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Woodbridge cross country meet a moving experience

By in Press Enterprise on September 15, 2017

By Steve Fryer

George Varvas said the challenge in managing the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic is that “there are so many moving parts.”

Like, more than 14,300 of them.

The 37th Woodbridge Classic is Friday and Saturday at the SilverLakes sports park in Norco. More than 14,300 runners will compete. They will represent more than 330 high schools from 12 states.

Great Oak of Temecula has its boys and girls teams in the Woodbridge Classic. Great Oak is ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 boys and girls top 10s. Three top non-California teams — Southlake Carroll and The Woodlands of Texas, and Desert Vista of Arizona — have teams entered in the event.

Also competing will be El Toro’s boys team, No. 6 in Division 1, and Esperanza’s girls team, which is No. 1 in Division 3.

Plentiful meet information is at

Varvas, meet director for the Woodbridge Classic, said running such an event takes a large team and the Woodbridge Classic has one. Northwood has signed on as a co-host of the event.

“We couldn’t do this without all of the help from our teams’ parents and the people at SilverLakes,” Varvas said.

They will be doing a lot of moving around this weekend, with so many moving parts


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