Monday, November 16, 2015

Updated North Coast Section Rankings (Teams and Individuals)

Before we head to NCS MOC this weekend, any thoughts on any of the rankings below? Who did I miss? Who is going to surprise the field? Who will win each division (team and individual)? Feel free to add your thoughts in the comment section below. I will not be offended.

Here are the entries:

Overall Top 5 Boys
1) Monte Vista Division I
2) Campolindo Division III
3) Granada Division II
4) Maria Carrillo Division II
5) Sir Francis Drake Division IV

Overall Top 5 Girls
1) Monte Vista Division I
2) Granada Division II
3) Redwood Division II
4) Campolindo Division III
5) San Ramon Valley Division I

Division I Boys (Teams) 2 qualify to state
1) Monte Vista
2) Amador Valley
3) Santa Rosa
4) Dougherty Valley
5) San Ramon Valley/Heritage/De La Salle

Division I Boys (Individuals)
1) Daniel Pride Santa Rosa
2) Neil Braganza Dougherty Valley
3) Luca Mazzanti Santa Rosa
4) Timothy Chrisman Monte Vista
5) Tristan Miller Monte Vista

Division I Girls (Teams) 2 qualify to state
1) Monte Vista
2) San Ramon Valley
3) Liberty
3) Amador Valley
5) Santa Rosa

Division I Girls (Individuals)
1) Brooke Starn Monte Vista
2) Meredith Corda Monte Vista
3) Melodie Leroudier Amador Valley
4) Delaney White Santa Rosa
5) Molly Neach San Ramon Valley

Division II Boys (Teams) 3 qualify to state
1) Granada
2) Maria Carrillo
3) Redwood
4) Dublin
5) Clayton Valley Charter

Division II Boys (Individuals)
1) Andy Ehrenberg Redwood
2) Leo Skellenger Granada
3) Ian Hutchinson Newark Memorial
4) Anirudh Surapaneni Dublin
5) Carson Kimball Maria Carrillo

Division II Girls (Teams) 3 qualify to state
1) Granada
2) Redwood
3) Maria Carrillo
4) Alameda
5) Carondelet

Division II Girls (Individuals)
1) Megan McCandless Granada
2) Gillian Wagner Redwood
3) Glennis Murphy Redwood
4) Adria Barich Casa Grande
5) Taylor Lawsen Granada

Division III Boys (Teams) 4 qualify to state
1) Campolindo
2) Las Lomas
3) Piner
4) Albany
5) Petaluma/San Rafael

Division III Boys (Individuals)
1) Jared Yabu Campolindo
2) Cameron Gaskell Acalanes
3) David Frisbie John F. Kennedy
4) Nick Downs Bishop O'Dowd
5) Tom Robey Las Lomas

Division III Girls (Teams) 4 qualify to state
1) Campolindo
2) Bishop O'Dowd
3) Las Lomas
4) Albany
5) El Cerrito

Division III Girls (Individuals)
1) Hana Sun Campolindo
2) Cassidy Haskell Miramonte
3) Chloe Hansel Las Lomas
4) Cynthia Rosales Piner
5) Hannah Ruane Campolindo

Division IV Boys (Teams) 3 qualify to state
1) Sir Francis Drake
2) McKinleyville
3) Piedmont
4) Moreau Catholic
5) Arcata

Division IV Boys (Individuals)
1) Brian Schulz El Molino
2) Jeremy Leary Sir Francis Drake
3) Brandon Kelsey Arcata
4) Kellen O'Neill Arcata
5) Wyatt Miceli Sir Francis Drake

Division IV Girls (Teams) 4 qualify to state
1) Piedmont
2) St. Mary's Berkeley
3) McKinleyville
4) Cardinal Newman
5) Justin-Siena/Arcata

Division IV Girls (Individuals)
1) Morgin Coonfield McKinleyville
2) Erin Hong Piedmont
3) Emma Seevak Piedmont
4) Kasey Braun Cardinal Newman
5) Ella Hymel St. Mary's Berkeley

Division V Boys (Teams) 5 qualify to state
1) Marin Academy
2) St. Joseph Notre Dame
3) Lick-Wilmerding
4) University
5) Sonoma Academy
6) Athenian/Stuart Hall/College Prep

Division V Boys (Individuals)
1) Cooper Teare St. Joseph Notre Dame
2) Henry Fleming Marin Academy
3) Anthony Otati Athenian
4) Zach Connolly Redwood Christian
5) Eli Horwitz Stuart Hall

Division V Girls (Teams) 6 qualify to state
1) St. Joseph Notre Dame
2) Branson
2) Lick-Wilmerding
4) University
5) College Prep
6) Sonoma Academy/Urban

Division V Girls (Individuals)
1) Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy
2) Kiera Marshall St. Joseph Notre Dame
3) Emily Perez St. Joseph Notre Dame
4) Grace Dailey Branson
5) Brianna Bourne College Prep


Anonymous said...

Are these rankings based off of PRs?

Albert Caruana said...

The rankings are based on recent competitions, head to head results, PRs, etc.

Anonymous said...

If NCS doesn't rain this year, we may be looking at one of the faster years in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the course record for NCS?

Albert Caruana said...

The course is running very fast right now with much of the grass portion now dirt.

