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Cross Country

PREVIEW: Moore League Cross Country Season Opener

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The city’s best distance runners will be at El Dorado Park on Tuesday as the Moore League cross country season gets underway a day early. Typically run on Wednesdays, the first two league meets of this season will be held on Tuesday, beginning with this evening’s action.

The varsity races are set to begin at 5 p.m. with the boys’ race first followed by the girls’ race at 5:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE for coverage of last year’s El Dorado cluster meet.

Last year’s boys’ varsity race produced some fireworks, as Poly’s Cameron Rhone was able to barely defeat Millikan’s Jason Parra at the finish line, winning by just one tenth of a second. With Rhone now graduated, Parra is the clear favorite in this race, which he won as a sophomore. Parra’s time last season was 14:17.34 and he’ll surely be looking to best that mark this time around.

Meanwhile, the defending champion for girls’ varsity is sophomore Avery Peck from Poly. Her time of 17:50.18 beat the field by more than a minute in 2022, making her the favorite in her second go-round.

The562 will be at ElDo to bring you full coverage of the meet! Be sure to follow along with live updates from the course as well as a complete recap with video and photos.

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Tyler Hendrickson
Tyler Hendrickson was born and raised in Long Beach, and started covering sports in his hometown in 2010. After five years as a sportswriter, Tyler joined the athletic department at Long Beach State University in 2015. He spent more than four years in the athletic communications department, working primarily with the Dirtbags baseball program. Tyler also co-authored of The History of Long Beach Poly: Scholars & Champions.