Can a team lose two runners at the level of Haley Herberg and Alyssa Bautista and still be just as good? Probably not - Capo Valley finished 4th in Division 2 behind a 1-4 finish from those two in 2017, and this year's team will be hard-pressed to duplicate those results. However, that doesn't mean the Cougars are going to just disappear! It helps that their two departed senior stars were the only members of the Class of 2018 in their top 7 last fall, and there is some returning depth to help fill in the gaps. Carly Corsinita is ready to step up and be the next Capistrano Valley star after clocking 10:41 and 5:09 on the track, and Hailey Kroger may match her stride for stride - plus Jada Kredo and Shannon Trueman both broke 12 minutes in the spring. I believe the floor for this team is a top 10 finish in Division 2, and with a good summer the Cougars could be back in the top 5.
- 5K Improvement Rating: 20th
- 3 Mile Improvement Rating: 22nd
- 5K Returning Rankings: 18th
- 3 Mile Returning Rankings: 13th
- 3200 Returning Rankings: 17th