After dominating the Division III and Division II ranks the past four years, capturing Valley Championships in each year, the Madera South boys cross country team is hoping to do the same in Division I this year.
With their best finish at the Woodbridge Invitational in school history behind them, the Stallions are ranked No. 3 in the state in Division 1 by prepcaltrack.com Monday, their highest-ever ranking.
“It really goes back to the idea that the kids believe in the program,” head coach Rich Parris said. “They believe that hard work will get them somewhere. That’s the goal throughout our program. This helps them achieve something successful. They are going to do something that will be tough and they know they can handle that. They have bought into the program and within each other. It’s the idea that they all stand behind each other.”
The Stallions are the highest Central Section team to be ranked in the state this season. They are behind Vista Murrietta and Arcadia, who beat them at Woodbridge...