Thursday, September 29, 2016

Northern California League Results

BCL West (2.8 miles at Tennessee Valley in Marin Headlands)
http://www.buzzwordproductions.com/results/2016/cross/sept28/overall.htm

SCVAL #1 at Central Park 2.3 miles on Tuesday, September 27th
http://lynbrooksports.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/XC/2016/scval_1.htm

DAL Center Meet #1 at Hidden Lakes Park, Pleasanton
http://highspeedtiming.com/dal1/

Capital Valley Conference (SJS) results:
http://www.bvtrack.com/CCResults/2016CVCXCMeet1Results.htm

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Stanford Invitational Meet Preview

http://ca.milesplit.com/articles/191710-stanford-invitational-meet-prevew

Feel free to comment below on any individuals and teams that I may have missed. Lots of schools will be competing this Saturday and many are from out of state. Do you know who will be the biggest surprise this Saturday as an individual or team? Who is the biggest favorite in the entire meet? What race are you most looking forward to watching? Goals for this Saturday?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Stanford Invitational Information

The meet preview will be posted tomorrow. I will add the link here.

Live Results: http://www.rtspt.com/events/stanford/xcinvite16/

Box Assignments (includes who is in seeded races)
Boys LINK
Girls LINK
Individual Entries for all teams LINK

Live results: http://www.sml1.com/recordtiming/ (link will be updated)

Virtual Course MapLINK

Directions & Parking Information: LINK

High School Meet Information: LINK

More will be posted so for now please feel free to comment below on the upcoming races this coming Saturday. Will your team be comping in the seeded races? Who will take the individual seeded races? Who will be the top teams (boys and girls) in the seeded races? Who will win Division I, II, III, IV and V individually and as a team? Who will really make a statement at Stanford?

Monday, September 26, 2016

Breaking News: Monterey Invitational now cancelled

Greetings Coaches,
As many of you already know, Toro Park is serving as the primary base camp for overhead operations for the Soberanes Fire. As a result, the park has been closed to all day use and special events. I had hoped that the park would be available in time for the Monterey Bay Invitational, but it appears that will not be the case. In order to spare any of you the hassle of scrambling for an alternate meet last minute, I feel it is prudent to announce the cancellation of the 2016 Monterey Bay Invitational. It is truly disappointing to have to do so as there are currently 76 schools registered and already, even with only 22 entries submitted, as many as 250 runners entered in some of the divisions. It is an honor and a privilege to host each of you each year at our meet and we hope that you will return next year. if you have any questions feel free to email, text, or call me.
Justin Conneau,
North Salinas

Sunday, September 25, 2016

New course record today at Westmoor Ram Invitational

Live Oak junior Kaylah Grant (photo on the right courtesy of Dan Bingham) finished the 1st Varsity girls race in 14:00 which broke the previous course record of Cate Ratliff at 14:03 in 2014. Jennifer Akana of Lowell held the record before Ratliff at 14:05 in 1996 (possible this is true course record as starting line has moved forward since then). Shannon Rowbury of Sacred Heart Cathedral ran 14:14 as a senior in 2001 (confirmed by her HS coach, Andy Chan).

Westmont Ram Invitational Results LINK (NEW)


Pacific Tigers High School Invitational Results LINK (NEW)

McCandless Powers No. 5 MIT to Runner-Up Finish at Williams

http://www.mitathletics.com/sports/w-xc/2016-17/releases/20160925cgbcar (Granada HS 2016 grad, Megan McCandless). Jenny Xu, Monta Vista '15 grad is also listed as #6 for MIT.

If you have other Northern California alumni rolling in college, please send the information my way and I can share with everybody here.

Also, from the Lou Vasquez Invitational at Golden Gate Park on Thursday, September 22nd, check out all the alumni that competed at that event. Results at this LINK.

An interview with former St. Francis, Sacramento runner Lauren LaRocco after her 3rd place finish at Roy Griak leading the Portland Pilots to the team victory can be found at this LINK.

Friday, September 23, 2016

2016 North Coast Section Rankings (1st Edition)

My first attempt at the North Coast Section Team rankings is posted below. Things will become much clearer after the Stanford Invitational but what the heck, here you go sports fans. If you have any thoughts on any of the divisions, let's hear them in the comment section below. If I completely whiffed on a team in any of the divisions, please let me know.

