El Toro senior Juan Gonzalez and Northwood junior Bethan Knights are among 10 runners that are scheduled to compete for California as individuals at the 2012 Nike Cross Country Nationals Saturday at Portland Meadows Race Track in Portland, Oregon.
Gonzalez capped his CIF season by winning the Division 1 state title last weekend in Fresno in a photo finish over Arcadia junior Estevan De La Rosa. Gonzalez (15:04.8) had the fastest overall time of the meet amongst all runners in all five divisions.
Also competing as individuals are Dos Pueblos junior Bryan Fernandez, Vista Murrieta senior Porter Reddish, Saugus senior A.J. Yarnall, and Ramona senior Forrest Riley.
Knights finished second in Division 3 at the state meet final and had the county’s fastest overall time (17:49).
Other individual runners scheduled to compete from California include: Simi Valley junior Sarah Baxter, Beverly Hills senior Sydney Segal, Buchanan senior Hagen Reedy, and Granite Bay freshman Maggie Bell.
The girls championship race is scheduled to begin at 10:05 a.m., with the boys championship race scheduled to start at 11:35 a.m.