Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NorCal Cross Country Rankings (Post Stanford Edition)

Boys Teams
1) Los Gatos HS (CCS) Division II
2) Bellarmine HS (CCS) Division I
3) Davis HS (SJS) Division I
4) King City HS (CCS) Division IV
5) Jesuit HS (SJS) Division II
6) Granite Bay HS (SJS) Division I
7) Placer HS (SJS) Division III
8) Bishop O'Dowd HS (NCS) Division III
9) Granada HS (NCS) Division II
10) Willow Glen (CCS) Division III

Girls Teams
1) Davis HS (SJS) Division I
2) Bella Vista HS (SJS) Division I
3) Campolindo HS (NCS) Division III
4) Aptos HS (CCS) Division III
5) St. Francis, Mt. View (CCS) Division II
6) Monta Vista HS (CCS) Division I
7) Monte Vista HS (NCS) Division I
8) Henry M. Gunn HS (CCS) Division I
9) Bishop O'Dowd HS (NCS) Division III
10) Woodcreek HS (SJS) Division I

Boys Individuals
1) Chris Foster Los Gatos HS CCS Division II
2) Colin Burke Bishop O'Dowd HS NCS Division III
3) Steven Sum Saratoga HS CCS Division III
4) Jackson Crose Livermore HS NCS Division II
5) Paul Zeiss Granite Bay HS SJS Division I
6) Trevor Reinhart Marin Academy NCS Division V
7) Matt Schumann De La Salle HS NCS Division I
8) Drew Childs Bella Vista HS SJS Division I
9) Jose Pina Lincoln SJ HS CCS Division II
10) Sean Kurdy Jesuit HS SJS Division II

Girls Individuals
1) Fiona O'Keeffe Davis HS SJS Division I
2) Chloe Hansel Las Lomas HS NCS Division III
3) Gillian Meeks Henry M. Gunn HS CCS Division I
4) Caroline Gee Cupertino HS CCS Division I
5) Megan McCandless Granada HS NCS Division II
6) Brighie Leach Campolindo HS NCS Division III
7) Kathryn Loken Del Campo HS SJS Division II
8) Toni Finnane Campolindo HS NCS Division III
9) Elizabeth Lacy Menlo School CCS Division IV
10) Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy NCS Division V

Comments? Who is missing? Who should move up?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Stanford Invitational Photos courtesy of Spencer Allen

Stanford Invitational Results (NorCal Individuals and Teams)

Thanks to Hank Lawson you can find those results HERE.

Just for reference, here are the top 10 individuals and teams below in a giant combined race which of course will skew the results. So who was most impressive today? Biggest surprise?


PLACE Plce  Name (Age)                     Team                      Time    Pace Sex
===== ==== =============================== ======================== =======  ==== ===
 1    1    Fiona O'Keeffe (11)             DAVIS SENIOR-Stanford    16:39.8  5:22  F
 2    2    Chloe Hansel (11)               LAS LOMAS-Stanford       17:28.5  5:38  F
 3    3    Gillian Meeks (11)              HENRY M. GUNN-Stanford   17:41.3  5:42  F
 4    4    Caroline Gee (9)                CUPERTINO-Stanford       17:42.6  5:42  F
 5    5    Brighie Leach (12)              CAMPOLINDO-Stanford      17:45.3  5:43  F
 6    6    Kathryn Loken (10)              DEL CAMPO-Stanford       17:48.4  5:44  F
 7    7    Toni Finnane (12)               CAMPOLINDO-Stanford      17:48.9  5:44  F
 8    8    Elizabeth Lacy (12)             MENLO-Stanford           17:58.0  5:47  F
 9    9    Rylee Bowen (9)                 SONOMA ACADEMY-Stanford  17:58.5  5:47  F
 10  10    Sofia Castiglioni (10)          DAVIS SENIOR-Stanford    17:59.8  5:48  F

