This week we're working on detailed previews for each of the sections, breaking them down into the top athletes and teams in every division. It's all part of the build-up to the first big weekend of cross country races when we'll finally have some current results to use to judge the 2018 teams! The following preview is courtesy of Skyline coach, Sean Kohles.
Welcome to Oakland Section Cross Country 2018! There have been some changes in the Oakland Section (again) this season. We lost our commissioner, which has left some things up in the air. We also have moved away from the infamous Joaquin Miller Park which has been a gem and curse of Oakland over the past 20 years. We will now be running our Section Finals at Lake Temescal. The course consists of 3 loops, running on both sides of the lake. The trail is split between dirt and paved paths. There is one "hill loop" which starts steep and sharp and softens up but continues to climb for roughly 450m.