South Coast League Finals
Without question the toughest league in California for both Boys and Girls every year and arguably the toughest league in the nation this year. All 10 teams are ranked Top 10 in SS.
Last updated on Oct 27, 23 at 10:52 am
Course Preview: On Saturday, Oct 28, 2023, we will have course preview practice at the Irvine Regional Park. The SVUSD will provide bus transportation. The bus will depart from ET at 7:15 am and return around 9:30 am. There will be an optional second practice at 4 pm for MUN athletes and anyone who cannot attend our morning practice. No transportation will be provided for the afternoon practice. If you are dropping off athletes, we will be at the team camp area listed below. Please fill out a Transportation Exemption Form if you are dropping off your athlete. `
Thursday – November 2, 2023
Irvine Park: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange CA 92869
Team Camp Area: Our camp will be set up near Parking Lot O. One of the last parking lots on the far east side of the park. Coyote Corner Group Area.
Parking: $3. Turn right once you pay and enter the park. Drive all the way down to the east end of the park.
Mandatory Meet for Everyone. If you are unable to compete with an excused absence (see team policy for excused and unexcused), you will volunteer to receive full class credit which is worth 10%. Your season ends two school days after League Finals, except for the top 12 athletes. Athletes moving on to winter sports will then be able to transfer out of XC. Both teams will qualify for the post-season by being ranked in the top 13 (boys 9th, girls 2nd as of Oct 23) for 2 weeks no matter the results at League Finals. The top 12 runners at League Finals will automatically qualify for Varsity for CIF SS. The top 12 will continue to train (must train to earn a varsity letter) for as long as the team continues to compete in CIF races (prelims, finals, state). Anyone not transferring into a winter sport will take a 2-week break starting the day before CIFP and start training again until the semester ends or continue training for track & field. You may try out for other events for track & field or you will be automatically enrolled in track & field if you choose to stay with the distance team and are in good standing.
Bus Schedule: 10:50 am departure, 6:15 pm return (early dismissal at 10:30 am)
Due to this being a school day, EVERYONE MUST RIDE THE BUS TO AND FROM THE RACE unless with prior approval by AD/Admin & Head Coach. The request must be submitted through XCStats “Planned Absence” 48 hours prior to the meet and submit a Transportation Exemption Form for approval. Not all requests will be approved.
2023 Race Schedule
1:00 pm – Frosh Girls
1:30 pm – Frosh Boys
2:00 pm – Soph Girls
2:30 pm – Soph Boys
3:00 pm – Varsity Girls
3:30 pm – Varsity Boys
4:00 pm – JV Girls
4:30 pm – JV Boys
5:15 pm – Award Ceremony
2021 Race Recap (all league athletes are in BOLD)
Huge congrats to all of the all- league athletes! We had a fine showing of charger spirit and grit at the South Coast League Finals and there were multiple individual and team winners!
Girls Freshman: The girls freshman once again dominated their competition and won their race very easily. All of the top 7 scorers finished in the top 13 and almost went 1-4. Dakota won the race with Addyson in 2nd and Lucy in 3rd. Avery had a very close finish for 5th, missing that 4th place spot by only 0.3 seconds! Sara was 8th (just missing all league) followed by Charlotte in 10th and Elizabeth, Kera, Holly, Camila and Isabella. These girls fought every step of the way this race and it sure paid off for them! The runner of the meet is Avery.
Boys Freshman: The boys freshman were once again led by Daniel who won the race with over a minute over the second place finisher. Closely behind was Zander (just missing all league), Gavin, Moses and Lukas who pushed themselves to the limit during the race. Also in this race and running well was Alex, Luke, Jackson, Hunter, Christian and Daniel C. The runner of the meet is Moses
Girls Sophomore: The girls sophomores dominated at the front with their top 3 coming in 1, 3, and 7. Leilani won her race very easily with a 22 second lead over the second place finisher. Evelyn was 3rd and Christina was 7th. Rounding out the rest of the squad was Emma S. and KC. The girls placed 2nd and the runner of the meet is Evelyn
Boys Sophomore: The boys sophomore team was led by Diego who was just one spot away from finishing in the top 10. A large pack of ET consisting of Ronan, Sanjeet, Carson, Ian, Jason and Aiden followed closely behind with numerous PRs in that group. The runner of the meet is Diego
Girls Varsity: The girls sophomore team was led by Carly and Shae this week who had new PRs of 1803 and 1810. They were 3rd and 6th with Kasey, Lianna, Susana, Darla and Madison following in a large pack behind them. It was a very hot day and the girls struggled to find their rhythm but still placed 2nd and earned a spot at CIF Prelims. Their 5 man gap was the closest with only 48 seconds separating the girls. The runner of the meet is Shae
Boys Varsity: The boys varsity team also had an off day and ended up in 4th place. They were led by Garrett with a new PR and close behind was Aiden who also had a PR. Leandro, Ian, Braedan and Eric rounded out the rest of the squad for the day. The runner of the meet is Garrett
Girls JV: The girls JV race was another exciting race to watch play out. The winner of the race, Jessica, slowly worked her way up to the front and won with a big PR! The rest of the girls followed her lead with Luisa (just missing all league) and Brooke coming in 8th and 9th, and Lexci and Steph making up the rest of the scoring 5. The runner of the meet is Jessica
Boys JV: The boys JV team was led by Nate who placed 3rd for the day and Ryan who placed 7th. David stepped up to the 3rd spot for the team coming in 14th and Tenner in 19th. Not far behind was Kevin, Matthew, Evan, Riley, Hamzah, and Samy. The boys placed 3rd and the runner of the meet is Ryan