Could Jill Walker be the next great Simi Valley runner? She went toe to toe with big-time runners in the Team Sweeps race and came out in 7th with the top 9th-grade performance of the weekend.
Galen Topper led a strong showing by Bellarmine's freshmen at Mt. SAC, the first full 3 Mile race for some of them.
Under his watch the Agoura program set the standard for individual success in the early state meet era, and team success followed quickly.
Throughout the week we'll aggregate all of our published grade-level rankings here for you, so you can catch up on anything you missed!
Natalia Quintero had a sub-17 at Woodbridge, and who knows how fast she could have run at Mt. SAC if she had been pushed (she won her race by over a minute).
Josh Stern (Thousand Oaks) has been on top of the rankings since Woodbridge, and also had the best 9th-grade performance at Mt. SAC this past weekend.
We've broken down the top performances from Mt. SAC by division and by grade level, with more to come!
Given how well she is running, it's easy to forget that Tori Gaitan is just a sophomore.
With Gabriel Abbes leading 4 returners in the Great Oak top 7 from Mt. SAC, don't expect a drop-off from this program any time soon.
In September of 2016, we identified 16 of the state's best programs EVER and held a tournament of public voting. Check out the programs and every round of voting inside!
If you stopped paying attention after the Sweeps races were done, you missed one of the best performances at Mt. SAC - Patricia Meissner's solo 17:19 on Saturday afternoon.
If you haven't noticed Jace Aschbrenner yet, you haven't been paying enough attention - the kid is a star in the making.
Lauren Peurifoy clocked 16:42 at Mt. SAC, good enough to make the top 10 all time on the hallowed course!
And (yet another) star is born! Great Oak junior Tyler Tickner finished 7th in the Team Sweeps race Saturday, clocking 14:52 - the top underclassman in the race.
Catch up on the top performances by former California high school runners now competing on the collegiate level!
That Claudia Lane leads these rankings is hardly surprising. That she posted the top time in all of California AT MT. SAC is phenomenal.
Kevin Ramos smoked the field in Saturday's Individual Sweeps race, asserting himself as a state title contender a year ahead of schedule.
Mariah Castillo's performance shows that she will be an individual title contender when the state meet comes around.
He may not have the top time in the overall state rankings, but Meike made it clear Saturday that he is the guy to beat this season.
Haley Herberg still holds the top spot overall, and she continues to perform very well - even when she doesn't appear to be quite 100%, such as this past Saturday at Mt. SAC.
Xavier Court isn't getting enough recognition around the state, but he is having an excellent season and showed Saturday that he can run with the best CA has to offer!
Yes, we were all in on Mt. SAC coverage this weekend. No, that doesn't mean we missed all the performances from the other meets, like Colleen McCandless at the Mariner Invite!
Which teams from Friday were able to sneak into the overall top 10? Who had the best Division 2 performances on Saturday? Find out inside!
The Wolfpack swept both Team Sweepstakes races in dominating fashion, showing that they are contenders for national titles on both sides.
The defending national champion showed that she is ahead of last year's pace by becoming the first girl ever to crack the 16 minute barrier on the legendary course!
We've got thousands of pictures covering EVERY race this weekend, and they'll be going up throughout the day!
We spoke to every race winner that we could find, plus several other standouts from the two days of intense competition at Mt. SAC!
We've put all the results from every Day 1 race together - PLUS separate merges for Division 3 and Division 4&5!
Check in here throughout the weekend for news from our team on-site in Walnut, plus links to all of our coverage!
There's more than enough talent in Southern California to make all the Saturday varsity races highly competitive, even when the top teams are pulled out for the Sweeps races.