Saturday, November 24, 2012

CA XC State Meet Discussion...

Here are all the results including combined boys and girls:
http://rtspt.com/events/cif/xc2012/

Let's hear them.  Best performance by a team?  By an individual?  Biggest surprise?  Who has the strongest teams returning next year?  Who are the state meet individual contenders for next year?  Who would you like to see interviewed (runners or coaches)?  Anything else?

44 comments:

NCSftw said...

Wow Trevor Reinhart is looking pretty impressive. The d5 course record is almost certainly going down. Interview?

Anonymous said...

I will add my comment from below here - St Francis (SJS) Girls No. 2 team overall combined for all divisions - wow. Davis Sr HS Girls Div 1 (SJS) strong finish. Frosh Maggie Bell Granite Bay wins Div II Girls. I have no affiliation with any of these schools and in fact my daughter competes against them - but we salute them !

-MATT E.

Anonymous said...

Terrence Rabuzzi from Los Altos placed 16th in boys division 2. Kid looks strong and could break top 5 next year.

Anonymous said...

I don't mean to start any sort of heated discussion as happened last time, but... Goltra.

Albert Caruana said...

Reinhart has been very impressive this cross country season considering he is only a sophomore and plays Lacrosse in the spring.

The St. Francis (Sac) girls become the first NorCal team to score a top 3 finish in Division I (I will double check on this). They not only finished 2nd to nationally ranked Great Oak team, they finished 2nd OVERALL.

A very excellent race for Rabuzzi.

As for Goltra, I think he let his legs do the talking at NCS and state. How many picked him to win NCS? State? Great finish to his season.

Anonymous said...

Alameda high moved from 22nd last year to 13th this year. Nice improvement.

NCSftw said...

I forgot to mention Sarah Baxter. Simply stunning. And Jena Pianin wasn't too shabby herself

Anonymous said...

Anna Maxwell must have been injured/sick in the D4 race. And does anyone know where Karlie (not sure if that's how you spell her name) Garcia has been this season?

Anonymous said...

I was told that Karlie Garcia had a stress fracture (incurred early in the season) by some Oakmont HS parents this past weekend - but that is all I have heard.

-MATT E.

Anonymous said...

Once again the trend stays the same and Bellarmine beats Carlmont at state despite Carlmont's #1 running amazingly. I don' know what happens at state for Carlmont, but they have beaten Bellarmine 7 of the last 8 years at CCS, but lost to them at state 7 of the past 8 years.

Hugo said...

I know Carlmont's #2 guy from CCS didn't race today, not sure why though. Probably a factor in their loss to Bellarmine.

Anonymous said...

D5 Boys - seems like Arias put together a good race. something to appreciate as well as the first place finish those boys made. the murphys are legit. congrats to Tony Fong
D4 Boys - Lawson looked like he was gonna run away with it, but sometimes things happen. Congrats to him and his teammate Hutchins. Congrats to Julian Frost of Piedmont also for breaking 16 D3 Boys - I think people were discounting the fact that he ran 15:34 at roughrider, but he definitely silenced the haters. Proud of the efforts by Huxham, and the seniors Hanson, Stalters, Douglas. NCS was represented really well. What happened to Read? Campolindo had some redemption, and looked like they should've looked like at NCS.
D2 Boys - Anderson had a phenomenal race. Holden did too. Maria Carillo and Alameda both looked solid at 11th and 13th. Should be interesting next year.
D1 Boys - Abdo wasn't a factor in this one haha, but De La Salle and SRV still represented well. Schumann had a great race, and congrats to Hanze of SRV for breaking 16. Look out for Mackey next year.

NCS was represented really well in my opinion!

Anonymous said...

Someone correct me if I'm wrong on this but overall, this seem like the best performance out of NCS in the last 5+ years.

Anonymous said...

Alameda has no one returning for next year though.

Anonymous said...

Miles Meijer is a definite threat rising from Bellarmine as a Sophomore. He needs to be watched.

Anonymous said...

Despite losing 3 of 5, Alameda returns their top finisher at stanford and state after mid season injury. Also, they return a strong sophmore/junior pack. NCS D2 should be interesting come next year.

Anonymous said...

I see the combined scores but will these change with Rich Gonzales' mystery merge kick out the Nor Cal team to get Saugus and Semi Valley to NXN?

My thoughts:

Bell got Carlmont, we all have excuses. What a dual this season! Carlmont only got them once but when the did they slapped 'em silly at ccs.

Shocked by Camplindo and Aptos. Thought with their star power transfers and top coaching they'd be better.

Saugus = 7 in a row vs. University #10! Who you got? Talent is good to have isn't it?

Amazed at the fast starts. 4:45 for boys, 5:20 for girls = suicide pace but everyone went with them. High Schoolers need to learn pace for God's sake!

Fast frosh said...

Frosh Phillip Rocha ran 15:27 and placed 10th in Division I. Two other frosh went under 15:40.

Anonymous said...

Need to give a shout out to Cooper Gill from Lincoln(s). First to represent their school in a long time. Shows the great improvements the coach over there has made and they can be a contender for a state berth next year if we keeping seeing improvement out of that school.

Anonymous said...

sjnd boys?! NCS team takes a state championship good look PILOTS! Their team time was one of the best in the section for being a d5 school, and their team time would have been good enough to win the d4 race as well. what a year the team over at sjnd has been having for Tony Fong

Anonymous said...

St. Joseph Notre Dame boys will miss our senior captains Louis Rodrigues and Sam Levy-Wendt as well as our final mile closer and varsity basketball player James LaFollette. It won't be the same without you guys!

