Boys Countdown to XC Day 21: Brea Olinda

With only one senior in their top 7, the Wildcats finished 5th in the Southern Section Division 3 race and then ran 8th at the state meet. That would be enough to rate Brea Olinda as a top 5 D3 team for the upcoming season, but then they went and put their top 3 at 9:43 or faster in the 3200 this spring. Brea has been kind of a puzzle in my time covering California cross country, but I like their 2019 squad. The Wildcats have some strong senior leadership mixed with young talent that could be ready to make a leap forward, and they are a contending program year in and year out. I think they will be right there competing for the Southern Section title, and could be a Division 3 podium team.

Brea Olinda High (SS) (CA)
1) Shane Gaffikin14:54.7034
2) Ryan Daedler15:05.2060
3) Jonathan Manara15:10.2077
4) Matthew Apahidean15:34.60194
5) Manny Debarros16:01.40412
Average Time: 15:21.22 Total Time: 1:16:46.10 1-5 Split: 1:06.70
6) Carlos Perez16:13.50528
7) Andrew Velasco16:16.10552


  • 3 Mile Returning Ranking: 14th
  • 3 Mile Improvement Rating: 26th
  • 5K Returning Ranking: 39th
  • 5K Improvement Rating (3 year): 25th 
  • Team 1600 Ranking: 44th
  • Team 3200 Ranking: 19th