Monday, April 22, 2019

No Stanford Invitational in 2019

Per the Stanford meets website:
Cross Country: The Stanford Cross Country Invitational will not be contested in 2019.

When the Stanford Invitational wasn't held two years ago, many suspected that this meet was on it's way out. With Stanford hosting Pac 12s last year, the meet made a one year return and it now appears that this meet will eventually vanish from everybody's schedule for the foreseeable future. Unless there is a coaching change to somebody that sees value in this meet, it appears that we will all be looking for another meet during that late September weekend. For us Division V teams, this was one of the few opportunities where we were able to race other teams our size and was a great preview of the state meet. I know many of us coaches/athletes will miss this meet. 

It has been confirmed that next year, the CCS meet will be held at the Crystal Springs course provided there are no air quality issues.

Lastly, I am going to start posting a preliminary schedule of cross country meets so if you have meets that you would like to add to the calendar, please post those below.

College Commitments

I have updated this list with quite a few additions. Please feel free to add others in the comment section below. I know I am missing many so please help if you know of other athletes and where they are attending college next fall.

Liam Anderson Redwood-Stanford University
Emily Perez St. Joseph Notre Dame-Oregon State
Gabrielle Peterson Healdsburg-Oregon State
Emma Tavella San Ramon Valley-UCLA
Gabe Reuter Sir Francis Drake-UCSD
Russell Sullivan Foothill-American
Cassy Haskell Miramonte-UC Berkeley
Rayna Stanziano Concord-St. Mary's
Colton Colonna St Francis-Texas A and M
Eric Eng St. Francis-Cornell
Connor Livingston De La Salle-Princeton
Mavleen Mann Pitman-UC Davis
Preston Norris Las Lomas-UC Berkeley
Henry Saul Palo Alto-Yale
Owen Mackenzie Los Altos-Duke
Naomi Donovan Los Altos-John Hopkins
Caroline Garrett Oakland Tech-Wake Forrest
Kate Tavella San Ramon Valley-Georgetown
Jazlynn Shearer Silver Creek-UNLV
Kathryn Bingham Oak Ridge-BYU
Quinn Hagerman Merced-Southern Utah
Laurel Wong Santa Catalina-Stanford
Lucas Chung Windsor-St. Mary's
Maggie Hall Menlo Atherton-UCSB
Ryan Ma Homestead-Pomona
Lauren Lum Alameda-UCSB
Shelby Nelson Encinal-UCSB
Isaiah Jimenez Christian Brothers-St. Mary's
Gracie Dupuis Granada-Chico
Brayden McLaughlin Del Oro-Chico
Destiny Everett Lincoln, Stockton-Chico
Charlie Giannini Chico HS-Chico State
Nicco Pompili Sir Francis Drake-UCSD
Sophie Lodigiani Davis-University of Hawaii
Jake Heinlein College Park-UC San Diego
Jason Holland-Morrison, Franklin EG-Humboldt
Briseida Garcia-Meza, Gregory-St. Mary's College (NEW)
Eva Rodriguez, Gregory-Notre Dame De Namur University (NEW)
Jason Holland-Morrison, Franklin EG-Humboldt (NEW)
Jake Heinlein, College Park-UC San Diego (NEW)
Kelsey Van Allen, Tamalpais-Pomona Pitzer College (NEW)
Colleen McCandless, Granada-Cal Poly SLO (NEW)
Kalea Bartolotto, Granada-Northwestern (NEW)
Teddy (Edward) Buckley, Campolindo-University of Kansas (NEW)
Maggie Hall, Menlo Atherton, UCSB (NEW)

Please add others in the comment section below. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Sacramento Meet of Champions

Meet Preview (NEW):
https://ca.milesplit.com/articles/259708-2019-sacramento-meet-of-champions-preview

Final accepted entries:
http://www.sacramentomoc.com/2019smocfinalinvitations.pdf

What will be the most competitive events? Who is ready to lay down a big mark (or two) before we head into the postseason? If you are competing at the meet, what events will you be participating in on Saturday?

Saturday, April 13, 2019

St. Helena sophomore Harper McClain

Winner of the 3200m at today's Granada Distance and Sprint Festival with a new best of 10:49.09. Harper McClain is a sophomore at St. Helena HS competing in her first high school track season and ran her first 2 races this season on March 26th. She recorded PRs of 5:10.3 and 10:52. The time she ran today in the 3200m now has her ranked 4th in NCS behind only Gabrielle Peterson-Healdsburg (10:25.15), Kelli Wilson-Monte Vista (10:34.28) and Kate Tavella-San Ramon Valley (10:46.91). A runner to follow in the next month or so.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

CCS Top 8 meet/Sacramento Meet of Champions

CCS Top 8 meet preview:
https://ca.milesplit.com/articles/259423-central-coast-section-ccs-top-8-meet-preview

CCS Top 8 meet accepted entries:
http://lynbrooksports.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/TRACK/2019/top8perf.pdf

Sacramento MOC accepted entries:
http://www.sacramentomoc.com/2019SMOCAcceptedEntriesList1.htm

Also, live results from the following meets:
Del Oro: http://diablotiming.com/results/2019-04-12/
Granada Distance & Sprint: http://diablotiming.com/results/2019-04-13/

I will be posting a preview of the CCS Top 8 meet tomorrow. In the meantime, feel free to comment on any of the most competitive events. It doesn't appear like the meet will have as many of the top competitors as it usually does and that may be because of the spring break dates this year. Nonetheless, it should be a great night of competition.

Photo of the week


While working on the CCS Top 8 meet preview, I noticed this one photo from last year's section final in the boys' 3200m. It was taken by Pietro Brezzo. Very cool. 

Feel free to share some of your favorite photos in the comment section below if you have a link. If you want to send the photo to me as an attachment, go ahead and do so to albertjcaruana@gmail.com and I will be happy to post.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Most impressive NorCal performance at Arcadia Invitational

Please add in the comment section below. I will add your choices as they are posted today. Let's see which performance stands above the rest.

St. Francis, Sacramento winning 4 x 1600 (20:20.82)
Chase Gordon Jesuit 2nd in 800 Invitational section (1:53.06)
Zachary Larrier 2nd in 400 Invitational section (46.49)
Samuel Wright Lodi winning Pole Vault (16'1")
Gabrielle Peterson Healdsburg 10:25.15 3200m
Christopher Middleton Pearson Dublin 4:12.48 mile
Jazlynn Shearer Silver Creek 13.36 100m hurdles/41'3.75" triple jump
Chinyere Okoro Amador Valley 23.94 200m
Zachary Larrier Monterey Trail 46. 49 400m

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