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Monday, October 10, 2016

Invitational Results

Castro Valley/Peter Brewer Invitational (NEW)
http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=118513#/Results

Clovis Invitational
https://registration.finishedresults.com/meets/252

Crystal Springs Invitational
http://www.rtspt.com/events/cif/2016Meets/serra/
Photos from CSI: http://ca.milesplit.com/photos/albums/32849 (NEW)

More will be posted as I find them. If you have links, send them to me at albertjcaruana@gmail.com or post the link in the comment section below.

If you have any comments regarding either of the races above, feel free to do so in the comment section below.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

A warm day today -- so how were conditions at Crystal itself in terms of heat, wind, etc? I was expecting to see faster times from the top teams in the Championship Varsity race, especially the 3-5 guys from each school (more of them under 16:00).

Anonymous said...

It was 89 degrees at Championship race time, no breeze to keep things cool. Times definitely suffered from the excessive heat.

Anonymous said...

How many times did Bob Rush have to call for an ambulance?

Anonymous said...

By my count, they had to go get 3 with the pick up, 1 with the on-site ambulance, 1 transported out in called ambulance and fire truck. Lots of collapsing at the finish. I know our sport is typically no-cut at most schools, but we also have to use some common sense when the temps are up. If a kid is not in race shape, he or she should not be running at Crystal in temps over 80.

Anonymous said...

It's not always the slower runners. I've seen more top runners go down than those in the back of the pack over the years.
One question is why are the varsity races not in the prime time slots?

I'm assuming you can't start earlier than 9 am? Championship girls at 9, Chsmpionshipraces boys at 9:30.
Maybe start JV & Frosh Soph at the mile mark and run the last 1.95 miles.

Anonymous said...

I agree with starting the varsity races earlier in the day, especially early in the season. The JV races had much better temps than the varsity by about 20 degrees. The times probably would have been better but the positions likely would not have changed.

Anonymous said...

I like the time change for Varsity and Championship. Don't shorten the FS distance unless it's a hot day.

Anonymous said...

Dear Meet Director,

A few recommendations...

1. Girls running is just as big as the boys. Have a girls championship race with the best teams.

2. Morning is usually best at Crystal. Give the best conditions to the best runners. Here is a recommended schedule:

8:30 Varsity Girls
9:00 Championship Girls
9:30 Championship Boys
10:00 Varsity Boys
10:30 Frosh Soph Girls
11:00 Frosh Soph Boys
11:30 JV Girls
12:00 JV Boys

3. Perhaps move the invite a week or two later into the season. Better chance of cooler weather.

Anonymous said...

@5:12 I agree with your changes to the time schedule. The big races should be earlier in the day. I don't agree with pushing this big time event later in the season bc it will interfere with league races and some schools will not go. As for girls races, I agree but Serra is a boys only school and they don't always get that. There is time to learn.

Anonymous said...

The runners have canopies, but the fans need shade too. Plant some trees or put in a solar farm like the high school parking lots have.

Albert Caruana said...

I agree that the championship races should be earlier in the day and forwarded that suggestion to the meet director. This year, they did have a championship girls race.

Lastly, the park has MANY restrictions and one of them is planting of trees. You will not be seeing trees being planted which means adults have to take care of their own shade when it comes to watching hot weather meets on that course.

Anonymous said...

How about an open air bar like the ones on the beaches in HI? We could send up a drone and beam back the races to big screen TVs.

Albert Caruana said...

Clearly you have not read the Crystal Springs course handbook. :D

hank said...

Don't need an open air bar since we have "Bob's Bunker" already on site, ask him to show it to you sometime.

hank

Anonymous said...

I recall a drone there a couple years back. SAM and snipers were on high alert until the threat was grounded.

Albert Caruana said...

Drones are a definite NO NO.

Anonymous said...

Hank, Do we need to know a secret knock to get in?

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