Granada has one of the most complete and balanced sets of data in the countdown, with the possible exclusion of a handful of the top teams, and all of the data points to the same conclusion - this is one of the best Division 2 squads in the state and likely top 15 overall. Despite the loss of 2017 #1 runner John Bennett, the Matadors have a deep and talented returning team that should be able to run as an interchangeable pack up front. This past spring Granada put 3 returners under 4:30 in the 1600, but it was their 3200 results that were particularly impressive: 7 returners under 10 minutes, all of them within 16 seconds of each other! Tyler Hattori, Cameron Meier, and Seth Jeppson excelled in both races, and we can expect Joshua White and Shlok Bansal to push them based on track results. One other advantage that the North Coast Section D2 teams might have when the state meet comes around: their NCS championship race is LOADED, and that means the teams will be used to a high level of competition when they make it through to Clovis. Expect the Matadors to be right in the middle of the title battle in both of those meets.
- 5K Improvement Rating: 27th
- 3 Mile Improvement Rating: 14th
- 5K Returning Rankings: 18th
- 3 Mile Returning Rankings: 6th
- 3200 Returning Rankings: 9th
- 1600 Returning Rankings: 13th