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Friday, July 13, 2012

Boys' Top 3 Podium Teams in California State XC History


Friday, December 31, 2010

All-Time California XC State Meet Podium Teams '87-'10 (Girls)

You can view the list of all-time list of plaques for the girls at the following link:
http://www.crosscountryexpress.com/2010/12/all-time-california-xc-state-meet_31.html

Please let me know if you spot any errors by emailing me at albertjcaruana@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

All-Time California XC State Meet Podium Teams '87-'10

To find out what teams (boys) have made it to the podium (top 3 finishes) in the history of the California State Cross Country Meet, check out the following link:
http://www.crosscountryexpress.com/2010/12/all-time-california-xc-state-meet.html

If you identify any errors, please email me the corrections at albertjcaruana@gmail.com

Girls will be posted tomorrow.

Monday, June 29, 2009

CA State Meet All Time Boys' Podium Teams through '08

Double click image to the left to view the larger version.

If you spot any errors, please email me at albertjcaruana@gmail.com.

Some interesting data from the list:
Most overall plaques: McFarland with 13

Most state championships: Jesuit, McFarland with 9

Most 2nd place finishes: Flintridge Prep with 6

Most 3rd place finishes: San Francisco University with 5

The team that had the longest span of time between it's 1st and last plaque: Jesuit with 18 years (1988-2006)

The team that has won the most combined plaques (boys and girls): Nordhoff with 19 plaques. A close second and still collecting plaques is San Francisco University with 17 plaques.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

CA State Meet All Time Girls' Podium Teams through '08

The list below contains every girls' team that has finished in the top 3 at the California State Meet. During the first few years, the podium teams included only 2 teams but for the sake of uniformity, I included the top 3 teams for every year starting with the first ever California state meet in 1987.

Double click picture below to view the list without having to use a magnifying glass. If you find any errors, please send them to albertjcaruana@gmail.com and I will update the list.


Some interesting data from list to the left:
Most overall plaques: Chadwick and San Francisco University with 10

Most first place plaques: Corona del Mar and San Francisco University with 6

Most second place plaques: San Francisco University, Woodbridge and Woodcrest Christian with 4

Most third place plaques: Campolindo, Chadwick and Dana Hills with 4

Two teams had the longest span of time between their 1st and last plaque:
Corona del Mar with 19 years (1989-2008)










I will post the boys' podium teams tomorrow.

Look for other interesting state meet stats during the summer.

Monday, November 26, 2007

All Time Podium Teams at CA XC State Meet

The following two links are the updates of every California team that has every made the podium at the cross country state meet. During the first year (1987), only 2 teams made the podium but to keep it uniform, I counted the top 3 teams in every state meet (1987-2007).

All Time Podium Teams Girls
All Time Podium Teams Boys

If you see any errors, please email them to albertjcaruana@gmail.com

Friday, August 03, 2007

1996 vs 2007 CA Cross Country State Meets

Once I was in the midst of the previous post and comparing the 1987 (first) state meet to last year's meet, it was quickly evident that it's not a very good comparison. The divisions did not line up at all. I think a better comparison would be the 1996 meet (first year with five divisions) to last year's meet. I only go down to 6 places but it's very clear that the depth of the current meet is incredible. Times that won plaques in the past now might not place a team in the top 10. What some feared to be the watering down of the meet with the addition of two divisions has not been the case at all. It's a credit to the hard work being put forth by the current runners during the summer and season as well as the constant search of a better season plan by many coaches.

