Late last November, the Laguna Beach High boys' cross-country team reached the pinnacle — and podium — by winning a coveted state championship.
This year, the 2010 Breakers are using that magical run as inspiration to tactically pace themselves for an arduous season that has all paths leading to and ending in Fresno.
And they want to be a part of the season's final big weekend Nov. 27.
"The team this year really wants to repeat and is using last year's team as motivation for this year," said Scott Wittkop who takes over as boys' head coach, replacing Dave Brobeck who, after 12 years as head coach, stepped down from the position in January to spend more time with his family.
Wittkop, who has been the school's boys' track and field coach for four years, says the Breakers plan to train to peak for both the CIF and State meets in November.