Saturday, May 26, 2012

NCS MOC Results

25 comments:

Mr. Obvious said...

That boys 1600 was sure something.

Anonymous said...

I was surprised by the very close finish of the boys 4x4 between James Logan and Amador Valley. Very close race.

NCSfanboy said...

4x4 was by far the most exciting race of the day. Made more-so by the fact that Amador was behind Kennedy by 10 points so they needed the win in order to tie for the boys team title. the .01 second victory helps too.

Anonymous said...

AMADOR FTW

Anonymous said...

Will Verdon run in the 3200 at state?She appeared unable to walk after her race and her coach had to carry her off the infield.She has already accomplished so much in her high school career and now may be the time to rest up for college.

Anonymous said...

how about the ratto hamilton duel. one helluva race.

Anonymous said...

Change of Venue:
Not sure how long NCS has been held at Cal but I think NCS should pursue looking into a better site.
1.Parking is always an issue and hard to find
2.No Scoreboard
Alternate Sites
1.Stanford
*Free and expansive parking
*Great Scoreboard
*Stadium allows spectators to move around,stand along the fences and sit on the grass.

Would be curious to see how much NCS has to pay Cal for their stadium and if people have other alternative site selections.

Albert Caruana said...

I can't see NCS moving from Cal anytime soon. First I can't see them using Stanford just for the location alone (check out the ncs map to see how far teams are traveling already to get to Cal).

I think CCS has also looked at using Stanford but it's way too expensive.

Andrew said...

and Cal is simply better than Stanfurd :p

very proud of all of our athletes today. Some very close and exciting races as well that have already been mentioned. The Verdon news that a previous poster posted is interesting...I hope she is healthy enough to run at state.

Anonymous said...

You know what bothered me about the venue yesterday? The fact that there wasn't an American flag in sight, and as far as I know, the national anthem wasn't played.

Anonymous said...

Do you know where to find pictures of the kids on the podium?

Albert Caruana said...

Some might be posted on the NCS website. As for the others, you will probably have to search online or maybe somebody else might know a contact.

NCSfanboy said...

http://sportsimagewire.com/2012%20Photo%20Albums/2012%20NCS%20Meet%20of%20Champions%20by%20Spencer%20Allen/album/slides/2012%20NCS-244.html

The last picture is pretty powerful.

Marty Beene said...

The boys 800 was definitely a fun race to watch. Also, I loved watching Takkarist McKinley from Kennedy - wow.

With respect to the venue, I think Edwards is fine. I like the fact that it has some great history behind it (there's info somewhere on the Cal sports web site). Don't understand the parking comment - I got there at a little before 1 PM and pulled right into a half-empty garage across the street from the meet and parked the whole afternoon for 3 bucks. Yes, a scoreboard would be nice, but it's not a deal-breaker, IMO.

Anonymous said...

I had to park three blocks away and it cost me $20! Where is the half-empty garage across the street located?

John said...

While Edwards might have history I agree it's a sub-par facility for fans. The PA system is poor, you can only sit in the finish line stands, and the lack of scoreboard means most people have no idea how their athlete/kid did in their event regarding place and time. How is this good for the sport if the only way you can see results is by walking down to the far end of the stadium where they were taped to the wall? Granada HS might not be the best venue but at least they had a scoreboard that posted the results after each race at Tri-Valley.

On a side note, does NCS or Cal get the ticket proceeds? The Cal staff were reselling the half ticket stubs near the gate for $5 which definitely wasn't going to NCS.

Not sure if other options exist in the section but anyone who thinks Cal has a decent facility (or better than Stanford's) is delusional.

Anonymous said...

Problem with Stanford is it costs well over 30k to rent, not to mention it is not located in the NCS.

Try Chabot or DVC, tons of parking there. Or another JC. Or a HS. Let's be honest, there aren't many fans to worry about anyways. Might as well host at Hayward, works for xc.

Marty Beene said...

Garage at the corner of Addison & Oxford. OK, I exaggerated: it's across the street and 1 (short) block north of Edwards.... ;-).

Anonymous said...

I hear Las Positas college in Livermore just put in a new track.

Anonymous said...

Come run at Gilroy, it's where the people in charge make you race when no one gives a crap about your sport.

Albert Caruana said...

I don't believe that to be the case. CCS had to move from SJCC due to conflicting dates and Gilroy has done a nice job hosting the CCS meet.

Anonymous said...

Question... Because Verdon entered and no adjustments are made does NCS not send a runner in her spot?

Also I noticed state has an honest effort rule and if they miss their event they are scratched from the meet. Seems fair to me as you are taking that chance away from someone.

Does CCS or NCS have an honest effort rule? In the case of the M-A kid Estefanos could have easily just not shown up. He did the right thing, but left me wondering about how things are run on the regional level.

Albert Caruana said...

I am assuming that Nicole Lane would be able to run the 3200 since she was the 5th place finisher at NCS but the entry lists do not indicate such a change. They haven't changed since Monday so that doesn't mean anything.

As it was explained to me, NCS does not allow alternates to replace somebody dropping an event like what happened in CCS with the 1600m. That is following the national rules. Obviously CCS does allow alternates. Can somebody clarify this for us?

Anonymous said...

According to the state handbook the entries are due Saturday at 8 pm and are final. The only exception is clerical error which is not the case here. Alternates can only be moved into the vacant spot before the deadline.

Considering she was in the entries they probably waited to make the decision and is considered a scratch. So unless NCS is going to break more rules only 4 from NCS will compete.

Anonymous said...

So CCS does not follow the national rules?