Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Northern California Rankings Pre-State Meet...


Boys ...........................................................Girls
1) Mt. View CCS........................................1) Mt. View CCS
2) Campolindo NCS..................................2) Livermore NCS
3) Petaluma NCS......................................3) St. Ignatius CCS
4) Davis Sr. SJS........................................4) Maria Carrillo NCS
5) Aptos CCS.............................................5) Gunn CCS
6) Carlmont CCS.......................................6) Woodcreek SJS
7) College Park NCS.................................7) Oak Ridge SJS
8) Amador Valley NCS.............................8) Carondelet NCS
9) Bellarmine CCS.....................................9) Castro Valley NCS
10) Woodcreek SJS................................10) St. Mary's Berkeley NCS

Honorable Mention (10 teams in alphabetical order)
Castro Valley NCS........................................Aptos CCS
De La Salle NCS..........................................Campolindo NCS
Del Campo SJS...........................................College Park NCS
El Camino SJS..................................................Carlmont CCS
Gunn CCS........................................Davis Sr. SJS
Las Lomas NCS......................................Del Oro SJS
Palo Alto CCS.............................................Los Gatos CCS
Salinas CCS.................................................Monte Vista NCS
St. Ignatius CCS..........................................Ponderosa SJS
Willow Glen CCS.........................................St. Francis, Mt. View CCS

Boys' Individuals
1) Wyatt Landrum (12) Liberty NCS
2) Matt Peterson (12) Davis SJS
3)
Garrett Seawell (12) Woodcreek SJS
4) Garrett Rowe (11) Mt. View CCS
5) Nohe Lema (12) Willow Glen CCS
6) Sterling Lockert (12) Petaluma NCS
7) Ian Myjer (11) Mt. View CCS
8) Robert Pulford (12) Campolindo NCS
9) Nathanael Litwiller (12) Clayton Valley NCS
10) Tyre Johnson (12) Palma CCS

On the bubble:
Steven Iglehart (12) Branson NCS
Brennan Lynch (12) Santa Cruz CCS,
Mike Roderick (12) Monte Vista NCS
Philip MacQuitty (11) Palo Alto CCS
Chris Haworth (12) Kennedy SJS
Erik Olson (11) Novato NCS

Girls' Individual
1) Jennifer Bergman (12) Valley Christian, SJ CCS
2) Jacque Taylor (11) Casa Grande NCS
3) Justine Fedronic (12) Carlmont CCS
4) Katy Daly (12) St. Ignatius CCS
5) Heather Cerney (11) Carondelet NCS
6) Colleen Lillig (11) California NCS
7) Rachel Hinds (10) St. Ignatius CCS
8) Stephanie Barnett (12) Leland CCS
9) Diana George (12) Livermore NCS
10) Isabel Andrade (11) Petaluma NCS

On the bubble:
Alycia Cridebring (11) College Park NCS
Damajeria DuBose (12) Bishop O'Dowd NCS
Marrissa Ferrante (11) Aptos CCS
Brooke Holt (10) Granite Bay SJS
Maria Malone (12) Folsom SJS
Jessie Petterson (10) Carlmont CCS
Mary Reynolds (12) Mt. View CCS

Feel free to comment on the above rankings. I thought it would be interesting to rank the teams and individuals before Saturday's state meet. I based the rankings off the performances at the section meets (CCS, SJS, NCS, NS, OAK and SF). If you feel, like I left runners and/or teams off the list, please let me know. We can compare this list to what actually happens at the state meet following this Saturday.

Best of luck to all Northern California teams and athletes.

13 comments:

Peter Brewer said...

Albert:

Without getting petty, my boys' team did beat Monte Vista at NCS, and we were within seconds of DLS on team time. I'd like to think that we could get an Honorable Mention on the list.

Thanks.

Peter

Albert Caruana said...

Peter,

Fair enough.

http://ezmeets.com/2008NCSXC/AllBoysResults.html

Ruben DiRado said...

