XC: Three teams qualify for CIF Finals

Cross country teams from San Marcos, Dos Pueblos and Cate qualified for the Southern Section’s CIF Finals at Mt. SAC next week after they collectively ran to top-eight results on Saturday at the Prelims in Riverside.

San Marcos’ Erica Schroeder and Cate’s Kyril Van Schendel posted top-five races as individuals in their respective divisions. Schroeder was 3rd in her heat in division 2 with a time of 17 minutes and 14.4 seconds. Van Schendel was also 3rd, timed at 15:44 in division 5.


Hunter Clark led the Dos Pueblos boys team to Finals with a sixth-place individual finish. Clark’s time was 15:05.4. The Chargers took eighth to extend their season.

Van Schendel and Dos Pueblos’ Christina Rice will advance to Finals without their teams. Rice was 12th in the same race as Schroeder; her time was 17:35.6.

Cate’s girls team comfortably settled into fifth place, led by Charlotte Monke’s 22nd place.