2017 brought a move up to Division 2, but one thing remained constant for Paso Robles: making the state meet. Signs are pointing up for the Bearcats, starting with a strong spring season: Steven Scruggs and Pablo Cortes clocked 4:22 and 4:23 respectively, with Damian Gavilan joining those two under 9:40 in the 3200. Even more important: Paso Robles returns six of their top seven from the squad that finished 14th in D2 (including their top 5 3200 runners on the track). With a solid record of year-to-year improvement, this school has all the hallmarks of a team getting ready to make a step forward, and I predict the Bearcats will move well into the top 10 in their state meet race in 2018.
UPDATE: after the Southern Section meeting, we were reminded that Paso Robles is one of 13 schools that have decided to move from the CIF-SS to the Central Section.
- 5K Improvement Rating: 13th
- 3 Mile Improvement Rating: 40th
- 5K Returning Rankings: 14th
- 3 Mile Returning Rankings: 54th
- 3200 Returning Rankings: 12th
- 1600 Returning Rankings: 35th