VOTE CA Boys Cross Country Runner of the Week


Congratulations to last week's top vote-getter, Cameron Rhone of Long Beach Poly (SS)!!

Rhone appropriately christened the new, and LBP-hosted, Southern California XC Opener, running the 3-mile Cal State Long Beach campus course in 14:38.21 to win the Varsity Boys race.

Rhone received 58 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Jason Parra (Millikan/SS) was second in the voting.

Each week we will put seven athletes on the line and leave it up to you to select the overall XC Runner of the Week. Our objective each week will be to select top performers from across the state.

Be sure to vote in the MileSplit Picks window below the candidate list

This week's candidates (listed alphabetically by last name)

Eli Fitchen-Young (Santa Cruz/CC/So.) - He rolled to victory at the Monterey Bay Invitational, running 14:55.20 to win the Varsity Boys division over the 3-mile course at Toro Park in Salinas. 

Jayden Hernandez (Godinez/SS/Jr.) - The fastest boy on the course at the Laguna Hills XC Invitational, running 15:29.70 on the 3-mile course to win the Junior Boys Division 2 race.

Alexander Lodewick (Campolindo/NC/Sr.) - He ran the fastest time on the course at the Ed Sias Invitational, winning the Varsity Boys Small Schools Division race in 10:05.80 on the 2-mile course at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez. 

Evan Markelz (Mountain View/CC/Sr.) - Fastest boy on the course at the Lowell Invitational, running 13:48.0 to win the Varsity Boys Division 1 race over the 2.93-mile layout at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. 

Jason Parra (Millikan/SS/Jr.) - He won the Varsity Boys elite race at the Rosemead XC Invitational, running the 3-mile campus course in 14:25.10. 

Nathan Short (Folsom/SJ/Sr.) - The fastest boy on the course, running 10:38.30 over the 2.1-mile course at Willow Hills to win the Varsity Boys race at the Josh Ruff Memorial Invitational. 

Parker Simmons (Crescenta Valley/SS/Sr.) - Up and awake early, he ran 15:17.10 to win the Senior Boys race on the 3-mile course at the early Friday morning Moorpark Invitational. 


Vote for California Boys XC Runner of the Week (Sept. 4-10)