Idyllwild’s Jayden Emerson (right), senior at Hemet High School, qualified for California Interscholastic Federation Finals last week. He receives a hug from his coach, Janice Kelly. Jayden lowered the school record at the Mt. San Antonio course to 15:16, seven seconds faster than his time last week. The last time a Hemet boys runner competed in the state finals was in 2004. Photo by Jessica Priefer