Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Which four students would be on the Mount Rushmore at your school for XC and/or TF?

There are lots of these kind of lists so why not one for Northern California Cross Country and Track and Field? In the comment section below, name the four students/athletes that stand above the rest in your school's history in both XC and TF. You can name four students for each sport or four students for both sports. These lists will be co-ed which will definitely make it the best of the best. Thank you in advance for your nominations. 

Who else? Who are the all-time greats from your school?

George Washington-SF
John Pettus 100-200
Ernie Provost 100-200
Ollie Matson 100-200
Willie Eshman 1600


Miramonte High School:
Dixon Farmer Sprints/Hurdles
Adam McAboy 1600/3200
Marilyn Davis Distance
George Coon 800

Castro Valley Cross Country Mt. Rushmore:
Calvin Gaziano 2 time Kinney Regional Champion (14:49 Woodward)
John Bass (5th Norcal 1983)
Mike Spencer (2-time All-American D-II All-American Hayward State)
Beau Bettinger (NCS Champ 1999, Runner up 2010)

Castro Valley Track Mt. Rushmore
Larry Guinee -- 1983 State 1600 champion 4:06.16
Calvin Gaziano -- 1985 State 2ne place 3200
Beau Bettinger -- 2001 State 3rd place 800 meters
Nate Moore -- 2013 & 2015 LJ and TJ State Meet Champion

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do relays count as one person or nah

Albert Caruana said...

Good question but looking for individuals.

Anonymous said...

Bhavik Kanzaria

Anonymous said...

George Washington-SF
1. John Pettus 100-200
2. Ernie Provost 100-200
3. Ollie Matson 100-200
4. Willie Eshman 1600

Anonymous said...

Miramonte High School:
Dixon Farmer
Adam McAboy
Marilyn Davis
George Coon

Anonymous said...

10:19
What? No Gerhart, Foley or Conover?

Albert Caruana said...

What are the events for the Miramonte athletes?

Christopher R.V. Puppione said...

Farmer is an all-time great sprinter/hurdler.

McAboy ran the 1600/3200 in the 1980s.

Marilyn Davis could win anything on the track, but gained notoriety in the distances at MHS and Cal.

Coon was a legendary 800m guy.

Of note, Mark Conover does not hold a school record at MHS, but he did win the 1988 Oly Trials in the marathon.

"Who the hell is Mark Conover?"

Christopher R.V. Puppione said...

Oh, and Wendy Sihner should be up for consideration for Miramonte--she was a monster in the 3200 and XC.

Peter Brewer said...

Castro Valley Cross Country Mt. Rushmore:

Calvin Gaziano 2 time Kinney Regional Champion (14:49 Woodward)
John Bass (5th Norcal 1983)
Mike Spencer (2-time All-American D-II All-American Hayward State)
Beau Bettinger (NCS Champ 1999, Runner up 2010)

Castro Valley Track Mt. Rushmore
Larry Guinee -- 1983 State 1600 champion 4:06.16
Calvin Gaziano -- 1985 State 2ne place 3200
Beau Bettinger -- 2001 State 3rd place 800 meters
Nate Moore -- 2013 & 2015 LJ and TJ State Meet Champion



Anonymous said...

Peter, No Sasha Wallace?

Anonymous said...

Guinee - 1980

Tony Green said...

Tony Green Bishop O Dowd High

We have a long list of great kids but the top four have to be State Champions or multiple State medalists
1. Miesha Marzell, 2 time cross country state champ and unbeaten in all big meets and duals over two years. Miesha was also 2 time state champ in the 800 meters and unbeaten in all duals and big meets over two years. Miesha also ran on two state medalist 4x400 teams.(Georgetown)

2. Michelle Decoux-2 x state champion 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles her senior year also had to rerun 300 hurdles morning of the finals because of one missing hurdle the trial day of the state. Undefeated her senior year and won the Keebler National Championship meet.(USC)

3. Bisa Grant 100 hurdle State Champ 100 and 200 meter medalist, 4x100 state medalist and 4x400 State medalist. Ran four races all big meets leading up to the state meet.(UCLA)

4. Ari Wright state cross country champ and 1600 and 3200 medalist at the state meet. (Brown-USC)

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