Division I
Girls - (Top 2 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Castro Valley
2.    Dougherty Valley
3.    Berkeley
4.    California
5.    James Logan

Boys - (Top 2 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Dougherty Valley
2.    Berkeley
3.    James Logan
4.    Castro Valley
5.    California

Division II (UPDATED)
Girls - (Top 3 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Granada
2.    San Ramon Valley
3.    Monte Vista
4.    Amador Valley
5.    Liberty

Boys - (Top 3 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Monte Vista
2.    Granada
3.    Dublin
4.    De La Salle
5.    Amador Valley
6.    Clayton Valley

Division III
Girls - (Top 4 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Maria Carrillo
2.    Redwood
3.    Campolindo
4.    Las Lomas
5.    Alameda/El Cerrito 

Boys - (Top 4 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Redwood
2.    Campolindo
3.    Maria Carrillo
4.    Las Lomas
5.    Northgate

Division IV
Girls - (Top 4 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Piedmont
2.    Bishop O'Dowd
3.    Miramonte
4.    Arcata
5.    McKinleyville

Boys - (Top 3 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Bishop O'Dowd
2.    McKinleyville
3.    Sir Francis Drake
4.    Miramonte
5.    Piedmont

Division V (UPDATED)
Girls - (Top 6 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Sonoma Academy
2.    Lick-Wilmerding
3.    College Prep
4.    St. Joseph Notre Dame
5.    University
6.    Branson

Boys - (Top 5 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Lick-Wilmerding
2.    College Prep
3.    Sonoma Academy
4.    University
5.    St. Joseph Notre Dame
6.    Marin Academy/Head Royce

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Northern California League Results

Coaches, the toughest results to track down are league meet results. After completing your league meets, please send me your results to albertjcaruana@gmail.com. 

I am working on locating the BCL West results from yesterday. I will post them as soon as I find them. If you have other league meets that you want to share, please email them to me or post link below.

MBL #1 (Gabilan) results at this LINK. NEW

9/21 BCL West Group 2 results at this LINK. NEW

9/21 Redwood Empire meets found at this LINK. NEW

BCL East Results from today at Coyote Hills (2.48 miles)
http://www.rtspt.com/events/cif/2016Meets/bcl/92016/ (Cooper Teare and Emily Perez of St. Joseph Notre Dame take the individual victories while College Prep takes both team battles.)

Others?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

2016 Westmoor HS Ram Invitational Meet Preview

You can check out the meet preview at this LINK. I found the meet record for the boys which is 12:04 by Eric Chavez of St. Francis from 1999. Does anybody know what the girls' record is for the Westmoor HS course?

DO NOT WASTE GOOD TIME – MY REFLECTIONS ON SARAH SUMPTER, BY CHRIS PUPPIONE

Today is the one year anniversary of the passing of former Healdsburg HS and UC Davis runner Sarah Sumpter. She fought courageously against an eating disorder and brain cancer and in her brief life, she left quite an imprint on a lot of people. Among them was the coach who recruited her to UC Davis, Chris Puppione, who penned this poignant post after her unfortunate passing.

This BLOG POST was posted today by former Saugus runner Brandon Jauregui who also had his own battle with cancer and was inspired by Sarah's grit and determination.

Clovis Invitational Start Lists

Check out which NorCal teams will be duking it out against some of the best individuals and teams in California. You can find the complete lists of races and teams at this LINK.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Former Arroyo HS runner Yong-Sung Leal in the news for being a hero

An update on this story. The potential kidnapper has been captured in another state. A welcome conclusion to this episode all thanks to the brave response of Yong-Sung Leal. I know a lot of people really respected Leal for his accomplishments on the cross country trials and track but that respect went up immensely for me. Great dude.

Leal is one of the legendary runners in NCS. He had a best of 8:57.88 as a senior when that time was considered REALLY FAST. He also ran 9:00.49 as a sophomore. In cross country, Leal was a 2 time state champion as a sophomore and junior in 2000 and 2001. He still holds the Division II NCS record on the Hayward HS course with his 14:38 from 2001 when the course was not expertly pampered by Peter Brewer. If he wasn't considered enough of a badass already, Leal now makes the news by saving a woman from being kidnapped.

