Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Your best workout this season?

Let's hear about your best workout this season. What did you do? At what pace? How much rest? What is the reason for the workout? Benefits? How long was your warm-up? Cool down? Have you repeated this workout during this season? Improvement?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Updated Toro Park Records thanks to Gus Ibarra

Updated 10/20/14
Top 10 Boys' Team Times
1 Carlmont 79:58 2012
2 Mountain View 80:13 2008
3 Madera South 80:17 2014
4 Bellarmine 80:43 2011
5 Los Gatos 80:45 2006
6 Los Altos 81:05 2012
7 West Torrance 81:08 2014
8 North Monterey County 81:10 2003
9 Willow Glen 81:23 2006
10 San Benito 81:28 2011 
 
Top 10 Girls' Team Times
1 Los Gatos 96:01 2006
2 Mountain View 96:11 2008
3 Carlmont 96:22 2006
4 Aptos 96:43 2014
5 Monta Vista 96:56 2014 
6 Gunn 96:59 2002
7 Mitty 97:14 2012
8 San Lorenzo Valley 97:17 2004
9 Homestead 97:47 2014 
10 Half Moon Bay 98:20 2004
 
Top 25 Boys All-Time
15:02 Estifanos, Yohaness 12 Milpitas 2012
15:05 D’Acquisto, Domenic 12 Enterprise 2010
15:12 Petrillo, Matthew 12 Los Gatos 2006
15:13 Abdalla, Mohamed 12 Willow Glen 2007
15:14 Herrera, Jose 12 Madera South 2012
15:20 Estrada, Diego 12 Alisal 2007
15:20 Ho, Richard 12 Leland 2012
15:21 Mineau, Jeremy 11 Menlo Atherton 2002
15:21 Geiken, Will 12 Los Gatos 2010
10 15:22 Fitzpatrick, Dylan 12 Carmel 2004
11 15:24 Morales, Ben 11 San Benito 1998
11 15:24 Dunn, Alex 11 San Lorenzo Valley 2002
13 15:26 Sum, Steven 12 Saratoga 2014
14 15:27 Johnson, Tyre 11 Palma 2007
14 15:27 Lema, Nohe 12 Willow Glen 2008
14 15:27 Corvese, Ryan 12 Sobrato 2012
14 15:27 Vasquez, Miguel 12 Andrew Hill 2012
18 15:28 Hunt, Rylan 12 Aptos 2008
19 15:29 Rowe, Garrett 10 Mountain View 2008
19 15:29 Schuh, Parker 11 Mountain View 2009
19 15:29 Herrera, Eduardo 11 Madera South 2014
22 15:31 Sitler, Ben 11 St. Francis 2004
23 15:33 Strum, Weston 12 Pioneer 2009
24 15:34 Huerta, Nathan 11 North Monterey County 2003
24 15:34 Nelson, Tim 10 Liberty Christian 2000
24 15:34 Sartor, Matt 12 Enterprise 2000
 
Top 25 Girls All-Time
17:16 Tyler, Tori 12 Gunn 2004
17:23 Maxwell, Anna 12 San Lorenzo Valley 2013
17:42 Fraser, Vanessa 12 Scotts Valley 2012
17:44 Hiltz, Nikki 11 Aptos 2011
17:46 Katz, Danielle 12 Los Gatos 2012
17:49 Jacob, Lauren 9 Los Altos 2012
17:50 Robinson, Sarah 12 Gunn 2013
17:53 Gallagher, Michelle 12 Sacred Heart 2002
17:54 Estrada, Vanessa 12 San Benito 2012
10 18:00 Hinds, Rachel 12 St. Ignatius 2010
11 18:02 Nevitt, Casey 12 Aptos 2002
11 18:02 Weigel, Maya 12 Mountain View 2012
13 18:03 Goo, Kylie 12 Westmoor 2012
14 18:06 Meeks, Gillian 11 Gunn 2014
15 18:07 Barnett, Stephanie 11 Leland 2007
15 18:07 Ratliff, Cate 11 Santa Cruz 2014
17 18:08 Grelli, Melissa 11 Presentation 2002
18 18:09 Plank, Mckayla 10 Mitty 2002
18 18:09 Viehweg, Ciera 10 St. Ignatius 2002
18 18:09 Peterson, Jessie 12 Carlmont 2010
21 18:15 Fedronic, Justine 12 Carlmont 2008
21 18:15 Bergman, Jennifer 12 Valley Christian 2008
23 18:16 Kirschman, Lindsey 11 Enterprise 2004
24 18:17 Graham, Ruth 12 Gunn 2002
25 18:20 Follmar, Alicia 12 Saratoga 2004

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Night of Two-Mile Madness


Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
Location: Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

HOKA One One and Heart & Sole Sports invites all middle school and high school individuals and teams to join us for The Night of Two-Mile Madness.

