Saturday, July 16, 2016

2016 Cross Country Schedule (please add your meet)

Please continue to add meets that are missing from the list below. You can add them below or email me the date at albertjcaruna@gmail.com.

September 1 Jaguar Invitational at Eagle Lakes
September 2 Highlander Invitational at Woodward Park
September 3 Lagoon Valley Classic at Lagoon Valley Park
September 3 San Benito Dry River Run at San Benito High School
September 6 Monte Vista Invitational at Oak Hill Park
September 6 Lynbrook Center Meet at Lynbrook High School
September 10 Lowell Invitational at Golden Gate Park
September 10 Earlybird Invitational at Toro Park
September 10 Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park
September 10 Stevenson Invitational at Stevenson High School
September 10 Jesuit/Davis Jamboree at Granite Regional Park
September 10 Sierra Invitational at Legion Park
September 16 9th Annual Bill Springhorn Classic at Shasta College
September 16/17 Woodbridge Cross Country Classic at Silverlakes Sports Park
September 17 Farmer Invitational at Hayward HS
September 17 DLS/CHS Nike Invitational at Newhall Park, Concord
September 17 Viking Opener at Spring Lake Regional Park
September 17 Bret Harte/Frogtown Invitational at Angels Camp
September 17 Josh Ruff Memorial Invitational at Willow Hills
September 24 Ram Invitational at Westmoor HS
September 24 Clam Beach Invitational at Clam Beach State Beach
September 24 Dana Hills Invitational at Dana Hills High School
September 24 Tiger Invitational Elkhorn Golf Course (NEW)
September 28 Salinas City Championships at TBA (NEW)
September 30 Palos Verdes Invitational at Palos Verdes High School
October 1 Stanford Invitational at Stanford Golf Course
October 1 Artichoke Invitational at Half Moon Bay HS
October 1 Scott Bauhs Invitational at Shadow Cliffs Park
October 1 Pacific Grove Invitational at Pacific Grove High School
October 1 Capital Cross Challenge at Hagen Oaks
October 5 Escalon Woodward Invitational at Woodward Reservoir
October 8 Serra Invitational at Crystal Springs Course
October 8 Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park
October 8 Castro Valley/Peter Brewer Invitational at Canyon Middle School
October 8 King City Invitational at TBA
October 8 Wildfire Invitational at Old Foresthill Course
October 15 Bella Vista Bronco Invitational at Willow Hills
October 15 33rd Annual Mariner Invitational at Hayward High School
October 15 Merced County Championships at Atwater HS
October 15 Monterey Invitational at Toro Park
October 19 Center Meet #1 at Crystal Springs Course
October 21/22 Mt. SAC Invitational at Mt SAC
October 22 FLAT SAC Invitational at Gibson Ranch
October 22 Yoshanny Invite at Ukiah HS (NEW)
October 27 Lynbrook Invitational at Lynbrook High School
November 5 SJS Sub Sections at Frogtown/Angels Camp
November 10 NS Championship at West Valley High School
November 12 CCS Championship at Toro Park
November 12 SJS Championship at Willow Hill Reservoir
November 16 SF Championship at Golden Gate Park
November 19 NCS Championship at Hayward HS
November 26 California State Meet at Woodward Park

39 comments:

Coach Tim said...

I was literally just thinking about this yesterday, thanks for posting!

Albert Caruana said...

I have been meaning to get this posted for a couple of weeks. I will add more dates in the next couple of days. Those are the meets that I know are definite at the moment.

Menlo XC/Track Coach said...

Hi Coach,

Ram is actually on 9/24 I believe (not 26th since that's a Monday)

other additions (maybe you can verify):
10/8 - Serra Invite?
10/15 - Monterey Bay Invite? (since CCS is there this year)
10/21-22 - Mt. SAC Invite

Thanks again Coach!

John Maloney said...

http://www.gostanford.com/pdf9/3692107.pdf page 8 states Saturday, September 25 (which is a Sunday) Where does it state October 1 for Stanford?

Anonymous said...

I wish Lowell was on Sept 17 this year... Ahhhhhhhhhhh!

Albert Caruana said...

24th has been fixed and will add the others.

Stanford sent out an email confirming October 1st as the date for 2016. I can dig it up and post.

Anonymous said...

Chieftain at Toro 9/17?

Albert Caruana said...

No Chieftain next season.

Anonymous said...

Stanford the week bf Clovis. Anyone else have an issue with that?

Albert Caruana said...

You think Stanford cares about the Clovis Invite?

Anonymous said...

No. But do you skip it to take your team to Clovis if you expect to make state?

Albert Caruana said...

They are on different weekends. I don't see the conflict at all.

Andrew said...

NCS on November 19 :)

Gustavo Ibarra said...

As a little teaser, Saugus will be making their Earlybird debut this year. There is also no Chieftain at Toro so we expect some more top teams to join us Sept 10 at Toro to get a course preview for CCS...
Check out list of teams as they confirm here
http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=117552#Teams
Let me know if you have any questions
Coach Ibarra
North Monterey County

Anonymous said...

