Saturday, October 07, 2017

Top 10 NorCal Team (#4) and Individual rankings (#2)!

Clovis, Crystal Springs and Artichoke Invitationals today plus league meets this past week. Here are the latest rankings with lots of head to head matchups. Let me know if I am missing any teams or individuals. I look forward to all the comments!
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BOYS
1) Dublin (NCS) Division II New NorCal and NCS team time record at Clovis.
2) St. Francis, Mt. View (CCS) Division II New CCS team time record at Clovis.
3) Bellarmine (CCS) Division I
4) Palo Alto (CCS) Division I
5) Sir Francis Drake (NCS) Division IV
6) Maria Carrillo (NCS) Division III
7) Granada (NCS) Division II
8) Willow Glen (CCS) Division II
9) Los Altos (CCS) Division I
10) De La Salle (NCS) Division II

Also under consideration:
Bella Vista (SJS) Division II
Campolindo (NCS) Division III
Del Campo (SJS) Division III
Dougherty Valley (NCS) Division I
Gregori (SJS) Division I
McClatchy (SJS) Division I
Placer (SJS) Division IV
Rocklin (SJS) Division II

GIRLS
1) Granada (NCS) Division II 4th in Championship race at Clovis.
2) Campolindo (NCS) Division III
3) St. Francis, Sacramento (SJS) Division II
4) Vista del Lago (SJS) Division III
5) San Ramon Valley (NCS) Division II
6) Santa Cruz (CCS) Division IV
7) Oak Ridge (SJS) Division I
8) Homestead (CCS) Division I
9) Maria Carrillo (NCS) Division III
10) Davis (SJS) Division I
10) Presentation (CCS) Division II

Also under consideration:
Aptos (CCS) Division III
Dougherty Valley (NCS) Division I
Oakland Tech (OAK) Division I
Rio Americano (SJS) Division III

BOYS
1) Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau Bellarmine (CCS) Division I 14:45.8 at Crystal Springs course.
2) Liam Anderson Redwood (NCS) Division III 2nd place at Clovis Invitational.
3) Robert Miranda Menlo (CCS) Division IV
4) Collin Ullrich Liberty Ranch (SJS) Division IV
5) Matt Strangio Jesuit (SJS) Division I
6) Shyam Kumar St. Francis (CCS) Division II
7) Adrian Schroeder Dublin (NCS) Division II
8) Gaurav Phanse Dublin (NCS) Division II
9) Henry Saul Palo Alto (CCS) Divison I
10) Colton Colonna St. Francis (CCS) Division II

GIRLS
1) Maddy Denner Oak Ridge (SJS) Division I 9th girl to break 17 minutes at Woodward Park.
2) Elena Denner Oak Ridge (SJS) Division I
3) Gillian Wagner Redwood (NCS) Division III
4) Mari Friedman Santa Cruz (CCS) Division IV
5) Jenna Miles Campolindo (NCS) Division III
6) Alize Hartke Oakmont (SJS) Division
7) Olivia O'Keeffe Davis (SJS) Division I
8) Emily Perez St. Joseph Notre Dame (NCS) Division V
9) Colleen McCandless Granada (NCS) Division II
10) Caroline Garrett Oakland Tech (OAK) Division I
10) Cassie Land Sonora (SJS) Division IV

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dougherty Valley lost to De La by 27 points without their number three or seven. I suspect that by EBAL finals they will be ranked higher.

Anonymous said...

Santa Cruz girls go 1,3,4,5 and 8 at Crystal.......and, move from #2 to #6?

Albert Caruana said...

You can't compare the competition at Clovis and Crystal Springs today. It' s not even close. Match up the times from Woodward Park for the teams ahead of Santa Cruz with their times today from Crystal Springs and keep in mind that Woodward Park is 20-25 seconds slower than Crystal Springs.

Anonymous said...

Someone commented earlier this season that they thought St Francis MV might be the best CCS team ever. Since they just set the CCS team record at Woodward, is that claim valid now or do they have to do something else to claim that spot?

Albert Caruana said...

Considering that Mt. View team won the state team division II title and should have made Nike Team Nationals, I would say this St. Francis boys team is up there with the best CCS teams in the past. As for the rest of the season, I would think the SF athletes and coaches have other goals in mind for later in the season.

Anonymous said...

Homestead Girls finished ahead of Maria Carillo and Davis in Girls Championship Race at Clovis today. Should Davis really be in the Top 10 without the Mitchell Sisters on the team this season?

Anonymous said...

Great job for Santa Cruz, but where were all the schools at in the Girls Team Championships at Crystal Springs? One of the smallest fields I have ever seen.

Albert Caruana said...

That's very easy to answer. The Crystal Springs Invite was moved up a week and up against both Artichoke and Clovis. Our league, WBAL, had a league meet at Crystal Springs on Thursday so that would make for a much smaller Serra Invite this year.

Albert Caruana said...

I will go back and check the Homestead times. As for Davis, they are still a pretty good team even without the Mitchell sisters but I will check if they still belong in the top 10.

Gustavo Ibarra said...

Meet management actually seeded the race before hand and only put 10 teams in there... Most teams were in the other varsity race... Not sure why they only put 10 teams in there... Coach Ibarra NMC

Gustavo Ibarra said...

Meet management seeded the race beforehand and only entered 10 teams. All the other teams were in other varsity race. Not sure why they only entered 10 teams. Coach Ibarra, NMC.

Albert Caruana said...

I think they have done that the past few years. I believe teams can request to run in the championship races if they have a really competitive team or individual.

