Things didn't quite come together for West Ranch last fall, but that can happen when your top 5 is composed entirely of sophomores and freshmen. After a solid run at the Southern Section prelims, the team took a step back at finals and missed the state meet. However, with their top 6 returning from that squad, this is a team with the potential to take a big step forward. Sophia Hoelzel has a chance to enter the upper echelon of California individuals, and West Ranch can back her with 2-6 runners separated by only 42 seconds. With a bit more depth and a good summer, the Wildcats are a state meet team, and a top 10 squad once there.
2017 Returning Stats:
- 3 Mile Ranking: 21st
- 3-Year 3 Mile Improvement Rating: 27th
- 5-Year 3 Mile Improvement Rating: 12th