WOODLAND HILLS — After its 18-year reign as Prep League champion came to an unexpected halt last season, the Flintridge Prep boys' cross-country team needed to regroup.
Instead of stewing, the Rebels opted to get back to the basics with the mind set of upholding their rich tradition and putting in extra miles in their quest to grab the league mantle back.
Prep's showing couldn't have been any better after a fast-moving storm moved into the region about five hours before the race began.
Prep reclaimed the league championship Saturday morning, as it had seven top-15 finishers to run past Chadwick, 39-40, at L.A. Pierce College.
The Rebels, who took second to Pasadena Poly last season, automatically qualified for the CIF Southern Section Division V prelims, which will be held at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut on Nov. 13.