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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

1987 vs 2007 CA Cross Country State Meets

Below is a comparison of the CA XC state meet in 1987 to last year's meet. I am not trying to prove anything by the numbers below. I just thought it would be interesting to compare the two meets and what changes have taken place in the past 20 years.

There are some differences that need to be pointed before you peek at the data. One is that in 1987 there were only three divisions compared to the current five. Each race had less competitors as well (Comparisons below). The divisions don't truly align so I listed divisions IV and V for last year's meet to get a better perspective.

To give you an idea of the schools that competed in 1987, here are the divisional breakdowns for that year. In parenthesis, I added the approximate divisions that would equate to this year's meet.
Division I-1601 and above (Div I and II combined)
Division II-1600-801 (Division III and partial IV)
Division III-800 and below (Partial IV and V)

Below are the amounts of complete teams at each meet followed by number of individuals in each race.
1987.........................2006
Div I-B(18)-G(18)...........Div I-B(23)-G(23)
Div II-B(17)-G(17)..........Div II-B(22)-G(23)
Div III-B(17)-G(17).........Div III-B(24)-G(23)

1987.........................2006
Div I-B(156)-G(157)........Div I-B(201)-G(201)
Div II-B(149)-G(144)......Div II-B(185)-G(190)
Div III-B(150)-G(140).....Div III-B(200)-G(191)

BOYS
Division I (1987).................Division I (2006)
1) Arroyo (el Monte).78:23........1) Trabuco Hills......77:55
2) Dana Hills.........80:19...........2) Royal..................78:12
3) Bellarmine.........80:35..........3) Davis Sr...............79:09
4) Camarrillo.........80:49..........4) El Toro................79:42
5) Palos Verdes.......80:22..........5) Upland................79:50
6) Upland...............81:03..........6) Madera...............80:10
Division II (1987)................Division II (2006)
1) Walnut...............79:16.........1) Jesuit....................79:11
2) Corona del Mar.....80:26......2) Ventura................80:29
3) Gunn.................83:02..........3) St. John Bosco.....81:09
4) El Camino..........83:41..........4) Clovis...................80:38
5) Woodbridge.......84:06.........5) Petaluma..............82:17
6) Newport............83:04..........6) Oak Ridge............82:24
Division III (1987)................Division III (2006)
1) McFarland........84:31............1) Barstow...............80:32
2) RLS...................86:41...........2) Del Campo..........82:13
3) Yreka...............86:19.............3) Margarita...........82:10
4) Salesian...........86:50.............4) Palos Verdes.......82:12
5) Bear River........86:13..............5) Campolindo........82:54
6) Maranatha........86:39............6) St. Ignatius.........82:51

Division IV (2006)
1) Big Bear......................80:40
2) Laguna Beach.............83:00
3) Avenal........................84:11
4) McFarland..................84:36
5) St. Mary's Col..............84:30
6) Piedmont....................84:53
Division V (2006)
1) Woodcrest Christian.....82:36
2) College Prep................84:35
3) Flintridge Prep.............85:54
4) SF University................85:58
5) Mt. Shasta...................86:48
6) Chadwick....................87:07


GIRLS
Division I (1987).................Division I (2006)
1) Palos Verdes.........94:37.........1) Saugus...............93:06
2) Aguara.................95:23........2) Torrey Pines.......94:42
3) Hesperia..............94:44........3) Buchanan...........94:59
4) Montebello..........96:55........4) Cresenta Valley....95:14
5) Arroyo Grande.....99:48........5) Fountain Valley....95:07
6) Poway..................100:19.......6) Davis Sr...............95:57
Division II (1987)................Division II (2006)
1) Newport Harbor....98:48.......1) Carondelet..........94:18
2) Woodbridge..........99:58.......2) Newport Harbor.95:01
3) Mitty.....................100:45.....3) Ayala..................95:10
4) South Hills............100:50.....4) Clovis..................95:44
5) Nordhoff...............102:15......5) University City.....95:52
6) Miramonte.............103:39.....6) Los Gatos............96:26
Division III (1987)................Division III (2006)
1) Maranatha..............101:13.....1) CDM...................93:24
2) SF University...........101:34...2) Oak Park..............96:04
3) Coronado...............101:54.....3) Maria Carrillo......97:41
4) St. Joseph's.............103:15....4) Del Oro................98:08
5) Bret Harte...............105:29....5) Placer..................98:46
6) Yreka......................105:53....6) Rim of the World.99:02
Division IV (2006)
1) Marlborough............96:53
2) Carmel.....................99:32
3) Bret Harte................100:47
4) Maranatha................101:01
5) Piedmont..................102:21
6) Colfax.......................101:33
Division V (2006)
1) Mt. Shasta..................97:43
2) Chadwick....................100:01
3) Woodcrest Christian....100:30
4) CSU.............................100:58
5) SF University................102:33
6) Flintridge Prep..............103:23


Any thoughts after viewing the preceding statistics?

Other comparisons on the way.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So you know the winner of the boys 1987 Division I state meet was Arroyo (El Monte)not Arroyo Grande.

Albert Caruana said...

Thanks. Fixed.

Mattern said...

I like this site. Thanks for all the info.

Anonymous said...

Not sure about this, but I believe the course back then was a bit longer than it is today. I believe the present course was shorten during the 98 XC season. If this is correct, that plays a role in times as well.

Anyway, this is a great site Albert.

Albert Caruana said...

Thanks for bringing up the question about the course length. I will definitely look into it. I know there are coaches that have been attending the meet since it's inception and I will see if I can contact one of them to confirm.

I appreciate the feedback.

Albert Caruana said...

It's been confirmed that the course has not changed since 1987. The comparison of times through the years should be valid.

According to the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations), "The cross country run shall be a course 2500 to 5000 meters (1 1/2 to 3 miles) in length..."

The length of the Woodward Park Course is 5000m.