San Bernardino County Cross Country: Hacienda League

The Hacienda League features the Chino Cowboys.  In addition, non-San Bernardino County schools include Charter Oak, Diamond Ranch, Los Altos, Walnut and West Covina. 

2014 Boys Outlook

One County school has been moved to fend for itself and that is Chino High School.  Based on travel alone, I would guess this was not a move Chino welcomed as they leave behind the Mt. Baldy League.  They finished a distant 2nd behind Colony and no doubt are happy to say goodbye to the Titans.  Most everyone returns with Michael Torres leading the Cowboys, having run 16:26 at Mt. SAC last year.  They need to close a 1+ minute gap between #4 and #5 to remain competitive.  They face a Walnut team that went to CIF Finals last year, but only return two and Los Altos, a CIF Qualifier with three returners.  With improvement, the Cowboys could fare pretty well here.

2014 Girls Outlook

The Chino Cowgirls also finished 2nd in the Mt. Baldy League last season, within striking distance of league power, Colony.  The Cowgirls had one of the best frosh classes in the County this year and typically sophomores show the most improvement.  If that holds here, Chino is going to have a fine team.  Sierra Santoya leads an all-underclassman top five as she went 19:32 at Mt. SAC and is supported well by Berenice Hernandez (20:10).  Los Altos advanced to CIF Finals last season and return three from that squad.  Walnut qualified for CIF and have four coming back, so look for Chino to be in the mix in their first year in the Hacienda League.