2017 Boys XC All-MileSplitCA Team

2017 MileSplitCA Overall Boys All-State First Team

(Listed alphabetically)

Liam Anderson 

Redwood/NC, Jr.

What he did: Liam placed 3rd at Nike Cross Nationals in Portland (15:07.6). His time was 3.5 seconds behind winner Aidan Troutner (15:03.9). ... Anderson won the CIF-State Division 3 title (15:10.30). His time ranked third on the course in merged results and was the fastest among all juniors at the meet. ... He is the CIF-North Coast Section D3 champion (15:04.90) by a little more than 21 seconds. ... He was the runner-up at Mt. SAC in the D1-2 Individual Sweepstakes race (14:51.00). ... His 15:03.00 for second at Clovis ranked as the second-fastest 5,000-meter time in CA in 2017 behind race-winner and state-leader Justin Hazell (15:01.90). ... Based on his linked profile, Anderson ran six races in 2017, finishing 1st three times, 2nd twice and 3rd once. ... First team MileSplitCA Junior Boys

Colin Fitzgerald 

Crescenta Valley/SS, Sr.

What he did: Colin had an exceptional season where he was either first or second in eight races and third i another. ... He was the runner-up in D1 at the CIF-State meet (15:10.10). His time ranked second overall in merged results. His time also ranked as the fifth-fastest 5K among CA boys in 2017. ... Fitzgerald also was the runner-up in D1 at the CIF-SS finals (14:39.90) by just 0.50 behind the winner in the fastest race on the course that day. His time ranked No. 2 in merged results. ... In continuing the theme, Colin was the runner-up in the D1-2 Team Sweepstakes race at Mt. SAC (14:40.00). His time was third overall at the meet. ... He earned an invite to compete at NXN in Portland where he placed 40th (15:51.80) in a field of 199 runners. His time was the fourth-fastest among CA boys in that race. ... First team MileSplitCA Senior Boys.

Justin Hazell 

El Camino Real/LA, Sr.

What he did: Justin became the first runner from the CIF-LA City Section to win a CIF-State Cross Country title when he ran away from the field to win the Division 1 title on Nov. 25 at Fresno's Woodward Park. Hazell's time of 15:03.80 for 5,000 meters was the fastest on the course that day, and more than six seconds ahead of runner-up Colin Fitzgerald. ... Hazell defended his D1 title at the CIF-LACS finals, traversing the hilly course at Piece College in Woodland Hills in 15:14.75. ... He posted the fastest 3-mile  (13:59.50 at Woodbridge; No. 2 in the U.S.) and 5K times (15:01.90 at Clovis) in CA in 2017. ... He was 8th in the D1-2 Team Sweepstakes race at Mt. SAC (14:53.00, 12th in merged results).  ... Hazell was invited to compete at NXN where he placed 89th at NXN (16:21.40) in the 199-runner field. ... He won six of his eight races in 2017. ... Signed with University of Portland. ... First team MileSplitCA Senior Boys

Joaquin Martinez de Pinillos 

Cathedral Catholic/SD, Sr.

What he did: Joaquin is the CIF-San Diego Section D3 champion (15:03.50). His time was the fastest at the meet in merged results by more than eight seconds over D1 winner Jaron Farnham. ... Martinez de Pinillos placed second to Liam Anderson in D3 at the CIF-State finals (15:11.20). That time ranked fourth overall in merged results. ... He placed 3rd at Foot Locker West Regionals (15:43.40) to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals. There, an ankle injury undermined his efforts in front of his hometown fans, and he placed 29th. ... Joaquin was the D3 Team Sweepstakes winner at Mt. SAC (14:48.00). His time ranked 8th overall from the massive two-day meet. ... His time at the State meet ranked as the seventh-fastest 5K by a CA boy in 2017. ... Signed with Wake Forest. ... First team MileSplitCA Senior Boys.

Kevin Ramos 

Rubidoux/SS, Jr.
What he did: Kevin is one of only two juniors on this first team and one of only four among the boys All-State top 21. ... He won the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 title and placed third in the division at CIF-State. ... In the section championship, he was unchallenged over the final two-thirds of the race winning in 14:55.80 with a margin of nearly 12 seconds. ... At State, his time of 15:14.90 was second among all juniors in merged results. ... He won the D1-2 Individual Sweepstakes race at Mt. SAC (14:39.00).  ... Kevin placed 51st at NXN (15:56.4), No. 5 from CA; CIF-Southern Section D3 champion; 3rd CIF-State D3 (15:14.90, the No. 2 time among juniors and No. 9 time for 5K in CA in 2017); CIF-D3 champion (14:55.80); Mt. Sac D1-2 ind sweeps winner (14:39.00). That time was the second-fastest at the massive 100-plus race meet. ... His 14:03.50 on the fast SilverLakes track at Woodbridge ranked as the third-fastest for 3-miles among CA boys in 2017. ... First team MileSplitCA Junior Boys.
Roosevelt/SS, Sr.
What he did: Tyler helped lead Roosevelt to a near-upset of perennial champion Great Oak in the CIF-State Division 1 team race. For his part, Spencer placed third in the D1 race (15:11.80). This time ranked fifth among all boys at the meet. ... Spencer also placed third in the CIF-SS D1 final (14:41.60). That time ranked third overall in merged results. ... His time of 15:08.00 in winning the Big VIII League title ranked third among CA boys for 3-miles in 2017. ... Spencer was the top runner on arguably the No. 2 team in CA and helped Roosevelt earn a bid to NXN for the first time in school history. ... First team MileSplitCA Senior Boys.

Matt Strangio

Jesuit/SJ, So.

What he did: Matt was without question the top sophomore in CA in 2017. He is one of only two in the class of 2020 on this 21-runner All-State team. ... A year after placing 74th, Strangio placed 4th in D1 at the CIF-State meet in Fresno  (15:15.50). His time was the fastest on the course among sophomores and ranked seventh regardless of class. It also ranked 10th for 5K by a CA boy in 2017. ... He won the D1 title at the CIF-Sac Joaquin Section championships (15:59.30). That winning time ranked second overall at the meet. ... He was an individual invitee to compete in Portland at NXN. There he placed 15th in a 199-runner field. His time of 15:32.10 was second among CA boys and first among all sophomores. ... First team MileSplitCA Sophomore Boys.