PLACE Plce  Name (Age)                     Team                      Time    Pace Sex
===== ==== =============================== ======================== =======  ==== ===
 1    1    Chris Foster (12)               LOS GATOS-Stanford       15:02.8  4:51  M
 2    2    Colin Burke (12)                BISHOP O'DOWD-Stanford   15:07.7  4:52  M
 3    3    Steven Sum (12)                 SARATOGA-Stanford        15:09.8  4:53  M
 4    4    Paul Zeiss (12)                 GRANITE BAY-Stanford     15:11.5  4:54  M
 5    5    Trevor Reinhart (12)            MARIN ACADEMY-Stanford   15:15.0  4:55  M
 6    6    Drew Childs (12)                BELLA VISTA-Stanford     15:22.4  4:57  M
 7    7    Jose Pina (12)                  LINCOLN-Stanford         15:25.3  4:58  M
 8    6    Sean Kurdy (11)                 JESUIT-Stanford          15:29.8  4:59  M
 9    7    Matt Salazar (11)               CASA GRANDE-Stanford     15:31.5  5:00  M
 10   8    Nolan Gerlach (12)              DIXON-Stanford           15:32.2  5:00  M

Pl   School                  Point  Team Score Order                               Time       Avg    Spread 
==   ======================  =====  ====================================         =========  =======  =======
 1   BELLA VISTA-Stanford     122   13 - 14 - 22 - 36 - 37  [133-187]            1:32:44.3  18:32.8  00:36.8
 2   DAVIS SENIOR-Stanford    134   1 - 9 - 26 - 47 - 51  [90-172]               1:31:21.3  18:16.2  02:23.0
 3   CAMPOLINDO-Stanford      138   5 - 7 - 25 - 49 - 52  [102-115]              1:32:19.9  18:27.9  01:20.4
 4   APTOS-Stanford           215   17 - 30 - 45 - 55 - 68  [83-138]             1:34:46.1  18:57.2  01:03.2
 5   ST. FRANCIS-MV-Stanford  306   48 - 56 - 63 - 64 - 75  [154-195]            1:36:29.4  19:17.8  00:31.9
 6   MONTA VISTA-Stanford     324   12 - 39 - 53 - 58 - 162  [178-206]           1:35:43.4  19:08.6  02:07.8
 7   MONTE VISTA-Stanford     351   10 - 18 - 103 - 108 - 112  [132-140]         1:35:58.7  19:11.7  01:45.2
 8   BISHOP O'DOWD-Stanford   363   33 - 59 - 72 - 76 - 123  [163-174]           1:37:04.3  19:24.8  01:09.1
 9   HENRY M. GUNN-Stanford   365   3 - 40 - 65 - 105 - 152  [260-346]           1:35:57.0  19:11.4  02:31.1
 10  WOODCREEK-Stanford       444   19 - 50 - 91 - 124 - 160  [177-268]          1:37:27.8  19:29.5  01:47.1

Pl   School                  Point  Team Score Order                               Time       Avg    Spread 
==   ======================  =====  ====================================         =========  =======  =======
 1   LOS GATOS-Stanford       181   1 - 31 - 32 - 50 - 67  [146-197]             1:19:07.0  15:49.4  01:09.1
 2   BELLARMINE-Stanford      182   11 - 17 - 29 - 57 - 68  [69-70]              1:19:35.4  15:55.0  00:32.7
 3   DAVIS SENIOR-Stanford    262   9 - 12 - 45 - 94 - 102  [106-140]            1:20:05.7  16:01.1  00:51.0
 4   KING CITY-Stanford       337   10 - 43 - 59 - 109 - 116  [313-337]          1:20:45.0  16:09.0  00:54.1
 5   JESUIT-Stanford          357   6 - 47 - 85 - 100 - 119  [123-132]           1:20:48.0  16:09.6  01:02.3
 6   GRANITE BAY-Stanford     367   4 - 26 - 101 - 115 - 121  [210-316]          1:20:33.5  16:06.7  01:21.0
 7   PLACER-Stanford          430   23 - 73 - 83 - 99 - 152  [222-388]           1:21:31.8  16:18.3  00:54.7
 8   BISHOP O'DOWD-Stanford   478   2 - 34 - 51 - 178 - 213  [332-505]           1:21:00.7  16:12.1  01:54.5
 9   WILLOW GLEN-Stanford     529   27 - 52 - 139 - 153 - 158  [205-254]         1:22:07.7  16:25.5  00:54.0
 10  ST. FRANCIS-MV-Stanford  571   19 - 55 - 93 - 125 - 279  [353]              1:22:14.6  16:26.9  01:36.0

Friday, September 26, 2014

Stanford Invitational tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Stanford golf course will host the 41st Annual Stanford Invitational which will pit the majority of the top teams in Northern California as well as some of the better teams from the South as well as other states. Teams will more than likely put their best lineups at the starting line and we will get to find out who are the top teams and individuals in this part of the state. 