The HOKA One One National Two-Mile Postal Competition has tapped Santa Rosa Junior College as an affiliate site, and we are excited to crank up the stadium lights and let the fast times roll!

We will be running The Night of Two-Mile Madness for individuals and teams of all levels, with the top-5 times from complete high school teams being sent in to HOKA One One for the National Two-Mile Postal Competition.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the new Heart & Sole youth running club.

Coaches, if you have athletes interested in participating, please contact Chris Puppione at coachpup@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jim Tracy Challenge Results (Golden Gate Park 3.1 miles)

Northern California XC Rankings (2nd Version)

Feel free to comment on the teams and individuals below. Did I miss anybody?

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

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

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

Girls Individuals
1) Fiona O'Keeffe Davis HS SJS Division I
2) Chloe Hansel Las Lomas HS NCS Division III
3) Megan McCandless Granada HS NCS Division II
4) Brooke Starn Monte Vista HS NCS Division I
5) Gillian Meeks Henry M. Gunn HS CCS Division I
6) Cate Ratliff Santa Cruz HS CCS Division IV
7) Caroline Gee Cupertino HS CCS Division I
8) Brighie Leach Campolindo HS NCS Division III
9) Kathryn Loken Del Campo HS SJS Division II
10) Toni Finnane Campolindo HS NCS Division III

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Top NorCal Individuals and Teams at Clovis Invitational (All boys under 17:00 and Top 10 Teams)

