Glendale received a solid effort from Leana Setian, who was 15th in 18:45:09 and Hoover got a top-20 finish from Renee Lawson (19th, 19:00.31).
In the boys' race, Monroy (second, 14:34.18) tried to stay with Gonzalez (first, 14:26.41) on the flat, fast Arcadia Park course. The Burroughs senior was within striking distance after two miles, but the Arcadia runner turned it on over the final mile.
"With no hills and it being a flat course, everyone is going to go out really fast," said Monroy, a two-time All-Area Male Cross-Country Runner of the Year who advanced to the State Meet last season. "After the second mile is when [Gonzalez] started to kick it up. In all the league meets, Sergio is known for picking it up late in a race."
Burbank — No. 6 in Division I — was hoping to pull off an upset against third-ranked Arcadia, which had already secured a share of the league crown after winning the first two meets of the season. However, the Apaches distanced themselves from the Bulldogs this time around, 25-59. In the two previous meets, Arcadia pulled out close 27-28 and 23-33 wins.
"We didn't run quite as fast as we wanted to," Burbank Coach Trevor Marca said. "But Arcadia definitely showed up and they ran to their potential. I guess it just wasn't meant to be today. Now we'll just concentrate on CIF."
Burroughs (78) was third in the race and was followed by Crescenta Valley (90), Hoover (144) and Glendale (153).
Burbank was bolstered by strong races from Isaiah Amos, who was fourth in 14:49.59, and Sergio Fraire, who placed fifth in 14:51.41. The other Bulldogs scorers were Jonathan Stoll (13th, 15:13.81), Bernie Corea (18th, 15:27.12) and Arsen Mkrtchyan (19th, 15:29.22).
The Indians scorers were Brandon Andrade (12th, 15:09.65), Kamal Chahal (20th, 15:32.12), Charlie Camacho (21st, 15:39.91), Zach Beimford (23rd, 15:42.24) and Alec Villapando (25th, 15:50.12).
Crescenta Valley had three top-20 finishers in Mike Duncan (11th, 15:09.02), Aaron Esparza (16th, 15:18.84) and Gabe Collison (17th, 15:19.31).
Hoover's top finisher was Jeremy Zadoorian (10th, 15:08.75) and the first runner to finish for Glendale was Joshua Carlos (15th, 15:18.34).
The top three girls' and boys' teams qualified for the CIF Southern Section preliminaries Nov. 12 at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut.