ARCADIA — When it comes to the race for the Pacific League title, the Crescenta Valley High girls' cross-country team has spent the season chasing Arcadia.
The gap between the Falcons and the Apaches widened a little bit more at Arcadia Park on Wednesday afternoon, where Arcadia won Pacific League meet No. 2 and beat out Crescenta Valley, 22-34.
It was the second straight league meet in which the Falcons finished runner up to their nemesis after falling by a slimmer 26-29 margin at Griffith Park on Sept. 23 and it clinched at least a share of the league crown for Arcadia. And, while the seven-time defending champion Falcons will still have an opportunity to force a co-championship at the league finals, there was an air of disappointment in Crescenta Valley's camp on Wednesday.
"We came out and looked pretty flat," said Crescenta Valley Coach Mark Evans, whose team was coming off an appearance on Saturday in the Clovis Invitational in Fresno, where the Apaches also competed. "They gave it a good effort and we just didn't have it today and they're disappointed.