Event 22  Boys 5k Run CC OVERALL
=======================================================================        
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points        
=======================================================================
Results - Men                                                                  
 17 Kurdy, Sean                  Jesuit                15:31.16   15          
 20 Schumann, Matt               De La Salle           15:33.86   18          
 29 Ehrenberg, Andy              Redwood (Larkspur)    15:38.74   27                  
 32 Song, Brian                  Davis                 15:40.27   29          
 36 Burke, Colin                 Bishop O'Dowd         15:43.41   33          
 50 Sanchez, Austin              De La Salle           15:48.35   47          
 74 garcia, alex                 Placer                15:58.17   71          
 75 Schlachte, Peter             Amador Valley         15:58.42   72                  
 79 Armstrong, Austin            Granada               15:59.80   76              
 85 Johnson, Roc                 De La Salle           16:02.10   82                  
 96 Chrisman, Tim                Monte Vista           16:04.45   93          
 97 Downs, Nick                  Bishop O'Dowd         16:04.46   94          
103 Giordano, Joel               Sheldon               16:06.69  100          
112 Katzman, Zachary             Skyline               16:09.76  108                    
113 Goold, Harrison              Granada               16:09.84  109              
118 mccarter, moshe              Placer                16:11.14  114                    
120 Borowsky, Nick               Davis                 16:12.04  116                
122 Hastings, Alec               Tokay                 16:12.16  118          
123 Jervis, Danny                Las Lomas             16:12.91  119              
126 Miller, Tristan              Monte Vista           16:13.72  122                    
128 Browning, Kellen             Davis                 16:14.49  124          
139 Cross, Evan                  Jesuit                16:17.91  135          
149 Flaherty, Colin              Folsom                16:19.89  144              
156 Beston, Zach                 Amador Valley         16:21.00  151                    
158 Harris, Charlie              Davis                 16:21.65  153          
172 Schmidt, Zachary             Dublin                16:23.81  167          
173 Lackner, Michael             Jesuit                16:24.19  168                  
176 Burke, Sean                  Bishop O'Dowd         16:24.74  171          
181 De Leon, Isaias              De La Salle           16:26.00  176          
184 Sickman, Matthew             Jesuit                16:26.29  179          
195 Gaskell, Cameron             Acalanes              16:29.35  190                
197 Glavin, Alex                 College Prep          16:29.59  192                  
199 Barraza, Raul                North Salinas         16:29.71  194              
203 Jones, Brendan               Jesuit                16:30.55  197                  
211 Maneloveg, Daniel            Monte Vista           16:31.90  204                      
213 Buck, Andy                   Amador Valley         16:32.39  205                  
215 Dokter, Derek                Sheldon               16:32.62  207          
229 Gronovius, Joey              Homestead             16:33.93  220          
237 Huitt, Andrew                Jesuit                16:35.49  226          
238 Bagga, Sidd                  Miramonte             16:35.75  227          
239 ploeg, jack                  Placer                16:35.83  228          
251 Skellenger, Leo              Granada               16:38.04  239          
252 Hall, Willie                 Davis                 16:38.12  240            
256 Robey, Tom                   Las Lomas             16:38.59  243          
257 Vernau, Michael              Davis                 16:38.67  244          
270 Vomund, Nick                 Monte Vista           16:39.90  256          
271 Bennett, John                Granada               16:39.98  257          
272 Sawyer, Max                  Homestead             16:40.02  258          
280 Surapaneni, Anirudh          Dublin                16:41.16  266          
285 Reed, Christopher            Homestead             16:42.19  271          
286 Lane, Aaron                  Vacaville             16:42.41  272            
293 DeMartini, Frank             De La Salle           16:44.13  278                      
295 rodriquez, jose              Placer                16:44.34  280          
311 Bhusal, Ashish               Homestead             16:47.43  295              
313 Smiley, Benjamin             Monte Vista           16:47.64  297                
318 Cummings, Patrick            Jesuit                16:48.41  302                
322 Lewis, Andrew                Miramonte             16:49.04  307          
329 Taggart, Logan               Oakmont               16:50.09  312          
342 Blakewell, Joe               Davis                 16:51.43  322                
346 Aitken, Greg                 Folsom                16:51.68  326                    
350 Aldape, Christian            North Salinas         16:52.29  330                
356 Bibiano, Jesus               Granada               16:52.88  335                  
367 Moore, Tanner                Oakmont               16:54.79  345                  
372 Carlson, Nils                Granada               16:55.85  350                
381 mason, josh                  Placer                16:56.38  357                  
383 Torres, Freddy               North Monter          16:56.49  359          
392 Helmers, Drew                Amador Valley         16:57.67  367                                
401 Parker, Derek                Woodcreek             16:58.58  373                    
404 Graves, Daniel               Homestead             16:58.86  376          
                                                                               
                                   Team Scores                                
=================================================================================
Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
=================================================================================
Results - Men                                                                                                                
  14 De La Salle                 601   18   47   82  176  278  481  503        
      Total Time:  1:20:34.44                                                  
         Average:    16:06.89                                                                                                
  18 Davis                       662   29  116  124  153  240  244  322        
      Total Time:  1:21:06.57                                                  
         Average:    16:13.32                                                                                                
  21 Jesuit                      694   15  135  168  179  197  226  302        
      Total Time:  1:21:10.10                                                  
         Average:    16:14.02                                                                                                  
  30 Monte Vista                 972   93  122  204  256  297  574  681        
      Total Time:  1:22:17.61                                                  
         Average:    16:27.53                                                                                                
  32 Granada                    1016   76  109  239  257  335  350  379        
      Total Time:  1:22:20.54                                                  
         Average:    16:28.11                                                                                                
  35 Placer                     1050   71  114  228  280  357  479  944        
      Total Time:  1:22:25.86                                                  
         Average:    16:29.18                                                                                                    
  39 Bishop O'Dowd              1290   33   94  171  403  589  642  683        
      Total Time:  1:22:56.31                                                  
         Average:    16:35.27                                                                                                    
  43 Amador Valley              1385   72  151  205  367  590  593  599        
      Total Time:  1:23:29.13                                                  
         Average:    16:41.83                                                                                                  
  45 Homestead                  1420  220  258  271  295  376  443  468        
      Total Time:  1:23:42.43                                                  
         Average:    16:44.49                                                                                                  
  53 Sheldon                    1577  100  207  397  406  467  536  890        
      Total Time:  1:24:04.13                                                  
         Average:    16:48.83                                                    

Saturday, October 11, 2014

2014 Peter Brewer Castro Valley Invitational Results

2014 Peter Brewer Castro Valley Invitational Results

"This year the meet has been renamed in honor of long time Castro Valley High School Track and Field and Cross Country coach Peter Brewer, who for more than 23 years of dedicated and exemplary service has continued to make this a very popular and successful meet."

