State's Top Boys Set for Southern Section Finals

We finally made it!  All of the early morning Saturday runs, double days, surviving the relentless heat this past summer, endless ab and stretching sessions, to go along with all of the aches and pains ... it all comes down to this moment -- the 2018 CIF-Southern Section Cross Country Championships! 

This is what each team has been striving for all season as they take to the Riverside Championship Course this Saturday morning.  While it's been a bumpy ride for some of the top individuals this season, the most talented squads that we reviewed in the preseason have remained steadfast and if anything, improved their status on a national level! 

State Meet qualifying for teams: Teams that finish in the top seven in their respective division will advance to the California State Championships on Nov. 24 at Woodward Park in Fresno.  (Woodward Park is one of the iconic courses in the nation and has hosted the State Meet every year since its inception in 1987.) 

State Meet qualifying for individuals: Up to five runners not on qualifying teams who place among the top 20 overall will advance. 

With the Southern Section boasting nearly 600 schools and spread out over five divisions per gender, this is the greatest collection of talent anywhere in the United States (aside from the California State Meet).  The early morning conditions are expected to be perfect as the temperatures will range crisp 50's at the first gun to the high 60's for that 11:00 am race!

2018 CIF-SS Finals Schedule:
7:45 am           Division I Boys
8:05 am           Division II Boys
8:25 am           Division I Girls
8:45 am           Division II Girls
9:05 am           Division III Boys
9:25 am           Division IV Girls
9:45 am           Division V Boys
10:10 am         Division III Girls
10:35 am         Division IV Boys
11:00 am         Division V Girls