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.


2018 XC Schedule

Day Date Meet Time Location
Thursday Aug. 16 Ryan Bousquet Memorial 4:00 Yorba Linda
Saturday Sept. 1 Great Cow Run 8:00 Cerritos Regional Park
Saturday Sept.8 Laguna Hills Invitational 8:00 Laguna Hills
Sept. 22
Woodbridge Invitational
Wayne Walker Invitational
Silver Lakes
Craig Park
Thursday Sept.27 Trinity League Preview Meet 1:30 Central Park

Saturday Oct. 6 Central Park Invitational 8:00 Central Park
Friday Oct. 12 O. C. Championships 3:30 Oak Canyon
Friday Oct.19 Mt. SAC Invitational 11:00 Mt. SAC
Friday Nov. 2 Trinity League Finals 1:30 Central Park
Saturday Nov.10 CIF PreLims TBA Riverside
Saturday Nov. 17 CIF Finals TBA Riverside
Saturday Nov. 24 State Finals TBA Fresno

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Sarah DeMille 5K

Save the date for the 10th Annual Sarah DeMille 5K Memorial Run to be held on July 14, 2018!

Tryout Information

If you are interested in joining the Cross Country team but were unable to do summer camp, you can still be part of the Boys and Girls Cross Country Team.

Coach Garcia will be holding tryouts Monday through Wednesday from August 13 to August 15th after school. Meet by the track monument at 2:20 pm. You just have to run a 2 mile time trial to show you are in shape. Returning boys need to run 14 minutes or faster, New boys need to run 15:30 or faster. Returning girls need to run 2 miles in 16 minutes or faster and Newcomers under 17 minutes. Please wear proper running shoes, running shorts and tank top or t-shirt and bring a water bottle. If it is hot, the distance will be shortened to 1.5 miles. Before trying out you must be cleared through the Athletic Clearance website by uploading a current physical and signing all forms on the site. If you have further questions, contact Coach Gil Garcia at garciag@smhs.org