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Friday, April 18, 2014

CCS Top 8 Track and Field Meet Results at SJCC

http://www.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/TRACK/2014/top8_res.htm

5 NEW MEET RECORDS
Girls 400m. Relay Los Gatos 47.49 (Previous Los Gatos 47.61 2013)
Boys F/S 1600m. Justin Robison Lynbrook 4:19.48 (Previous Sean Crowley Overfelt 4:22.70 1982)
Girls 300m. Hurdles Reonna Collier Piedmont Hills 42.41 (Previous Effie Daetz Leigh 42.90 1987)
Girls 3200m. Sarah Robinson Gunn 10:16.98 (Previous Mary Mendoza Presentation 10:26.20 1987)
Boys F/S 3200m. Justin Robison Lynbrook 9:27.23 (Previous Chris Craig Leigh 9:32.80 1982)

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why wasn't Robison running varsity?

Albert Caruana said...

He will have plenty of time to compete in varsity plus he lowered two 1982 records tonight.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Justin!

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. While I am super psyched for Justin and thought that he ran great in his two races, I just don't think it was fair at all for him to not be in varsity. I totally understand that he will have plenty of time to run varsity, but I don't think it was right for him to just run frosh/soph for the sole purpose of winning and getting a meet record, when he would have won the varsity with his times. Feel free to disagree with me, but I don't think it was fair to his other competitors for him to run frosh/soph only to win and get a meet record.

hank said...

Three weeks ago when Justin ran the FS Top 8 I believe his PRs were 4:24 and 9:48. Varsity times? yes, but the thought they would win CCS Top 8? no. So a training plan is put in place for Stanford, Arcadia and CCS Top 8. Whatever that plan was and the mental preparation that goes along with a training plan seemed to have worked. When focusing on 3 meets, and at a certain division, you don't want to disrupt your focus (that's when you overtrain, psych yourself out, stress out and get sick,...). So Stanford he pops an eye opener mile and it's OMG, should I switch to Varsity... and change focus...? That's flirting with disaster. So stay the course and race what you planned to race, and that's just what he did. His PR in the 3200 was a 9:43 prior to Friday. Disagree? yes. Fair? sure, did we belly ache about the Kenyans cleaning house at the Olys once they got serious (oh wait, yeah, we did). He went for a 32 year old record(s) and got them both. He's not the first to try and break them as a soph, he's just the first that did. I'm not his coach and know nothing about his future racing plans. I do know he's a great kid and "knocking" someone for going after a record (and getting it) is not cool. IMO.

hank

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if runnerspace will upload the videos? I certainly hope so, last year they did.

Anonymous said...

I have attended this meet for the past 3 years. I appreciate the effort to make it run efficiently and on time.

But there is a recurring theme in the announcing which I hope can be improved upon going forward:

Consistently fixating/focusing recognition on one or two runners in a race... throughout the race, where he/she may be going to college, etc. at some point becomes demeaning to the rest of the athletes in the race who are all deserving of respect.

Please just "call the race" with best efforts to inform the audience and participants as to place and time as runners finish.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Justin Robison! Impressive times, VERY impressive times! Congratulations!

Re: Anonymous @11:11. He's a sophomore. He can legitimately run in the F/S race. You may not think it's "fair", but opinions are like.... [you know the rest].

Anonymous said...

WOW Sarah Robinson. And she's going to play soccer for Stanford?? She could headline the cross country team!!

Coach Small said...

I tend to view the Top 8 meet as having a freshman and sophomore division rather than a "frosh-soph" which tends to be associated with lower quality performances. Also remember this is a championship meet for the freshman and sophomores. I see no disrespect here at all, he qualified for this meet and ran in the finals.

I don't know if this is statistically true but this year seemed like one of the highest quality fields in the 1600 & 3200 for the frosh-soph division. Many of the runners could have qualified in the varsity division and personally enjoyed seeing the younger runners duke it out.

Anonymous said...

Hello all. I am anonymous @11:11 and I just wanted to clarify a few things. First of all, I am by no means "knocking" on Justin for going after a meet record, and I'm sorry some people took it like that. The times he ran are incredible and I could never run them, so I am nothing but impressed with his efforts. However, I still think that based on his Stanford time in the 1 mile (4:19) he should have switched to varsity. I don't think that him running varsity at Top 8, would have been a disaster at all. He has experience running against the big dogs in an ultra competitive meet (Stanford), so it's not like running varsity at Top 8 would be a disaster and he would freak out (granted I don't know him personally, so I can't say that for sure). Anyway, I just wanted to reiterate that I am very, very happy for him and I'm so glad that I was able to see him bring down those meet records, I just think that based on some of his previous times (8:54 3k and 15:35 5K), he should have run varsity.

Anonymous said...

Is Robison's training plan end at his league F/S meet? If not, what a missed opportunity to test the waters before the CCS meet

Albert Caruana said...

100% sure that Robison will compete varsity at league meet.

Anonymous said...

Don't mess with the slow heat in the Boys Varsity 800.

Albert Caruana said...

The 800 is wide open this year. There are many contenders for the 3 state meet spots.

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