WALNUT — An afternoon of upsets included a slight sense of disappointment for the Burbank High boys’ cross-country team.
The Pacific League runner-up Bulldogs, who were hoping to advance to their second CIF State Meet in three years, instead came up two places short of qualifying to the season-ending state meet by finishing ninth at the CIF Southern Section Division I Cross-Country Championships at Mount San Antonio College on Saturday.
“We had a great season and I’m 100% proud of my team. They worked as hard as they could and we just came up short,” Bulldogs Coach Trevor Marca said. “I don’t know if we got a little caught up with some of the other teams competing, but some guys were lured out of their race and it became a matter of just hanging on at the end.”
Burbank entered sixth-ranked in Division I and needed to finish in the top seven to advance to Fresno’s Woodward Park.