St. Francis has a tremendous group returning for 2018, perhaps enough to contend for the state title.
Corie Smith was unable to compete at the state meet, which means she carries serious unfinished business into the 2019 season. How good will her Bears team be?
Miranda Schriver is the fastest individual returner in the section, but does the database predict her team will be in the top spot as well?
It's hard to believe that Colin Peattie will be back for two more cross country seasons - and it's exciting to think how much he could improve!
What a freshman year for Tiani Goeson! See where she ranks among all returners, plus the projected best teams for next fall, inside!
Can Oakland Tech's boys team rise to the top of the section the way their female counterparts have?
Poway returns a load of talent, but will it be enough to end the dominance of a La Costa Canyon squad that loses the Stanford brothers?
Despite losing #1 runner Britta Bundy, Chico will challenge for the section title in 2019 on the strength of four freshman that got extensive varsity experience this fall.
Christopher Middleton-Pearson is the top returner in the section, but the team battle may be more wide open than in recent years.
Is anyone withing striking range of stopping the Lowell train, or will 2019 be another year of Cardinal domination?
The database says we should watch out for Saugus next year - who else grades out well when you remove the seniors?
With Mateo Joseph and Gabriel Abbas leading the way (not to mention Chris Verdugo), the Wolfpack could be even stronger next year.
Tori Gaitan ruled California this year, and she'll be back for another year to try to top her own heroics.
Nico Young tops the rankings at BOTH major race distances, which is quite rare - and that makes him one of the top returners in the nation, as well.
Great Oak made it 8 in a row on the girls' side, and they have 6 of their top 7 back next year. What other teams were built on at least 5 non-seniors?
Nico Young was the fastest junior in Saturday's meet. Who else tops the list for their grade level?
We've combined the results from every division together into one super meet, then broken it down by section! Step inside to see which teams "won" their sections within the greater state meet.
Can our database predict the top contenders in Saturday's races? It can, if you know how to use it!
For the second straight year, Dublin dominated their race - but this year, it was in Division 1.
We added the results from Tuesday's truncated North Coast Section finals to our 3 Mile merge, to try to spot the best teams to challenge the Southern Section powers Saturday.
It wasn't enough for the Blue Devils to just make it back to the state meet, and their desire showed in a strong team performance.
If the nation didn't know about Jenna Hutchins yet, they certainly do now after the best overall girls race in meet history!
Cool temperatures + top talent = fast times at the 11th annual edition of what has become a North Carolina institution.
Buchanan's powerhouse team, led by Corie Smith and Meagen Lowe, gets to tune up on the state meet course in their section finals.
Which teams stood out for the strongest performances over a windy two days in Riverside?
Charlie Giannini and Chico brought home the big win, and now they have two weeks to gear up for states. Who else had a big day Thursday?
Granada's girls, led by Colleen McCandless, are set to claim the NCS title next week - but they want more.
Jonathan Velasco (Mission Hills) has had a very good season, but has not received as much publicity as some other SDS stars. That should change soon.
Our database says Chico's boys are the real deal, but we won't know for a few more weeks if they're good enough to make waves at the state meet.
Eagel Rock's James Corrigan has raced well at Woodbridge, Mt. SAC, and Apache, and now his eyes are set on a section title and a state meet berth.