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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CCS, SJS, OAK and NCS meet previews

We will start with the Oakland Section and you can find the preview at this LINK.

You now now check out the CCS preview at this LINK.

SJS live results from today's semis can be found at this LINK. Tomorrow's final linked as well. You can check out my top 6 storylines from tonights SJS Masters meet at this LINK.

Central Coast Section Results:
http://soqueltrack.com/results/

North Coast Section Results:
http://diablotiming.com/results/2017-05-26/

Sac-Joaquin Section Results:
http://timerhub.com/get_web_index.php?page=redcaptiming.com/2017/sjsmasters/

Oakland Section Results:
http://atwresults.com/atwupload/20170524/

Southern Section Results:
http://royalresults.com/liveresults2/

47 comments:

Andrew said...

Anyone know if there will be a live stream this year and where I can find it? The meet has been streamed some of the past few years. Hoping it will be this year, as I doubt I can make it :(

Albert Caruana said...

I don't think there was one last year. If there is one this year, the link would be on the NCS website. Also possible, somebody will video the races and post them on youtube. Then it's just a matter of finding them.

Anonymous said...

This may be a long shot, but I think Cooper Teare is going to win the 3200m

Anonymous said...

NCS live results
http://diablotiming.com/results/2017-05-26/

Anonymous said...

coach ozzie on youtube is a great resource, thanks coach ozzie!

Andrew said...

It's just not the same :'(

Anonymous said...

The pace of the CCS 1600 will be interesting. Scales will lead, try to keep it slow, and kick in the last 150. Estrella will hang back early and go sooner than Scales. Munoz and Colonna will keep it steady and have the best chance at battling for the third place slot. The wildcard is Gomez who has run some great times but also has pulled up with 600-800 to go if not in the mix, especially if he has an 800 to run later (in this case 1 hour later). Will be fun to watch!

Albert Caruana said...

The race needs a rabbit but don't see anybody going out there and really hammering the pace.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for a rabbit, especially in the case where there is NO chance for an "honest" pace without one. It is possible that Gomez will do that for Adam since that has happened in the past. If that is the case, everyone will benefit except for Scales and Estrella, who will run any kind of race they need and still take first and second.

Anonymous said...

Good analysis except for the fact that it's hard to believe that Gomez, who has a great kick, is going to go out there and grind out two difficult opening laps just to fade away at the end.... especially considering he has the 800 think about.

Anonymous said...

Gomez is a tactical runner. If the early laps are not to his liking, he will likely phone in the last 2 laps. I think Albert has it right. The first 2 are pretty much set, and there is a 3-way race for the last spot. It will be interesting to see if either Scales or Gomez, if he makes it, pull out of the 1600 at state if they also qualify for the 800. That could mean that fourth or even fifth place has a chance to go. When does that decision have to be made?

Anonymous said...

Meet management must be notified that night. Entries go out the next morning. Also at state there is honest effort rule. If they do not scratch he must run or he's disqualified from every event.

Anonymous said...

Amazing for the OAK Section that their strength seem to be in the distance races, with the exception of Henry Larkin. They still have a way to go for scoring but I'm impressed with Oakland Technical distance program. Of course, I'm a bit bias having graduated from Tech some 30 years ago. Go Bulldogs!

Albert Caruana said...

Indeed they are. They have two girls in 3200 who could win CCS and would have a shot at state in NCS. How often can you say that?

Anonymous said...

OAL Finals 400m relay: ONE girls team and TWO boys teams showed up for OAL Finals.

Anonymous said...

Why did Nolan Sanchez (800m) get "temporarily DQ'ed"?

Anonymous said...

What is an OAL?

Gustavo Ibarra said...

I believe for stepping inside the lane on first turn... It must have been appealed and reviewed and then he was re-do... Not 100% sure though...

Albert Caruana said...

He was initially disqualified and the field for the final was announced. He was reinstated and the final will now have 13 entrants instead of 12. My runner is the #1 alternate but he will need two athletes to scratch in order to compete.

Anonymous said...

Wind may be a factor for both distance and sprints today.

Anonymous said...

Today at the NCS today Sanjay Kettels was a DNS in the TJ. Any idea if he is injured or will he compete in the LJ?

