Notes: Halsted returned in style at the BV Invite but then didn't race Mt SAC. After League Champs it's clear Davis' front 3 are very tough. Oak Ridge might have been holding back at DVL Champs but even if that were true, Davis' overall team scorers are just too tough. Maybe the Marauders can make something magical happen and bump Davis/OR out. Unfortunately, this seems unlikely for the perennial favorite - if Jesuit doesn't qualify it will only be the 3rd time in the history of the state meet that they missed out. Think about that for a moment. Currently, they have not gone to State ONLY two times since 1987.
Individual winner prediction: Halsted (Davis) has already gone sub 16 at Willow Hills. Look for an attempt to go sub 15:50.
Division 2 (4 Berths)
1. Del Campo
2. Bella Vista
5. El Camino
Notes: Del Campo could very possibly put 3 in the top 4 at Sections making it virtually impossible to outscore them. BV spread at CVC Champs was 23 seconds, between 16:52 and 17:15, making them the only team of the other hopefuls to have a 5th man knocking on the door of sub 17. Woodcreek and Vacaville have been solid performers all season. Look for them to take the final berths. Unfortunately, for former D3 powerhouse El Camino, D2 is just too tough and even though frontrunner Chris Kigar will give them a very low score, their 4th and 5th scorers are just too far out of the picture. Rocklin and Ponderosa share a similar fate. This division is just TOO tough and 3 defintely deserving teams will not get a chance to compete at the State Meet.
Individual winner prediction: Kigar (EC) is unbeatable in the SJS. Look for something in the 15:20's. German's course record could face it's first legitimate threat but pretty unlikely to fall.
Division 3 (3 berths)
3. El Dorado
4. Vista Del Lago
Notes: We've got ourselves some excitement in D3. Sonora looks great after League champs but so does Placer. Their spreads are nearly identical. They both looked locked in for the state meet. El Dorado is looking good too though so if they can move up their front group there could be a shift in the order.
Individual winner prediction: Finkbeiner (Placer) vs Klein (Son). Too close to call.