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CIF Finals Wrap-Up
 
JURUPA HILLS BREAKS COUNTY TEAM TIME RECORD! 
 
Division 1 Boys
The local teams didn't fare too well in this one.  With very tough competition, Chino Hills was able to improve their team time from a week ago by over 40 seconds and maintain an excellent gap of 38 seconds, but it was only good enough for 15th place.  The Baseline League champions were led by Peter Torres and Cody Berg, who both ran under 16 minutes.  Yucaipa ran very well to get to this meet, but had a letdown today.  No having sophomore Curtis Durham hurt the Thunderbirds as they finished 16th.  Another sophomore, Tanner Dutchover, led the Citrus Belt League champions today.  The spotlight today belonged to Alta Loma senior Koby Pederson, who powered his way to the State Meet with a spectacular 15:10 to finish 7th.  If CIF gave a most improved award, no doubt Pederson would be a finalist, if not the winner.  From an 11th place finish in the Baseline League to a state finalist is very impressive.  His time was a second off of making the top 25 list of all-time County marks at Mt. SAC!
Qualifying Team Results:
1.  Burroughs/Burbank  -  70
2.  Dana Hills  -  91
3.  Great Oak  -  123
4.  Long Beach Poly  -  174
5.  Loyola  -  180
6.  Martin Luther King  -  209
7.  Warren  -  215
Non-qualifying:  8.  Crescenta Valley  -  216
County Teams15.  Chino Hills  -  324;  Team Time:  81:05
                             16.  Yucaipa  -  401;  Team Time:  82:18
Individual Results
7. Koby Pederson (Alta Loma) - 15:10  *State Meet Qualifier
43. *Peter Torres (CH) - 15:52
50. Cody Berg (CH) - 15:57
58. **Tanner Dutchover (Yuc) - 16:03
62. Thomas Durham (Yuc) - 16:06
75. Christopher Arcos (CH) - 16:16
90. Izell Reyes (CH) - 16:30
91. Marcelo Arcos (CH) - 16:30
97. Alex Scott (CH) - 16:37
99. *Stephen Farlander (Yuc) - 16:41
101. Nathaniel Colletti (CH) - 16:42
102. *Jake Keller (Yuc) - 16:43
105. Colt Bosson (Yuc) - 16:45
112. Erik Hagen (Yuc) - 17:04
118. Manuel Madrid (Yuc) - 17:29
 
Division 1 Girls
No one was catching Great Oak as they set a points record with just 20.  However, I don't think anyone thought Yucaipa would breeze their way into the State Meet in the fashion they did.  They ran well, the 11th fastest County team ever on the Mt. SAC course, but there was no one around to challenge them for second...57 point cushion down to Arcadia in 3rd.  Mackenna Mason duplicated her best time here to pace the Thunderbirds, but one key was the big race put down by veteran Shelby Eberwein at 18:36.  Things looked like they were finally coming together the last two weeks for Rancho Cucamonga as they made it Finals with the return of Erin Holton, although it was clear she was not 100%.  It was more apparent today as she ran 4th for the team.  Megan Maretti was solid again for the Cougars, but the team finished 16th.  On the individual front, Chino Hills freshman Grace Staton came close to advancing, but she needed Dana Hills to qualify as a team to have a shot as she finished 18th in 18:20 and Cajon's Samantha Poliakon finished 23rd. 
Qualifying Team Results:
1.  Great Oak  -  20
2.  Yucaipa  -  98;  Team Time - 93:13   (#11 mark in San Bernardino County history)
3.  Arcadia  -  155
4.  Trabuco Hills  -  170
5.  Long Beach Poly  -  172
6.  Vista Murrieta  -  185
7.  Roosevelt  -  190
Non-qualifying:  8. Dana Hills  -  223
County Teams:  16.  Rancho Cucamonga  -  364;  Team Time - 99:22
Individual Results:
15. **Mackenna Mason (Yuc) - 18:15
18.  ***Grace Staton (Chino Hills) - 18:20
22. Shelby Eberwein (Yuc) - 18:36
23. *Samantha Poliakon (Cajon) - 18:37
25. Arianna Garcia-Swantek (Yuc) - 18:40
27. ***Sarah Gee (Yuc) - 18:46
29. *Megan Maretti (RC) - 18:49
31. Justine Jackson (Yuc) - 18:56
35. *Delaney Ellsworth (Yuc) - 18:59
78. *Victoria Magana (RC) - 19:48
89. Brittany Bailey (RC) - 20:01
93. Sydney Vollhardt (Yuc) - 20:06
100. **Erin Holton (RC) - 20:22
101. Marlene Ortega (RC) - 20:22
107. Svetlana Martin (RC) - 20:41
108. **Mia Saiza (RC) - 20:45
 