Coach Ozzie said...

If you were in the gym for the division 1 awards ceremony at NCS, you couldn't help but notice the team from Freedom cheer on their first state qualifier in who knows how long. Although she didn't come home with a medal, Lisa Tilcock's 18:56 is a nice story of an athlete that progressed for four years, made the state meet, and made good on her opportunity from a school that does not traditionally send teams to the meet. Good for her and good for Freedom High School. Oh, and 5 of the top 10 teams in Division 5 girls and 4 of the top 10 in D5 boys (plus 11th) is pretty impressive too. Congrats to St. Joe's and University.

Anonymous said...

Acalanes boys 19th place and only five finishers? What happened to them.

Anonymous said...

Heart goes out Maxwell of SLV. Good back to back win for Fraser.

Anonymous said...

Acalanes' top runner got hurt doing strides right before the race started, and their #1 runner at ncs dropped out 2 miles into the race. With Faulkner, another top runner, already out, Acalanes didn't have much of a chance. I think d3 for ncs was the most disappointing. All four qualifiers on the men's side seemed capable of top 5 finishes, but no one team could bring everything together

Anonymous said...

SSJND was really impressive honestly. First norcal team to win state for their division, wow.

Anonymous said...

Umm..how do girls running a 9 minute pace get into State..

Anonymous said...

This whole season has been very exciting to Bellarmine/Carlmont face off! I know I enjoyed keeping up with the rivalry! My thoughts: I don't believe that Carlmont's #2 runner would have factored that much. To have a big impact on the team scores, he would have had to run faster than Bell's #1, which I don't think he could have done. Bereket had an incredible race and Meijer did pretty well too. Overall, I can't wait to see these two teams face off again next season.

Anonymous said...

SSJND was really impressive honestly. First norcal team to win state for their division, wow....not to knock St. Joes Great run. But you do know University just won championship #10 Not the first nor cal team to win D5

Anonymous said...

All there number 2 runner had to do was run how he did at CCS or even a little slower. Bell only beat Carlmont by 20 points or so. That would make up 60 points right there is he had run with carlmonts number 3 runner(from state). And what happened to Dimick? is he injured now?

Anonymous said...

concerning NCS D3 at state... 3 teams all finished inside the top 10, same as last year. i'd say thats pretty darn good. o'dowd and campo tying for 6th. miramonte even finished 9th without Read. Even on the worst of days, they still did pretty well.
I like what the future holds for NorCal XC

Anonymous said...

also, when was the last time 3 NCS runners finished in the top 4 in d3?

Anonymous said...

sjnd is the first mean's team from norcal to win d5 i believe

NorCal said...

Corse record by Baxter going head-to-head against reedy, simply awesome. And congrats to Pianin grabbing that 3rd place finish against an extremely loaded chase pack

Anonymous said...

How are the splits done? Right now it looks like they only have the first two splits up (I'm assuming they'll put the third one up too...)

Is Split 1 the 1 mile mark and Split 2 the 2.1 mile mark or something?

Anonymous said...

Oh and where could one find videos/pictures of the race?

Anonymous said...

Los ALtos boys' team is looking strong.
Mountain View girls' team seems like it's getting worse, though. Why'd they switch out their last runner?

Impressive racing by Estifanos & Baxter. Not to mention the Bell, who won the D2 race.

Anonymous said...

To whoever said that the senior SJND boys will be missed..that is so true!!! It really wont be the same! They are all so supportive and encouraging and I would like to see them be interviewed!! They really worked hard this entire season. Go pilots!! and Congrats coach tony!!

Marty Beene said...

Congrats to the St. Joe's boys from the Hornets. I was assembling our girls to head over to the park and we were watching the live score updates. When we saw they had won, we were all super happy for them, and saw it as a good omen for the City of Alameda. Sure enough, our boys team ran great, making a 9 place improvement from last year. Our girl individual qualifier also had a great race, passing about 25 girls in the final mile and finishing in front of the three girls who beat her at NCS.

All of us were thrilled to watch some of the other races, too. Personally, I really enjoyed seeing Sara Baxter and John Lawson run - those races were shaping up to be close and fast, but those two runners just ran away from their very fine competitors. Wow.

Anonymous said...

amazing job Veronica Aguila!!!! You look great!!! I love you!!! You did so good!!

Anonymous said...

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Marty Beene, not sure what you mean by Lawson running away from his competitor. Lawson in a great runner but at State he had nothing at the end and De La Torre ran him down in the last 200 and beat him by 4 seconds.

Marty Beene said...

Oops, you're right!! I didn't see the finish and mis-read the results. When I saw Lawson at 2 miles he looked strong with a big lead. My bad!

Anonymous said...

For pure excitement, the best races of the day were the boys D1 and D2 races. Both of these races came down to the last 50 meters. Gonzalez in D1 and Fernandez in D2 showed some serious speed and guts to get the wins. Not coincidently, all the NXN individual qualifiers were from these two races.

Anonymous said...

Looking at the splits, Lawson opened up with a 4:38 and ended up running low 15:30's. Dude went out hard and had nothing at the end. Sort of like Ho taking it out 50 meters ahead of everyone at the mile only to be overtaken by 6 guys. Tried to time trial but that doesn't work at state, you gotta have respect for your competetion and know how to actually race.

Does anyone know where the splits are taken? I know the first split is the 1 mile mark but where is the second split taken? 2.1 miles in? How can I find the times for the last mile of some runners, will they post a 3rd split like they did last year?