Cross Country



Our girls' Cross Country program has had a tradition of success. We have achieved four league titles, two CIF champion titles and one state championship title. Please navigate through our site to learn more about our program.

The boys' program owns four team league championships, eight league runner-up places, 16 C.I.F. appearances, 12 C.I.F Finals appearances which includes one C.I.F Championship, three second place finishes, one third place and one fourth place finish. Our trips to the State Meet number six for the team and six other appearances for individuals. There have been four individual C.I.F Champions in the history of the school, Michael Murray in 1994 & 1995, Steven Murray in 2000 & Mike Powers in 2002. In 2005 the Eagles had their first Orange County Champion when Julian de Rubira won the sweepstakes race in the time of 15:00. Julian also became the 3rd Orange County Runner of the Year, after the Murray brothers, Michael in 1995 & Steven in 2000. The Eagles nearly had their first Olympian when Ryan Martin '06 came within one place of making the London Olympics with his 4th place finish at the Olympic Trials.


Head Coach: Coach Gil Garcia
Phone: 949-766-6000 ext. 4026
e-mail: garciag@smhs.org

Coach Garcia has been coaching at SMCHS since 1994. Coach Garcia became the head coach in the 1997 season. Coach Garcia is a Spanish Teacher at SMCHS. Prior to coaching and teaching at SMCHS he was an assistant coach from 1985 to 1986 at St. Paul high school in Santa Fe Springs and head coach from 1987 to 1994. Coach Garcia is a graduate from St. Paul high school, Cerritos College, and Cal State Long Beach. He was a distance runner in high school and at Cerritos College. Coach Garcia resides in Vista with his wife, Megan, of 20 years; his son, Julian; his two daughters, Charlotte and Sophia.

Assistant Coach: Joey Hoff

Assistant Coach: Brittany Adame

Coach Brittany Adame has been coaching the distance runners with Coach Garcia for 5 years. She also teaches Biology and Concepts at SM. Coach Adame was a distance runner at SM from 2002-2006 running for Coach Garcia in both Track and Cross Country. Prior to coming to work at SM, she lived and worked in Flagstaff, AZ where she also coached. Coach Adame enjoys spending her free time with her dog Parker, and her family.


2017 Cross Country Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time
Saturday 9/2/2017 Great Cow Run Invitational Cerritos Regional 8:00 a.m
Saturday 9/9/2017 Laguna Hills Invitational Laguna Hills H.S. 8:00 a.m.
Friday 9/15/2017 Woodbridge Invitational Great Park TBA
Wednesday 9/27/2017 Trinity League Preview Meet Central Park 1:30 p.m.
Saturday 9/30/2017 Nike Portland XC Invitational Portland Meadows 10:00 a.m.
Saturday 10/7/2017 Central Park Invitational H.B. Central Park 8:00 a.m.
Friday 10/13/201 Orange County Championships Irvine Park 2:30 p.m.
Friday 10/20/2017 Mt. SAC Invite or Kit Carson Invit. Mt. SAC TBA
Friday 11/3/2017 Trinity League Finals Central Park 1:30 p.m.
Friday 11/10/2017 Possible CIF Prelims (Varsity Only) Riverside 10:00 a.m.
Saturday 11/18/2017 Possible CIF Finals (Varsity Only) TBA TBA
Saturday 11/25/2017 Possible State Meet (Varsity Only) Fresno TBA

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