All the pertinent information for this meet can be found here:
http://www.gostanford.com/pdf9/2762597.pdf

High School Entries:
http://www.rtspt.com/events/stanford/xcinvite14/hs_entries.pdf

Directions:
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/stan/sports/c-xc/auto_pdf/ParkingInfo.pdf

The first set of Northern California rankings have been posted below. For now, what are the teams that you think will shine at this meet? What about individuals? What teams are ready to make a big statement at this meet?

Feel free to comment in the section below. 

Aragon HS track to be named after Bill Daskarolis

As reported by Mark Foyer of the Half Moon Bay Review, the San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees voted last night to name the Aragon HS track after Bill Daskarolis. He started at Aragon over 50 years ago and has served as a teacher, athletic director and coach during that era. Bill has since retired from his teaching and administrative duties but is still coaching the cross country and track and field teams as well as meet directing the Crystal Springs Center and CCS championship meets (when they are held on the Crystal Springs XC course). He was named CCS XC Honor Coach in 1993. He was inducted into the Aragon HS Hall of Fame in 2008. Last year, he received Dan Fukushima Lifetime Achievement Award as reported here by the San Mateo Journal. Congratulations to Bill on a great honor and it's great to see his name will be long remembered after he hangs up his whistle and watch.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Northern California Top 10 Individuals

Boys
1) Trevor Reinhart Marin Academy (NCS)
2) Steven Sum Saratoga (CCS)
3) Jackson Crose Livermore (NCS)
4) Chris Foster Los Gatos (CCS)
5) Lucas Matison Palo Alto (CCS)
6) Jose Pina Lincoln, San Jose (CCS)
7) Alex Sasser Bellarmine (CCS)
8) Matt Schumann De La Salle (NCS)
9) Moshe McCarter-Ribak Placer (SJS)
10) Brian Song Davis (SJS)

Honorable Mention
Kevin Lehr St. Ignatius (CCS)
Edward Chance Del Campo (SJS)
Paul Zeiss Granite Bay (SJS)
Matt Salazar Casa Grande (NCS)
Andy Ehrenberg Redwood (NCS)
Gregory Aitken Folsom (SJS)

Girls
1) Fiona O'Keeffe Davis (SJS)
2) Chloe Hansel Las Lomas (NCS)
3) Riley Bowen Sonoma Academy (NCS)
4) Kendall Derry Bella Vista (SJS)
5) Megan McCandless Granada (NCS)
6) Cate Ratliff Santa Cruz (CCS)
7) Gillian Meeks Gunn (CCS)
8) Brooke Starn Monte Vista (NCS)
9) Niki Iyer Harker (CCS)
10) Riley Mason Leland (CCS)

Honorable Mention
Brighie Leach Campolindo (NCS)
Caroline Gee Cupertino (CCS)
Kathryn Loken Del Campo (SJS)
Morgin Coonfield McKinleyville (NCS)
Sofia Castiglioni Davis (SJS)
JJ Escalara Fremont (CCS)
Elena Kamas Homestead (CCS)
Lindsey Allen Homestead (CCS)
Lizzie Lacy Menlo (CCS)

It's very possible that I missed a runner (or two). Please add any runners that you think belong in the two lists above in the comment section below. I will continue to add runners as they are named.

