The MileSplit California 2019 All-State Senior Boys Cross Country first team is based on finish at the State Meet within the class. Additionally, results at section divisional finals and other top performances are considered for second team and honorable mention placement and inclusion. All athletes placing between eighth and 30th within the class at the State Meet are included.
Jace paired with Nico Young to make up the fastest senior duo in the country while helping Newbury Park to section, state and NXN team titles. He placed second to his teammate in both the Southern Section D2 and CIF-State D-II races. His time of 14:53.70 at State was No. 3 overall on the course that day and ranked as the third fastest ever in the D-II race at State. He also posted the No. 2 time at Woodbridge (14:04.80) and the No. 4 overall time at Clovis (15:03.50). He ran 14:23.2 for second in the Southern Section final, a time under the previous Riverside City Course record. At NXN, he was 18th overall and third among scoring runners (15:29.1) as Newbury Park edged Great Oak for the title.
Carrick placed third in the Division II race at the State Meet while leading Dana Hills to a runner-up finish and an a berth on the line at NXN. His time at State of 14:59.90 was third in the D-II race behind Nico Young and Jace Aschbrenner and was the fourth fastest overall on the course that day. It also ranked as the No. fourth fastest ever in the D-II race at State. Denker posted the No. 7 time in the class at the Southern Section Championships (14:48.6). He placed 43rd overall at NXN (15:45.8) as Dana Hills placed eighth.
Isaiah placed second in the Division I race at the State Meet. His time of 15:00.50 ranked fifth overall at the the meet. He won the Central Section D-I title (15:14.79). He won six races during the season including Nike Portland on the old NXN 5K course (15:19.50). On the current NXN layout at Glendoveer Golf Course, Galindo placed 23rd overall in 15:33.7 as the No. 5 boy from CA.
Anthony won the Division IV title at the State Meet for the third consecutive year. He is the only boy in California XC Championship history to win three consecutive D-IV titles and only the fourth ever to win three divisional titles. His winning time of 15:03.20 ranked seventh in the class for the meet and ranked fourth all-time for D-IV at State. Grover, who also won the Southern Section D4 title, placed 21st at NXN in 15:32.9 as the No. 4 boy from CA.
Chris placed third in the Division I race at the State Meet. His time of 15:02.90 ranked sixth overall. He won the North Coast Section D-I title running 14:36.60 over the 3-mile Hayward HS course. He placed second to Matt Strangio at De La Salle by just 1.58 seconds as both boys ran under the meet record. His 14:18.70 PR at the Amanda Garcia Memorial Invitational ranks CA No. 1 for 3 miles among all boys in Division 1.
Matt won his second consecutive Division I title at the State Meet. His time of 14:43.50 ranked second overall at the meet and was a 21 second improvement on the 5K Woodward Park course year over year. Strangio won 11 races during the year including a third consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section D-I title, while also running course record times with PRs at De La Salle (14:42.26, 17 seconds under the previous course record) and Capital Cross (14:39.90, by 43 seconds). He ran third, despite an illness, at Clovis (14:49.10) while dipping under the course record. He placed fourth overall at NXN (15:08.80) a year after placing eighth.
Nico concluded his unequalled high school cross country career by winning the title at Nike Cross Nationals. He also won a second consecutive Division II title at the State Meet, running 14:28.50, the second fastest time ever on the 5K course at Woodward Park in Fresno and the fastest ever in the Division II race. His season resume included a 3-mile national standard at Woodbridge (13:39.70), the previous No. 2 all-time clocking at Woodward Park in winning the Clovis Invitational (14:28.90), and a jaw-dropping romp to a second consecutive Southern Section Division 2 title where he broke his own record on the 3-mile Riverside City Course by 30.3 seconds running 13:54.1. He punctuated his season with a record (14:52.23) at the Glendoveer Golf Course 5K layout at NXN.
BILLY ATKINSON, Mira Costa (SS) -- Billy placed fifth in the Division I race at the State Meet. His time of 15:08.30 ranked ninth in the class at State and 10th regardless of class. His time at State ranked No. 12 in the class for 5K during the 2019 season.
DAMIAN GAVILAN, Paso Robles (CS) -- Damian placed 10th in the Division I race at the State Meet. His time of 15:13.10 ranked 14th in the class at the meet. He placed second in the Central Section Championships behind Isaiah Galindo for the DI title.
PATRICK MCGONIGLE, Sheldon (SJ) -- Patrick placed ninth in the Division I race at the State Meet. His time of 15:13.00 ranked 13th in the class at the meet. He was third in the DI race at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships with the No. 5 overall time in the class at the meet.
MICHAEL MIRELES, Thousand Oaks (SS) -- Michael placed fourth in the Division II race at the State Meet. His time of 15:03.70 ranked eighth in the class and overall at the meet. Mireles was third in the Division 2 race at the Southern Section Championships with the No. 3 overall time (14:36.3) behind only Nico Young and Jace Aschbrenner. He had the No. 2 time in the class at Mt. SAC (14.41.00) and the No. 3 time among CA senior boys at Woodbridge (14:17.60). His time at State ranks 10th among senior boys for 5K during the 2019 season. His time at Woodbridge ranks U.S. No. 7 among senior boys.
CHRISTOPHER VERDUGO, Great Oak (SS) -- A foundation of Great Oak's continued success, Chris placed seventh in the Division I race at the State Meet. His time of 15:11.10 ranked 12th in the class at the meet and No. 1 for a Wolfpack team that won the State D-I title for sixth consecutive year. Verdugo ran No. 1 for Great Oak as it won titles at Clovis and and Great American, and No. 2 for the Wolfpack at Woodbridge and Mt. SAC (14:59.00).
Amir Barkan (Sir Francis Drake/NC), William Boyd (Skyline/OK), Kelly Brewer (Buchanan/CS), Logan Brooks (Laguna Beach/SS), Matthew Casillas (Redlands East Valley/SS), Jeremiah Castellano (Upland/SS), Raul Chavez (Eleanor Roosevelt/SS), James Coomber (Verdugo Hills/LA), Alex Cuevas (Ridgeview/CS), Hunter Dougherty (Chico/NS), Marcus Franescut (West Valley/NS), Ethan Jones (Bakersfield Liberty/CS), Juan Pablo Garcia (Mountain View/CC), Jose Galvan (Sweetwater/SD), Victor Goli (Burbank/SS), Anthony Guerra (Granada/NC), Jacob Lehmann-Duke (Oakland College Prep/NC), Garrett MacQuiddy (Westmont/CC), Aidan McCarthy (Amador Valley/NC), Henry McClish (San Diego/SD), Cole McKain (Merced/SJS), Ronan McMahon-Staggs (Long Beach Poly/SS), Anthony Martinez (San Pedro/LA), Keith Murray (Moorpark/SS), Caleb Niednagel (La Costa Canyon/SD), Zachary Parker (Lowell/SF), Andy Pueschel (La Costa Canyon/SD), Alexis Ramirez (Mt. Shasta/NS), Aric Reza (Great Oak/SS), Sean Robertson (Capistrano Valley/SS), Mitchell Ross (Scotts Valley/CC), Adam Sage (Los Altos/CC), Cole Sawires Yager (Great Oak/SS), Rory Smail (Maria Carrillo/NC), Cameron Smith (Quartz Hill/SS), Anthony Stone (Loyola/SS), Abel Teffra (Fresno Central/CS), Adam Trafecanty (Claremont/SS), Austin Vasquez (Whitney/SJ), Dylan Wilbur (Crescenta Valley/SS).