You can check out the newspaper article at this LINK.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Darting here and there...

Off the top of my head, here we go.

North Coast Section changes
Lots of changes this year in North Coast Section especially at the section level with many teams dropping down to a different division this year. It will be very interesting to see how it all plays out and in the next couple of weeks, I will post the first in-season rankings to see what the divisions look like at this point. If this is all new to you, here are the divisions for this season which you can check out at this LINK. The other changes are that several schools changed leagues such as St. Joseph Notre Dame moving to BCL East, Dublin moving to EBAL and College ParkClayton Valley and Northgate moving to DAL (there are other teams that moved as well). You can check out all the leagues on the NCS site at this LINK.

Central Coast Section course site
Toro Park is scheduled to be the site of the CCS meet this year since this is an even numbered year. Due to the Sobranes fires, Toro Park has been used as a staging area for fire fighters and at this point, the park is still closed. It's still unclear about when the park will be open which means the location of the CCS meet is still at Toro Park at this point but it is still possible that there might be the need for a change of location.


Sac-Joaquin Section Rankings
Now that the SJS has released the divisions for the 2016 season, I can begin ranking each division in the section. I will need to do some research and reach out to coaches out there but the plan is for the first edition of the SJS rankings to be posted before next week. In the meantime, please feel free to discuss any of the individual and team state contenders as we have had to see most of them compete.


Newspaper links and videos
In the past, I have posted links to newspaper articles as well as videos. I still do but in order not to overcrowd the front page, you will now find most of those links and videos on my twitter account at https://twitter.com/CCExpress, instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/albertjcaruana/ and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/crosscountryexpress/. To help increase the audience to those social media sites, please follow, like, tag etc. You will not be disappointed.

MilesplitCA
For the past two years, I have also been contributing to ca.milesplit.com which I have enjoyed reaching out to a larger part of the state. For those of you that don't know, MileSplit was started by a Florida runner named Jason Byrne when he was 19 years old. The site grew from the sunshine state and expanded to the entire nation. You can read a bit more about Jason at this LINK. Jason sold MileSplit to Flosports 3 years ago and at this point, there are 150 people that work for Milesplit. If you have ever wondered why our two sports (Cross Country & Track and Field) continue to grow at such a rapid rate and why times continue to drop, look no further than what sites like Milesplit have done to help promote our sport and amazing athletes. Aside from ca.milesplit.com, check out the national site at www.milesplit.com. You can also follow on twitter at https://twitter.com/milesplitca, instagram at https://www.instagram.com/milesplitca/ and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MilesplitCA/.


Reaching Out to Me
While I do post daily on this site, there are definitely days when I am looking for material to post. If you have links, videos, newspaper articles, tips etc that you feel should be shared with everybody, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at albertjcaruana@gmail.com. A lot of what I post on the site has been relayed to me by athletes, coaches and parents. 


If you have anything to add such as any thoughts about the start of this season, please feel free to comment below. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

NorCal runners take top 2 spots at Woodbridge boys Sweepstakes race

Outstanding as they (Luis Grijalva Armijo and Cooper Teare St. Joseph Notre Dame-photo courtesy of ca.milesplit.com correspondent Ben Crawford) are the only 2 runners in field to break 14 minute mark. Reed Brown, 3rd place finisher, ran 4:04.73 on the track last spring.

Also Kiera Marshall St. Joseph Notre Dame finished in 14th in 16:49.9, Elana Kamas Homestead 17:10.72, Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy 17:27.6, Kaitlyn Williams Homestead 17:46.53, Kate Bowen Sonoma Academy 17:47.0 all in Sweepstakes girls race. 

Outside of the Sweepstakes races, Sarah Chaves El Camino (SJS) 17:16.4 and teammate Alyssa Barnes 17:47.1.