As for fastest time on the course, Blair Hurlock ran 14:30 in 2013. It's possible somebody ran faster at a non NCS event? Brewer, do you know?

Anonymous said...

Might we see another NorCal ranking before the league / section finals? Thanks.

Albert Caruana said...

Definitely on the NorCal rankings. They will be posted sometime next week.

Anonymous said...

Miramonte boys unranked in d3? They beat everyone's favorite team (st joes) at the mariner invite and posted some good times with a month to go until sections

Anonymous said...

Will you do another one of these rankings following Mt Sac this weekend?

Albert Caruana said...

I could if there are significant changes.

Sebastian Andersson (Berkeley High) said...

As someone who has already raced the Hayward course twice this season, I can definitely say that it is a tad faster due to better maintenance of the first loop around the fields. I will also say it is still challenging, with the long hill run twice, the dirt track/Mendez loop sections. A lot like NCS in 2013.

Anonymous said...

Riley Bowen Division 5?

Anonymous said...

It should be interesting to see what De La Salle brings to the table come championships.They always are a major factor.

Peter Brewer said...


Previous fast times on the Hayward course - -
14:34 Rich Kimble (DeLaSalle) NCS 1973
14:32 Yong-Sung Leal (Arroyo) HAAL Dual meet 2001
14:48 Calvin Gaziano (Castro Valley) HAAL Finals 1983

Peter Brewer

Anonymous said...


Andrew said...

I may be underestimating the Santa Rosa boys, but I have them 5th (and everyone else in that top 5 moved up 1).

The girls D1 is spot on in my book.

whitey said...

This team has climbed to number 5 in D2 ranking from obscurity in the pre season, and wouldn't be shocked if they raise some eyebrows and turn some heads at NCS on the 21st.........Clayton Valley Charter. Speed at the top three spots, and are deep, deep, deep at 4-7. Leadership from a couple seniors, sophomore newcomer who gets faster each week with experience, and a supporting cast that understands how to race and finish in numbers. Just throwing it out there.

Anonymous said...

An just who is anonymous 2:08pm anyway. A lot of false and misleading innuendos has been posted by anonymous people lately About Rylee. Do they have the courage to come out from behind their curtain of anonymity?


Tom Benjamin

Anonymous said...

I've been on vacation for a bit but what's the story with Rylee Bowen?

Chuck's Army continues to march on.I guess coaching does matter.

My plane's getting ready to take off so I'll check in later.

Anonymous said...

"Chuck's Army continues to march on. I guess coaching does matter."

That or the 150 people on the team to choose from.

Anonymous said...

I counted Campolindo's athletes on and came up with 105. To compare, I counted 158 for Las Lomas. While they are good, I don't see them beating Campo anytime soon. It's not all about the amount of runners.

Sal said...

Looks like Campo is D3. How does that give them an unfair advantage? Certainly not when compared with larger D1 and D2 schools. So what if they get over 100 kids to run? Isn't that what we are trying to do here? Get a larger percentage of kids in every school to run because it is fun and fulfilling. Obviously Chuck is getting it right by the numbers and by the quality of his runners.

Anonymous said...

6:54,11:36,12:03, 12:21..... or Andy, since he is the one coaching this year. He has done a great job.

Anonymous said...

As have the Las Lomas coaches. If you go back about 15 years ago, Las Lomas was nothing in cross country. Now they are good every year. 158 athletes is a ton and the student-athletes are all getting a great experience in running.

Sal said...

That's the whole point - get kids to join your program, no matter the size of the school. Coach them up, see who will suffer the most to become good, race the best 7. The Bells are D1 yet only have about 147 unique athletes listed on Homestead is D1 too and only has 30 boys listed. Is that unfair? No! They are both highly rated and evidently far behind some other programs that get 100-160 kids at D3 schools. Good programs and coaches attract good talent, bad ones don't.

Anonymous said...

What's the Story on Bowen? Healthy she win's by a minute.

Andrew said...

Alameda girls are unfortunately without their #1 runner from earlier this season, Lauren Lum, it looks like. She hasn't raced the last few weeks. A lot can happen in two weeks, of course.

Andrew said...


Anonymous said...

What happened to Grace Brown? Haven't seen her run for Campo.

Anonymous said...

I think that Dawson Reckers from Athenian should be ranked in the top 5 Div. 5 individuals since he bested his fellow owl Anthony Ottati (who is ranked) by 1.8 seconds at BCL East League Championships. Alex Glavin should also be ranked since he finished second only to Zach Connolly.

Anonymous said...

If NCS doesn't rain this year, we may be looking at one of the faster years in my opinion.
Not that talented on the Boy's side compared to previous years.

Albert Caruana said...

It's not supposed to rain and it will fast.

Albert Caruana said...

Grace Brown is still recovering from a foot injury that required surgery.

Andrew said...

Matt Salazar of Casa Grande is not racing due to a hamstring injury that bothered him all season (per Santa Rosa Press Democrat article

Although he isn't the top 5 listed above, he is a State Meet individual qualifier when healthy. That's a shame. Hope he gets healthy for track and beyond.

Anonymous said...

interesting D2 rankings. Gonna have to do some rewriting after tomorrow

Albert Caruana said...

I just posted the updated rankings. I will not rewrite anything after the meet. If I inspire a team or two from under ranking them, you are welcome!

Hank said...

Love ya Albert.


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