Division 2 Boys
Jurupa Hills may be following the same path they did a year ago.  After coming in second at CIF Finals, the Spartans made the most of their trip to Fresno, returning with a state title.  They finished 2nd again this year behind upstart Ventura as they have jumped up to Division 2.  If the trophy went to the team with the best team time, Jurupa Hills would be celebrating a CIF title, but instead points decide it and they came up 18 short.  How is that possible?  The Spartans were spectacular through four runners, but the questions remain about a fifth runner and if they want back-to-back state titles, they have to shore up the 51 places between 4 and 5.  How good is their team time?  The best there ever was!  They broke Rancho Cucamonga's County record at Mt. SAC today with a 76:39.  Michael Teran did all he could, running the 5th fastest County time ever in winning the race.  He was supported very well by Devon Reed, who was 4th overall at 15:03.  Their 4th came in at 15:23, but their 5th was over 50 seconds behind at 16:13.  Ayala ran very well in this race as well, but it was only good for 10th, while Colony ran 13th and Bloomington 16th.  Ayala's Christian Barajas made a huge leap to extend his season with a trip to the State Meet.
Qualifying Team Results:
1.  Ventura  -  83
2.  Jurupa Hills  -  101;  Team Time - 76:39 (NEW SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY RECORD)
3.  Canyon/Anaheim  -  120
4.  Claremont  -  136
5.  Saugus  -  144
6.  West Torrance  -  144
7.  Tesoro  -  205
Non-qualifying:  8.  Buena - 208
County Teams:  10.  Ayala  -  264;  Team Time - 80:18
                             13.  Colony  -  292;  Team Time - 80:41
                             16.  Bloomington  -  411;  Team Time - 83:07
Individual Results:
1. Michael Teran (JH) - 14:44 (#5 mark in San Bernardino County history)
4. Devon Reed (JH) - 15:03 (ties #17 mark in San Bernardino County history)
12. Luis Ortega (JH) - 15:14
15. Christian Barajas (Ay) - 15:17   *State Meet Qualifier
20. Brittan Reed (JH) - 15:23
29. *Gavin Bradley (Ay) - 15:35
34. *Joshua Zavala (Col) - 15:42
42. **Steven Khan (Ay) - 15:51
45. *Federico Juarez (Bloom) - 15:54
64. *Ryan Tobin (Col) - 16:12
65. Juan Velasquez (Col) - 16:12
70. *Matthew Madrigal (Col) - 16:15
71. Isac Gonzalez (JH) - 16:15
78. *Kyle Rossman (Col) - 16:20
79. **Gerardo Vazquez (Bloom) - 16:21
80. Jonathan Ray (JH) - 16:22
81. **Freddy Arias (Col) - 16:22
97. *Jacob Axton (Ay) - 16:47
98. *Anthony Khan (Ay) - 16:48
99. **Miguel Parga (Bloom) - 16:51
100. *Alijah Maldonado (Ay) - 16:52
101. *Christian Vera (Bloom) - 16:54
104. *Matthew Contreras (Col) - 17:02
107. **Alejandro Mariscal (Bloom) - 17:07
109. Sebastian Sanchez (Ay) - 17:09
110. Christopher Duarte (JH) - 17:21
113. **Alex Diaz (Bloom) - 17:28
114. Alejandro Jimenez (Bloom) - 17:44
 
