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1>  2019 XC Season Calendar can be found HERE.  Will post 2020 Track when available.

2>  Race video from Rio Hondo Finals will be posted to RioHondoLeague YouTube channel and CIF is on hdRunners YouTube.

2019 CIF State XC Finals
November 30, 2019 - Woodward Park 5K (Fresno)

Sophomore Sydney Morrow of South Pasadena and Junior Ellaney Matarese of La Canada competed as individuals at the CIF State Cross Country Meet D4 Girls race.  Morrow came in 27th in a time of 18:48 and Matarese was close behind in 30th with a time of 18:50 over the Woodward Park 5K course.  Congratulations to both of these fine athletes.

2019 CIF Southern Section XC Finals
November 23, 2019 - Riverside CC Course (3 Mile)

South Pasadena, La Canada and San Marino competed in the D4 Girls Finals as teams.  La Canada placed 9th with 273 points, South Pas placed 11th with 282 points, and San Marino placed 22nd with 546 pts.  The top 7 teams advance to the CIF State meet, so none of the teams headed to Fresno.  However, Tiger Sydney Morrow came in 6th in a time of 18:09 and Spartan Ellaney Matarese placed 15th in 18:30 to qualify for State as individuals.  La Canada’s Sarah Auther (22nd, 18:51), South Pas’ Mai Koyama (47th, 19:31), and Tiger Lindsay Michels (57th, 19:41) rounded out the top 5 Rio Hondo finishers.

South Pasadena and La Canada competed in the D4 Boys Finals as teams, with the Tigers placing out of State contention in 13th with 282 points and the Spartans placing 19th with 509 pts.  The top five Rio Hondo finishers were South Pas’ Sam Clark (35th, 16:13), Patrick Latting (41st, 16:19), Andrew Villapudua (46th, 16:24) and Andrew Parkinson (76th, 16:44), and La Canada’s Sheldon Watanabe (79th, 16:45).

In the D3 Girls race, Temple City’s Clarissa Hong and Monrovia’s Alayna Peters ran as individuals.  Hong placed 21st in a time of 18:52 and Peters place 31st with a 19:06 clocking.  Links to complete race results and race video are below:

D4 Girls Results

D4 Boys Results

D3 Girls Results

CIF-SS Finals Race Video

2019 CIF Southern Section XC Prelims
November 15 & 16, 2019 - Riverside CC Course (3 Mile)

Athletes from Division 3 schools Temple City and Monrovia competed in day 1 of CIF-SS Prelims.  In race 1, Temple City’s Clarissa Hong qualified for Finals with a 9th place finish at 18:43.  Monrovia’s Alayna Peters followed in Heat 2 of D3 girls and also punched her ticket to Finals with a 10th place finish in 19:14.  The Temple City boys, led by senior Philycius Tjong’s 69th place finish (16:51), competed as a team in Race 4 (D3 boys Heat 2) and came in 22nd with 569 points (top 12 teams advance).

The League’s Division 4 schools competed on Prelims Day 2.  South Pasadena’s girls, led by a 5th place finish from Soph Sydney Morrow (19:29), placed 6th in Heat 1 with 158 points (1:44:01) and qualified for Finals.  Athletes from La Canada and San Marino competed in Heat 2, and both teams qualified for Finals (Spartans with 3rd place 133 points [1:43:22] and Titans in 8th place with 204 points [1:47:04].)  Junior Ellaney Matarese led La Canada with a 5th place finish (19;23) and Senior Puja Balaji led San Marino with a 17th place finish in 20:12.

In Heat 1 of the D4 boys, San Marino’s Jonathan Karkafi competed as an individual, placing 93rd in a time of 18:45.  In Heat 2, South Pasadena qualified for Finals with a 5th place team finish (142 pts, 1:26:01) and La Canada also qualified with a 9th place finish (241 pts, 1:29:04).  The Tigers were led by Sam Clark’s 8th place finish (16:29), and the Spartans were led by Sheldon Watanabe’s 18th place finish (16:55).

Complete race results and race video are below:

D3 Girls, Heat 1 Results

D3 Girls, Heat 2 Results

D3 Boys, Heat 2 Results

D4 Girls, Heat 1 Results

D4 Girls, Heat 2 Results

D4 Boys, Heat 1 Results

D4 Boys, Heat 2 Results

CIF-SS Prelims Race Video


2019 Rio Hondo League Cross Country Calendar







Rio Hondo Meet 1

Lacy Park



Rio Hondo Meet 2

Crescenta Valley Park


1:30 pm

Rio Hondo Finals

Lacy Park

11/15/19 and 11/16/19

11/15 - 9:00 (TC)

11/16 - 10:28 (ALL Others)

CIF Prelims

Boys - SP, LC, TC
Girls - LC, SP, SM
(Plus qualifying individuals)

Riverside XC Course



CIF Finals (must qualify)

Riverside XC Course



CIF State (must qualify)

Woodward Park, Fresno

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