The database says this could be a very tight team battle in 2017, with Mt. Carmel holding a narrow lead in two of the three rankings.
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Granada squeezed out a win in Division 2 last year, and that was without one of their top runners! With both Colleen McCandless and Kinga Bihari back, this team is poised for a special season.
The database is sold on Dublin's returning talent, especially if Adrian Schroeder continues to impress.
The 2017 Buchanan girls team is set to dominate, and could be the best girls team ever from the Central Section.
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Last year, the McFarland boys missed the state meet for the first time since 2014. Don't count on that being a repeat phenomenon, though.
This could be the year for Sydney Vandegrift and St. Francis - but they have to defeat perennial power Davis Senior to get there.
Jesuit doesn't hold the top spot in any of the three rankings listed inside - but they DO make the top three in all of them, the only school that can make that claim.
Jeremy Kain set an unofficial mile world record for 12 year olds on Thursday at the Los Gatos All Comer Track and Field meet.
As we head closer to the start of the cross country season, here are our pre-season top 10 girls.
After a great spring season, can Haley Herberg help put Capo Valley in contention in a loaded Division 2 race?
Crescenta Valley has a stud up front in Colin Fitzgerald, and they have six of seven runners back from the team that fell 30 points short of making the state meet.
Flintridge Prep is primed for a repeat championship, led by Sophie Gitlin.
In what could be the most wide open of the 10 division races at the state level, Lick Wilmerding is a bona fide contender.
Defending champs Foothill Tech are back at full strength for a repeat, led by Lauren Kearney.
One of the most competitive sections in this division will field some of the top teams in the state.
The database says that Sage Creek is poised to challenge Foothill Tech for the D4 crown, but summer will tell - it always does.
In all the hoopla over the Cathedral Catholic boys getting to NXN last fall, you may have missed their girls' team finishing 5th in D3 - and they have 6 of the 7 back.
Cathedral High had a strong run at the state meet behind Alexander Cantu, and they have five runners returning in a division hit hard by graduation.
Even with superstar Annie Boos off to Cal, the Claremont Wolfpack has a good shot in D2.
Can Colton Colonna and St. Francis Mountain View build on a successful 2016-2017 school year to make something special this fall?
Can Sandra Pflughoft help lead Great Oak to yet another girls state championship in 2017?
Are Jacob Korgan and Great Oak favored to repeat? Yes. Yes they are.
Defending Division 1 champ Olivia O'Keeffe fronts a squad with enough returning talent to be in the mix yet again.
One of the strongest sections in this division will field some of the top teams in the state.
Bellarmine has a load of talent back for 2017, and you know they want to move up from last year's 4th-place finish.
Sara Leonard and her Canyon team posted some big 3 Mile times in 2016, and the database likes them for the upcoming season.
St. Francis (Sacramento) took a leap forward after the arrival of Isabella Fauria. How good will the Troubadours be this fall?
Our database says Adrian Vargas and El Toro will be a team to reckon with this fall. Will that prediction come true?