Monday, September 03, 2012

2012 Cross Country Preliminary Schedule

Just added:  Info for Ghebray Invitational on September 22nd.
With one extra Saturday in September next year, I started to hunt down the dates of invitationals for next year.  Here is what I have so far.  If you have dates of other meets (especially from the SJS and NS), please email them to me at albertjcaruana@gmail.com or post them in the comment section below.  SEND IN YOUR INVITATIONAL DATES AND I WILL ADD THEM!

August 30, 2012, "Opening Night" at Del Oro HS, Loomis (possibly under lights as well) NEW

September 1, 2012, Lagoon Valley Classic at Lagoon Valley Park, Vacaville
September 4, 2012, Monte Vista Invitational at Oak Hill Park, Danville
September 7, 2012, Whitney Invitational at William Jessup Univ., Rocklin
September 7, 2012, Yreka Elks Invitational at Greenhorn Park, Yreka
September 8, 2012, Earlybird Invitational at Toro Park, Salinas
September 8, 2012, Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park, Martinez
September 8, 2012, Cougar Classic at Upper Lake HS, Upper Lake
September 15, 2012, Lowell Invitational at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
September 15, 2012, De La Salle Invitational at Newhall Park, Concord NEW
September 15, 2012, Oak Ridge Invitational at Willow Hills Reservoir, Folsom NEW
September 21, 2012, Scott Bauhs Invitational at Shadow Cliffs, Pleasanton NEW
September 22, 2012, Farmer Invitational at Hayward High School, Hayward NEW
September 22, 2012, 1st Annual Ghebray Invitational at Quarry Lakes Reg. Park, Fremont NEW
September 29, 2012, Stanford Invitational at Stanford Golf Course, Palo Alto
September 29, 2012, Westmoor Ram Invitational at Westmoor HS, Daly City
September 29, 2012, Palos Verdes Invitational at Palos Verdes HS, Palos Verdes NEW

October 6, 2012, Artichoke Invitational at Half Moon Bay HS, Half Moon Bay NEW
October 6, 2012, Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park, Fresno
October 6, 2012, "The 4000" at Del Oro HS, Loomis (at night under lights, SAT date) NEW
October 6, 2012, Pacific Grove XC Invitational at Pacific Grove HS, Pacific Grove NEW
October 12, 2012, McDonalds Roughrider Invitational at Woodward Park, Fresno
October 13, 2012, Castro Valley Invitational at Canyon MS, Castro Valley
October 13, 2012, Serra Invitational at Crystal Springs Course, Belmont
October 13, 2012, Bronco Invitational at Willow Hills Reservoir, Folsom
October 19/20, 2012, Mt. SAC Invitational at Mt. SAC, Walnut
Ocotber 20, 2012, Moreau's 29th Annual Mariner Invitational at Garin Park, Hayward

November 10, 2012, Sac-Joaquin Section at Willow Hills Reservoir, Folsom
November 10, 2012, Central Coast Section at Toro Park, Salinas
November 14, 2012, San Francisco Section at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
November 14, 2012, Oakland Athletic League Championship at Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland
November 15, 2012, Central Section at Woodward Park, Fresno NEW
November 17, 2012, NCS MOC at Hayward High School, Hayward
November 24, 2012, CA State Meet at Woodward Park, Fresno

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mt. Sac XC Invite is posted as October 26/27, 2012 on their website.

Anonymous said...

Why is MOC a week later when they all go anyways? Its a meet of Everyone!

MOE

They should run it a week before like other nor cal sections. huge disadvantage at state and why they never make NXN. Campolindo would be incredible and would have beat Simi and Saugus this year for sure!!!

And yes Chuck is the best coach in the state, no one can come close to how awesome his coaching skills are.

Albert Caruana said...

I will add the Mt. SAC dates.

As for the NCS MOC meet, it's the same weekend as the SS meet and I don't see the dates changing anytime soon.

I am really not sure if it's an advantage to have 1 week or a 2 week break before state. I think you can make a case for both.

Anonymous said...

Shame about Mt. Sac being on the 26/27 most Nor Cal schools wont be able to attend with league champs starting the next Monday on the 29th.

But maybe that's what they wanted anyways.

Anonymous said...

If it's that late, then many SS schools would skip it as well as their league finals begin before ours. In fact, some leagues have their meet on that very weekend.

Anonymous said...

Mt. SAC website says Oct 19/20--see
http://events.mtsac.edu/

Anonymous said...

Clovis is October 6

Albert Caruana said...

Thank you. Added.

Anonymous said...

