Sunday, October 23, 2016

Best cross country runners in California High School History

Please add other names that you feel deserve mention in the list below. This should be based on their accomplishment in high school only.

BOYS
Jeff Nelson Burbank
Matt Giusto San Mateo
Rich Kimball Jesuit/DLS
Mastalir twins (Eric and Mark) Jesuit
Michael Stember Jesuit
Calvin Gaziano Castro Valley
German Fernandez Riverbank
Ryan Hall Big Bear
Chad Hall Big Bear
Bruce Bess La Habra
Eric Hulst Laguna Beach
Louie Quintana Arroyo Grande
Bryan Dameworth Agoura
Harold Kuphaldt Bella Vista
Marc Davis San Diego
Terry Williams Lompoc
Phillip Rocha Arcadia
Austin Tamagno Brea Olinda
Jay Marden Mission San Jose
Meb Keflezighi San Diego
Eric Reynolds Camarillo
Jon Butler Edison
Mark Dani Valhalla
Jay Marden Mission San Jose
Thomas Hunt Patrick Henry
Mitch Kingery San Carlos

GIRLS
Jessica Spies Livermore
Polly Plummer University
Amber Trotter Ukiah
Sara Bei Montgomery
Kristen Gorden Carondelet
Sara Baxter Simi Valley
Jordan Hasay Mission Prep
Deena Drossin Agoura
Julia Stamps Santa Rosa
Anita Siraki Hoover
Vickie Cook Chaminade/Alemany
Kristen O'Hara Palos Verdes
Tania Fischer Chaminade
Sarah Sumpter Healdsburg
Bridge Duffy St. Mary's Berkeley
Kira Jorgensen Rancho Buena Vista
Fiona O'Keeffe Davis
Destiny Collins Great Oak
Amy Skieresz Agoura
Cheri Williams Livermore
Milena Glusac Fallbrook
Kauren Tarver Serrano
Rebecca Chamberlain Leigh
Kim Mortensen Thousand Oaks
Anna Maxwell San Lorenzo Valley

Any others?

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Louie Quintana and Bryan Dameworth - both FL National Champs

Anonymous said...

For youngsters, the late Eric Hulst, WORLD JR. Champ!
info
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Hulst

Anonymous said...

Didn't Jordan Hasay attend Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo?

Anonymous said...

Marc Davis- San Diego

Anonymous said...

La Habra Baby!!!

sfo4jxp said...

Sara Sumpter Healdsburg

sfo4jxp said...

Sara Sumpter from Healdsburg

Anonymous said...

Bridget Duffy - Saint Mary's
2 state championships
1 State championship runner up

Albert Caruana said...

Let's please keep in mind that we are looking for the very best cross country runners in the history of California. The names you submit should be right up there with any of the past great runners. When you consider state championships, would that runner have won all the other divisions as well? For example, Jordan Hasay won the Division V state championship four years in a row. Her time was the fastest in the state 3 of those 4 years and the one time she didn't have the fastest time, her time was the 2nd fastest that year by a second 17:04 to 17:05.

Anonymous said...

Kira Jorgensen

Anonymous said...


Terry Williams, Lompoc High school.
CIF Champion, Mt. SAC record holder, Palos Verdes Record Holder, Undefeated
senior season, 8:58.4 2-mile at cross-country postal on dirt track.

Anonymous said...

The Reidy Twins from Mission San Jose circa 1995

Dan T. said...

Harold Kuphaldt, my teammate at Bella Vista who won everything prior to the advent of the state cross country meet. Was second in the 1981 Kinney Nationals. I would add Fiona O'Keeffe too, though understand her injury filled senior year wasn't reflective of her at her best.

Anonymous said...

Who is more decorated at the high school level than Dameworth? First 3 D1 CIF titles(15:13, 15:04, 14:45). National title at Kinney in 1989, and 4th in 88. In 89 at Kinney West he just missed Marc Davis old Woodward Park record of 14:38 by 1 second. I believe he dropped the 2nd place runner and next years national title winner Quintanna by 20 seconds in the last mile.

Anonymous said...

German Fernandez & Amber Trotter

Anonymous said...

Rocha, Tamagno?

Jeremy Mattern said...

