junior; Shelby Pock, sophomore; Anna Ryan, junior.
* EVANS' QUOTE: "I think our runners are very even and close in
terms of ability."
* COACH: Tony Haynes, first year (ninth overall).
* LEAGUE: Rio Hondo.
* LAST SEASON: 14-0, 12-0 in league for ninth straight undefeated
title. Placed 10th at CIF Southern Section Division III
preliminaries, but didn't qualify for state.
* ATHLETES TO WATCH: Michelle Drugan, junior; Laura Male, senior;
Lindsay Mayer, junior; Morgan Sheppard, sophomore; Vicki Young,
* HAYNES' QUOTE: "I don't think just about winning, but more about
getting [my athletes] on track."
* COACH: Michael Roffina, ninth year.
* LEAGUE: Prep.
* LAST SEASON: 5-2, 5-0 in league for first title in program
history. Placed second at CIF Southern Section Division V final and
third at state meet.
* ATHLETES TO WATCH: Melody Aaron, sophomore; Christine Follett,
senior; Ciara Gonzalez, junior; Meredith Kirchheimer, junior; Sarah
Peterson, senior; Hannah Vaughan, senior; Kate Yandell, junior.
* ROFFINA'S QUOTE: "It gets a lot harder because you have to run
longer. You need to be very clear with everything you do on and off
* COACH: Kirk Nishiyama, 11th year.
* LEAGUE: Mission.
* LAST SEASON: 9-3, 8-2 in league for second place. Placed fourth
at CIF Southern Section Division IV final and eighth at state meet in
first appearance since 1995.
* ATHLETES TO WATCH: Meagan Brown, sophomore; Kim Carlson, senior;
Lillian Edwards, sophomore; Christie Ferioli, senior; Rebecca Graves,
senior; Caroline Johnston, sophomore; Christina Snider, senior; Iris
* NISHIYAMA'S QUOTE: "We didn't know what we had last year, but I
know there's more confidence in each runner this year."
* COACH: Bridget Pearson, second year.
* LEAGUE: Pacific.
* LAST SEASON: 7-8 in league for fourth place. Did not qualify for
CIF Southern Section Division I preliminaries.
* ATHLETES TO WATCH: Stella Ayvazyan, senior; Liliana Hernandez,
senior; Janel Jimenez, senior; Lauren Wong, junior; Catherine Zung,
* COACH: Bob Bailey, 11th year.
* LEAGUE: Pacific.
* LAST SEASON: 8-7 in league for third place. Placed 51st out of
63 teams at CIF Southern Section Division I preliminaries.
* ATHLETES TO WATCH: Xochitl Cubero, senior; Heidi Diaz,
sophomore; Bersania Edmonson, junior; Erika Hernandez, junior; Ana
* BAILEY'S QUOTE: "With a strong ending last fall, a new freshman
added to the puzzle and a good summer of training, [the team is]
thinking that this is the year they can challenge Arcadia and
Crescenta Valley for one of the two top spots [in the Pacific
* COACH: Joe Castillo, third year.
* LEAGUE: Horizon.
* LAST SEASON: 1-7 in league for fifth place. Didn't qualify for
CIF Southern Section Division IV preliminaries.
* ATHLETES TO WATCH: Lilette Atienza, junior; Ren Austria,
sophomore; Tai Lippipun, senior; Kristin Romero, senior; Catrina
* CASTILLO'S' QUOTE: "We want to have a big improvement over last
year, and shoot for third place [in the Horizon League]."