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2019 Roster Coming this Summer!

History

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.

Coaches

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.

Co-Head Coach- Brittany Adame has been coaching the distance runners in both XC and Track for 7 years. She also began the Sports Medicine program at SM, as well as teaches Biology. Coach Adame was a distance runner at SM from 2002-2006 where she held the JV 800 record. Prior to working at SM, she lived and worked in Flagstaff, AZ where she also coached. Coach Adame enjoys spending her free time with her dog Parker, her family and friends, as well as racing in local events. She has always loved being and coaching athletes and feels most life lessons are taught in both competition and through hard work and practice.

Assistant Coach: Mike Powers

An Alumni of SMCHS, class of '03, Coach Powers was CIF SS champion in cross country and went on to run at UCSB where he finished as a All-American Steeplechaser. He hopes, through athletics, to instill the virtues of disciple, hard work, and sportsmanship, so that they can then apply these principles to their lives outside of sport. Coach Powers' philosophy approaches each athlete as an individual, hoping to help his students set and reach their athletic goals, resulting in a life long love of running and fitness.

Schedule

2019 XC Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time
Friday 16-Aug Ryan Bousquet Memorial Run Yorba Linda Regional Park 4:00pm
Saturday 31-Aug Great Cow Run Cerritos Regional Park 8:00am
Saturday 9/14/2019 Laguna Hills Invitational Laguna Hills H.S. 8:00am
Friday 20-Sep Woodbridge Invitational Silver Lakes Park 3:00pm
Friday 27-Sep Trinity League Preview Meet Central Park HB 9:00am
Friday 18-Oct O. C. Championships Oak Canyon Park 3:30 p.m.
Friday 25-Oct Mt. SAC Invitational Mt. SAC College 11:00am
Friday 8-Nov Trinity League Finals Central Park HB 9:00am
Friday 15-Nov CIF PreLims Riverside TBA
Saturday 23-Nov CIF Finals Riverside TBA
Saturday 30-Nov State Finals Fresno TBA

Summer Camp

Click Here for Summer Camp 1 Calendar and Location Information

Click Here to Sign up for: Summer Camp 1

Dates: July 1st-19th, 8:00am-10:00am. *** No Practice July 4-5th

Location: Monday and Wednesdays at local trail heads

Tuesday and Thursdays at SMCHS out on the track

Ages: 9th-12th

Cost:: $250

Click here to Sign up for: Summer Camp 2

Event: Cross Country Summer Camp 2- Lake Tahoe

Level: All Levels

Dates: 7/21/2019 - 7/26/2019

Location: Lake Tahoe, CA

Price: $643

Includes: Flights (Round-trip and ground transportation)

Sarah DeMille 5K

Save the date for the 11th Annual Sarah DeMille 5K Memorial Run to be held on July 20, 2019!