Hi Albert - Good fun.

Just curious on your thought process - what was your rationale for ranking NCS teams relative to CCS (for example, Livemore girls ahead of St Ignatius? - both were very strong - how do you make the call which is better?)

Also - I think I would have ranked Carondolet ahead of Maria Carrillo (they had the better team time at NCS).

Best Regards,
Ruben DiRado
Maria Carrillo XC

Albert Caruana said...

Ruben,

Good questions.

In comparing the CCS and NCS teams, it's difficult in that the courses and the weather at each section meet was so different.

I gave Livermore the edge for being the best girls' team at the NCS meet. I think St. Ignatius will do very well at the state meet because they have two runners that could potentially both finish in the top 10 which is a huge advantage for them.

If you check out the following link, Maria Carrillo is clearly ahead of Carondelet despite the team time.

http://ezmeets.com/2008NCSXC/AllGirlsResults.html

Anonymous said...

No love for Norcal on dyestatcal dropping SMB Girls from 1st to 2nd. Of course I'm bias but after their dominating NCS performance didn't think they should have dropped. Oh well, we'll find out Saturday. Go Panthers - girls and boys.

SM Fan

Anonymous said...

Whats your reasoning for having Jennifer Bergman infront of Jacque Taylor. Just curious...

Albert Caruana said...

I think the three best girls in Northern California are those listed in the top 3. I don't believe they have raced each other head to head at any point this year (although they have been at the same course and meet such as Stanford and Mt. SAC) so all I can do is project who I think is the best.

I would not be surprised if Jacque ends up with the fastest time for a Northern California girl at state.

We'll just have to see what happens on Saturday. Fedronic will be in Div. I, Taylor in Div. II and Bergman in Div. III.

Sirvasq said...

Carondolet should show even with Livermore this week--even after losing Hood and #4 Sandri (freak accident collarbone hit by wave on the beach). Cerney over George last week signalled the turn-around, and Kelly Houser should rebound from her most difficult race of the year. #2 or #3 in Norcal, not #8.

Anonymous said...

Why is Garrett Rowe ranked ahead of Tyre Johnson? Johnson ran a faster time than Rowe at CCS Finals (1 second faster).. but Johnson was also running when it was 15-20 degrees hotter. Johnson also ran faster than Lema.. he should be top 3 AT LEAST.. plus his 15:15 at Woodward at Clovis Invitational that was faster than Rowe, Myjer, etc.

Daly seems to be ranked too high as well. She has lost to her own teammate, Rachel Hinds, before and Ferrante is also up there. Also, Carlmont boys seem to be ranked too high and the girls are ranked too low. Keep in mind the girls ran at CCS finals in the hottest part of the day.. and the boys are nowhere near the caliber of some of those teams.

Anonymous said...

I agree Tyre Johnson deserves at least a top 3 ranking and should probably be #1. Johnson, Rowe and Landrum are the 3 runners most equipped to be the fastest Nor Cal runner at state. Mostly I'd like to hear the justification for Peterson at #2. It has to be gut instinct because his performances don't back it up.

Albert Caruana said...

Thanks for all the feedback folks. The idea for the rankings was to get some conversation going before the state meet. Lot of good points have been made.

We'll just have to see on Saturday how everybody on the lists (and perhaps not on the lists) stack up.

Best of luck to all Northern California runners. I will have a list of all the NorCal teams and individuals following the meet.

Anonymous said...

I just saw the results. What a race by Rowe! 15:03 for the second fastest time of the day all divisions. 8th all time junior at Woodward.

Albert Caruana said...

Incredible race for Rowe today. He was definitely the top Northern CA runner today but look at the runners behind him who also ran well including Landrum, MacQuitty, Litwiller, Peterson, Olson etc.

I will have lists of the top teams and individuals from Northern California as soon as I recover from the drive...

Great job by all. Being part of such a great atmosphere at the state meet is definitely worth all the work that goes into the journey to qualify for such a great meet.