It may be slight, but Traycie Kephart admits there's a chance.
The Glendale College women's cross-country team has dominated the Western State Conference for the past six years, winning three state championships in that span.
But, behind sophomore Megan McNalley and freshman Karla Vernola, the Moorpark College coach is hoping the Raiders can take a step towards dethroning the dynasty at today's WSC Preview meet at Kenneth Hahn Park in Los Angeles
"It's a pretty small chance," Kephart said. "If you look at the numbers. Everyone would have to run with 'A' game.
"But it's possible if everyone reaches their potential, but it's going to be a big team effort.
That's our goal here to eventually beat them."
Glendale edged Moorpark in the SoCal preview meet Sept. 15 in Costa Mesa and are currently ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in Southern California.
Health will be a big factor for the Raiders when the WSC Championships arrive Oct. 23 in Santa Barbara. Sophomore Rachel Naumann will rest an injury today.
Ventura, powered by sophomore Danika Galvan and freshman Sabrina Sewell, hopes to compete with Santa Barbara City for third.
"Moorpark and Glendale are going to battle," Ventura coach Tony Veney said. "Santa Barbara is really tough. They beat us by a little bit last week, so that's going to be the deal for us."
Oxnard qualified for SoCals last season as an at-large selection.
"This year, I believe our women are going to earn their way there," Oxnard coach Geno Sharp said. "If we can put together a race, collectively, I think we can finish fourth or fifth."
The Condors have added freshman Vannessa Martinez, a Rio Mesa High product, to last year's top runner, sophomore Cristal Gutierrez.
Hahn Park is a fast course that features a 600-meter climb to separate the teams.
"It looks like it will be good weather and it's a challenging course, so it'll be an interesting meet," Sharp said. "It'll be competitive."