Division 2 Girls
Another fine performance from Serrano as they advance to the State Meet.  After posting the fastest team time of the day last week, the Diamondbacks ran solid to easily finish 3rd.  The all-underclassmen scoring five were 18:45 or faster and that includes the frosh duo of McKenzie Cornell and Summer Barkan.  The questions of a fifth runner have been answered throughout the season as improved depth will keep this team a title contender for at least another year.  Not surprising, Kelly Fairchild led the way with a 12th place finish.  Citrus Valley has come on nicely in the post-season and while their team season is done, they laid down the 20th fastest time in County history with Claire Graves improving her #2 mark all-time on the Mt. SAC course.  The other 4 Blackhawk scorers all came in from 19:15 to 19:25.  There are some ups and downs in cross country and Ayala had a down day today with their top finisher coming in 61st. 
Qualifying Team Results:
1.  Saugus  -  81
2.  Capistrano Valley  -  94
3.  Serrano  -  113;  Team Time - 91:31
4.  Simi Valley  -  156
5.  Redondo Union  -  158
6.  Arroyo Grande  -  172
7.  Claremont  -  175
Non-qualifying:  8.  Ventura  -  189
County Teams:  12.  Citrus Valley  -  291;  Team Time - 94:29 (#20 mark in SB County history)
                              16.  Ayala  -  361;  Team Time - 96:40
Individual Results:
2. **Claire Graves (CV) - 17:07 (improves #2 mark in San Bernardino County history)   *State Meet Qualifier
12. *Kelly Fairchild (Ser) - 18:01
21. ***McKenzie Cornell (Ser) - 18:10
22. *Courtney Brenner (Ser) - 18:10
31. *Jennifer Sandoval (Summit) - 18:24
32. *Alexis Ramirez (Ser) - 18:25
45. ***Summer Barkan (Ser) - 18:45
61. *Sydney Tullai (Ay) - 19:06
66. ***Allison Oh (Ay) - 19:13
71. *Rebecca Loflin (CV) - 19:15
76. Danielle Regnier (CV) - 19:21
77. Cassidy Hooper (CV) - 19:21
82. Jamie Vasek (Ser) - 19:24
83. Morgan Tanner (Ay) - 19:25
85. *Carissa Gomez (CV) - 19:25
87. Eyo Toe (Ay) - 19:27
89. **Alyssa Tran (Ay) - 19:29
91. Shanna Burns (Ser) - 19:33
105. *Paige Simmons (Ay) - 20:19
110. *Zen Hatcher (Ay) - 20:36
114. Jessie Moeller (CV) - 20:51
115. *Daniela Soria (CV) - 21:09
 
Division 3 Boys
Manuel Ramirez of Sultana continues to improve, as has the entire boys team.  The sophomore ran 15:41 to finish 26th. 
Qualifying Team Results:
1.  Brea Olinda  -  44
2.  Agoura  -  87
3.  Palos Verdes  -  120
4.  Rubidoux  -  139
5.  Paso Robles  -  142
6.  Yorba Linda  -  171
7.  Oak Park  -  175
Non-qualifying:  8.  St. John Bosco  -  219
No County teams qualified in this division.
Individual Results:
26. **Manuel Ramirez (Sultana) - 15:41
 
Division 3 Girls
No teams qualified into this race, but Sultana's Stefani Gaskell qualified in and qualified out, running a huge personal best to reach the State Meet.  After transferring and sitting out a portion of the season, she appears to be fresh, running 17:52 to finish 5th and advance. 
Qualifying Team Results:
1.  Palos Verdes  -  80
2.  Esperanza  -  103
3.  Moorpark  -  149
4.  Paso Robles  -  156
5.  South Torrance  -  162
6.  Northwood  -  173
7.  Corona del Mar  -  184
Non-qualifying:  8.  Torrance  -  199
No County teams qualified in this division.
Individual Results:
5. *Stefani Gaskell (Sultana) - 17:52 (#18 mark in San Bernardino County history)   *State Meet Qualifier
 
