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MXC 11th at SoCal Finals

MXC 11th at SoCal Finals

The Saddleback men's cross country team finished 11th at the Southern California Regional Finals on Friday at El Dorado Park in Long Beach.  The Bobcats qualified for the state finals in Fresno on November 18.

Saddleback had two top-40 finishers in cruising into the state finals in two weeks.  Jaeden Cornejo led the Bobcats, finishing 35th overall in a time of 20:50.8 on the 4-mile trek.  Right behind Cornejo was Mitch Groff, who finished 39th in a time of 20:57.6.

Saddleback had another in the top-50 when Eric Dillon crossed the finish line in 21:17.6 to finish 48th overall.  Devin Martinez finished 80th (21:57.3) and Darin Hoi 94th (22:20.4) to round out the team scoring.

The 11th place finish qualified Saddleback for the state meet for a third straight season.

Saddleback will participate at the 3C2A State Finals in Fresno on November 18.