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Girls' Cross-Country Capsules

September 03, 2012

CRESCENTA VALLEY

COACH: Mark Evans, 15th year.

LEAGUE: Pacific

LAST SEASON: Finished second in Pacific League, sixth in CIF Southern Section Division I final and ninth in CIF Division I State Meet.

RUNNERS TO WATCH: Cali King, senior; Hannah Ruby, senior; Megan Melnyk, sophomore; Haley Witzeman, sophomore; Erika Johnson, junior; Amanda Burch, sophomore; Katherine Nolte, sophomore.

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EVANS' QUOTE: "Our strength is we run as a team. We have a pretty good pack."

FLINTRIDGE PREP

COACH: Michael Roffina, fifth year (15th overall).

LEAGUE: Prep

LAST SEASON: Finished fourth in Prep League, took fifth in CIF Southern Section Division V final and ninth in CIF Division V State Meet.

RUNNERS TO WATCH: Kate Evans, junior; Sarah Yoho, junior; Ashley Lara, sophomore; Lacy Coan, sophomore.

ROFFINA'S QUOTE: "We're expecting big things. We're very hopeful."

FLINTRIDGE SACRED

HEART ACADEMY

COACH: Kirk Nishiyama, 19th year.

LEAGUE: Mission

LAST SEASON: Finished third in Mission League, sixth in CIF Southern Section Division IV final and seventh in Division IV State Meet.

RUNNERS TO WATCH: Riley Gilmartin, junior; Maddie Peterson, junior; Gabby Fitzpatrick, senior; Kayla Graham, sophomore; Noelle Niederhaus, senior; Jackuie Schurr, senior; Colleen Degnan, senior.

NISHIYAMA'S QUOTE: "Our goal is always to get to state, but it's gonna be tough, we lost a lot."

GLENDALE

COACH: Pablo Carlos, first year.

LEAGUE: Pacific

LAST SEASON: Did not qualify for postseason.

RUNNERS TO WATCH: Leana Setian, sophomore; Fabiola Naranjo, senior; Lauren Hansen, senior; Caroline Cubero, sophomore.

CARLOS' QUOTE: "I think Leana's gonna have a really good season."

HOLY FAMILY

COACH: Ernest Siy, second year.

LEAGUE: Horizon

LAST SEASON: Did not qualify for postseason.

RUNNERS TO WATCH: Jessica Reyes, junior; Alexandra Mendoza, junior.

SIY'S QUOTE: "It's going to be a learning process."

HOOVER

COACH: Jack Sallakian, eighth year.

LEAGUE: Pacific

LAST SEASON: Did not qualify for postseason.

RUNNERS TO WATCH: Lucik Minassian, junior; Megan Mirahanian, sophomore; Renee Sallakian, freshman; Leah Saunders, freshman; Samantha Bernardo, freshman.

SALLAKIAN'S QUOTE: "This is the first year in a while we've actually had five girls that've come out and trained in the summer."

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