Top NorCal Individuals and Teams at Clovis Invitational (All girls under 20:00 and Top 10 Teams)

Event 21 Girls 5k Run CC OVERALL ======================================================================= Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= Results - Women 2 O'Keeffe, Fiona Davis 17:07.72 2 4 McCandless, Megan Granada 17:35.65 6 Starn, Brooke Monte Vista 17:44.78 5 8 Coonfield, Morgin McKinleyville 17:51.21 13 Iyer, Niki Harker 18:14.84 16 Kamas, Elena Homestead 18:17.60 13 18 DiPentino, Angela Woodcreek 18:19.60 15 20 Murphy, Glennis Redwood (Larkspur) 18:21.99 17 31 Oewel, Mary Monda Redwood (Larkspur) 18:31.05 28 40 Denner, Elena Oak Ridge 18:40.11 37 42 Cartwright, Kaitlin Amador Valley 18:40.74 39 62 Corda, Meredith Monte Vista 18:48.53 59 63 Castiglioni, Sophia Davis 18:49.61 60 71 Allen, Lindsay Homestead 18:55.35 68 73 Amen, Jourdan Bishop O'Dowd 18:55.76 70 77 Anderson, Sarah Vista Del Lago 18:56.88 74 83 Wagner, Gillian Redwood (Larkspur) 19:00.12 79 91 Fisk, Abigail Davis 19:02.03 87 95 Mills, Sophia Piedmont 19:03.47 91 104 Allen, Hannah Homestead 19:06.44 99 108 McPherson, Jeanne-Marie Davis 19:08.05 103 111 McManis, Maggie Davis 19:09.18 106 112 chamberlain, marin Placer 19:09.82 107 113 Denner, Maddy Oak Ridge 19:10.10 108 114 Taketa, Sammy Acalanes 19:10.13 109 119 Mason, Lauren Woodcreek 19:10.71 114 122 Leroudier, Melodie Amador Valley 19:11.77 117 126 Alhamad, Muna Folsom 19:13.49 121 133 McIsaac, Giulia Davis 19:14.96 128 139 Land, Cassie Sonora Union 19:18.44 144 Melquist, Annika Woodcreek 19:19.78 137 157 Copeland, Kat Folsom 19:23.13 148 163 Bordes, Rachel Redwood (Larkspur) 19:27.83 153 172 Colonna, Nicole Pinewood 19:32.67 173 Grozier, Sadie Amador Valley 19:32.84 162 176 Seevak, Emma Piedmont 19:33.71 165 179 Hendrickson, Arial Oak Ridge 19:34.55 168 181 Cooke, Julia Bishop O'Dowd 19:35.03 170 184 Kiser, Cat Monte Vista 19:35.89 173 192 Nalluri, Smita Amador Valley 19:37.86 180 198 Kisylia, Janie Las Lomas 19:39.49 185 199 Byer, Alyssa Bishop O'Dowd 19:39.55 187 199 Carey, Caroline Monte Vista 19:39.55 186 203 Moran, Belle Redding Christian 19:41.57 207 Gamboa, Gabrielle Dublin 19:42.89 193 215 Laffer, Karly Amador Valley 19:44.14 198 217 Pajer, Rachel Folsom 19:44.51 200 241 Taylor, Grace Bishop O'Dowd 19:50.88 222 245 Digman, Emma Vacaville 19:51.84 225 250 Polivka, Mikhayla Oak Ridge 19:53.18 230 256 Windmiller, Lauren Sheldon 19:54.84 236 266 Fogarty, Annie Redwood (Larkspur) 19:57.14 246 Team Scores ================================================================================= Rank Team Total 1 2 3 4 5 *6 *7 *8 *9 ================================================================================= Results - Women 5 Davis 358 2 60 87 103 106 128 271 Total Time: 1:33:16.59 Average: 18:39.32 10 Redwood (Larkspur) 523 17 28 79 153 246 307 308 Total Time: 1:35:18.13 Average: 19:03.63 17 Amador Valley 696 39 117 162 180 198 277 383 Total Time: 1:36:47.35 Average: 19:21.47 18 Monte Vista 719 5 59 173 186 296 349 415 Total Time: 1:36:03.47 Average: 19:12.70 20 Homestead 769 13 68 99 283 306 318 450 Total Time: 1:36:48.19 Average: 19:21.64 25 Oak Ridge 864 37 108 168 230 321 331 346 Total Time: 1:37:40.69 Average: 19:32.14 26 Woodcreek 891 15 114 137 284 341 357 475 Total Time: 1:37:32.81 Average: 19:30.57 29 Bishop O'Dowd 1007 70 170 187 222 358 501 502 Total Time: 1:38:37.81 Average: 19:43.57 36 Piedmont 1148 91 165 262 304 326 343 642 Total Time: 1:39:23.36 Average: 19:52.68 43 Folsom 1267 121 148 200 289 509 526 Total Time: 1:40:03.99 Average: 20:00.80