You can also check out the times and team scores for all competing Redwood Empire runners that includes a large contingent from Maria Carrillo thanks to Jim Crowhurst at this LINK.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Cross Country Invitationals this weekend

MOST IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE TODAY? Comment below

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:
https://www.instagram.com/milesplitca/

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):
http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=116914#

Central Coast Section Team Rankings courtesy of www.lynbrooksports.com

Team rankings will be updated weekly throughout season thanks to Hank Lawson:
http://lynbrooksports.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/XC/2016/ccs_rank.htm
Team Rankings - 09/13

Rank  BOYS                   Div
1     Bellarmine College PrepD1
2     Palo Alto              D1
3     St. Francis            D2
4     San Lorenzo Valley     D4
5     Homestead              D1
6     Los Gatos              D1
7     Willow Glen            D2
8     Valley Christian SJ    D2
9     Cupertino              D1
10    St. Ignatius           D3
11    Serra                  D2
12    King City              D4
13    Menlo-Atherton         D1
14    San Benito             D1
15    Los Altos              D1

Rank  GIRLS                  Div
1     Aptos                  D3
2     Homestead              D1
3     St. Francis            D2
4     San Lorenzo Valley     D4
5     Archbishop Mitty       D2
6     Santa Cruz             D4
7     St. Ignatius           D3
8     Monta Vista            D1
9     San Benito             D1
10    Gunn                   D2
11    Mtn View               D2
12    Los Gatos              D1
13    Los Altos              D1
14    Valley Christian SJ    D2
15    Lynbrook               D2

Thursday, September 15, 2016

James Logan searching for head track coach

James Logan High School is looking for a Head Track and Field Coach for 2016-17.  There is 
no teaching opening this year.  The 2017 season will have a new track and field facility which will be completed in October. Last year 300 students came out for Track and Field.  
If you have a interest contact:  Annette Blandford  Ablandford@nhusd.k12.ca.us

2016 De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational Meet Preview

You can check out the preview at this LINK. Please feel free to comment on some of the other individuals and teams that will be competing this Saturday. A link to all the participating teams is included in the preview.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Matt Strangio Jesuit (SJS) freshman

Last Saturday, Jesuit freshman Matt Strangio finished in 5th place at the Jesuit/Davis Jamboree running 15:28 on the 3.08 mile course. The video of the race is posted below. At the Lagoon Valley Classic, Strangio won the freshman race (seen on the left thanks to Thomas Benjamin) with a time of 11:12 on the 2 mile course. 

His dad Steve (below on the left) ran at Mission San Jose in the late 70s and was the NorCal Runner of the Year in 1978. He ran 14:57.5 on the Crystal Springs course in 1978 at the NorCal meet. Mission SJ was the dominant XC program in NCS taking the Meet of Champions team title three years in a row from 1977 through 1979. In 2001, Strangio was inducted in the Mission SJ Hall of Fame. In the photo to the left, Steve is running alongside Tom Downs of Skyline at the Antioch Invitational in 1978. Tom's son Nick (9:13.87 3200PR) just graduated from Bishop O'Dowd in 2016.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Jesuit/Davis Jamboree Invitational videos courtesy of Walt Lange

Boys Varsity


You can check out videos of the Frosh/Soph and Open boys races (also Lagoon Valley Invite races) at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/user/JesuitTrack/videos

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Northern California Invitationals results

Lowell Invitational
http://www.rtspt.com/events/cif/2016Meets/lowellxc16/

Lowell Highlights:
http://ca.milesplit.com/articles/189652?page=3

I posted finish line videos of the top runners in each varsity race at this link:
https://www.instagram.com/milesplitca/

Here are the top girls times that I could find since 2006 (current course)
GIRLS
1) Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy 17:03.5 2016 (course record)
2) Lauren Peurifoy MLK 17:08.2 2016
3) Alize Hartke Oakmont 17:10.2 2016
4) Marissa Ferrante Aptos 17:13 2008
5) Sarah Robinson Gunn 17:14 2013
6) Kristen Leung Lowell 17:16.1 2015
7) Julia Bounds St. Francis 17:17 2013
8) Lauren Jacob Los Altos 17:18 2013
9) Chloe Hansel Las Lomas 17:22 2013

BOYS
1) John Lawson Sir Francis Drake 14:08 2012
2) Garrett Corcoran Villa Park 14:21 2013
3) Kent Slaney Palo Alto 14:29.5 2016

Ed Sias Invitational
http://lynbrooksports.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/XC/2016/sias_res.htm

Ed Sias Highlights:
http://ca.milesplit.com/articles/189652?page=5

Jesuit/Davis Invitational
http://timerhub.com/get_web_index.php?page=redcaptiming.com/2016/jdxc/

Jesuit/Davis Jamboree Highlights:
http://ca.milesplit.com/articles/189652?page=7

More to come...

