Five teams qualify thanks to team entry by Mount Madonna
WATSONVILLE — The impact the Mount Madonna School boys cross country team had on the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championships Thursday was lost on junior Noah Kaplan, the team’s No. 1 runner.
Just by fielding a complete squad, the Hawks helped the league qualify two more teams than it otherwise would have to next weekend’s Central Coast Section Championships. They gave the SCCAL seven teams, half of which automatically qualify to CCS. So, Santa Cruz High, which finished fourth with 98 points, will get to join Aptos (80), San Lorenzo Valley (56) and team champion Scotts Valley (33) at the Crystal Springs course in Belmont. Though Mount Madonna finished seventh (211), it also qualified as the league’s only Division V team. Read more