Tuesday, July 05, 2016

2016 Pre-Season North Coast Section (NCS) Division II Cross Country Rankings

Here are the raw pre-season rankings with the top teams as well as top returning individuals.

Division II Boys (Top 3 Advance to state)
1) Monte Vista-Lose their top runner but everybody else is back.
2) Dublin-Missed making 2015 state meet with lots of talent returning.
3) Clayton Valley-Program back to prove 2015 was not a fluke.
4) Granada-Young, developing team with lots of upside.
5) Santa Rosa-Potent top two make them very dangerous to teams above them.
On the bubble (alphabetical order): Amador Valley, De La Salle, Liberty

Top 5 returning individuals, (place) and 2015 NCS meet time:
Daniel Pride (2) Santa Rosa 15:30.6 (Division I)
Anirudh Surapaneni (4) Dublin 15:32.1 (Division II)
Tristan Miller (3) Monte Vista 15:37.4 (Division I)
Dylan White (5) Clayton Valley 15:37.6 (Division II)
Luca Massanti (6) Santa Rosa 15:48.8 (Division I)

Division II Girls (Top 3 Advance to state)
1) Monte Vista-Just like the boys, they lose #1 but return a lot.
2) Granada-League rival who will rely on a strong sophomore class.
3) San Ramon Valley-Another talented group of girls who could challenge top 2 teams.
4) Liberty-Will need to rise to the challenge of upsetting one of three very strong teams.
5) College Park-Return their entire 2015 team. They will need to improve to move up.
On the bubble (alphabetical order): Amador Valley, Dublin, Santa Rosa

Top 5 returning individuals, (place) and 2015 NCS meet time:
Meredith Corda (3) Monte Vista 17:53.5 (Division I)
Myrthe Bellers (4) Irvington 17:53.9 (Division I)
Kinga Bihari (8) Granada 18:37.8 (Division II)
Molly Neach (8) San Ramon Valley 18:38.4 (Division I)
Madalyne Coney (9) Monte Vista 18:40.3 (Division I)

Please feel free to chime in on the rankings above. I won't be offended if you strongly disagree as the above rankings are meant to be a launching pad for conversation. Fortunately section titles and state meet berths are decided by the runners themselves. Any impact freshmen that we should know about?


Anonymous said...

Adrian Schroeder will be a junior at Dublin. He ran 2:02/4:21/9:44 as a sophomore in track and 16:02 in XC, finished 12th in d2 at NCS (#5 non-senior). Yeah there's a lot of talent moving down from d1, but I still think he'll be in that top 5 considering how fast he is improving, especially if his track times can translate to xc well.

Anonymous said...

Other individualsto look out for on the boys side: Daniel Maneloveg (Monte Vista), Nick Vomund (Monte Vista), John Bennett (Granada), Adrian Schroeder (Dublin),and Jet Charvet (Heritage).

Anonymous said...

At this rate we should have the CCS D5 predictions by Christmas! My money is on CSU.

Andrew said...

You could always try your hand at them, Anonymous @11:03 AM :) It's really fun!

Anonymous said...

when will the comprehensive version of these rankings be posted? Looking forward to them!

Albert Caruana said...

Sorry for the delay. I have been busy but I should have the rankings updated during this upcoming week. Thank you for all your patience.

Anonymous said...

Those comments about Adrian Schroeder are looking prescient this weekend after he won the Ed Sias Invitational on Saturday, holding off several preseason Top 50 & HM runners from Bellarmine, St. Francis, Monte Vista & De La Salle. His 10:05.8 tied for 10th fastest in the 32-yr-old event - within 6.6 seconds of the record for 11th graders set last year by Cooper Teare.

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