Saturday, July 09, 2011

Cross Country Express Poll

Who are the top 10 cross country runners (boys and girls) in Northern California this coming season?

Feel free to comment and list the runners in the section below.  Rank them 10 to 1.  Remember that runners in consideration compete in either CCS, NCS, SJS, NS, Oakland or San Francisco sections.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't know much about the other leagues,
but you should definitely consider
Nolan Petersen from Washington
Avery Kruger from Mission San Jose
&
Alex Kunz & Spencer Yee from American

Anonymous said...

what about arias from SJND?

Anonymous said...

avery kruger? what about like luis luna, kevin bihsop, thomas joyce? lets start with the basics eh?

Anonymous said...

Luna's gotta be number one, no one has proven they can beat him yet.
Then it'll be Bishop at #2
And after that, in some order: Joyce, Grant Foster (LG), Arias, Goltra
My call for surprise of the year, possibly as high as #3 on the list, is Junior Yohannes Estifanos of Milpitas. Very quietly ran a 9:18 3200m at CCS finals on reportedly not much training, could be a dangerous dark horse this year.

Anonymous said...

Someone should just delete the first comment. And Arias and Goltra are not freaking top 10 in all of norcal. What are you guys on? Chris Waschura? Parker Deuel?

Anonymous said...

1) Luis Luna - Piner (NCS)
2) Kevin Bishop - Monta Vista (CCS)
3) Thomas Joyce - Campolindo (NCS)
4) Grant Foster - Los Gatos (CCS)
5) Johanness Estifanos - Milpitas (CCS)
6) Parker Deuel - San Ramon Valley (NCS)
7) Miguel Vasquez - Andrew P. Hill (CCS)
8) Christian Pedro - Aragon (CCS)
9) Jack Bordoni - Bellarmine (CCS)
10) Adrian Hinojosa - Bellarmine (CCS)

My rankings are from state meet results from 2010 XC and from some of what I saw in track. Other contenders for the top 10 could be Chris Waschura from Woodside (CCS) (although I think he's a better track than XC runner) and John Lawson from Sir Francis Drake (NCS).

Some might argue that Estifanos should be higher, and maybe he should since last year he was within the top 5 fastest sophomores in the state. I put Christian Pedro from Aragon because he came out of nowhere this track season and kicked ass in the 2 mile.

Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

yeah wait what? goltra? arias? maybe all-soph, but not all norcal. Luna's year is going to be crazy. i can already tell

Anonymous said...

Early season race to watch: Crystal Springs Invitational, 10/8/11
Bishop vs. Luna, only head-to-head race this season, assuming Luna skips Mt. SAC like he has previously (going by the Piner schedule).

Anonymous said...

What about girls? If Sophie Hartley can recover from her broken leg for this xc season, she'll be the sophomore to watch.

Anonymous said...

Has everybody forgotten about the Top dogs in EBAL? Trevor Fuhriman and Parker Deuel? Watch out for those guys.

Joe said...

Christian Pedro was hurt 9 months in 2010 season.I spoke to his father this past week and said Christian is hurt again.His father is not sure when he will be back?

Anonymous said...

hey we have covered alot on the guys side any on the girls side that we should watch out for?

Albert Caruana said...

Some great comments so far. I would also like to hear more responses with the girls top 10.

Anonymous said...

Anna Maxwell vs. Clare Carroll should be something else this season. Such great freshman campaigns for both of them, I can't wait to see how their sopohomore years turn out! Also, will the meteoric rise of Nikki Hiltz continue into XC after a stellar track season in the shorter distances?

Anonymous said...

From NCS I'd say Carrie Verdon and Jena Pianin should be top 10 NorCal. Both had outstanding track seasons specificaly in the 3200.

MadMatt said...

Only familiar with SJS. Madeline Ankhelyi (Vista Del Lago); Cassidy Daley (Lodi); Jessica Diaz (St Francis); Brooke Ruppenthal (Ponderosa); Becky Hobby (Hughson); Holli Arieta (Oakridge). Two very good ones coming back from injuries(?) Claire Carroll (Granite Bay) and Karlie Garcia (Oakmont). Young ones to watch: Lauren Larrocco; Karina Nunes; Katie Messereau (sp); Liz Hutchinson, Lauren Stanislaus and some others.

SJS Fan said...

On the boys side Rushing of Del Campo is by far a top 10 If not a top 5. Second team all nor cal last year and a State 1600m finalist ( 4:12 ) in track this year. Ruppenthal of Ponderosa should be a top 10 as well.

Anonymous said...

Thomas Joyce didn't have the greatest track season but I guess thats nothing new. I'm sure he will make the NCS more interesting come november.

Anonymous said...

everyone is thinking that luis luna is nuber one but i heard that he is not even running in the summer

Banjo said...

Since when was running 9:18 for 3200 considered not a good track season?

Considering that he was on no one's radar coming into this season, I'd argue that he's had a great overall year.

Jonathan Peck said...

Do you have any evidence that Luna isn't running this summer? Sounds far-fetched

Anonymous said...

Luis Luna is running and was invited to Nike Camp with some other elite High School runners and will miss team cam to attend. He is running on his own because he is also working. Luis is really the only logical choice for #1 that is why everyone is picking him, if you doubt it you haven't seen him. Barring injury it's his to win!

Anonymous said...

That's all well and good, but logic and cross-country performance don't necessarily go hand-in-hand...