The good news is twofold for Vista Murrieta this spring: Paige Haynes is healthy after being forced to miss all of track season, and the Broncos add another Candaele to their squad in rising freshman Devyn. The bad news: they lost Annabelle Werner and Nadine Dubon, who were the top two 1600 on the team this past spring. There is still plenty of returning talent, but the projected Bronco team for 2018 has two potential issues - a huge gap between Haynes and the rest of the team, and a lack of depth after 7 runners (assuming Devyn makes the top 7). Those concerns can be addressed with a good summer, and Vista Murrieta's year-to-year improvement over the last 3 cross country seasons indicates this is a program capable of accomplishing that. I won't be a bit surprised to see the Broncos return to the state meet and finish in the top 10 there again, and they have a legitimate chance of repeating their top 5 finish from 2017.
- 5K Improvement Rating: 17th
- 5K Returning Rankings: 4th
- 3 Mile Returning Rankings: 10th
- 1600 Returning Rankings: 35th