On the eve of the state cross country meet

I’m here in Fresno now, for the CIF State Cross Country meet, which is Saturday morning and afternoon.

Weather is supposed to be nice — no rain, with high temperatures in the 60s. There are some teams who do better in the heat, some who do better in the cold, and some who do better in the rain.

It seems as if conditions at Woodward Park course will be a fair one, to determine state champions.

I’m looking forward to see if Big Bear and Barstow boys teams can repeat as state champions. I’m looking forward to seeing how Baseline League boys rivals from Upland and Rancho Cucamonga fare in Division I, and that’s the first race of the morning at 8:30 a.m.

I’ll be watching closely to see how several runners who qualified as individuals: Apple Valley’s Hannah Valenzuela and Daniel Rosales, Rim’s Dustin Fay, Rancho Cucamonga’s Melissa Telon and Ontario Christian’s Zach Oliver, among others, fare in their races.

Stay tuned — I plan on blogging Saturday from Woodward Park.