LA City Rankings #2

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LA City Cross Country Rankings #2
October 11, 2015
1) Palisades: No significant races the past two weeks. that will change with Bell Gardens and Mt Sac the next two weeks. No one else seems to have their depth, which could be key to goals of a 3rd straight title.
2) Santee: Best City team at Santa Clarita yesterday and looked good at Stanford. Great duo up front will help their cause.
3) Granada Hills: Each week they look a little better, where will they be in 6 weeks? Have potential to battle for City title, but will need to be at least 5 solid in late November to have shot.
4) Bravo: Nice run at Santa Clarita, Castillo looks to be rounding into form that could place her in top 3 at Finals. Big gap to #2 runner could prove troublesome.
5) San Pedro: Looked ok at Clovis led by Kelso, but time gap looks to be too big right now to compete for state berth in 6 weeks.
6) Birmingham: Salas has continued to look like a strong contender for a top 5 spot in November, needs some help to propel Patriots into podium spot.
7) El Camino Real: Girls are much improved, however they will need consistency to battle Granada for West Valley title.
8) Monroe: Solid group that should win East Valley title, no easy trip to qualify for City Finals, though.
9) Venice: Nice improvement for the Gondoliers girls. Guys have traditionally been solid, now the girls have a good shot at City Finals, too.
10) Chavez: Looked good at Santa Clarita yesterday through top 2, but without nice drops for 3-5 runners, they probably won’t be able to make Finals.

Individuals: Realegeno (Granada) has looked like favorite in her last two races. Santee duo of Sanchez and Perez should give the Falcons low points, while Salas (Birm) has had a good set of races so far. Castillo (Bravo) has looked very solid in October.


1) Santee: Nice victory yesterday over Saugus puts the Falcons at the top of the standings this week. Nice packing with solid up front capabilities may be difference for another run at a City title.
2) Palisades: No real contests the past two weeks, but they will be very active the next two weekends. Great trio up front could help Dolphins garner their first title since ’11.
3) El Camino Real: Early favorites have not looked good so far. Waiting to see if Estrada comes back to form, that could put them over the top.
4) San Pedro: Nice pack developing but still needs to get some low points out of top end runners to have shot at competing for state berth.
5) Monroe: Martin Del Campo has looked good, but pack has not been as tight as they need to compete for top 2. 6 weeks to Finals, plenty of time to tighten that pack.
6) Bravo: Solid trio up front, led by Guerra, will have a couple more invites to see if they can get that 1-5 gap down closer o minute, at least.
7) Venice: With Luevano leading them, Gondos look like cinch to make Finals, but can they get on podium as team?
8) Marshall: Depleted by graduation, Barristers still have Garcia up front, but need 4th and 5th to drop about 30 seconds to have legitimate shot at some hardware at City.
9) Granada Hills: Coming into this year, a favorite to place at City. Now, they may have a tough time qualifying for City. Talent is there to make a run.
10) Birmingham: Nice pack through 4, will probably need help at #5 to get to City. Not at full strength yesterday at Santa Clarita.

Individuals: Luevano (Venice) is the favorite and defending champion, but Garcia (Marshall) placed top 10 at state last year. Hazell (ECR) did not have good run yesterday at Clovis, while Macias (Gardena) will wait for Mt Sac to show his stuff. Palisades young duo of Hamer and Smith should be huge for the Dolphins in 6 weeks time.


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