Sunday, October 23, 2016

Top 10 NorCal times at Mt. SAC Invitational (Boys & Girls)

Below are the top 10 individual times recorded over the two day Mt. SAC Invitational. Yes, the weather did vary for different races but it was hot and the times reflect that. If I missed anyone that belongs in either list below, please add them in the comment section below and I will make the correction.

1. Cooper Teare St. Joseph Notre Dame 14:44
2. Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau Bellarmine 15:07
3. Liam Anderson Redwood 15:21
4. Isaias DeLeon De La Salle 15:21
5. Neil Braganza Dougherty Valley 15:31
6. Tristan Miller Monte Vista 15:34
7. Daniel Maneloveg Monte Vista 15:39
8. Luca Mazzanti Santa Rosa 15:40
9. Alex Scales Bellarmine 15:42
9. Omar Kabbani Northgate 15:42

1. Kinga Bihari Granada 17:37
2. Glennis Murphy Redwood 17:39
3. Cassy Haskell Miramonte 17:44
4. Elena Kamas Homestead 17:50
5. Kiera Marshall St. Joseph Notre Dame 17:53
6. Amanda Olla San Ramon Valley 18:04
7. Abigail Fisk Davis 18:05
8. Sofia Castiglioni Davis 18:07
9. Olivia O'Keeffe Davis 18:08
10. Colleen McCandless Granada 18:16

I will get to the top team times later tonight but if anybody is feeling productive today, please go ahead and list the top 10 team times for both boys and girls from this past weekend.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Mt. SAC Invitational results

Cooper Teare won the Division V Sweepstakes race with a time of 14:44. Teammate Kiera Marshall won the girls Division V Sweepstakes race in 17:53. Cassy Haskell of Miramonte won the Division IV Sweepstakes race in 17:44. Noah Wallace Rio Americano won Race #17, Division 3 in a time of 15:34. Alize Hartke Oakmont won Race #18, Division 3 in a time of 18:37. Kaela Dishion Bret Harte won Race #29 in a time of 19:24. Piedmont won Race #31, Division IV. Tamalpais girls won Race #12, Division III. College Park girls won Race #14, Division 3. Nueva swept both Division V races with the girls scoring 45 points while the boys were even better at 42 points.

If you have any other highlights that you want to mention, feel free to add it in the comment section below.

Races continue at 7:15am today. Feel free to update any more spectacular efforts by NorCal athletes.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Best cross country runners in California High School History

Please add other names that you feel deserve mention in the list below. This should be based on their accomplishment in high school only.

Jeff Nelson Burbank
Matt Giusto San Mateo
Rich Kimball Jesuit/DLS
Mastalir twins (Eric and Mark) Jesuit
Michael Stember Jesuit
Calvin Gaziano Castro Valley
German Fernandez Riverbank
Ryan Hall Big Bear
Chad Hall Big Bear
Bruce Bess La Habra
Eric Hulst Laguna Beach
Louie Quintana Arroyo Grande
Bryan Dameworth Agoura
Harold Kuphaldt Bella Vista
Marc Davis San Diego
Terry Williams Lompoc
Phillip Rocha Arcadia
Austin Tamagno Brea Olinda
Jay Marden Mission San Jose
Meb Keflezighi San Diego

Jessica Spies Livermore
Polly Plummer University
Amber Trotter Ukiah
Sara Bei Montgomery
Kristen Gorden Carondelet
Sara Baxter Simi Valley
Jordan Hasay Mission Prep
Deena Drossin Agoura
Julia Stamps Santa Rosa
Anita Siraki Hoover
Vickie Cook Alemany
Kristen O'Hara Palos Verdes
Tanya Fischer Chaminade
Sarah Sumpter Healdsburg
Bridge Duffy St. Mary's Berkeley
Kira Jorgensen Rancho Buena Vista
Fiona O'Keeffe Davis
Destiny Collins Great Oak

Any others?

Monday, October 17, 2016

2016 North Coast Section Individual Rankings

Here are the top 5 individuals for each division. If you feel I missed someone or somebody should move up from where they are ranked below, please feel free to comment below.

Division I

Girls - (Top 2 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Danika Newlin Castro Valley
2.    Kayla Neumann California
3.    Sophie Phillips Berkeley
4.    Aushmita Grewal Dougherty Valley
5.    Leikela Lunt Castro Valley

Boys - (Top 2 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Neil Braganza Dougherty Valley
2.    Quinn Schimidh Doughery Valley
3.    Sebastian Andersson Berkeley
4.    Arman Pabla James Logan
5.    Tommy Bell Dougherty Valley

Division II
Girls - (Top 3 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Meredith Corda Monte Vista
2.    Kai Bohannon Liberty
3.    Kinga Bihari Granada
4.    Amanda Olla San Ramon Valley
5.    Kate Tavella San Ramon Valley/Maddie Coney Monte Vista

Boys - (Top 3 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Isaias DeLeon De La Salle
2.    Adrian Schroeder Dublin
3.    Anirudh Surapaneni Dublin
4.    Tristan Miller Monte Vista
5.    Daniel Maneloveg Monte Vista
6.    John Bennett Granada

Division III
Girls - (Top 4 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Glennis Murphy Redwood
2.    Hannah Ruane Campolindo
3.    Isabella Chao Campolindo
4.    Gillian Wagner Redwood
5.    Lauren Lum Alameda

Boys - (Top 4 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Liam Anderson Redwood
2.    Andrew Thomas Redwood
3.    Jared Yabu Campolindo
4.    Ben Lawson Maria Carrillo
5.    Raymond Diaz Campolindo

Division IV
Girls - (Top 4 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Cassidy Haskell Miramonte
2.    Emma Wawrznek Bishop O'Dowd
3.    Gabrielle Petersen Healdsburg
4.    Jourdan Amen Bishop O'Dowd
5.    Shelby Nelson Encinal

