Lauren Okamoto decided to run on San Benito High’s cross country team this season to keep her in shape for soccer. Little did the...
In terms of being consistently excellent, the San Benito High cross country teams are among the gold standard in the Central Coast Section. The...
Going into Saturday's Division I cross-country state championship in Fresno, the lone Baler representative Vanessa Estrada had one goal: Retribution for - in her mind - a sub-par performance at the Central Coast Section championships two weeks earlier.
For the first time in two years, the Hawks sent two runners to the CIF State Cross-country championships Saturday. Diego Leon and Diego Avila didn't compete for a championship in Fresno, but the two Hawks developed experience.
When sophomore Diego Avila began the 2011 season on the Anzar High varsity cross-country squad, he never imagined he would race in the Central Coast Section championship, let alone the state championship.
The season ended a step below the ultimate goal for the San Benito boys and girls cross-country teams Saturday. The teams failed to place in the top two of the Division I Central Coast Section championship at Belmont, finishing their season before the state championship.
A year ago, San Benito went into the Central Coast Section finals with high hopes. Both squads were coming off Tri-County Athletic League championships and expected to have good showings in the CCS race.