Clovis Invitational Results (Videos will be loaded shortly)

http://ca.milesplit.com/meets/177968-asics-clovis-invitational#.VDnTCPnF-ae

Comments? Surprises? What NorCal individual really shined today? What about teams?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Catching up with Menlo School senior, Lizzie Lacy...

Today we chat with one of the most improved runners in California, Menlo School senior, Lizzie Lacy (pictured to the left courtesy of prep2prep.com at last year's CA state meet podium finish). During the month of September, Lacy finished in 3rd place at the Palma Chieftain meet, finished 2nd at the Stanford Division III race in 17:58.0 and ran the fastest time overall at last week's Artichoke Invitational. At the first WBAL meet at San Bruno Mountain, Lacy broke the girls' course record on the course with a time of 16:49 over the 2.8 mile course. She was a 6th place finisher last year at the CA state meet Division IV race and she is on pace for a higher finish this year despite the steeper competition this year in the two lower divisions.

1) What was your first experience with running? First race that gave you confidence in your running ability?
I hadn't really ever been interested in running until my freshman year of high school, and even then I just began Cross Country with a friend as something to do in the afternoons after school. Before high school, I had only ever ran in one meet, it was in 7th grade when the school needed more runners to participate so I volunteered. I think the first race that made myself and my team realize that I had potential to be a good runner was my first race of high school, a JV pre-season invitational at Westmoor HS where I came in 3rd. While 3rd place isn't outstanding, I think my coach took such notice because I came out of nowhere and wasn't expected to contribute much to the team as I was on JV and new to the sport. I think the first race I really began believing in myself was the first WBAL league meet of my freshman year at San Bruno, where I ran the JV race and won by a large margin. That's when my coaches and I realized that I could be a contributing member on the Varsity team.

2) Looking back at your first three high school years in cross country, what would you say are the races and achievements that stand out for you?
Not including this (my senior year) season, I think the races that still most stand out for me are my first Varsity race in 9th grade, where I came in as the first Menlo finisher. Others are the 2013 Stanford Invitational and the 2013 State Finals, because in both cases I exceeded what was expected of me and I surprised people. I love surprising people and myself because I think I know what I can do and then it sometimes turns out that I could do even more. I honestly remember each race for different reasons, so picking ones that most stand out is pretty hard to do. However, if this season were included, I think each race of this season so far has been surreal (and therefore the most impactful) because I keep surprising myself with the level of running I've been able to attain at these first meets of the season.

3) You have also played Lacrosse in the spring during those three years. What attracted you to that sport and what do you enjoy the most about playing Lax?
Similar to my introduction to Cross Country, freshman year was my first experience with the sport of Lacrosse. When it was time to choose if I would do a spring sport during freshman year, I still wasn't convinced that Cross Country was something I would be very successful at the time. Therefore, I had a lot of friends who decided that they would play lacrosse, and I had seen the sport and was intrigued by the team aspect of it. So I decided to play my freshman year, and I've continued to play for Menlo for the past 3 years. I think my favorite part of lacrosse is the team aspect, as my lacrosse team is made up of a very different group of people from both my XC and my soccer teams, and I wanted to experience that type of team dynamic and spend time with those people.

