Reloaded and ready for another run.
That's the outlook for the 2011 Laguna Beach High boys' cross-country team, which is a week away from opening its fall season.
The Breakers welcome back six runners from a team that won the 2010 Orange Coast League championship and placed seventh at the CIF State Division 4 Cross-Country Championships in November. Two of the returnees, Jeff White and Ryan Jones, were all-league performers last year.
For the first time in five years, the Breakers are entering a season without Matt Neev, who graduated in June. Neev capped his outstanding Laguna career by finishing second in the Division 4 race at the State meet.
Below is a capsule look at the 2011 Breakers:
Head coach: Scott Wittkop (second year)
Coaching staff: Mark Harris; Aham Batihia
2010 league finish: Orange Coast League champion
2010 league finals placements: Jeff White (third); Ryan Jones (sixth).
Season finish: Seventh place in Division 4 at CIF State Cross-Country Championships