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27501 Mustang Run
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691


Trabuco Hills High School Cross Country



Sports Screening with Clineva

Liam Clemons

 Trabuco Hills HS has partnered with Clineva Urgent Care Centers for the 2019-2020 Sports Screening Program. Sport screenings are required for athletic participation clearance and will be provided for THHS student-athletes at both Clineva locations. 

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Boys Woodbridge Invitational Information

Liam Clemons

The Woodbridge Invitational is this Saturday evening/night at the SilverLakes Sports Complex in Norco. Here are directions form the high schoolOur race schedule is pretty long because we have boys running in both the Novice division at the beginning of the meet and the Sweepstakes race at the end of the night. We will have one bus going to the race and one bus returning after the Sweepstakes race. If you are running in the Novice, Freshman, or Sophomore races, you should ride the bus to SilverLakes. For Juniors, Seniors, and Varsity, you can arrange your own transportation.


The bus will leave THHS at 1 pm to go to SilverLakes. The bus home will leave at 10:30 pm. We will not practice on Saturday morning, so please sleep in.

Our race schedule is as follows: (We are in the BLUE division)

  • Novice 3:50 pm

  • Freshmen 5:54 pm

  • Sophomores 6:18 pm

  • Juniors 6:42 pm

  • Seniors 7:06 pm

  • Varsity Sweeps 9:54 pm

The following information is from the meet director and should answer any questions about parking and entry for spectators and runners.

  1. Runners can be dropped off in the facility.

  2. Team camps are identified on the map (fields 5, 6, 7, 8 and the festival loan by the snack tents.  Extremely close to the drop-off area

  3. No Dogs period:  Please make it clear to your parents that “No dogs allowed in the facility”.

  4. Spectator Parking is all in the facility ($15.00 paid by cash or credit). Very central locations.  If anyone parks in the residential areas or the Eastvale Community Park, they will be changed $ 5.00 per person to enter the facility (this includes runners).  Their vehicles will run the risk of being towed

  5. Spectator Entry Fee:  None

  6. Edward Cheserek will be at our meet on Fri and will be actively interacting with your athletes. 

  7. T-Shirts/Souvenirs:  Skechers Performance will have meet shirts, patches, hats, shoes, at huge discounts, running apparel, etc., etc.

  8. Medals:  Please direct your athletes that finish in the top 100 to go to the Awards area to pick up their medal.  The metals will not be handed out in the finishing line/chute.

  9. Team Patches:  If your team finishes in the top 6 in your race, please pick up the plaque at the awards area.  Every year we have many of these plaques left over.  Top 6 teams in each race earn a team plaque.

  10. Food:  Lots of food items to choose from at the SilverLakes Snack Bar, food trucks and restaurant.

2018 Alumni Challenge Results

Liam Clemons

The 3rd edition of the Alumni Challenge was held on July 28, 2018 at Trabuco Hills High School. The 2.98 mile course is a mix of grass, pavement, wood chips, and the track. With a significant hill in the 2nd mile, every runner is challenged to maintain their effort and pace through the finial mile. The race was won by two-time defending champion JT Sullivan (class of 2007). The current team won the challenge with a score of 20-54, taking places 2-6.

There were plenty of supporters on hand for the early morning affair. Thank you to everyone who came out to watch and help with the post-race potluck.

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Alumni Team

Thanks for joining us!

ElliptiGo Fundraiser

Liam Clemons

ElliptiGo GoFundMe Campaign

The Cross Country Team at Trabuco Hills High School is looking for help to purchase two ElliptiGO 8C cross training bikes. The bikes are intended to help our runners avoid serious injury without sacrificing precious training time. Our runners put in a lot of miles and work hard to compete with the best. These bikes will help us keep them healthy and running their best.

A small donation of $10 is all we ask you to consider to help us continue to keep pace with the best programs in California. Click below to donate.


3rd Annual Alumni Challenge / Boys Tryout

Liam Clemons

The third edition of our Alumni Challenge race will be held on Saturday, July 28. We will run the home course on campus at THHS, which is 3 miles over mixed terrain with a hill or two in the middle.

This is also the only Tryout date for Boys Cross Country. Boys wishing to tryout for Cross Country must participate in the race. We will run a 2-mile version for incoming Freshmen.


