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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Jim Tracy BAC Challenge Results

Here are the results of today's meet at Golden Gate Park which featured many of the top Division V teams and individuals from the Bay Area Conference, NCS and California.  The results are courtesy of www.recordtiming.com.
Boys Varsity:  http://www.sml1.com/ncxc/infores/bcl_chal_vb.htm
Girls Varsity:  http://www.sml1.com/ncxc/infores/bcl_chal_vg.htm
Boys Frosh/Soph:  http://www.sml1.com/ncxc/infores/bcl_chal_fsb.htm
Girls Frosh/Soph:  http://www.sml1.com/ncxc/infores/bcl_chal_fsg.htm

Also from the North Bay, check our results as posted on the www.northbay.com
http://www.northbay.com/running/11xc1005.html#4

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, Athenian won boys varsity, eh? They're looking like a pretty strong team this season, good competition against University.

Albert Caruana said...

Athenian is much improved this year. University would have won today if you take into account that two of their best runners ran frosh/soph.

It looks like the top 5 teams in NCS are St. Joseph, University, Sonoma Academy, Athenian and a battle between Lick Wilmerding and MA.

Anonymous said...

So I have three questions upon seeing these results: who is this Trevor Reinhart kid, when did Athenien get so many good runners, and where are all of urban's good runners?

for some reason I can't see Athenian actually beating university when it counts...plenty of teams have "almost" beat them in BCL/NCS but it never seems to actually happen.

Albert Caruana said...

Marin Academy had a really good freshman last year who didn't run today (James Kinney) who finished 5 seconds behind the latest super frosh (Reinhart) at Stanford.

Athenian has slowly been adding some good young runners the past few years and started to show themselves during track.

Urban's top 2 runners last year were seniors and word was one of their returning seniors was not running xc this year.

I think the winner of the NCS Division V boys' race will be between St. Joseph and University. Athenian will definitely be in the hunt for a state meet spot which might be their first as a team.

Anonymous said...

Urban's #1 runner, a junior, is involved in an art program at a different school which does not enable him to compete; their current #1 and #2 runners are injured, leaving a very decimated team.

Athenian may very well beat University "when it counts"; they have more room for exponential improvement.

Anonymous said...

Trevor Reinhart was one of the top middle school runners in the country last year- awesome talent and a real threat to win the NCS title

Anonymous said...

all of this has me wondering...who was the best BCL team ever, and who was the best BCL runner ever? Every year this league churns out very quality runners and teams (on the D5 level anyway) So what do you all think?

Anonymous said...

Boys:
Greatest team-University 2008
Greatest Runner-Cole Williams from Urban HS

Girls:
Greatest team-University 2011
Greatest runner-Lucy Mccoullough from MA

Albert Caruana said...

I think you have to go back a few years to find the best individuals and teams.

I think for best girls, Lucy McCullough is definitely up there but you also have to consider Clara Horowitzh of Head Royce who has the fastest time at the Ukiah and Hayward courses for the NCS meets. She was also a 2 time state champion and ran 17:43 on the Woodward Park course. She was also a state champion in the 3200 on the track.

For girls teams, you have to look at the 1996 University girls who scored 24 points at the state meet, the 1997 University team that scored 18 points at the state meet and the 1998 University team that scored 20. A couple of those teams had 5 girls under 20 minutes on the Woodward Park course.

I will have to do some research and ask a few coaches to come up with the best boys team.

As for individual boys, Cole is definitely in the conversation. He is obviously the best 800 runner to come out of the BCL. Again, I will have to do some research for this but you have to consider Sean Drake, Nick Neely, Josh MacDonald, Ned Tannenbaum, Cole Williams and Connor Clark is working his way into this list.

Great question.

Rob Collins said...

Mid to Late 90,s University were ranked as High as #8 in the Country coached by Mike MacManus!

Albert Caruana said...

In 1998, the SF University girls finished ranked #17 in the nation by Mark Bloom and The Harrier.

Link here:
http://www.theharrier.com/marcbloomrunning/theharrier/super25historical.php

Anonymous said...

really? I always thought that the University dominance of this league began with the arrival of Jim Tracy. Does anyone have any results from back then?

Albert Caruana said...

Mike McManus got the ball rolling with Jim's help as an assistant. The program has been under Jim's helm since and he's done an amazing job building on what got started in the early 90s.

Rob Collins said...

That's Correct Albert Both Great Guys, I've Known Mike for 25 years and Jim for quite awhile been to several summer camps a few years back! Fantastic Guy!

Albert Caruana said...

I have known Mike in two capacities. First was at San Francisco State when he was finishing up his college career and I was starting mine. Then when he was coaching at University, I was just starting out teaching at Crystal Springs Uplands. We used to be in the BCL and NCS before moving to CCS so I got to know Jim quite well during many xc and track meets.

As you said, both great guys.

Chris Williams said...

Interesting tidbit on Mike McManus - he is a St. Joseph (before it was St. Joseph Notre Dame) alum! Great coach and great supporter of running!

Anonymous said...

Head Royce girls have two freshman/soph who seem to be showing up in competitions Hardy and Julien who are they Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Wow. College Prep XC has really gone downhill. Nice packing, though!

Albert Caruana said...

College Prep always runs as a pack at the BCL Challenge. If you want to see how good they are, check out this year's Stanford Invitational results.