Natalie Harper is the top returner in the SJS, but she will have quite a lot of competition for the title of top runner by the end of the 2018 season.
California Track & Field and Cross Country News
Caroline Garrett and Oakland Tech are poised for a seriously special season this fall.
Matt Strangio comes in at number 12 on our MileSplit50 countdown.
The San Diego Section has a rich history of outstanding distance runners and teams. The section heads into 2018 with hopes of adding even more gold, silver and bronze to the cache. A detailed preview.
Daniel Perry leads a Skyline team that is set to dominate the section again in 2018.
Skyline's Eleanor Wikstrom will be looking to move into the top 20 of Division 2 this fall.
Del Norte, led by Zev Fiedelberg, has the inside track to a D2 title and could be the best boys team in the section overall.
Our 3rd installment covering all 10 sections in California will feature the Northern Section.
Kevin Ramos is back for his final cross country season, and is poised to compete for the title of best individual in the state.
After a frustrating track season Claudia Lane is ready to resume racing this fall - and we're ready to watch her burn up the courses!
The Stanford brothers already go 1-3 in their section, and they've added Caleb Niednagel to their team to join them at the top of the rankings.
Kristin Fahy has unfinished business from 2017, and she had an excellent track season on which to build even more success.
Hana Hall is looking to improve on her 10th place finish at the state meet last fall - and her team is legit, as well.
Up next on our MileSplit50 team countdown is No. 14 Corie Smith
Check out Tori Gaitan's latest week of training in her summer blog series with MileSplit
Detailed section-by-section preview series next examines the Los Angeles City Section.
The Northern section has some serious individual talent this year, so Charlie Giannini will need to be sharp to hold onto his title.
Britta Bundy could give Chico a chance to win both the boys and girls individual titles this fall, but Hana Hall won't make it easy for her.
You should NEVER overlook the top teams and individuals out of Los Angeles - even though they may be surrounded by the mighty Southern Section, there is talent worth watching here.
Heading into No. 15 on our MileSplit50 countdown is Great Oak junior Tori Gaitan
Our first detailed section preview begins today with the Central Coast Section.
Brent Smith had our attention way back during his freshman year, and now he tops the list of returners in his section.
Jicel Fernandez-Ramirez continues the El Camino Real tradition of having one of the top-ranked runners in the section.
If Marshall isn't on your radar screen, they should be - the Barristers have a solid returning team that our database favors to win their section.
The Palisades girls are favored in this section, but it won't be a cake walk.
Our section-by-section breakdown of the 2018 season kicks off with the CCS, which is loaded with competitive teams and individuals this fall.
The Wolfpack faces significant obstacles in the pursuit of a 5th straight D1 title and yet another NXN berth, but this program is used to making big gains.
Sam Lavorato is back after showing flashes of brilliance in 2017, one of many talented individuals in the CCS.
Homestead's Kaitlin Williams leads all returners in this section, but the competition for top honors will be fierce as the season progresses.
Homestead's boys will be in the mix at this year's CCS finals, where the Division 1 race should be intense.