It took only one season for the Flintridge Prep boys' cross-country team to reclaim its spot atop the Prep League and continue on for its traditional trip into the top-five echelon of the CIF-State Division V hierarchy.
After a 16-year Prep League title run ended for the Rebels in 2009, the 2010 Rebels reclaimed their top spot and moved on to finish fourth in the state championships. While longtime Prep Coach Ingrid Herskind graduated four of her top seven runners, the Rebels hardly seem ready to do anything less than continue their glowing tradition.
"We've been able to put in a lot more work than we had last year," said Herskind, whose team enters the season ranked fourth by the CIF in Southern Section Division V. "I think really what we learned from the loss two years ago was that we took things for granted. I think what we learned last year is we really have to work."