Feel free to comment on the most impressive performances from today. New individual and team rankings will be posted in the next week so if you have individuals and teams that belong in the top 10 in NorCal, speak up now or forever hold your peace.

Northern California Invitationals this weekend

Check out live results links. Photos and videos from Lowell will be posted after the meet. Please comment below on any spectacular performances at any of the meets below.

Lowell Invitational at Golden Gate Park
Meet Infohttp://lynbrooksports.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/XC/2016/lowlinfo.pdf
Meet Previewhttp://ca.milesplit.com/articles/189453-lowell-invitational-meet-preview (NEW)
Virtual Meet based on 2015 times:
http://ca.milesplit.com/articles/189399/virtual-meet-lowell-invitational
Live Resultshttp://www.rtspt.com/events/cif/2016Meets/lowellxc16/

Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park
Meet Infohttp://www.campotrack.com/edsias/edsiasfrontPAGE.html
Entered Teamshttp://www.campotrack.com/edsias/ESIacceptedentriesPAGE.html
Live Resultshttp://lynbrooksports.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/XC/2016/sias_res.htm

The Jesuit/Davis Jamboree  at Granite Regional Park
Live Results: http://timerhub.com/get_web_index.php?page=redcaptiming.com/2016/jdxc/
The usual suspects will be in attendance on the boy's side: Jesuit, Davis, Armijo, McClatchy, Placer, Rio Americano, Del Campo and Woodcreek. I would expect Davis to be unchallenged on the girls side.
http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=117688#/739
8 of the top 10 boy's runners at the Lagoon Valley Classic will be mixing it up again with Placer and Rio runners joining the large school teams. Would expect some fast times with the varsity race going off early (9:00 AM) and it being a historically fast course, despite a couple of moderate hills. Vernau won the race last year with a blazing 15:00, which I would expect to be broken on Saturday with Grijalva, Jones, Wiener-Brodkey, Holland and Noah Wallace pushing the front of the pack.
Thank you to whoever posted this in the comment section below.

Feel free to comment on either invitational in the section below. More will be posted up to Saturday's events. If you are attending either Invite and want to share your goals, you are welcome to do so as well. If you are attending another meet, please let us know as well. I will add the info to that meet as well.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Ed Sias Invitational Varsity races preview courtesy of Campolindo coach, Andy Lindquist

Varsity Boys Small School 11:05am:
The first varsity race of the day should prove to be an exciting battle between some of the top teams from the North Coast Section as Campolindo and Maria Carrillo both bring deep and talented squads. Ben Lawson is at the front for Carrillo and appears primed for a big breakthrough after some recent eye popping performances while Jared Yabu paces Campo, who will look to defend their team title from a year ago. Individually Luis Ramirez of Benicia, Munir Kabbara of San Rafael and Colin De Julio of Vista Del Lago are all in contention to battle it out for the individual title. Last year’s winner Cooper Teare of St. Joseph Notre Dame will not be competing here but the pilots will still be running a strong squad led by Willie Mein to keep them in the hunt for a top 5 finish.  

Varsity Boys Large School 11:30am:
This race could end up being the most exciting of the day from both a team and individual perspective as the field is beyond loaded with talent. Nationally ranked Bellarmine College Prep is making the trip up from San Jose and they bring a ridiculously talented and deep squad lead by Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau. They will face off against a solid Monte Vista squad that has looked incredible so far this season. The mustangs feature a tremendous top 3 in the form of Tristian Miller, Nicolaus Vomund and Daniel Maneloveg and should give Bellarmine a tough test. St. Francis of Mountain View, Dublin, and Clayton Valley all bring back a wealth of talent and they should factor into the team battle as well. Isaias De Leon of De La Salle is off to a hot start so far this season and will be right in the mix to win the individual title after his recent breakthrough at the loaded Cool Breeze Invite.  