There is an invitational at Willow Hills on September 15. I also believe that is the week of RLS relays but don't know for sure.

Brian Shapiro said...

You are all welcome down south at the Palos Verdes Invitational 9/29. 2 mile one-on-one races and a taco truck for when you're done! www.pvinvite.com

BV Coach said...

Bronco Invitational - Saturday, October 13th at Willow Hills.

Anonymous said...

Mt. Sac can't be on October 21, that is a Sunday.

Albert Caruana said...

Bronco Invitational is added.

I am still trying to confirm the Mt. SAC dates but for now, it's Oct. 19/20.

Anonymous said...

is stanford's date confirmed

Albert Caruana said...

The Stanford Invitational date is confirmed.

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/stan/sports/c-track/auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/2012SIHS.pdf

Scroll to bottom.

Anonymous said...

What happened over on that latest interview? Why is my comment getting deleted when I'm just curious as to what happened there (why would you disable comments on a great story like that)?

Anonymous said...

Yea seriously what happened over there? The amount of censorship on this site is really starting to bug me.

Anonymous said...

Oak Ridge Invitational will be held Sept 15 at willow hills, SJS championship course.

Anonymous said...

Anyone ever think of hosting a crystal springs early bird on sept 15 or 22. That would be huge!

Albert Caruana said...

Added.

Anonymous said...

Now that track is finished.

Any idea of the date for the Mariner Invite at Garin Park?

tim Hunter
SRVHS

Anonymous said...

How about adding some out of state invitationals that are cool to go to?

Anonymous said...

when are those preseason xc rankings coming out?

Albert Caruana said...

Good idea on the out of state meets.

As for the rankings, I will try to get those going soon. If anybody would like to do any pre-season rankings, please email me at albertjcaruana@gmail.com.

Rob Collins said...

I Like the Idea about Crystal Springs Early Invite Idea! Especially when are Usually the Subject in October around Crystal Springs Invite!

Anonymous said...

farmer invitational september 22, at hayward hs

Chuck Woolridge said...

Ed Sias Invitational registration is open. Complete details can be found on the ESI web site here: http://www.mdusd.k12.ca.us/collegepark/Track/edsias/edsiasfrontPAGE.html

Anonymous said...

Central Section finals are Nov 15th at Woodward Park. Last year they were a week earlier.

http://www.cifcs.org/CalendarItems/season_of_sport%202001-2002.htm

Albert Caruana said...

Thank you for all the updates.

Anonymous said...

the NCS MOC didn't say where it is.... does that mean that the location might be changing?

Anonymous said...

Yes. There are no good courses in NCS. Despite Golden Gate Park, the Napa Valley, anywhere on the coast it is run at a high school over blacktop basketball courts.

No creativity, no good courses, no support.

You'd think in all of California a legit course could be made. Every other state uses golf courses. Not us! This sport is dead!

Anonymous said...

I know Stanford is a mess right now but any idea when the registration opens?

Anonymous said...

On the NCS Cross Country website it says "Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Hayward HS" so the location shouldn't change. And why is Mt. Sac scheduled on the day of the PSAT...

Anonymous said...

i kinda like the NCS/Farmer's course. it's fast and gets the job done. i think its an honest course, and teams generally do very well at state afterwars

Albert Caruana said...

The Hayward course has been used enough years for NCS that making the following list definitely means something now.

http://cifncs.org/sports/cross_country/files/boys-girls%20all-time%20at%20Hayward.pdf

MCHS said...
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MCHS said...

Hey Coach,
Moreau's 29th Mariner Invitational dates has now been confirmed and it is on October 20th, 2012.
You may find information at our website:
http://www.moreaucatholic.org/s/768/index.aspx?sid=768&gid=1&pgid=2179


Thank you and hope you're off to a good start. Happy Training!

Anonymous said...

Mariner scheduled same day as Mt. Sac. Bummer as it was on our team's schedule for the prior week.

Anonymous said...

What does it mean when a runner is listed as unattached at a college meet?

Nils said...

Re: "unattached runner" there appear to be many nuances:

http://www.runnersworld.com/community/forums/runner-communities/college-running/someone-please-tell-unattched-runner-means

but someone (say N**** R**** at UC D****) who's on their first season may run "unattached" at their first meet, but could run as "part of the team" thereafter, for "a variety of reasons". Sorry this is not an explanation because I don't fully understand this either!

Albert Caruana said...

Most of the time, athletes run unattached in meets during their redshirt season.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshirt_(college_sports)

Nils said...

Is redshirting common in Cross Country?

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