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Week 7 Wrap-Up
This is traditionally a slow weekend for invitationals.  Most schools have a league meet either before or after, Mt. SAC is next week and they either came out of Clovis or the IE Challenge.  A few teams did see action.
 
Rockin' Rubidoux Invitational
No team scores could be found for this one, so there is only individual results.  There were some schools that ran non-varsity to give their lower levels some valuable experience.  Citrus Valley and Yucca Valley jump out as two such examples.  29 Palms has made great strides this year on both the boys and girls side and their top runners were on display here as Spencer Walton led the boys and Kerenza Robinson the girls.  Fontana's boys have a potent 1-2 punch in Marcos Guillen and Emmanuel Martinez, but they need a supporting cast.  The Steelers' girls have better depth, led by Michelle Pineda.  Chino's girls had a fantastic 2013 campaign but have been quiet this year
Boys (top 100):
2. Marcos Guillen (Fontana) - 16:05
13. Emmanuel Martinez (Fon) - 16:54
17. Erubey Camacho (Colton) - 17:06
20. Charles Henigan (Ontario) - 17:09
21. Spencer Walton (29 Palms) - 17:10
26. Sam Robinson (29) - 17:17
27. Tony Gamboa (Oak Hills) - 17:17
30. Garrett Schrepfer (29) - 17:23
33. Misael Bernal (Ont) - 17:28
43. Jess Duran (Colt) - 17:36
47. Adrian Montes De Oca (Ont) - 17:39
52. Badger Paige (Ont) - 17:43
53. Joseph Garcia (Citrus Valley) - 17:44
58. Stephen Tapia (Chino) - 17:47
60. Lucas Frias (CV) - 17:49
64. Steven Machado (Colt) - 17:53
67. Synai Salgado (29) - 17:55
73. Colin Copeland (CV) - 17:59
74. John Bradshaw (Ont) - 18:00
75. Josue Sanchez (Fon) - 18:00
76. Adan Vargas (Ont) - 18:01
77. Grant Goodman (CV) - 18:01
79. Cesar Valadez (Fon) - 18:03
81. Saul Velasco (Chi) - 18:04
82. Joshua Alban (CV) - 18:04
83. Peter Torres (Chi) - 18:04
84. Estabon Hernandez (OH) - 18:05
85. Michael Mathias (Chi) - 18:08
89. Isaac Duran (Colt) - 18:15
90. Juventino Arias (Colt) - 18:15
95. Cody Stanley (OH) - 18:27
98. Jarell Perez (CV) - 18:30
99. Joshua Pimentel (Fon) - 18:30
 
Girls (top 100):
6. Kerenza Robinson (29) - 19:29
9. Michelle Pineda (Fon) - 19:34
10. Vanessa Walton (29) - 19:38
12. Jubilee Bosch (29) - 19:49
20. Berenice Hernandez (Chi) - 20:10
24. Lilly Armendariz (OH) - 20:19
31. Sinai Martinez (Fon) - 20:33
34. Alyssa Robinson (29) - 20:41
36. Mirella Rodriguez (Fon) - 20:47
39. Madeleine Carrigan-Orrell (CV) - 20:52
64. Ana Rios (Yucca Valley) - 21:35
66. Heather Uribe (CV) - 21:37
72. Aries Torres (OH) - 21:50
76. Nathalie Iribe (Fon) - 21:53
77. Kaelani Kirby (OH) - 21:55
78. Karla Espindola (Ont) - 21:57
80. Katherine Gomez (Fon) - 22:00
81. Roxana Lopez (Colt) - 22:01
82. Natalie Almonte (Fon) - 22:05
84. Keller Colas (OH) - 22:07
87. Savannah Lopez (CV) - 22:12
88. Sierra Strong (CV) - 22:12
94. Brigid Champoux (OH) - 22:25
95. Destiny Alvarez (Ont) - 22:26
97. Sabeida Farias (Ont) - 22;32
98. Victoria Altamirano (Chi) - 22;35
100. Jasmine Barrales (Fon) - 22:47
 