Yes, to Rocha and Tamagno. I'd add Destiny Collins, too.

Jeremy Mattern said...

Yes to Rocha and Tamagno. I'd add Destiny Collins, too.

Anonymous said...

I apologize if this is a duplicate post. I tried to post this comment a couple of hours ago and it seems to have disappeared into the ether.

I'd suggest Jay Marden from Mission San Jose High in Fremont. He won the Footlocker National CC race in 1980. He has the 2nd fastest time ever at Crystal Springs.

Anonymous said...

Question is
Best cross country runners in California High School History!
World Jr Cross Country Champ gets my Vote.

Ron Ernst said...

Jay Marden from Mission San Jose should be in the discussion. Amazing runner and was a great leader for his team.

Anonymous said...

Destiny Collins Great Oak

Pierre Chan said...

Surprised nobody has mentioned meb keflezighi. D1 state champ, 2nd at footlocker to Adam goucher

Anonymous said...

Let's stop with this nonsense. If you are not multiple state champion, footlocker champion, #1 over-all for multiple years stop throwing out their names.

If you can't top Stamps and Hassay for girls don't say they deserve to be on the list. If they can't top multiple state titles, FL region wins don't nominate.

Anonymous said...

It's those 2 girls and Dameworth if we're going off pure HS stats. Dameworth qualified and finished 19th at FL Nationals as a freshman too. When was the last time a freshman boy did that?

Anonymous said...

San Lorenzo Valley's Anna Maxwell. XC State Champion, 3 x FootLocker Finalist and 2014 USA Representative ( Great Bupa International XC run, Scotland).

Anonymous said...

Mitch Kingery, San Carlos

Anonymous said...

Does Mitch Kingery still have the American Jr record in the marathon? ( not that it has anything to do with XC and the question posted above )

Albert Caruana said...

I actually looked this up earlier this year and it was more to find out who holds the high school record for the marathon. The high school record is held by Clancy Devery (2:23:05) in 1977. Mitch Kingery's time of 2:23:47 is in the top 3 I believe and some believe that Devery's time is a bit aided by a downhill course. Regardless, Kingery ran his marathon as a sophomore and it's an incredible mark.

John Pelster said...

Rich Kimball also won the world junior cross country championship in March of 1974 and was on the cover of Runner's World in May 1974. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_IAAF_World_Cross_Country_Championships#Junior_men.27s_race_.287_km.29

Charles Alexander said...

Too easy...
Caitlin Chock, the first American high school girl to break 16:00 for 5000 meters in 2004, Granite Bay HS

Corey Shubert double victory at the CIF HS Cal State Meet in '83 running 10:08.14 and 4:44.93, 3200m PR 10:04.2, Del Mar HS

Julia Stamps, a Footlocker National Cross Country champion ... A three-time California state cross country champion, 1997 USA prep leader from the 1,500 to the 3,200 meters, Santa Rosa HS

Ammar Moussa, 8:49.59, 14:05.79, Mt. Sac 3.0 mile CR, Arcadia HS, 2011

Diego Mercado, Mt. Sac 3.0 mile CR, Two-time Foot Locker Cross Country Championships qualifier, Won 2006 USA Junior Championships 10,000 meters as a senior (31:36.35), West Covina HS

Anonymous said...

AJ Acosta. D1 CIF and Footlocker National champ also. Lots of great runners, but it's still Hassay, Stamps, and Dameworth.

Pat said...


Chris Hoffman, National Postal Champ, 1970
1 Chris Hoffman St Bernard, Playa del Rey 09:06.8

Scott Joerger said...

Sarah Baxter - 2x NXN Champ!

Anonymous said...

Postal is NOT cross country, TRACK is not XC, Marathon NOT XC.....Question is about CROSS COUNTRY only. How hard is that. As someone stated if your not a state champ and a Footlocker or NXN champ in the day's the have been around your not in the conversation. Example: Marc Davis State Champ and foot locker record holder in the conversation. Eric Hulst Work XC jr champ ( before FL and NXN existed ) in conversation. Fast two mile on track....not..

Pat said...

Eric Hulst - Marathon - 2:28

Anonymous said...

Eric Olson - Novato

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