WALNUT--The Arcadia boys' cross-country team dethroned three-time defending champion Dana Hills at the Southern Section Division I cross-country finals Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College.
There was little time to celebrate, however. The undefeated Apaches were already thinking ahead to next Saturday's state championships in Fresno, followed by the Footlocker West Regionals on Dec. 4 at Mt. SAC.
"We still have two more weeks in our season," said Ammar Moussa, who was first overall in Division I. "We've run well so far, but the most important thing is seven days from now and 14 days from now."
Two-time state champion Elias Gedyon of Los Angeles Loyola also used Saturday's meet to build momentum for a three-peat. Gedyon won the Division II title in 15:47, beating Anthony Castro of Glendora by five seconds.
"My coaches have done a really good job keeping me in shape," he said. "I'm very thankful for that."
Loyola was edged out for the team title by Saugus, 90-99.
For a list of results from all five divisions, check here.