Saturday, November 14, 2015

Central Coast Section and Sac-Joaquin Section live results

45 comments:

Dan said...

Today's CCS races have shown that it takes 6 runners to be a great team.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if Red Cap Timing could do their job and update the results. They make a lot of money and do not provide quality product. Thanks Red Cap.

Anonymous said...

Red Cap did a great job at sub-sections, but they had a transmission glitch at sections. I was bummed too. It's technology...where is the redundancy? They did post the results on the wall pretty quick though, in case you were waiting for a certain race.

Did anyone hear about some team wearing spikes?!? I thought they were not allowed in Cali.

Anonymous said...

How's the blood pressure Albert? Congratulations !

Anonymous said...

That must've been a crazy way to start off the day. Good ol' 6th runner.

Joe said...

Congrats Albert. You give so much to the sport, it should give back every now an then.

Albert Caruana said...

That was something else today. I heard from so many other coaches that said they have never seen a team win two section championships by tiebreakers. I also know there is definitely some luck involved when the scores are so close.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Coach Albert and your runners. You're ALL awesome!!

Harold Kuphaldt said...

Congrats Albert! See you at State meet.

Anonymous said...

Who had the best races at CCS and who are the girls and boys to watch in the future? Looks like the section continues to improve every year.

Anonymous said...

"Did anyone hear about some team wearing spikes?!? I thought they were not allowed in Cali."

Spikes are allowed unless specifically prohibited. The state meet bulletin does prohibit spikes at the state meet, but there is no state wide ban of spikes in all meets. Individual sections may prohibit spikes (for example, the CCS prohibits spikes at the section meet). Individual meets can also prohibit spikes, which is the rule at the Stanford Invitational. For what it's worth, the meet information for the SJS section finals do not prohibit spikes, so unless there were specific instructions from meet management prohibiting spikes, then they would presumably be legal.

Albert Caruana said...

From my understanding, spikes are not allowed at any CA HS XC race.

Bing said...

Did anyone see the D2 CCS boys race? It looks like Willow Glen nearly pulled off a big upset.

Pierre Chan said...

My heart goes out to Luke McCartney in the D4 boys race. Makes the podium but misses team and individual qualification by 0.2 seconds.

Anonymous said...

Willow Glen ran a great team race and came within 7 points of the winner, St Francis. At the 2-mile split they we're only 4 off the lead and 1 in front of SI, which finished 23 in back of WG. It will be fun to see these 3 teams go at it again at State!!!

Anonymous said...

Willow Glen's top runner played football for Valley Christian as a freshman. Glad he found Willow Glen cross country.

Anonymous said...

Can we officially stop saying O'Keeffe is "resting" and is injured?

Anonymous said...

Well, when you consider that the Davis girls would still have won with the times of their 4-7 and top JV girl, I wouldn't make any assumptions

Anonymous said...

@pierre Chan

Aw man, and his team missed qualification for his team on a tiebreaker. That's really rough, and he is a super super great kid with a lot of heart. He even won the league finals over his teammate that will go to state.

With that said, he's had a great XC career. His freshman year, he was funny enough, the 6th runner on the SV CCS team that qualified for state on his own tiebreaker. It was the first time the scotts valley team ever qualified for state. Since then, he's been on the team thats won a league championship, CCS title and a 3rd place at state. Too bad it ends here, but he's a guy that will stand tall at the end of the day. Even if he is kind of short.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what happened at CCS D3 boys race?

Anonymous said...

^ What do you want to know? Saratoga and Riordan has great front runners. Valley Christian has the best #5.

Anonymous said...

O'Keeffe has raceced since September. She is injured.

Not sure why the secrecy?

Anonymous said...

Fiona is done, why race and risk more injury. Stanford has her now, they don't need her to prove herself anymore.

Anonymous said...

1. Saratoga, 2. Valley Christian, 3 Riordan

Anonymous said...

Anyone know where we can find CCS merged results that you don't have to pay for? I don't see them at Lynbrooksports or RecordTiming.

Sal said...

Milesplit CA has a merge outside the paywall. While there is some great free stuff on MS, I recommend paying the relatively small price to get all of the data and sorting capabilities.

Anonymous said...

Saint Francis is so cocky, bashing other programs like they are soooo good. I remember a few years ago they didn't even make CCS. With the talent they get I would be embarrassed if we didn't win CCS every year. I'm more impressed with what Williw Glen did taking average runners and making them good than SF taking superstars and barely winning.

Anonymous said...

