The boys will compete in Race #18 (Green) where they will face defending Arizona state champion (Division 5A-II) Ironwood Ridge, Palos Verdes (CA-SS DIII #3), Buena Park (CA-SS DIII #8), Corona del Mar (CA-SS DIII #10), and Cabrillo of Lompoc (CA-SS DIII #12). Despite facing a similar heat in 2009, the Dons were able to fare well and even with a younger squad, hope for similar results.
The girls will also face Ironwood Ridge who also won the Arizona state championship in Division5A-II along with the fourth place team in that division Marcos De Niza in race #19 where 31 teams are scheduled to compete. Sarah Miville, the defending state champion from Ironwood Ridge is expected to be the leader of the race, with fellow Arizonian Natalie Jones of Marcos de Niza projected to be among the leaders.
The younger Dons will compete in age level races (freshmen, sophomore) in which Cerritos has been quite successful. In 2009, Cerritos won the girls freshmen race and were runner ups in the girls sophomore race. The Dons hope for similar success despite missing a few key runners. Juniors and seniors not running in the varsity race will be placed in the open junior varsity races, which will start off the meet on Friday.