Cross country running is not easy. In fact, it is one of the most physically and mentally demanding sports one can find.
The cross country athletes, teams and coaching staffs are usually lost amongst all the hype of the football and basketball seasons, but Woodbridge High's cross country teams have made noise, and a lot of people are taking notice.
The Woodbridge girls' team, led by Nicole (Coco) Evans, qualified for the CIF state meet after finishing second in CIF Southern Section Division III Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College. The Warriors won the Pacific Coast League.
The Woodbridge boys' squad, led by Dillon Scott, finished second in the Pacific Coast League meet.
The Warriors cross country programs are perennial powers, and The Daily Pilot caught up with the man behind it all, Coach George Varvas, who gives a few pointers on how to create and sustain a successful program.