Once again - three of the SF seven did not run in their Freshman year, including their NUMBER ONE. One more guy did not run XC until he was a Freshman - nothing, ever, zip before 9th grade. The only guy who had any significant experience is the current Freshman who came from a private MS and was likely not going to his local public school. This is getting old. Do your homework before you run your mouth. The SF kids work hard and are coached by 2 of the best guys in the area. That is how they won the CCS this year. As for SF bashing other programs - who, when, where? I know those kids. They are very humble and respectful. You would like them if you got to know them. Stop by the tent at State and I am sure they will be glad to say hi.

Anonymous said...

Dyestat was at CCS yesterday doing filmed interviews of the winning teams and individuals. Anyone know where those videos can be found? The Dyestat website is very hard to navigate and I can't find the footage.

Albert Caruana said...

I don't think they have been posted yet but they should be on the front page.

Anonymous said...

@6:04
5/10 troll at least got someone to respond

Anonymous said...

5/10?

Anonymous said...

Jesuit's depth continues to impress me. Their top 3 Freshman and top 4 Sophomores from yesterday's SJS sections will make a formidable Varsity squad in 2 years to come. I would have to say that Ben Holland should probably ranked higher than Kurdy now based on the last 3 meets, which I had accounted as race tactics.

mike said...

@5:58. XCStats has a searchable database you can play around with. The search form looks like this. Has team and individual results since 2005 and you can search by athlete, course, or event. You just need a guest pass, which is free. We also have a course comparison tool.

Mike

Anonymous said...

I heard Michael Vernau is done with running after state meet, "to pursue other passions". Can anybody elaborate?

Hank said...

Merged and coed results can be found at the end of this file:

http://lynbrooksports.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/XC/2015/ccs_res.htm

hank

Anonymous said...

Pursue other passions? Where did you hear that. I have spoken to Vernau on a couple of occasions and he is one of the most driven kids I have ever been around. He gives the strong impression of wanting to be the best possible runner he can be and I would be shocked that if he had the opportunity to run beyond the state me, if he didn't take it. You've got to admire a kid who is willing to crash and burn in search of his best. He's clearly not afraid to lead at all and takes great pride in keeping races honest and enjoys going against the best of the best.
As for Fiona, I have a couple of opinions, which are just that, opinions. Her team clearly didn't need her to win sections. They will need her to have a shot at getting an NXN spot. With their strong boys team, she has a handful of runners who can challenge her in practice, which, unfortunately is not the case in most of the races. The last three meets, she has been running all around the course, with the team flag, cheering on her teammates, so I sincerely believe this is erring on the side of caution (understandable if you have ever seen Frog Town or Willow Hill). Could there be some gamesmanship from her coaches? Maybe. How many races has Destiny Collins run this year?

Anonymous said...

In CCS there is a 50% rule for league contests or you need a medical waiver to participate. I don't think there's anything like that in SJS but the we would know for sure.

She missed Clovis, Mt. Sac, League, Semis, Section. Hasn't raced since September. Maybe she's feeling better and supporting the team or it is a more serious medical issue. Regardless the only gamesmanship is the secrecy. No one misses 7 consecutive weeks and says they are "resting." If she runs its because she was finally cleared.

On another note CCS was much slower than the league meets the week before. Some ran faster but not many? Why?

Albert Caruana said...

Fiona O'Keeffe has been dealing with tendinitis since early October. They have been very cautious with her with the championship season as the top priority. It was decided the day before the SJS meet that Fiona would not race. I am fairly certain that she will lace them up at the state final to give her team a shot at making NXN.

Anonymous said...

"On another note CCS was much slower than the league meets the week before. Some ran faster but not many? Why?"

Warmer, windier, dustier.

Albert Caruana said...

The wind definitely picked it up for the later races so that was a factor. The league races were a week before on the same course (maybe better conditions for league finals).

If you look at the results for the Central Section on the Woodward Park course a week before the state meet, you will see the same pattern of results there for the Central Section athletes.

Selena McKinney said...

Fiona O'Keeffe is a joy to watch run. You don't get to see someone that good very often. I hope she heals quickly and completely and we get to see her at State. Good luck Fiona!

Anonymous said...

How about Katz from Los Gatos? Went to JC and not a major contributor at Stanford. She went from JC to Stanford kids! Keep running, go to JC if you want. Your life isn't over if you don't get into your top choice right after HS.

Anonymous said...

Danielle Katz did NOT go to a JC before Stanford!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Danielle Katz from Los Gatos entered Stanford as a Freshman - not sure there was any JC time involved.

http://www.gostanford.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30600&ATCLID=208857561

Stanford also only accepts between 20 and 35 transfer students each year.

So yes, go to JC and run there, but don't count on Stanford. Lots of other options...

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