4) Did you do anything differently this summer in terms of training as you prepared for your senior XC season?
For the past 2 summers I've been involved in my coach Jorge Chen's track club, where I've competed in the 3000M last summer and switched to the 1500M this summer. Therefore, I think that through training for the 1500 I attained that base over the summer that has carried over into the Cross Country season for me.

5) What does a typical week look like for you now? About how many miles per week? Distance of your longest run? Typical workouts? Strength work? Drills?
Nowadays our workouts really vary day by day. My coach always makes it interesting and doesn't tell us what we're going to do until we show up to practice. However, generally a week of practice involves some combination of 2 long runs, 1 speed day, a hill day and a day off. I'm not sure exactly the longest run we do, but I know it generally doesn't go over 6-6.5 miles.

6) Favorite XC course? Favorite XC invitational? Favorite long run? Favorite workout? Favorite running partner(s)? 
My favorite XC course is definitely Crystal Springs (Hallmark Park) in Belmont. I live pretty close to that course so I often go up on the weekends and run there. The scenery is amazing and it's always so quiet because not many people know about it, and the course is definitely no cakewalk. My favorite invitational is probably Stanford, because of how flat and fast the course is. Also because of how good the competition consistently is, I know that I'll be challenged whenever we go there. Favorite long run is probably going out to Sawyer Camp Trail along the reservoir, because every half mile is marked and the view is absolutely stunning as well. I don't really have a favorite workout, but I do enjoy doing speed work at Sawyer when I go there on the weekends. I don't really have a favorite running partner because I run on my own nowadays a lot. But in the past couple seasons it has been Zoe Enright, a girl in the grade below me, because we always pushed each other to do our best. Plus she's just an awesome person.

7) Tell us a little about your coaches and how they have helped you develop into the runner you are today.
There's Jorge and Dono who are more or less the head coaches. They are accompanied by the awesome assistants Sean Weeks, Katie Ferguson, and Cara Plamondon. They are all so great for so many different reasons, and I think that we have a good mixture of enthusiasm, wisdom, encouragement, and seriousness in our coaching staff. I think that they, and Jorge especially, have really motivated me to continue pushing myself because they see the potential in their runners, and they are so good at bringing that out. Workouts alone don't cause people to get faster, but motivation and commitment that coaches provide are also vital to staying on the top of your game. I really appreciate all that they've done for me, and they've done too much to describe.

8) You finished in 2nd place at the Stanford Invitational Division III race with a time of 17:58.0. What was the race plan going into the meet? What did you learn from that experience? 
Well I knew my main competition going into the Stanford Invitational from previous years' entries, so I knew who I should try and keep with during the race. I knew that I needed to get out quickly at the beginning and then slowly move up those last few spots throughout the race. My mind was mostly on trying to stay as close as the girl in first as possible, as I think it's much easier running to catch someone that worrying about running away from the people behind me.

9) What races are you most looking forward to the rest of the season? Any goals you can share?
I'm really looking forward to the WBAL Finals at Crystal this year, because it will be my last race at Crystal of my high school year, so that's a vey symbolic one for me. As for races that I'm really focusing on doing well in, I'm looking forward to CCS Finals at Toro Park, and then State Championships in Fresno. I have a lot of goals for this season, but I plan on doing best during CCS and State this year.

10) How much of a factor will running have on your selection of a future college?
Running is an important part of my life, and my college decisions reflect that. I plan on running wherever I end up going to college, so while running won't be the main factor in my decision, I will be talking to coaches and will be running for my college.

11) You are in the midst of your 4th XC season. Based on what you have learned during that time span, what would be your advice for a young runner who has the talent to highly at the state level?
I think that finding something to motivate you to keep running is incredibly important. If you find a reason to run, whether it makes you feel happy or your looking ahead towards a next race, just find something that will keep you pushing yourself and keep you excited about every workout. That being said, make sure not to overtrain, as injury is common and getting hurt will affect you in the long run when you think about the actual injury time, plus recovery time and getting back into shape. Therefore, make sure to push yourself but not excessively, I think that it's the quality of the workouts that make the difference, not the quantity of miles in them.

12) Anything else you would like to add.
Thank you so much!!

Thank you very much for your time Lizzie! AJC