Cross Country

West Torrance boys cross country team captures third straight CIF-SS title

West Torrance's Rory Abberton and Caleb Terrill battle  during the Boys Division 3 CIF-Southern Section Cross Country Finals at Riverside City Cross Country Course in Riverside Saturday, November 18, 2017. FRANK BELLINO, THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG
West Torrance's Rory Abberton and Caleb Terrill battle during the Boys Division 3 CIF-Southern Section Cross Country Finals at Riverside City Cross Country Course in Riverside Saturday, November 18, 2017. FRANK BELLINO, THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG

RIVERSIDE –– As the West Torrance boys cross country team has continued compiling CIF Southern Section titles, Warriors coach Jason Druten compares it to having children.

“Each one has its own unique story behind it, its own quirks,” Druten said. “And you do have your favorites, although I can’t tell you what they are.”

Druten and West Torrance added to the family Saturday, capturing the CIF-SS Division 3 championship – West’s third straight CIF title – at the CIF Southern Section Finals at the site of the former Riverside Golf Club.

West won with 77 team points, well ahead of second-place Palos Verdes, which had 118.

Of all three titles, Druten said Saturday’s was “by far the most difficult…

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