them during track, so we will see how it affects the cross country season.  Redlands rounds out a top four that appear to be clear of the rest of the County.  Karen Jacobs is outstanding up front at 17:49 for the Terriers and they have all remaining scorers under 20:00, most of them significantly under.  Citrus Valley and Rancho Cucamonga are very close and possess the top two runners in the County from a year ago.  Claire Graves leads the Blackhawks, having run 17:10 at Mt. SAC, but if they want to remain above the Cougars, they need to close the gap between number 4 and number 5.  Erin Holton ran 17:27 for Rancho Cucamonga with Megan Maretti improving nicely last season.  This is a team that could do some damage if they can improve at the number 4 and 5 spots.  
For the small schools, this conversation begins and ends with Big Bear.  This was a team that marched through the postseason, improving week by week and lost their front runner in Jennifer Schick, but return everyone else.  Their projected top 6 will be 5 sophomores and 1 junior!  Haley and Hanna Cabrera will lead a talented Bears squad.  Riverside Prep starts out at the #2 spot, as the small Victorville school is led by Alexandra Child, who ran 21:35 last season at Mt. SAC. 

2014 San Bernardino All-County Teams (Pre-Season):

Boys First Team
Caleb Webb (Big Bear)
Michael Teran (Jurupa Hills)
Devon Reed (Jurupa Hills)
Thomas Durham (Yucaipa)
Brittan Reed (Jurupa Hills)
Luis Ortega (Jurupa Hills)
David Hughes (Redlands East Valley)
Girls First Team
**Claire Graves (Citrus Valley)
**Erin Holton (Rancho Cucamonga)
**Karen Jacobs (Redlands)
*Sydney Tullai (Ayala)
*Kelly Fairchild (Serrano)
*Courtney Brenner (Serrano)
*Samantha Poliakon (Cajon)
Boys Second Team
*Josh Zavala (Colony)
*Bradley Ewart (Los Osos)
Jacob Casillas (Etiwanda)
Saul Tamayo (Yucca Valley)
Tommy Manning (Serrano)
*Matthew Contreras (Colony)
*Aiden Morris (Citrus Valley)
*Matthew Madrigal (Colony)
Girls Second Team
*Alexis Ramirez (Serrano)
*Jennifer Sandoval (Summit)
Sydney Vollhardt (Yucaipa)
Kenadi Davis (Yucaipa)
**Samantha Aguilar (Redlands East Valley)
Justine Jackson (Yucaipa)
*Megan Maretti (Rancho Cucamonga)