Cross Country


2018 XC Roster

Charlie Ambrose
Cavin Anctil
Brady Bishop
Evan Bournazian
Evan Browning
Troy Coulston
Trevor Coulston
Austin Cheng
Matthew Dato-on
Andre Dumas
Ryan Dunker
Andy Gunnemanm
Andrew Hirschman
Gabriel Lee
Luke Meng
Alexander Lynd
Mark Mohtar
Dmitriy Major
Matthew Sarrao
Jack Tarwater
Robin Gan
Ryan Ward
Ryan Hamidzadeh
James Russo
Cavin Anctil
Jacob Leddy

Ashland Anderson
Regan Amirault
Catherine Dzyernski
Sophia Roberts-Tara
Brooke Franks
Sophie Getz
Tamara Hirschman
Hannah De La Riva
Hadley McCusker
Kaylin Maddox
Jessica Yunker

Elizabeth Ramirez
Caitlin Relvas
Kendall Saeger
isabella Scarano
Gillian Steffey
Madeline Schneider
Hannah Walz
Morgan Franssen
Francesca Linares
Nicole Nilsen
Jessica Ni
Freya Howcroft


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: 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.

Assistant Coach: Brittany Adame

Coach Brittany Adame has been coaching the distance runners with Coach Garcia for 6 years. She also teaches Biology and Sports Medicine 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 and friends.


2018 XC Schedule

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

Saturday Oct. 6 Central Park Invitational 8:00 Central Park
Friday Oct. 12 O. C. Championships 3:30 Oak Canyon
Oct. 26
Mt. SAC Invitational
Picture Day
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

Summer Camp

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

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