Varsity Girls Small School 11:55am:
It looks like this is shaping up to be battle between strong squads from Bishop O’Dowd, Piedmont, Las Lomas, Maria Carrillo and Miramonte. O’Dowd returns the majority of their team from last season and looks primed to take home their 4th straight team title here. Challenging them will be the defending NCS division IV champions from Piedmont, who also boast a great amount of returning depth. Las Lomas, Maria Carrillo, and Miramonte will also factor in the team competition here, with all three teams teams having had great starts to their seasons so far. Individually defending champion Cassy Haskell of Miramonte looks to be the big favorite again this season but she will be challenged by Emily Perez of St. Joseph Notre Dame and Rayna Stanziano of Concord. Hannah Fishlow of Miramonte should also be in contention to land a top finishing spot.   

Varsity Girls Large School 12:20pm:
This race will see the debut of superstar freshman Isabella Fauria of St. Francis (Sacramento) who along with Sydney Vandegrift will provide the troubadours with ample firepower up front. Fauria has been an age group sensation for quite a while and will look to step up against Homestead’s Elena Kamas and Lindsay Allen will also be battling it out up from along with Jaxin Woodward of Vacaville. Despite competing shorthanded, Monte Vista looks to be in contention for the team title along with St. Francis and Homestead. CCS powers Monta Vista and Archbishop Mitty should be contenders as well.  

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Monte Vista Invitational

You can find results for the meet at this LINK.

Here are the updated top times recorded on the Monte Vista 2 mile course.

Meet Records
Top 10 Girls:
1. Chloe Hansel11:55, Currently running for UC Berkeley, Las Lomas High Class of 2016,  (3200 PR 11:04 and 1600 PR:4:54)

2. Megan McCandless12:12, Currently running for MIT, Granada High School class of 2016, (3200 PR 10:24 and 1600 PR4:49)

3. Jena Pianin12:14, Currently running for Northwestern University, Amador Valley High School class of 2013,

4. Brooke Starn- 12:20, Currently running for Harvard University, Monte Vista class of 2016 (3200 PR 10:19 and 1600 PR 4:47)

5. Kelsey Santisteban12:23, Castro Valley High School class of 2011, ran for UC Berkeley

6. Meredith Corda12:28, Monte Vista High School class of 2017

6. Carina Novell12:28, Granada High School class of 2012, ran for Saint Mary’s College 

7. Colleen Lillig12:31, California High School class of 2010, ran at UC Irvine

8. Madison Ricks- 12:32, Currently running at USC, California High School class of 2014

9. Sophie Hartley12:37, Currently running for UC Santa Barbara, Granada High School class of 2014

10. Diana George12:38, Livermore High School class of 2009, ran at Colorado and Cal Poly


Course Record: 
Danny Stalters, 10:37.1 at the Monte Vista Invitational
Meet Records 
Top 10 Guys:
  1. Danny Stalters-10:37.1, Northgate High School class of 2013, currently running for Cal Poly
  2. Nolan Peterson-10:42.0, Washington High School class of 2014, currently running for Northern Arizona University
  3. Jason Intravaia-10:42.5, San Ramon Valley High School class of 2014, currently running for Las Positas
  4. Jackson Crose-10:43.4, Livermore High School class of 2014, currently running for Northern Arizona University
  5. Mike Roderick-10:44.4, Monte Vista High School class of 2009
  6. Peter Schlachte-10:45.2, Amador Valley High School class of 2014, currently running for Wake Forest 
  7. Tom Robey-10:45.24, Las Lomas class of 2016
  8. Alex Summers- 10:46.2, Granada High School class of 2010, ran for UC Davis
  9. Ben Eversole-10:47.8, Castro Valley High School class of 2011, currently running for Colombia 
  10. Tyler Olson-10:48.3, Livermore High School class of 2014
Course Record: 
Danny Stalters, 10:37.1 at the Monte Vista Invitational
Meet Records 
Top 10 Guys:
  1. Danny Stalters-10:37.1, Northgate High School class of 2013, currently running for Cal Poly
  1. Nolan Peterson-10:42.0, Washington High School class of 2014, currently running for Northern Arizona University
  1. Jason Intravaia-10:42.5, San Ramon Valley High School class of 2014, currently running for Las Positas
  1. Jackson Crose-10:43.4, Livermore High School class of 2014, currently running for Northern Arizona University
  1. Mike Roderick-10:44.4, Monte Vista High School class of 2009
  1. Peter Schlachte-10:45.2, Amador Valley High School class of 2014, currently running for Wake Forest 
  1. Tom Robey-10:45.24, Las Lomas class of 2016, currently running for UC Davis
  1. Alex Summers- 10:46.2, Granada High School class of 2010, ran for UC Davis
  1. Ben Eversole-10:47.8, Castro Valley High School class of 2011, currently running for Colombia 
  1. Tyler Olson-10:48.3, Livermore High School class of 2014