Division 4 Boys
Big Bear was not expected to advance as a team, but there was little doubt that Caleb Webb would make it and a strong possibility he would repeat as a CIF Champion.  He did just that running a 14:42, which should leave plenty in the tank for Woodward Park in a week.  Trenton Rochelle led all the other Bears' scorers under 17:00 as they packed up well.  Yucca Valley's Saul Tamayo ran a fine race, covering the hilly terrain in 15:52, but it was one place out of the money to grab an individual ticket to Fresno.   
Qualifying Team Results:
1.  Bishop Amat  -  90
2.  Covina  -  107
3.  San Luis Obispo  -  145
4.  Foothill Technology  -  146
5.  Cathedral  -  157
6.  Salesian  -  162
7.  JSerra  -  164
Non-qualifying:  8.  Santa Ynez  -  188
County Teams:  10.  Big Bear  -  237;  Team Time - 82:11
Individual Results:
1. Caleb Webb (BB) - 14:42   *State Meet Qualifier
16. Saul Tamayo (YV) - 15:52
57. Trenton Rochelle (BB) - 16:43
63. **Mauricio Ramos (BB) - 16:50
71. Brandon Mendez (BB) - 16:57
73. Mael Demartes (BB) - 16:59 
101. Jason Jacobsen (BB) - 17:29
105. **Mark Draz (BB) - 17:34
 
Division 4 Girls
Qualifying Team Results:
1.  Bishop Amat  -  63
2.  JSerra  -  101
3.  Covina  -  134
4.  Laguna Beach  -  144
5.  Atascadero  -  144
6.  Templeton  -  163
7.  Harvard Westlake  -  175
Non-qualifying:  8.  Oaks Christian  -  209
No County Teams or individuals in this race.
 
Division 5 Boys
Ontario Christian has put together a very fine season in the shadow of league foe, Woodcrest Christian.  They both qualified for CIF Finals and both saw their season end today.  Ontario Christian was led by junior Jakob Eichor, who by virtue of his 17th place finish, advances to Fresno.
Qualifying Team Results:
1.  Xavier Prep  -  65
2.  Flintridge Prep  -  85
3.  Desert Christian  -  107
4.  Thacher  -  138
5.  St. Margarets  -  142
6.  Valley Christian  -  190
7.  St. Bonaventure  -  192 
Non-qualifying:  8.  Woodcrest Christian  -  194
County Teams:  14.  Ontario Christian  -  307;  Team Time - 86:58  
Individual Results:
17. *Jakob Eichor (OC) - 16:11   *State Meet Qualifier
43. Alan Devries (OC) - 17:01
76. ***Andrew Murowatz (OC) - 17:42
85. **Adrian Saucedo (OC) - 17:56
90. Alex Vander Tuig (OC) - 18:08
92. Samuel Archer (OC) - 18:13
93. Collin Hardy (OC) - 18:18
 
Division 5 Girls
Arrowhead Christian did a great job to reach the finals, but were outmatched here.  This may prove to be great experience as the back end of their team is all freshmen.  Micaela Pulliam has been the leader all season and she ran 28th today with Savannah Winslow about a minute back. 
Qualifying Team Results:
1.  Flintridge Prep  -  36
2.  Mayfield  -  42
3.  Chadwick  -  152
4.  Woodcrest Christian  -  158
5.  Xavier Prep  -  173
6.  Thacher  -  188
7.  Viewpoint  -  195
Non-qualifying:  8.  Pacifica Christian  -  219
County Teams:  13.  Arrowhead Christian  -  307;  Team Time - 108:58
Individual Results:
28. Micaela Pulliam (AC) - 20:17
57. *Savannah Winslow (AC) - 21:18
75. *Amanda Sheble (AC) - 21:56
90. Evanna Diaz (AC) - 22:41
93. ***Gabby Caton-Zarr (AC) - 22:46
95. ***Mady Goss (AC) - 22:53
109. ***Paige Newsham (AC) - 23:33 


San Bernardino County Cross Country Rankings - Week 11

The rankings took Week 10 off, but they are back and reflect the Prelims results.

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


CIF Prelims Division 1 Wrap-Up (click here)

CIF Prelims Division 2 Wrap-Up (click here)

CIF Prelims Division 3 Wrap-Up (click here)

CIF Prelims Division 4 Wrap-Up (click here)

CIF Prelims Division 5 Wrap-Up (click here)

League Finals Headlines (click here)

Week 9 Wrap-Up (click here)

Week 8 Wrap-Up (click here)

Week 7 Wrap-Up (click here)

League Meet Headlines #4 (click here)

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)