The CIF Southern Section-Ford Boys and Girls Cross Country Championships will be returning to the Mt. SAC course once that Fall season sport returns to competitive racing again.
“We are excited to return to Mt. San Antonio College and their beautiful state of the art facility for the CIF Southern Section-Ford Boys and Girls Cross-Country Championships,” said CIF-SS Commissioner of Athletics, Rob Wigod.
“We want to thank Mt. SAC and Facilities Director Doug Todd for welcoming us to their venue and we look forward to an outstanding championship experience for our student-athletes and all of our stakeholders,” added Wigod.
As of this date, the Division 2 and Division 4 prelims will tentatively run on Friday, November 13. The Division 1, Division 3, Division 5 prelims on Saturday, November 14, 2020. The CIF-SS-Ford Cross Country Championship Finals are scheduled for Saturday, November 21.
The CIF-SS returns to Mt. SAC for its cross country championships for the first time since 2015. The course closed at that point due to a complete $87 Million dollar renovation that included a new Hilmer Lodge Stadium, track, scoreboard and educational facilities. The stadium was first dedicated on October 8, 1948 by then local congressman, Richard M. Nixon. It was renamed after Hilmer Lodge, who created the Mt. SAC Relays in 1959 and was the college’s first Track & Field/Cross Country Coach.
Besides hosting the CIF-SS cross country and track finals as well as many football championships, Hilmer Lodge Stadium hosted the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 1962, 1979 and 1980. It also played host to the United States women’s Olympic Trials in 1968 and was renovated with the hope to host these events again.
This article was released by CIF Southern Section.