The other part of the low turnout is that CCS is at Toro Park this year. The numbers for this meet should be back up next year, especially if they move back to their traditional date.

Anonymous said...

How deep is WCAL right now? SF is the best CCS team ever. Bell has two guys that can run under 15. You could see 3 or more guys from SF and 2 from Bell run 15 under or 15 low at their league meet. What's the fastest league meet ever? This has to be it.

Anonymous said...

But Crystal Springs and Clovis are always the same weekend. This was the "traditional date." And why would Articoke be more popular?

Albert Caruana said...

Let's see, the Artichoke course is 2.33 miles. You can take your kids to the beach after the meet. There are small school and large school divisions. Need more?

Anonymous said...

"What's the fastest league meet ever? "

SCVAL El Camino in 2009 had the potential, but the day of the league meet was very warm (80+ at Crystal). So even though there were only 3 under 15:30 at the league meet, at CCS the top 5 did this:

1 PAUL SUMMERS 12 GUNN 14:41
2 GARRETT ROWE 12 MOUNTAIN VIEW 14:52
3 IAN MYJER 12 MOUNTAIN VIEW 15:03
4 PHILIP MACQUITTY 12 PALO ALTO 15:03
5 PARKER SCHUH 11 MOUNTAIN VIEW 15:16

Anonymous said...

That's fast. But not a league meet.
I am confident if CCS was at Crystal we could see top 5 times from WCAL surpass that.

Anonymous said...

Hank thinks you need to check out the 1972 SPAL finals.

Albert Caruana said...

3 under 15. Dana Carvey in 8th. Hank Lawson in 10th. Course record holder Mitch Kingery in 4th. Very cool!

Anonymous said...

Is it too early to start making CCS Finals predictions? Top 5 each race + team winners?

Anonymous said...

Robert Miranda over Linerty Ranch’s Ullrich and Strangio? They both ran only 6 seconds slower than his 5k pr on the state meet course...

Albert Caruana said...

Miranda was 3rd before this weekend and he remains undefeated with a clear victory at Artichoke Invite. He will race at Mt. SAC so we will see following that weekend.

Hank said...

Uhh, did I say something and miss it? Ah yes, walk down memory lane with 1972, before most kids parents, that are running today, were even born.

Hank

Anonymous said...

Miranda's 11:49 win at Artichoke was nothing special. His other Pac Tiger and Lowell times were solid.

The HMB Artichoke 2.33 course has similar times to the Westmoor Ram 2.33 course, perhaps being slightly faster due to less overall elevation gain. 4 boys were able to run sub 12:00 last week at Ram.

I would put Miranda in 5th behind Ullirch and Strangio.



































Albert Caruana said...

We can go back and forth on this but the reality is we are not going to find out who is best until Mt. SAC. And then we still have the end of the season races when we will really find out. Miranda and Ullrich are both in Division IV and will battle for a state individual title along with Anthony Grover and JSerra.

Stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

As Albert Caruana mentioned correctly above, Miranda hasn't been challenged all season.

And as 12:11AM mentioned, his 11:49 time (5th All-Time) was nothing special until you look at it closer (30 seconds ahead of second place) plus after a 15:21 @ Crystal (also nothing special considering again he was 30 seconds ahead of 2nd place) less than 48 hours earlier.

At Pacific Tigers in Stockton, Miranda ran 15:09 in front of Shyam Kumar's 15:25 (oh wait, never mind, they weren't in the same race since Kumar was actually being pushed by Walker on the Large School race while Miranda again won by 17 seconds on the Small School race). By the way, Kumar finished 1 sec/2 secs behind Strangio and Ullrich, respectively this weekend at Clovis Championships. Of course it doesn't really matter until everyone runs at the same race.

Albert Caruana again is correct above as he said, Stay tuned.

This weekend's best performance hands down goes to Bellarmine's Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau's 14:45 @ Serra Invitational by himself after smashing a course record of 15:11 at Baylands at WCAL1 less than 72 hours earlier. Stay tuned for an upset by him over Hazell at CIF D1.

Menlo XC/Track Coach said...

Mt SAC confirmations/details out

http://events.mtsac.edu/ccinvite/info/confirmations/HS/confirmationpacket.pdf

Some interesting races to watch:

-Claudia Lane --> Fri 2:45PM D4 Varsity
-Cathedral D4 vs. SLO D4 & Flintridge Prep D5 Boys --> Fri 5:15PM D4/5 Team Sweeps
-W Torrance vs. PV Boys --> Fri 5:45PM D3 Team Sweeps
-Redwood's Liam Anderson D3 vs. Rubidoux's Kevin Ramos D3 & Menlo's Rob Miranda D4 --> Sat 8:50AM D1/2 Indiv Sweeps
-MLK's Lauren Peurifoy vs. Davis' Olivia O'Keeffe --> Sat 9:10AM D1/2 Indiv Sweeps
-Great Oak vs. Loyola & Saugus Boys --> Sat 9:35AM D1/2 Team Sweeps
-Bell's MBR vs. El Camino Real's Justin Hazell D1 Preview --> Sat 9:35AM D1/2 Team Sweeps

Enjoy!!!

Dan said...

Just reviewed the All-time sophomore times at Woodward and Strangio's 15:16 from Clovis is just 2 seconds behind German Fernandez's SJS section best and 30 seconds faster than what he ran as a freshman. Also had the opportunity to talk to Ullrich and can't believe this is only his second season of Cross Country. Great kid, put in some workouts with Grijalva and Vernau over the Summer and seems to have a pretty tremendous upside.

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