San Bernardino Valley College has something special in its men’s cross country team. There probably is no other sport where the athletes work harder but get less attention.
The Wolverines just won their fourth straight state title, crushing the competition in the annual meet held at Woodward Park in Fresno. This was supposed to be a rebuilding year because the Wolverines graduated five of their top seven from the team that won the third in a row.
They won by 70 points. That’s like winning a soccer game 5-0, a basketball game by 40. You get the picture.
There is no such thing as rebuilding with this team. Four straight state titles is especially admirable at the junior college where you’re turning over an entire team every two years.
The school’s entire program appears on the upswing. Not only was there the state title by the men, but the SBVC women’s soccer team improved to 18-0-4 with a first round playoff win on Saturday. They are in the midst of the best season in school history.
The men’s soccer team showed marked improvement and the football team went from 0-10 in 2008 to 5-5 in 2009.
Both basketball teams won Foothill Conference titles last year and the men are currently ranked No. 1 in the state.
There is a lot to be excited about at 701 S. Mount Vernon.