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Friday, September 16, 2016

Cross Country Invitationals this weekend


If you have any updates from today's meets, please add them in the comment section below. We will have interviews from the De La Salle Invitation (will post links after). 

I will be at the Farmer Invitational and will post videos of the finishes of the varsity races at:

Updates on twitter will be posted at https://twitter.com/CCExpress and https://twitter.com/milesplitca

De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Cross Country Invitational at Newhall Park
Meet Preview: http://ca.milesplit.com/articles/189828-2016-de-la-sallecarondelet-nike-cross-country-invitational-meet-preview
Meet Info: https://sites.google.com/site/dlschsnikeccinvitational/home
Live Results: http://timerhub.com/get_web_index.php?page=redcaptiming.com/2016/dlsxc/
Course Map LINK

Farmer Invitational at Hayward HS
Results: http://atwresults.com/atwupload/20160917/
Meet Info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vM3vJL4ZBJw85gjd-AwBbY3pGSyKzRLHPO-mMUfe_Sk/edit
Course Maps:
2.25 miles: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1SQEr0JkPshVTdrMzJkZWw1ODA/view
3.0 miles: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1SQEr0JkPshRV9fZU5NSWpoeUU/view

Viking Opener Invitational at Spring Lake Regional Park
Meet Info: http://www.vikingxc.com/viking-opener.php
Live Results: http://www.rtspt.com/events/cif/2016Meets/viking/
Course Map: Anybody have a map of this course?

Josh Ruff Memorial Trojan Invite at Folsom High School
Meet Info: http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=117611

Three Course Challenge Meet Results (Sacred Heart Cathedral and Monta Vista):


Andrew said...

If an Acalanes frosh beat Isabella Fauria by 34 seconds...then that's the most impressive performance of the day! Must be a mistake...

Gotta say, the times at the new Hayward course look a decent amount faster.

Albert Caruana said...

I am told the result for DLS is incorrect and they will fix it.

Regarding Hayward,I was told it's running about 10 seconds faster than previous course.

Anonymous said...

Fauria was definitely the winner of that race in 17:38, unless the other girl was invisible when she crossed the finish line.

Craig Wilson said...

The results for the the Varsity Girls race have been corrected.

Anonymous said...

Team effort-Monte Vista boys over Jesuit at De la Salle invite.

Albert Caruana said...

Very impressive defeating Jesuit. Not sure if anybody noticed but that Division II boys race at NCS this year is going to be tremendous.

Anonymous said...

No one will call it the most impressive performance of the weekend, but Dublin looked very good at Farmer putting 3 in the top 4. Their #2 was a 3200 state qualifier last year I belive. If I understand correctly, the track portion of the Hayward course has been (at least temporarily) eliminated, which would in turn eliminate a hill that was run 2x on the old configuration. Not at all surprised to see that times are a little faster, but everyone I talked to at the meet yesterday still considers it to be very much a real XC course.

Albert Caruana said...

Dublin and Granada had quite a duel meet yesterday in both the JV and varsity races. Both teams are very strong and as you mentioned, Dublin's #2 man (Anirudh Surapaneni) qualified to the state meet in track in 3200 running 9:16.81.

Anonymous said...

In the spirit of the Emmy's, I'd like to nominate the most impressive performance by a couple, duo or group. I nominate the boyfriend and girlfriend duo from Armijo; Luis Grijalva (1st place Woodbridge Boys Sweestakes) & Alysia Foley (1st place Woodbridge girls varsity gold).


Anonymous said...

Any idea why the link to Hayward result doesn't work? Are the results anywhere?

Albert Caruana said...

I just updated the link to the Farmer Invitational results. It should work now.

Anonymous said...

So many options and I couldn't be any happier for Luis Grijalva. He sometimes joins the Jesuit boys for long runs on the weekend, he works hard and is a genuinely nice kid. Going down to Woodbridge, beating the amazing Cooper Teare and being one of only two runners to go under 14:00 is damn impressive. But since I was at the De La Salle Invitational, I have to go with Michael Vernau's 15 flat with nobody at all to push him after the first 400 meters. I also think that Isabell Fauria made a big statement winning the Varsity Girls race against a very solid field including the Davis girls and Cassidy Haskell of Monte Vista. She went to the front with her teammate Sydney Vandergrift and nobody could hang with her. Now let the countdown to Stanford begin where Vernau, Teare, Grijalva, the Bellarmine and Jesuit boys, Callum Bolger and a host of other national class runners will throw down in a race that should have a ton of fireworks.

Mandee Starn said...

@ Anonymous 10:06, unfortunately for us, Cassy Haskell attends Miramonte, not Monte Vista:)

Fauria's time I believe is the 7th fastest ever on the course. From the DLS website: O'Keefe 16:41, Julia Stamps 16:46, Sara Bei(Hall) 17:06, Kristen Gordon 17:14, Megan McCandless 17:16, Brooke Starn 17:32, Carrie Verdon 17:44, Sofia Castiglioni 17:54, Kristen Leung 17:56, Clara Horowitz 17:57. Isabell Fauria's 17:38 as a frosh is impressive!

I agree, let the countdown to Stanford and Clovis begin--our guys (who were in front of the always impressive Jesuit men at Nike) are looking forward to mixing it there as well!
Mandee Starn, Monte Vista Coach

Anonymous said...

Credit to you and your team Coach Starn. I sincerely believe that stronger programs and individuals raise the bar for all Northern California programs and runners. And thanks for the correction, I have followed the Sac Joaquin Section extensively and am just getting a better grasp on all the outstanding teams and runners around the rest of Northern California, of which there is a growing number. Stanford is certainly going to bring a lot of really good teams and runners together. Does anybody know if individuals can run the seeded race? With Cooper Teare and Callum Bolger in smaller school divisions, it would be nice to see them run against Vernau and the other large school runners. Hopefully the best teams make it to the seeded race and we'll get a much better read on where the power lies.

Anonymous said...

Comparing PR times from last year's NCS to this year's course it appears to be at least 15 seconds faster. Better info for comparison when the Moreau Mariner Invite is held at Hayward on 10/15.

Albert Caruana said...

I have heard 10-15 seconds faster. Bottom line is the change to the course is minimal and we will have some great races at NCS in November.

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