San Clemente boys, JSerra girls, home favorite Allura Markow (pictured), and junior Jayden Hernandez take top honors at one of the largest meets in CA.
We highlight the top squads, crossing all divisions, in the Southern Section!
Crossing the border, out-of-the-CA boys earned the headlines at the venerable cross country meet held this year on the 3-mile course at Great Park in Irvine!
Athletes and teams from multiple states are scheduled to take the line at the annual cross country showcase, this year moving back to Great Park in Irvine.
The largest section in CA warrants a deeper dive. Take a division-by-division look inside the boys cross country competition in the CIF-Southern Section.
Take a division-by-division look inside the girls cross country competition in the Southern Section.
UPDATED - The defending national champion Panthers add a key transfer to a lineup that already includes three of the top boys in the U.S.
Despite losing graduating three of the top five, Newbury Park will continue to be a power!
Senior Andrew Martin leads a deep Mira Costa boys cross country team that returns five from last year's CIF-SS D-2 championship lineup. (Raymond Tran photo)
Payton Godsey leads the charge for an Oaks Christian girls cross country team that returns all but one from a highly successful 2021 season.
Senior Ramses Cortes leads a experienced group poised to return to the top of the podium in both the Southern Section and State.
The Westlake girls cross country team returns their top five, including Kalista Traversa, while also adding more firepower to their depth.
Returning all but one, Great Oak's depth is ready for another run to the State Meet podium in 2022!
Allura Markow (447) and her Dana Hills group move to Division III in 2022 to challenge for a state championship!
The Cubs, a perennial power, return three with State Meet experience including Harrison Lavery (943) and Jake Ratkovich (947).
The Trojans returning group includes State Meet veterans Juan Chantaca (1441) and Brett Ephraim (1444).
J Serra returns to defend their Division IV State Title, returning most of their squad while also welcoming two new talented freshmen!
The Eagles return almost in full from a runner-up finish at the CIF-SS Finals led by Zachary Gibson and appear primed for a championship run in 2022.
The choice for CA girls distance athlete of the year came down to a senior and a freshman who collectively led an unprecedented track and field season.
Murrieta Mesa (SS) senior Cade Moran, the dominant thrower in CA throughout the 2022 track and field season, won gold and silver medals at the State Meet.
CONGRATULATIONS to these outstanding track and field athletes in the Class of 2022 who are the best in their class in CA from the 2022 outdoor season.
Putting a bow on the 2022 track and field season with a focus on girls in the Southern Section with Athletes of the Year selections.
Putting a bow on the 2022 track and field season for boys in the Southern Section with Athletes of the Year selections.
Closer look at boys and girls races in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m at the CIF-State Track and Field Championships. (DeAnna Turner photo)
A closer look at qualifiers in the 800-meter and 1600-meter runs from Friday's preliminaries into Saturday's finals.
We highlight all of the nuances and implications for the Team State titles!
We preview the top throwers for this weekend's CIF State Championships!
A historic group of distance runners will take the line in the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m this weekend.
The Serra junior scorched the Moorpark track over 100 meters at 10.14 (1.6) to set the state record, highlighting the State Meet qualifying event.
We highlight the favorites in Saturday's CIF-SS Masters Meet to advance to the 2022 CIF-State Track and Field Championships!