Hey NCS, come down and let's see what you got. Come run Toro or Crystal. Much better courses than running around gas fields and basketball courts. Bring it!

pmccrystle said...

I've said it before, but I believe it bears repeating: If you are starting out as a new coach, take your team to the Earlybird. I know the course is challenging, but Coach Ibarra and his staff put on a fantastic meet that really celebrates the sport and the students...a fantastic 'first step' for new runners that will definitely get them excited about cross country. I swear by the Earlybird!! See everybody on the 10th of September!

Andrew said...

What NCS course is around a gas field? Not denying it, just curious.

Anonymous said...

Think he meant 'grass' field

Gustavo Ibarra said...

Patrick,
You are very kind. Great meets are made by great teams and having Bellarmine over the years puts a nice goal for teams to shoot for! What in the world do you do with all the Earlybird plaques? ;)
King of Riverside may come and with Saugus coming could be fun section battles with Madera South there as always..
Gus

Anonymous said...

Is the Serra Invite on 10/8 or 10/15 this year?

Albert Caruana said...

October 8th and it's posted and confirmed.

Anonymous said...

Why so few invitational XC meets at Crystal this year? Anything other than Serra on 10/8 and Center on 10/20?

Albert Caruana said...

They are not all listed yet.

Coach Tim said...

Can anyone comment on the two 9/17 meets in Hayward and Concord? How big is the field, what are the courses like, level of competition, etc. A meet that weekend would fit nicely with our schedule, but I've never seen those courses or fields before.

Harold Kuphaldt said...

Bella Vista Bronco Invitational is October 15th this year at Willow Hills. Chip timing this year! YES!

Harold Kuphaldt said...

Bella Vista Bronco Invitational is October 15th this year at Willow Hills. Chip timing this year! YES!

Andrew said...

@Coach Tim, here are my thoughts on both Hayward HS course and Newhall Park in Concord. Been to Newhall only a couple of times and I've been to Hayward dozens of times, so I'm may be biased and the team I coached (Berkeley HS) is going to Farmer.

Farmer Invite at Hayward HS - done at the NCS course, I believe they will be using the temporary changed course that NCS will use, good chance to learn it. But there are other opportunities as well - Mariner for instance. No telling how the new course will run and affect times, but the high school is fairly flat with one long, steady climb of a hill and a shorter hill from the track to the rest of the course. Other portions are fast on pavement or downhill. A few parts in slightly taller grass or sometimes mud. Good meet for smaller teams as they give out 10-15 medals per race I think. Would not say it is the most competitive, but some fast kids usually show up (Dublin, St Joes, and Miramonte often go). Good viewer course and pretty easy to get mile splits. Previous results can be found on athletic.net.

DLS/Carondelet at Newhall Park - Fantastic meet environment with a lot of teams. Has the Nike sponsor and all the gear to go with it. The course is fast, with only one major hill in the middle of the race Otherwise flat on gravel, pavement, trail, and a little bit of short grass. HUGE fields, with over 200 (300 sometimes?) runners in the races. Very competitive - Jesuit, DLS, Davis, Los Gatos, Amador Valley, Campo, SRV, Monte Vista all usually go. The race starts wide and can bottleneck pretty quickly iirc. Good meet to get used to fast starts and big packs - state meet/Stanford style racing. Great spectator course as the runners pass by one area like 6 times (3 mile course). Previous results and all the meet information for previous years can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/dlschsnikeccinvitational/

Coach Tim said...

Thanks Andrew, that's a very helpful post! I've never been to a race anywhere in the NCS, so it's very helpful to get an insider's perspective.

Anonymous said...

October 8th - The Other Meet @ Granite Regional Park

Anonymous said...

Artichoke should move to September 17 or 26 to get a better turn out. Nothing goin on those dates

Pierre Chan said...

I think the artichoke turnout will be fine. Not everyone needs to run at stanford.

Coach Tim said...

Has anyone heard back from Clovis Invitational yet? I submitted their google form for "new teams" the first day it was open, and heard nothing so far. We skipped a year as I was overwhelmed as a new coach, but would really like to go back this year.

Peter Brewer said...

The Castro Valley cross country invitational is October 8 at the soon-to-be-world-famous Canyon Middle School course.

Anonymous said...

http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=118044#1499
Oct 15 - Bell Gardens Invitational - Cerritos Regional Park, CA

Anonymous said...

Peter, what would make the Canyon course so "world famous?" I remember it is a looooong uphill for the first half and a few more steep ups in the middle. Good course but not sure most people could find it on a map.

e. henriquez said...

33rd Mariner Invite on October 15th at Hayward High. Great way and last chance to preview the NCS course in a competitive setting before NCS Meet in Nov.

Coach Ozzie said...

Coach Tim,

I received a password right away and was able to enter the meet. I would inquire again.

Albert Caruana said...

The above meets have been added. All meets can also be found at the following link:
http://ca.milesplit.com/calendar

MVMoose said...

Are there any races at Garin Park this fall?

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