Boys - (Top 3 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Ryan Cutter Hercules 
2.    Munir Kabara San Rafael
3.    Kellen O'Neill Arcata
4.    Jonathan Fierro Miramonte
5.    Dante De Los Santos Justin-Siena 

Division V
Girls - (Top 6 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Kiera Marshall St. Joseph Notre Dame
2.    Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy
3.    Kate Bowen Sonoma Academy
4.    Emily Perez St. Joseph Notre Dame
5.    Grace Dailey Branson

Boys - (Top 5 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Cooper Teare St. Joseph Notre Dame
2.    Brian Schulz El Molino
3.    Eli Horwitz Stuart Hall
4.    Andre Williams Kelseyville 
5.    Sean Laidlaw Lick-Wilmerding

HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals - NorCal Flagship

For one day only, we're stepping away from the hills and dirt and (hopefully!) rain, and toeing the track to see how your team measures up with others all across the country. For one day only, it's all about 8(and change!) fast laps around the track!

Regardless if you're a JV runner who's season just ended or putting final prep into your legs before the CIF State Championships, the HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals is for you. Like other big XC Invites, you'll be competing against a couple hundreds of your closest friends. Like other big T&F Invites, you'll be seeded by times, so that you get to race against those in similar fitness to you. And like every XC race, it's a team thing. That's right, the times of your top 5 athletes will be totaled, so you can compare your team against teams all over the country.
As far as the meet itself, we're looking to end around 8:30pm, so the exact start time is TBD, depending on entries. Tentatively we're looking to start around 4pm, but there will be a better estimate as we get closer to race day. Heats will run slower to faster, so the meet is a constant buildup to the fastest 8(and change!) lappers around. There will also be a community/coaches race, with on-site registration, so that your athletes can watch you coaches and their long-graduated teammates try to relieve their glory days on the oval.
All entries are to be done on, so that we can easily seed heats ahead of time. A full schedule with entries will be posted by Wednesday before the meet. All athletes will be accepted. Cost per team (unlimited entries) is $100, with individual entries being $15 for those smaller schools wishing to bring athletes. All payments will be done on site, with checks being made payable to Maria Carrillo Puma Athletics Boosters.
The entry cost is $100 per team or $15 per individual.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

2016 North Coast Section Cross Country Rankings (2nd Edition)

Here are the updated North Coast Section (NCS) team rankings as of today with the help of many section coaches. If I missed any teams, please feel free to let me know in the comment section below. If you feel, the order should be different in any division, please let me know as well.

Division I
Girls - (Top 2 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Castro Valley
2.    Dougherty Valley
3.    James Logan
4.    Berkeley
5.    California

Boys - (Top 2 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Dougherty Valley
2.    James Logan
3.    Berkeley
4.    Castro Valley
5.    California

Division II
Girls - (Top 3 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Granada
2.    Monte Vista
3.    San Ramon Valley
4.    Liberty
5.    Amador Valley/College Park

Boys - (Top 3 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Monte Vista
2.    Dublin
3.    De La Salle
4.    Granada
5.    Clayton Valley
6.    Heritage/Amador Valley/Mission San Jose

Division III
Girls - (Top 4 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Maria Carrillo
2.    Redwood
3.    Campolindo
4.    Alameda
5.    Carondelet
6.    Las Lomas
7.    El Cerrito 

Boys - (Top 4 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Campolindo
2.    Redwood
3.    Maria Carrillo
4.    Las Lomas
5.    Northgate

Division IV
Girls - (Top 4 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Bishop O'Dowd
2.    Piedmont
3.    Miramonte
4.    Arcata
5.    McKinleyville

Boys - (Top 3 teams advance to state meet):
1.    McKinleyville
2.    Sir Francis Drake
3.    Bishop O'Dowd
4.    Miramonte
5.    Piedmont/Albany

Division V
Girls - (Top 6 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Sonoma Academy
2.    University
3.    College Prep
4.    Lick-Wilmerding
5.    St. Joseph Notre Dame
6.    Convent
7.    Branson/Urban/Head Royce

Boys - (Top 5 teams advance to state meet):
1.    University
2.    Sonoma Academy
3.    Lick-Wilmerding
4.    College Prep   
5.    St. Joseph Notre Dame
6.    Marin Academy/Stuart Hall/Head Royce

Friday, October 14, 2016

Weekend NorCal Invitationals

Hoka One One Bronco Cross Country Invitational at Folsom High School
Results: (NEW)
Meet Preview:

Roosevelt Roughrider Invitational at Woodward Park, Fresno

Mariner Invitational at Hayward HS

Merced County Championship Meet at Atwater HS

Santa Clara Bronco Invitational

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Northern California League Results

DAL Center Meet #1 at Hidden Lakes Park (NEW)

Redwood Empire 10/12 Meets

WACC at Hayward HS (3.0 miles)

Jim Tracy Challenge at Golden Gate Park (5k)

PAL #2 at Half Moon Bay HS 2.3 miles

MBL #2 at Christmas Hill Park 3.0 miles

EBAL Center Meet (Great boys team race!) NCS Division II preview?

Other league meet results? Email me with the links to

Throwers Clinic at Montgomery High School

From Santa Rosa HS throws coach, Paul Troppy.

I am holding a clinic in two weeks on October 29th. The clinic is for high school/college discus and shot put throwers. We will have John Davis and Summer Pierson as our leaders/coaches. This will be our first clinic. Both of these throwers have been Olympic Trial athletes. Summer threw 61.23 meters (just over 200 feet) last year and John Davis threw 67'4.25" in the shot put in 2001.

The cost of the clinic is $20.

If you have any questions in regards to this clinic, you can reach Mr. Troppy at

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