Bell Gardens Invitational
This was a dominating performance by Ayala on both the boys and girls sides.  The Bulldog boys put all scorers in the top 30 in merged results with their "big 3" coming up big again, all placing in the top 10.  Christian Barajas led the way, running 14:48.  The girls had an even easier time with only a slight challenge from Palomares League foe Glendora.  The Bulldogs put all their scorers in the top 15 in a 600 runner field.  It could have been worse for the opposition, but #2 runner Morgan Tanner did not run.  Sydney Tullai was 2nd overall and Ayala got a big performance from Eyo Toe who was 5th overall.
 
Boys Merged Team Results (38 teams):  1. Ayala - 64;  2. Los Altos - 87;  3. Marshall - 166
Individual Results (768 runners):
Ayala Top 5:  4. Christian Barajas - 14:48;  7. Steven Khan - 15:05;  9. Gavin Bradley - 15:06;  20. Anthony Khan - 15:30;  26. Gabriel Amancio - 15:36
 
Girls Merged Team Results (36 teams):  1. Ayala - 46;  2. Glendora - 90;  3. Lakewood - 129
Individual Results (599 runners):
Ayala Top 5:  2. Sydney Tullai - 17:15;  5. Eyo Toe - 18:05;  12. Ashlyn Barajas - 18:25;  13. Alyssa Tran - 18:33;  14. Zen Hatcher - 18:35 


Chino Hills nips Rancho Cucamonga's boys while the Cougars handle the Huskies' girls!(click on Baseline League for results)

Rubidoux dominates, but Pacific positions itself well;  incredibly close top to bottom girls race! (click on Mountain Valley League for results)

Serrano boys and girls in command in the desert! (click on Mojave River League for results)

Yucca Valley comes back to take both boys and girls races! (click on DeAnza League for results)

Yucaipa too good in tough Citrus Belt League! (click on Citrus Belt League for results) 



San Bernardino County Cross Country Rankings - Week 6

Most leagues will have another league meet this week as teams begin to sharpen for the end of the season push.

Boys:
1. Jurupa Hills (1)
2. Ayala (2)
3. Yucaipa (3)
4. Bloomington (4)
5. Chino Hills (5)
6. Colony (6)
7. Rancho Cucamonga (7)
8. Serrano (10)
9. Big Bear (8)
10. Redlands East Valley (10)
11. Cajon (11)
12. Alta Loma (12)
13. Etiwanda (14)
14. Los Osos (13)
15. Redlands (NR)
 
Small Schools:
1. Big Bear (1)
2. 29 Palms (2)
3. Ontario Christian (3)
4. Riverside Prep (4)
5. Western Christian (5)
 
Girls:
1. Serrano (1)
2. Yucaipa (3)
3. Ayala (2)
4. Citrus Valley (4)
5. Redlands (7)
6. Rancho Cucamonga (5)
7. Chino Hills (6)
8. Redlands East Valley (9)
9. Cajon (10)
10. Granite Hills (8)
11. Colony (11)
12. 29 Palms (12)
13. Big Bear (13)
14. Etiwanda (NR)
15. Los Osos (15)
 
Small Schools:
1. 29 Palms (1)
2. Big Bear (2)
3. Arrowhead Christian (3)
4. Ontario Christian (NR)
5. Riverside Prep (4) 


Week 6 Wrap-Up (click here)

All-San Bernardino County Teams (click here)

League Meet Headlines #3 (click here)

Week 5 Wrap-Up (click here)

League Meet Headlines #2 (click here)

Week 4 Wrap-Up (click here)

League Meet Headlines #1 (click here)

Week 3 Wrap-Up (click here)

Week 2 Wrap-Up (click here)

Week 1 Wrap Up (click here)

Week Zero Wrap-Up (click here)

2014 San Bernardino County Pre-Season Rankings

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

Boys:
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.
 
Girls:
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)