Glendora Cross Country

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Clovis Invitational – Meet Preview

This meet is important because it is contested over the same course as the State Championships.  This year, the boys teams will race in the Championship Race and the girls in the Varsity race.

The race day flyer, including course map and ATTT, is HERE.  We expect that results will be posted live at but can’t confirm that yet, another option might be HERE – look for updates so that you can cheer for us from So Cal.


Maybe it’s because the last three years have been CRAZY hot at Glen Helen, but for some reason, the league has flip-flopped the meet locations this year.  So we’ll run at Red Hill first, then head to Glen Helen next month.  No worries, though.  We’ve raced both and we’re ready.

If you’re new to our team, it’s important to know that GHS is a Division 2 school racing in a pretty competitive league against all D1 schools.  It’s also important to know how and when to get to the meet so that you can cheer us on.  To do that, click HERE.


Oh, and in case you’re not Facebook friends with Coach Ben, check out the latest rankings.  Boys moved up and the Girls debuted – but you’ll have to follow the link to get the details.


See you at Red Hill Park.



This is a new race for us (at least as far as our limited memory can recall), but certainly NOT an unfamiliar place.

No, this race is run on (part of) the world-famous Mt SAC Cross Country Course.  You’ll have to wait several weeks to see the full course, but this will be a nice preview for that day.


Here’s what we know:

  • You’ll run one valley loop (next month you’ll run two)
  • You’ll run two massive hills – Switchbacks and Poop Out (next month you’ll run those two plus Reservoir)
  • You’ll cross the finish line after 1.92 miles (next month it will be 2.93)
  • It will be hot (temps forecasted in the mid-nineties)
  • Top 40 in each heat will medal (unofficial information found from scouring the Interweb)
  • Update: This meet will have chip timing, so there will be live results, posted shortly after each race at this link:

So, keep drinking lots of water and download THIS FLYER which tells you where to go and when (and has a course map attached).



The 2013 Glendora XC team will have our first formal competition with our inter-squad Tartan Top 7 meet, on Saturday at Legg Lake in South El Monte.

All athletes (not just varsity athletes, ALL ATHLETES) should plan to participate in this event.  This race will determine our Varsity sevens for the first race in two weeks AND gives our entire team a chance to race – because racing is the best way to get better at racing.


All ths info you need is HERE, including (for the first time ever) a course map.  By the way, parents are needed as course marshals – please see Larry Hoey the morning of the race.


This is where the fun begins.


See you Saturday.


We’re going to do this quick and dirty… with just the facts.


CIF-SS Prelims at Mt SAC

Boys race at 8:43 am

Girls race at 8:54 am

 Top FOUR teams and top SIX individuals advance to CIF Finals (also at Mt SAC) on 11/17.

Click HERE for complete schedule (heat sheets)



Enter through the main gate, admission is:

  • $7 – General Admission
  • $5 – HS student with ID
  • $5 – Children 3-13
  • FREE – Under 3 (so… not you)


Parking is $10 for the close lot and $5 for the NOT close lots.

Good luck Tartans.



Tuesday: Baseline League Finals

League Finals – top 3 teams get automatic bids to CIF Prelims.  We expect to be there.

Our girls are the defending league champs and, I’m told, are quite interested in defending that title.  Based on the results of the two cluster meets, they are the favorites.  Emily Hoey races to defend her individual title as well.

Our boys are closing in on Rancho Cucamonga, favorites for League Champs, and ready to show us all just exactly what they are capable of doing at Mt SAC.

You’ve got the course map and directions already, but here it is again, along with the schedule… as best we know it (thanks to the not-so-anonymous web surfer lurking in the shadows and passing along new info as it is discovered).


In cross country, there is no luck.  There are, however, days when preparation meets opportunity.  Tuesday is one of those days.  Have faith in your training.  Be confident in your ability.  Grab that opportunity.

See you at the finish line.




Up Next: Mt SAC Invitational

The World’s Largest Cross Country Competition


Most of our team got to race last week on the famous and severe 2.93 mile course, but you don’t get the full impact of the place until you are part of the massive Invitational meet.

If you’re not at this meet on Saturday, you’re missing out.

Almost everything you need to know can be found HERE.

If it’s not there, you have to ask yourself, “Do I REALLY need to know that?”  And if you REALLY think you do, use THIS.


Update: Please note that two races have been added to our schedule: JV Boys at 7:16 and JV Girls at 7:46.

Both races will consist of all Jr and Sr athletes not in the Top 14.

The meet flyer has been changed.

Next Up: Super XC Classic

This weekend’s race at Bonelli Park is a GHS favorite.  The viewing opportunities are better than anywhere else we run, it’s close to home, we practice here and our friends at Top Speed Running are sponsors.  Oh, and you can get in a good run around the lake before the meet starts!

Everything you need to know is on the MEET FLYER, including a course map.

See you Saturday.

Next Up: Bronco Invitational

We are racing the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Invitational on Saturday.

The race returns to the flat and fast course on campus after being contested on the slower track at Prado Park for at least the last two editions.

But in order to run you must submit this ACTIVITY RELEASE.  Print it out, complete it and turn it in to Coach Kaitlyn when you arrive at the meet on Saturday.

Everything you (and your parents) need to know can be found in the TEAM FLYER and/or on the COURSE MAP.


And now you know as much as I do.

About the race, that is.