Senior Claudia Pham led the charge for Crescenta Valley, finishing 24th overall in 19:02.
She was followed by senior Anneke Kakebeen (31st, 19:09) and sophomore Cali King (35th, 19:15), both of whom shed significant time from their 2009 Clovis marks, freshman Erika Johnson (45th, 19:28) and junior Brooke Moultrie (62nd, 19:47).
"I think we definitely can move up and improve, but I was really happy with how we did," Crescenta Valley Coach Mark Evans said. "We got a great pack. Everyone in our top five were within 45-50 seconds [of each other], so I was really happy with that.
"Claudia ran well and she did a good job in there, but I think by the end of the season we can be running a lot faster."
Arcadia's Catrina McAlister was the top overall finisher in 17:50 and the race was won by Anaheim Canyon (1:35:22, 117 points).
"With the people in that race, [seventh-place] Corona is very good, [eighth-place] San Clemente is very good and we beat those teams," Evans said. "[Sixth-place] Warren has always been a good team and to be as close as were to [fourth-place] King [161 points] and we were a lot closer to [third-place] Buchanan [158 points] than we were at the Woodbridge [Invitational], and this is essentially their home course, so I was very pleased with that."
The Falcons boys turned in a strong team performance in the Division I Varsity Boys' Extra Large Schools race.
Led by junior Mike Duncan's 12th-place finish in 16:09, Crescenta Valley finished 11th with a team time of 1:24.44 and a score of 340 points in the race won by Long Beach Poly (1:21.08, 104).
The Falcons' scoring five included seniors Bob Anderson (38th, 16:39), who dropped 39 seconds from his last time at Woodward, Jordan Miller (88th, 17:11) David Owens (89th, 17:11) and Cory Williams (119th, 17:34).
"The guys all ran well," Evans said. "Just about everybody PRd. They ran a lot faster than they ran last year at this time, so we're really getting better and I think we just have to continue to try to improve and drop time."
Crescenta Valley freshman Nick Beatty was 19th in 17:32 in the freshman race, where the Falcons finished 10th (1:32.31, 318 points).
Junior Ali Johnson was third in the JV Race in 20:51.
Prep placed seventh in the Division 4 Varsity Race in 1:29:41 with a score of 229 behind a 21st-place showing from senior Jason Bunn in 17:19.
Following Bunn were junior Eli Weinstein (35th, 17:45), senior Daniel Lazier (52nd, 18:02), junior Jake Johnson (55th, 18:06) and junior James Bradley (77th, 18:29).