While South Pasadena’s men and La Canada’s girls are clearly the elite teams in the league, the young Titan teams are easily strong enough to advance to the first round of CIF. Every men’s team in the league has been severely impacted by the graduations of last year’s seniors. Temple City was the least impacted and, as a result, will battle our guys for second place on Thursday.
As for the girls, we have an ascendant team but we are still unable to match up with the more experienced La Canada and South Pasadena girls. However, third place is good enough to get to the post-season as Monrovia and Temple City lack competitive teams this year.
Aside from the men’s competition with Temple City, the most interesting facet to watch will be how our two teams come together for their first race. That will be the CIF litmus test.