Interview with Aptos runner, Marea Zlatunich

You can check out my interview with Aptos junior, Marea Zlatunich at this LINK. She led Aptos to the 2015 California state meet team title by finishing in 4th place and recording a 17:47.3 personal record. On the track, Zlatunich as personal records of 2:18.43 and 4:55.36.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Sac-Joaquin Section Divisions

You can find the SJS Divisions at this link. Divisional rankings will be posted by next week.
http://static.psbin.com/x/g/meykwmyokviqz9/xc_divisions_1617.pdf

As a reminder, the divisions for each section in Northern California can be found at the links below.
NCS
http://static.psbin.com/h/w/xmzmfmsig2terp/16XCOUNTRY.pdf

CCS
Boys: http://static.psbin.com/j/9/gxrdedya2do4ch/15-16_CBEDS_for_16-17_cross_country-boys.pdf
Girls: http://static.psbin.com/f/j/xqoiod2p2vj0pw/15-16_CBEDS_for_16-17_cross_country-girls.pdf

NS
http://static.psbin.com/6/j/mq9mgn0xss2aoh/16-17_cc_div.pdf

SF
All schools in Division I

OAK
All schools in Division I

The automatic team divisional qualifiers from each section can be found at this link.
http://static.psbin.com/3/k/j5fx7bsv83m2h2/2016_Team_Entries.pdf

The pre-season sections rankings can be found at this link:
http://www.crosscountryexpress.com/search/label/2016%20Pre-Season%20XC%20Rankings

Sac-Joaquin Section Divisions

You can find the SJS Divisions at this link. Divisional rankings will be posted by next week.
http://static.psbin.com/x/g/meykwmyokviqz9/xc_divisions_1617.pdf

As a reminder, the divisions for each section in Northern California can be found at the links below.
NCS
http://static.psbin.com/h/w/xmzmfmsig2terp/16XCOUNTRY.pdf

CCS
Boys: http://static.psbin.com/j/9/gxrdedya2do4ch/15-16_CBEDS_for_16-17_cross_country-boys.pdf
Girls: http://static.psbin.com/f/j/xqoiod2p2vj0pw/15-16_CBEDS_for_16-17_cross_country-girls.pdf

NS
http://static.psbin.com/6/j/mq9mgn0xss2aoh/16-17_cc_div.pdf

SF
All schools in Division I

OAK
All schools in Division I

The automatic team divisional qualifiers from each section can be found at this link.
http://static.psbin.com/3/k/j5fx7bsv83m2h2/2016_Team_Entries.pdf

The pre-season sections rankings can be found at this link:
http://www.crosscountryexpress.com/search/label/2016%20Pre-Season%20XC%20Rankings

Monday, September 05, 2016

Northern California Top 10 Individuals (Boys & Girls)

I am moving this back up to the top of the page. Check out the runners below. Did I miss anybody? Who should move up?

