Lars Eng/Special to the Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Colton Colonna, from left, Los Altos High’s Owen MacKenzie and St. Francis’ Eric Eng head toward the finish line at the Earlybird Invitational in Salinas Sept. 15.
If the recent Earlybird Invitational was any indication, the boys cross-country teams from St. Francis and Los Altos highs are both poised to have another sensational season. The Lancers won the overall boys title and the Eagles finished third Sept. 15 at Toro Park in Salinas.
“We were happy to get back down to Toro Park to see where we’re at and feel out where we stand now,” said St. Francis boys coach Phil Pompei, whose squad won the Central Coast Section Division II title on the course last year. “Expectations are high, and I think we’re on a good trajectory.”