  • Race starts at 7:30 AM
  • The race is 3 miles, starting on the upper field and finishing on the track.
  • We will score the races as alumni vs the current team, separated by gender (if we get more ladies this year).
  • Awards for top finishers
  • Team champions get their team time engraved on the trophy

Alumni Challenge Results

Liam Clemons

The 2nd Annual Alumni Challenge results are now available online. There was a new course record set by JT Sullivan (Class of 2007), who successfully defended his title. The current Team defeated the Alumni with a score of 24 to 45. The top 12 high school finishers qualified for the Mammoth Running Camp in August.

Click the button to see the results. Results are also available on XCStats.

Thanks to #Brooksrunning for the award swag.

Pictures coming soon

Determined Trabuco Hills runner Michelle Cross refuses to be slowed by cerebral palsy

Liam Clemons

From the OC Register, Sept. 15, 2016

Determined Trabuco Hills runner Michelle Cross refuses to be slowed by cerebral palsy

Darrell Cross had spent plenty of time trying to teach his nearly 10-year-old daughter, Michelle, how to ride a bike, but even training wheels weren’t working.

A bicycle shop employee told him to take off the pedals and let her “Fred Flintstone it,” or push herself on the bike using her feet. Turns out, he was on to something.

The pedals removed, Michelle guided the bicycle through the neighborhood for an entire weekend. Soon after, with pedals reattached, she was riding like a pro.

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Inaugural Alumni Challenge

Liam Clemons

Any and all Trabuco XC Alumni are invited to join in the fun at the Inaugural Trabuco XC Alumni Challenge. The 3.0-mile race will take place on July 29, 2016 at Trabuco Hills. The alumni race will also serve as the current team's first summer time trial.

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Mammoth 2016 Scheduled for Aug. 7-13

Liam Clemons

The annual high-altitude running camp at Mammoth Lakes has been scheduled for Sunday August 7 through Saturday August 13. Runners qualify* at the first team time trial on July 19. The cost for this year's camp is $600 per person. The camp includes meals, one-on-one instruction with the coaches, group meetings and discussions, epic trail runs, and team bonding time.

Runners who do not qualify for the Mammoth Camp will continue practicing each morning and will have some fun experiences of their own.


*qualification is based on time trial performance and coaches discretion

Three Coaches to Run Boston Marathon

Liam Clemons

On Monday, April 18 2016 three of our Cross Country and Track coaches will run the Boston Marathon. Head Coach, Liam Clemons, and two of his assistants, Mark Donaldson and Sally Boles will travel to Boston on Saturday to compete in the nation's oldest marathon. The race starts at 10:00AM EST. Coaches Clemons and Donaldson will start with Wave 1 at 10:00AM and Coach Sally will start with Wave 2 at 10:25AM.

Live runner tracking is available through the Boston Marathon website. If you would like to track the progress of each coach, you can download the Mobile App or get Alerts via Text or Social Media.

Searching via bib # is the easiest way to track the coaches.

Coach Clemons 4602

Coach Donaldson 938

Coach Sally 15056

Summer Conditioning Camp 2016

Liam Clemons

Our 2016 season begins with our Summer Conditioning camp. The purpose of camp is to prepare each potential cross country runner for tryouts. Practices for the camp are Monday-Saturday from 6:30AM-9:30AM. Practices start and end at the Lake Forest Sports Park near the large grass soccer fields. Each practice includes:

  1. a proper warm-up
  2. instructions and teaching about running fundamentals and philosophy
  3. main workout
  4. strength training
  5. stretching
  6. instructions on how to prepare for the following day

There are six to eight coaches present at each practice to ensure that every runner gets the attention they need.

The fee for this year's camp is $252, which works out to a mere $3.50/hour. Each registered runner is eligible to participate in the first tryout race on July 29 (only registered runners may participate). There will be a second tryout for non-registered runners on August 19.

The Conditioning Camp officially concludes on August 6, but practices will continue each day until school begins.


All runners must tryout for the Cross Country Team. Runners must meet or exceed the following qualifying times.

  • Freshman Boys - 14 minutes for 2-miles
  • Freshman Girls - 16 minutes for 2-miles
  • Sophomore Boys - 20 minutes for 3-miles
  • Sophomore Girls - 24 minutes for 3-miles
  • Junior and Senior Boys - 19 minutes for 3-miles
  • Junior and Senior Girls - 23 minutes for 3-miles