Friday, October 19, 2012

Top NorCal XC Individuals (Boys and Girls)

We now have top 20 runners.  I tried to rank the most consistent racers for this season.  Feel free to comment on the two lists below and/or add any names that you feel belong at the very list on the bubble list.

BOYS
1)  Yohaness Estifanos Milpitas HS CCS 12
2)  John Lawson Sir Francis Drake HS NCS 12
3)  Blair Hurlock De La Salle HS NCS 11
4)  John Whelan Etna HS NS 12
5)  Trent Brendel Granite Bay HS SJS 12
6)  Richard Ho Leland HS CCS 12
7)  Danny Stalters Northgate HS NCS 12
8)  Paul Holden Ukiah HS NCS 12
9)  Tyler Hanson Miramonte HS NCS 12
10)  Trevor Reinhart Marin Academy NCS 10
11) Ciaran Murphy St. Ignatius HS CCS 12
12)  Connor Clark University HS NCS 12
13)  Ryan Douglas Petaluma HS NCS 12
14)  Nolan Petersen Washington HS NCS 12
15)  Miguel Vasquez Andrew Hill HS CCS 12
16)  Neilson Powless Roseville HS SJS 10
17)  Jack Scranton Davis HS SJS 12
18)  Toby Qualls Placer HS SJS 12
19)  Steven Grolle Sonora HS SJS 11
20)  Daniel Bereket Carlmont HS CCS 12

On the bubble:
Charles DeAnda Bellarmine HS CCS 12
Cooper Gill Lincoln Stockton HS SJS 12
Aidan Goltra Campolindo HS NCS 11
Sean Gregg El Dorado HS SJS 12
Raymond Meijer Bellarmine HS CCS 12
Fred Huxham Redwood HS NCS 11
Who else?

GIRLS
1)  Julia Maxwell Branson School NCS 11
2)  Anna Maxwell San Lorenzo Valley HS CCS 11
3)  Vanessa Fraser Scotts Valley HS CCS 12
4)  Madeleine Ankhelyi Vista del Lago HS SJS 12
5)  Jena Pianin Amador Valley HS NCS 12
6)  Fiona O'Keeffe Davis HS SJS 9
7)  Vanessa Estrada San Benito Hollister HS CCS 12
8)  Maggie Bell Granite Bay HS SJS 9
9)  Kendall Derry Bella Vista HS SJS 9
10)  Kylie Goo Westmoor HS CCS 12
11)  Diribe Abdo Berkeley HS NCS 10
12)  Danielle Katz Los Gatos HS CCS 12
13)  Chloe Pigg Arcata HS NCS 9
14)  Christine Bayliss San Ramon Valley HS NCS 10
15)  Anna Harleen Branson School NCS 11
16)  Maya Weigel Mt. View HS CCS 12
17)  Catherine Lowdon Burlingame HS CCS 12
18)  Clare Carroll Vista del Lago HS SJS 12
19)  Miranda Myers St. Francis (Sacto) SJS 10
20)  Lauren LaRocco St. Francis (Sacto) SJS 11

On the bubble:
Peyton Bilo St. Francis (Sacto) SJS 10
Jennie Callan University HS NCS 12
Kendall Hacker St. Ignatius CCS 11
Annie Marggraff Acalanes HS NCS 12
Madison Rawson St. Francis (Sacto) SJS 11
Brooke Starn Monte Vista HS NCS 9
Delaney White Santa Rosa HS NCS 9

Thoughts on the above rankings?  Anybody missing?  

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

The freshman from Monte Vista, Brooke Starn deserves mention.

Anonymous said...

If Aidan Goltra's 15:35 at Roughrider was on the full Woodward Park course, he belongs a lot higher on this list

Anonymous said...

Kendall Derry (Bella Vista) ran a 18:13 and won the Division II race at Clovis Invite. She should be right behind Maggie Bell on your list.

Albert Caruana said...

That was a full 5k time and yes he probably deserves to be higher but we'll wait until he has a couple of races. Next week's DFAL meet should be very telling on where he belongs.

Albert Caruana said...

Thanks for catching that about Kendall Derry. I adjusted the list.

Keep the comments coming. I just want to make sure that names that belong on the list are there.

Anonymous said...

It's Always Interesting to see Athletes who Never get the respect they deserve.

Albert Caruana said...

That comment doesn't help us at all. Who are these athletes you are speaking of that don't get the respect? I will be happy to add them. It's highly possible that I missed a few runners which is why I always ask for people to chime in.

NCSfanboy said...

Of the top 5 nor cal individuals, who's racing at Mt. Sac? and how much will this weekend play into the next version of rankings?

Albert Caruana said...

Good question. Who is running at Mt. SAC this weekend?

If runners are going head to head at Mt. SAC, I would say that could effect the next rankings.

But no worries, rankings are just for fun. Performances at section, state and beyond are remembered way more than rankings on the internet.

alamedamom said...

There are some teams who do "lie low" most of the season preparing for the important, final races. Those athletes will suffer neglect early on in these rankings. To Anonymous, above, I say two things: patience really is a virtue, and in Cross Country,good things (and respect) often really do come to those who wait.

Anonymous said...

It'll be interesting to see which teams/individuals come out of nowhere in the post season

Anonymous said...

i think Kendall Hacker from SI is probably one of the top girls.

Albert Caruana said...

Kendall Hacker has been added. She is clearly the best runner in the WCAL.

Any others?

Anonymous said...

Claire carrol beat Fraser head to head at Stanford?

Albert Caruana said...

She did by a second. Not so close this past Saturday but that was Carroll's first time on the Crystal Springs course which is a big disadvantage.

Anonymous said...

Berekat should be much higher. He has beaten Vasquez and powless already this season.

Anonymous said...

Neilson Powless (SJS) is racing Mt Sac. Should still be on tired legs though. He races XTERRA World Championships next weekend then he's done with tri's for the season.

Anonymous said...

I think Jackson Crosse of Livermore should at least be on the on the rise section for next one! Placing 4th at the ebal center should get him something

Anonymous said...

Fred Huxham 15:06 at Mt.Sac should probably rise above the "bubble".

Albert Caruana said...

Agreed. Just trying to figure out where to put him.

Anonymous said...

Freshman Morgin Coonfield from McKinleyville HS, NCS D IV. Has been closing in on other local runner Chloe Pigg and fast. Only 20 sec behind last two races against one another. 18:07 3 mile, and 18:51 5k

Anonymous said...

It's so difficult to view your results for Mt. Sac when there was a time discrepancy in one of the Div 3 races. It still hasn't been officially corrected, although I've posted video (with audio that confirms the times). Bishop O'Dowd high school had two runners that ran sub 16:00 times, but the timing error prevents them from getting credit.

http://youtu.be/PsdHbbkH4QA

Anonymous said...

has Diribe Adbo run this season? dont see her showing up in any meet results