Boys
1) Cooper Teare St Joseph Notre Dame (NCS) Division V
2) Michael Vernau Davis (SJS) Division I
3) Luis Grijalva Armijo (SJS) Division I
4) Ben Holland Jesuit (SJS) Division I
5) Brian Schulz El Molino (NCS) Division V
6) Anirudh Surapaneni Dublin (NCS) Division II
7) Roman Munoz King City (CCS) Division IV
8) Jake Ritter Granite Bay (SJS) Division II
9) Jared Yabu Campolindo (NCS) Division III
10) Robert Miranda Menlo School (CCS) Division IV

Honorable Mention in alphabetical order
Liam Anderson Redwood (NCS) Division III
Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau Bellarmine (CCS) Division I
Dylan Doblar Bellarmine (CCS) Division I
Isaias De Leon De La Salle (NCS) Division II New
Neil Braganza Dougherty Valley (NCS) Division I
Jake Emanuel Chico (NS) Division III
Brendan Jones Jesuit (SJS) Division I
Mikolaj Krajewski Lowell (SFS) Division I
Shyam Kumar St. Francis (CCS) Division II
Luca Mazzanti Santa Rosa (NCS) Division II
Daniel Pride Santa Rosa (NCS) Division II
Dawson Reckers Athenian (NCS) Division V
Matt Richardson Bellarmine (CCS) Division I
Andrew Skoy Shasta (NS) Division III
Kent Slaney Palo Alto (CCS) Division I
Noah Wallace Rio Americano (SJS) Division III

Girls
1) Niki Iyer Harker (CCS) Division IV
2) Cassy Haskell Miramonte (NCS) Division III
3) Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy (NCS) Division V
4) Sofia Castiglioni Davis (SJS) Division I
5) Glennis Murphy Redwood (NCS) Division III
6) Olivia O'Keeffe Davis (SJS) Division I
7) Mari Friedman Santa Cruz (CCS) Division IV
8) Marea Zlatunich Aptos (CCS) Division III
9) Meredith Corda Monte Vista (NCS) Division II
10) Kiera Marshall St. Joseph Notre Dame (NCS) Division V

Honorable Mention in alphabetical order
Kate Bowen Sonoma Academy (NCS) Division V
Isabella Dobson Elk Grove (SJS) Division II New
Isabella Fauria St. Francis (SJS) Division II
Abigail Fisk Davis (SJS) Division I
Cassi Land Sonora (SJS) Division IV
Elena Kamas Homestead (CCS) Division I
Sophie Karperos Rio Americano (SJS) Division III New
Kathryn Loken Del Campo (SJS) Division II
Colleen McCandless Granada (NCS) Division II
Cessair McKinney Bella Vista (SJS) Division II
Abbey Meck San Lorenzo Valley (CCS) Division IV
Hannah Ruane Campolindo (NCS) Division III
Emily Skahill St. Francis (CCS) Division II
Sydney Vandegrift St. Francis (SJS) Division I

Feel free to comment below if I missed any runners or if you feel some of the runners above should move up.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Lagoon Valley Classic Invitational photos courtesy of Thomas Benjamin

Lagoon Valley Classic Invitational Results

http://timerhub.com/get_web_index.php?page=redcaptiming.com/2016/lagoonxc/ (includes course records for both Michael Vernau and Sophia Castiglioni of Davis. Vernau improved his own course record from last year from 15:20 to 15:07. Castiglioni surpassed Fiona O'Keeffe's course record of 18:19 by 1 second. Jesuit won the varsity boys team title while Davis crushed the girls varsity field.)

If you were present at the race please feel free to comment on any of the individuals and/or teams in the section below.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Jaguar Invitational at Eagal Lakes results (Thurs, September 1st)

You can check out the results at this LINK. The meet was described as being held in tough conditions on a slow course with loose dirt. Here are the teams that competed at the meet:

ABLE Charter
, Beyer
, Del Campo
, Delta Charter
, Don Pedro
, East Union
, Edison
, Galt
, Granada
, Gustine
, Kimball, 
Lincoln (S), 
Lodi
, Merrill West
, Middletown
, Millennium
, Mountain House, 
Oakdale
, Orestimba
, Pitman, 
Ripon Christian
, Sierra Ridge Academy, 
St Mary’s
, Tioga, 
Tokay
, Tracy, 
Turlock
, Turlock Christian

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Lagoon Valley Classic Meet Preview

You can check out the meet preview at this link:
http://ca.milesplit.com/articles/188734-lagoon-valley-classic-meet-preview

Feel free to comment below on the Saturday's meet and/or if anything is inaccurate or should have been included.

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