Anonymous said...

Note from souther section calling Bolger may be out did not show

Anonymous said...

anyone care to comment on Gomez' 4.42 followed by a 1.52?

Anonymous said...

anyone care to comment on Gomez' 4.42 followed by a 1.52?

Albert Caruana said...

He made state in 800 and almost won. Looks like it worked out pretty well for him.

Coach Ozzie said...

We used to not film NCS MOC because there was a live feed that could be played back after the fact. After a few years of not having the live feed we decided to film today. Thank you to AVHS alum Smita Nalluri for filming a large percentage of the races. I think the quality was pretty good today. We have them up at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJW2TUqL8xkLTyj_bX6PFaQ. I agree with Andrew that it's not the same as a live feed, but it's what we got.

Anonymous said...

@12:07 Yep.

@9:59 Jason has been racing for 7 years. He knows when a race isn't going to give him the result he wants. Backing off and conserving for the 800m just 1hr later was smart move. My only beef would be if you're not "likely" to give max effort in both events, don't double. Let another athlete advance from the semis. It would have been Chris Anderson in this case.

@11:20 You called the rabbit. I didn't pick Munoz. It got him to the state meet with a 4:16 PR. It worked great for him and forced Estrella to go sooner than expected. Scales used just enough effort to win.

Anonymous said...

What Alex Stout? 4:57 and 10:38. Where has she been hiding?

Anonymous said...

Why does ncs run its prelims and finals the same weekend and CCS does it on two weekends? Doesn't seem fair. Well, I know it's because ncs has area meets prior to its meet of champions. Is it the only section that does that?

Anonymous said...

@ 9:59. It sure sounds like someone on this site is overly fixated with this young man. Let it go.

Anonymous said...

1 433 Callum Bolger 12 San Luis Obispo 9:12.49 9:03.24S

Anonymous said...

did anyone see the boys 800? 3 juniors under 1:53!

Anonymous said...

Why does ncs run its prelims and finals the same weekend and CCS does it on two weekends? Doesn't seem fair. Well, I know it's because ncs has area meets prior to its meet of champions. Is it the only section that does that?
State meet does the same thing.

Anonymous said...

Scales did not do "enough to win" he was pushed to the brink.

Anonymous said...

Sections should set their athletes up for success. The 3200 at NCS should be run Friday night. Why run that race the hottest time of day?
Same with State.

Anonymous said...

Scales running 1600-800 at State?

Brad Armstrong said...


Re: 2:06
How can anyone say Scales did not do "enough to win"?
Unless I missed something, he won both races, just like he's
won all 7 of the invitational races he's been in this year.
Great runners push to the brink, as Alex has done this entire
season, and they manage to come out on top.
Personally, I respect anyone who knows how to win in so many
different ways, and it doesn't matter if it's by 1 inch or
20 meters.

Brad Armstrong

Anonymous said...

@ 8:55 I think he means that Scales's 800m victory was not as easy as people seem to think or take for granted, given how close he was to losing to Gomez at the line. That being said good show for Gomez and Wilson as well - CCS should be well represented at state.

Anonymous said...

Brad, I think the post came accross that he did "just enough to win." As in cruised then kicked for an easy win. It wasn't easy. Alex is awesome but had his hands full. As for the 1600 if he didn't notify meet management at the meet he is running it. If he scratches he's out of the meet.

Albert Caruana said...

Scales is running only 800 at state.

Anonymous said...

Is Niki Iyer of Harker injured?

Anonymous said...

Okay, I caught a lot of heat on my Scales comments. Clearly some misunderstood.

I was just suggesting based on his 4:09/1:50 potential he ran those races conservatively with just enough effort to win. Anyone watching could see he held back, 20m+, as long as possible to kick to victory.

Anonymous said...

Any idea what has happened to Reonna Collier. I think this would had been her last year at vacaville but against she didn't run. What a wasted talent.

Albert Caruana said...

Last I heard, she was at Vacaville HS after leaving Piedmont Hills. Hopefully she will be able to compete in college in the near future.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to predict SFSU.

Anonymous said...

Did she have to sit out a year because of a transfer?

Courtney said...

Thank you!! The videos are excellent!!

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