updated: 10/15/19

Running with PRIDE

Our Cross Country program develops students through the Portola High School PRIDE values: perseverance, respect, integrity, drive, and empathy.

Cross Country is a fall sport for Boys and Girls with a tremendous amount of fun, challenges, family support, and friendship. We have three levels of competition: Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Frosh-Soph. We are in the Pacific Coast League along with the other high schools in the City of Irvine: Beckman, Irvine, Northwood, Woodbridge, and University.

Cross Country is a six-day-per-week commitment with practices and meets. Practices during the school year are 2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Competitions are on various Thursday and Friday afternoons, and Saturday mornings.

Tryouts for the team are held the first Friday in August, and regular team practices begin the following Monday. The regular racing season starts the first week of September and goes through the first week of November. The league and state championship competitions continue through the end of November.

We offer a Summer Cross Country Skills Camp in July to prepare our athletes for the rigors of Cross Country. Camp is a great way to improve running skills or try a new sport, build personal character, make new friends, and have fun.

We are very passionate about running, teamwork, character development, and inspiring others to do their best. We hope you are interested in being part of this experience.


To learn more, contact Coach Quiros at victorquiros@iusd.org.

Nondiscrimination in Athletics (Board Policy 5145.3)
The District does not discriminate in enrollment in or access to any athletics program available. Admission to these programs is based on age appropriateness, team roster space, aptitude, and meeting academic eligibility requirements. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission to or participation in the District’s activities and programs.
The District’s facilities and equipment provided for students are comparable and equitable to both sexes without disparity or imbalance, consistent with his or her gender identify, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s record.

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