The top 4 athletes in each event at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions will automatically qualify for the 2010 California State meet. Any athletes that fail to finish in the top 4 but run faster than the At-Large times listed below will also qualify to the state meet.
The following is a list of the top returning athletes from the '09 NCS MOC as well as athletes who just missed making the MOC finals and/or ran extremely well this past Cross Country season.
Keep in mind that some athletes will not choose their primary event until April/May. Freshmen (especially girls) who will be possible contenders will be added later in the season.
2009 Champion: Lia Rivers Birt Bishop O'Dowd 12 2:14.49
At-Large Time: 2:13.96
Fastest Returning runner from '09 MOC: Mikaela Hammitt Monte Vista 9 2:15.93 (4th place).
Returning State Meet Competitors: Mikaela Hammitt Monte Vista.
Contenders (qualified for '09 MOC finals): Katie Berge Acalanes, Olivia Warren Campolindo, Chelsea Schneider Castro Valley.
Wild cards: Thandi Stewart James Logan, Margaret Wehner University, Dominique Ratto Casa Grande, Kai Wilson College Prep.
2009 Champion: Jacque Taylor Casa Grande 11 4:50.56
At-Large Time: 4:57.44
Fastest Returning runner from '09 MOC: Jacque Taylor Casa Grande 11 4:50.56 (1st place).
Returning State Meet Competitors: Jacque Taylor CG, Lucy McCullough Marin Academy, Isabel Andrade Petaluma.
Contenders (also qualified for '09 MOC finals): Emily Shearer Acalanes, Alycia Cridebring College Park, Heather Cerney Carondelet, Natalie Dimits Livermore, Lauren Curtin Maria Carrillo.
Wild cards: Madison Hirsch Mission San Jose, Holland Reynolds University, Jennie Callan University.
2009 Champion: Colleen Lillig California 11 10:43.95
At-Large Time: 10:45.62
Fastest Returning runner from '09 MOC:Colleen Lillig California 11 10:43.95 (1st place).
Returning State Meet Competitors: Colleen Lillig Cal., Jacque Taylor CG, Theresa Devine Marin Catholic.
Contenders (also qualified for '09 MOC finals and finished top 12): Carrie Verdon Campolindo, Grace Orders Campolindo, Elaine McVay California, Julie Nacouzi Montgomery, Kelsey Santisteban Castro Valley.
Wild Cards: Isabel Andrade Petaluma, Nicole Aha Monte Vista, Holland Reynolds University, Jennie Callan University.
2009 Champion: Nathanael Litwiller Clayton Valley 12 1:53.15
At-Large Time: 1:55.02
Fastest Returning runner from '09 MOC: Kevin Griffith San Ramon Valley 11 1:54.02 (2nd place)
Returning State Meet Competitors: Kevin Griffith SRV, Nick Vedovi Miramonte
Contenders (qualified for '09 MOC finals): John Weber Piedmont.
Wild card: Elliot Killick Monte Vista, Toshi Kellogg Acalanes, Anthony Ortolon College Park.
2009 Champion: Danny Thomas Arroyo 11 4:16.08
At-Large Time: 4:14.49
Fastest Returning runner from '09 MOC:Danny Thomas Arroyo 11 4:16.08 (1st place)
Returning State Meet Competitors: Danny Thomas Arroyo, Dan Milechman Tamalpais.
Contenders (also qualified for '09 MOC finals): Ben Eversole Castro Valley, Sean Colaco San Ramon Valley, Simon Graves San Ramon Valley, Norman Weeks, Castro Valley, Charles Perkins Alameda.
Wild cards: Jeff Bickert College Park, Toshi Kellogg Acalanes, Andrew Zellman Ukiah, Zach Perkins Alamada.
2009 Champion: Erik Olson Novato 11 8:55.06
At-Large Time: 9:10.47
Fastest Returning runner from '09 MOC: Erik Olson Novato 11 8:55.06 (1st place).
Returning State Meet Competitors: Erik Olson Novato, Reesey Byers Santa Rosa.
Contenders (also qualified for '09 MOC finals and finished top 12): Dan Maxwell St. Mary's Berkeley, Alex Summers Granada, Chris Gioia Albany.
Wild Cards: Luis Luna Piner, Hugh Dowdy Petaluma, Josh MacDonald Redwood Christian.
You can find the state wide pre-season previews for most events on dyestatcal.com at the following link:
2010 Preseason Event Previews
Feel free to mention athletes who you think also belong on the above lists by using the comment section below. Please list the athlete, their school, grade as well as their achievements and what events they will potentially run at the NCS MOC.
Stay tuned for additional NCS previews as well as previews of other NorCal sections.
Monday, February 22, 2010
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