For the girls, Crescenta Valley took second in 6:10.04, behind Saugus' 5:56.16.
Beginning the day, in terms of varsity races, was the girls' Division II race.
La Cañada's Meghan Fuelling, a junior and reigning All-Area pick, led a pack of Spartans across the finish line, as she took sixth in 20:24.31. Following just behind her was freshman Anna Frederich (seventh; 20:30.15), senior Courtney Schulte (eighth; 20:31.47) and senior Holly Shreckengast (ninth; 20:34.18).
"That was our focus in our last league meet and it didn't work out too well," said Fuelling of game planning to pack run, which only resulted in a second-place finish in the team's initial Rio Hondo League meet. "Today, we didn't have any purpose and we stayed together and it was great.
"Our coach [Andy Di Conti] just told us to start racing."
Despite the splendid pack running, the Spartans, reigning league champions, were edged by first-place Golden Valley (61 points) and second-place Camarillo, which shared a 64-point score with La Cañada, but took second based on its No. 6 runner's better finish.
Burroughs finished sixth in the race with 150 points, led by sophomore Brice Edrington's 15th-place mark of 21:12. Other Indians finishers were Giovanna Carrasco (26th; 21:39), Guadalupe Galindo (31st; 21:58), Ashley Velasco (38th; 22:04), Kristen Burroughs (40th; 22:12), Tess Chandler (47th; 22:25) and Rita Murphy (22.48).
Without the majority of its top runners, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was ninth with 222, led by junior Stephanie Vargas (22nd; 21:30.18).
Crescenta Valley started strong in the Division I girls' race, with five runners among the top 12 in the early going.
"I felt like we all went out really strong," said CV senior Anneke Kakebeen, who finished third in 19:02. "We had a good pack."