Northern California Cross Country Team Rankings heading into Stanford Invite

Boys Teams
1) Bellarmine (CCS)
2) Davis (SJS)
3) Jesuit (SJS)
4) Los Gatos (CCS)
5) Bishop O'Dowd (NCS)
6) Granada (NCS)
7) Dublin (NCS)
8) De La Salle (NCS)
9) Willow Glen (CCS)
10) Bellarmine B (CCS)

Girls Teams
1) Davis (SJS)
2) Campolindo (NCS)
3) Bella Vista (SJS)
4) St. Francis, Sacramento (SJS)
5) Aptos (CCS)
6) Oak Ridge (SJS)
7) St. Francis, Mt. View (CCS)
8) Monta Vista (CCS)
9) Archbishop Mitty (CCS)
10) Monte Vista (NCS)

This is a work in progress as in many teams have not fielded their full varsity or ran similar type courses. We will have a much better idea after Stanford Invite.

Cross Country Travels to Chicago for Palatine Invitational

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team will travel to Chicago, Ill., to compete in the Palatine Invitational this weekend. The meet serves a gathering between St. Francis and sister-school Assumption High School from Louisville, Ky.

“It will be a great experience for the girls,” said Head Coach John DuCray. “We are going with no expectations and plan to make it a fun trip. It will be something they will never forget.”

Assumption Head Coach Barry Haworth’s daughter, Moriah, ran for DuCray and St. Francis and the two developed the relationship between the schools. They schedule meetings every 4-5 years for a competition and friendship between the programs. It is the second trip made by St. Francis, while the Rockets have visited Sacramento two times.

Assumption, like St. Francis, is an all-girls Catholic High School. The Rocket program has been very successful lately, winning four state titles in the last six years.

The two squads will meet for dinner on Friday night courtesy of the Rockets and have a picnic following the competition. The race is scheduled for the three-mile course at Deer Grove East. Assumption is the defending girls’ champion in the event.

“I am really excited to race with the team and go against teams we have not raced before,” said junior Chase Worthen. “We do not know what the competition is going to be like but it is going to be a lot of fun. We are looking forward to putting our best foot forward and having fun with the team.”

Following the Saturday morning race, the team will have an opportunity to go sight-seeing around Chicago.
Seniors Miranda Myers and Peyton Bilo will document the trip to Chicago via posts on the St. Francis social media accounts all weekend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow #TroubieTakeover.

Couple of BCL West, MBL Center Meet #1 and SCVAL #1 Results

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday 20th Invitational Results

Lots of action today including Lowell, De La Salle/Carondelet, Farmer, Bret Harte/Frogtown and Josh Ruff Invites. If you have any updates and want to comment on any of the performances at any of the meets, please feel free to do so in the comment section below.

Farmer Invitational Results (NEW)
Live Results from Lowell Invite
Live Results from De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Cross Country Invitational
Woodbridge Classic Results (NEW)

Top finishers at Farmer Invite in Varsity Boys race taken by Thomas Benjamin. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Race Assignments and Race info for Saturday's Lowell Invitational

Race Assignments
Race Info

Golden Gate Park will once again host the 42nd Annual Lowell Invitational. You can check out the participating teams at the above link. Course maps can be found at the Race Info link and results will be posted at www.recordtiming.com.

CCS Team Rankings as posted at www.lynbrooksports.com

http://www.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/XC/2014/ccs_rank.htm

Team Rankings - 09/15
Rank  BOYS                   Div
1     Bellarmine College PrepD1
2     Los Gatos              D2
3     King City              D4
4     St. Ignatius           D2
5     Willow Glen            D2
6     Scotts Valley          D4
7     St. Francis            D2
8     Menlo-Atherton         D1
9     Saratoga               D3
10    Half Moon Bay          D4
11    Homestead              D1
12    Lynbrook               D2
13    Aragon                 D3
14    San Benito             D1
15    Los Altos              D2

Rank  GIRLS                  Div
1     Aptos                  D3
2     Monta Vista            D1
3     St. Francis            D2
4     Homestead              D1
5     Gunn                   D1
6     Los Gatos              D2
7     Archbishop Mitty       D2
8     Los Altos              D2
9     Half Moon Bay          D4
10    Fremont                D1
11    Menlo-Atherton         D1
12    St. Ignatius           D2
13    Aragon                 D3
14    San Lorenzo Valley     D4
15    Lynbrook               D2

Who is missing from above lists? Who should move up?