BOYS
Division I (1996)...................Division I (2006)
1) Peninsula............81:44...........1) Trabuco Hills........77:55
2) Poway.................82:26...........2) Royal....................78:12
3) Nevada Union.....82:32...........3) Davis Sr.................79:09
4) Poly-Long Beach.82:34...........4) El Toro..................79:42
5) Mt. Carmel..........82:37...........5) Upland..................79:50
6) Del Campo...........82:39..........6) Madera.................80:10
Division II (1996)..................Division II (2006)
1) De La Salle...........81:03..........1) Jesuit......................79:11
2) Santa Margarita...82:05..........2) Ventura..................80:29
3) Santa Ana.............82:01..........3) St. John Bosco........81:09
4) Jesuit....................82:15..........4) Clovis.....................80:38
5) Hemet...................82:15..........5) Petaluma................82:17
6) Huntington Beach.82:39..........6) Oak Ridge..............82:24
Division III (1996)..................Division III (2006)
1) St. Ignatius..........82:47............1) Barstow.................80:32
2) Tustin..................82:50...........2) Del Campo............82:13
3) Katella.................83:09...........3) Margarita.............82:10
4) St. Francis MV.....84:09...........4) Palos Verdes.........82:12
5) Bosco Tech..........84:32............5) Campolindo..........82:54
6) Barstow...............84:15............6) St. Ignatius...........82:51
Division IV (1996)...................Division IV (2006)
1) Corona del Mar..84:07..............1) Big Bear.................80:40
2) Granada.............84:08.............2) Laguna Beach........83:00
3) Nordhoff............83:39.............3) Avenal....................84:11
4) Half Moon Bay....84:29............4) McFarland..............84:36
5) Costa Mesa.........84:43.............5) St. Mary's Col..........84:30
6) West Valley.........85:03............6) Piedmont.................84:53
Division V(1996)....................Division V (2006)
1) McFarland...........81:46............1) Woodcrest Christian.82:36
2) Holtville...............85:55...........2) College Prep.............84:35
3) St. Bonaventure....86:04..........3) Flintridge Prep..........85:54
4) Oak Park..............86:10..........4) SF University.............85:58
5) Maranatha............86:29..........5) Mt. Shasta................86:48
6) St. Mary's Berk......87:27..........6) Chadwick.................87:07

GIRLS
Division I (1996)...................Division I (2006)
1) Clovis...................95:48.........1) Saugus....................93:06
2) Ayala....................96:10.........2) Torrey Pines............94:42
3) Clovis West...........96:49.........3) Buchanan................94:59
4) Fallbrook..............96:54.........4) Cresenta Valley.......95:14
5) Esperenza.............97:11...........5) Fountain Valley......95:07
6) Irvine....................97:48.........6) Davis Sr..................95:57
Division II (1996)..................Division II (2006)
1) Yucaipa.................94:13.........1) Carondelet...............94:18
2) Clayton Valley.......96:08........2) Newport Harbor.......95:01
3) Dana Hills.............96:46.......3) Ayala........................95:10
4) Ventura................97:29........4) Clovis......................95:44
5) Valhalla................97:44........5) University City.........95:52
6) Amador Valley......98:30........6) Los Gatos................96:26
Division III (1996)................Division III (2006)
1) Carondelet...........95:52..........1) CDM........................93:24
2) El Modena.............98:08.......2) Oak Park.................96:04
3) Placer....................98:27.......3) Maria Carrillo..........97:41
4) Santana................98:33........4) Del Oro...................98:08
5) St. Lucy's..............98:56........5) Placer......................98:46
6) San Gorgonio........99:15........6) Rim of the World.....99:02
Division IV (1996)...............Division IV (2006)
1) Norhoff................95:59.......1) Marlborough............96:53
2) La Canada............96:06......2) Carmel.....................99:32
3) Campolindo.........98:40......3) Bret Harte................100:47
4) Central Valley.....102:29......4) Maranatha...............101:01
5) Cathedral City.....103:16......5) Piedmont.................102:21
6) Corona del Mar....103:52.....6) Colfax......................101:33
Division V (1996)................Division V (2006)
1) SF University.......97:28........1) Mt. Shasta.................97:43
2) Orange Lutheran..102:27......2) Chadwick.................100:01
3) McFarland............102:56.....3) Woodcrest Christian..100:30
4) St. Joseph............104:41......4) CSU..........................100:58
5) La Salle...............106:30.......5) SF University.............102:33
6) Piedmont............106:34.......6) Flintridge Prep..........103:23

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

1987 vs 2007 CA Cross Country State Meets

Below is a comparison of the CA XC state meet in 1987 to last year's meet. I am not trying to prove anything by the numbers below. I just thought it would be interesting to compare the two meets and what changes have taken place in the past 20 years.

There are some differences that need to be pointed before you peek at the data. One is that in 1987 there were only three divisions compared to the current five. Each race had less competitors as well (Comparisons below). The divisions don't truly align so I listed divisions IV and V for last year's meet to get a better perspective.

To give you an idea of the schools that competed in 1987, here are the divisional breakdowns for that year. In parenthesis, I added the approximate divisions that would equate to this year's meet.
Division I-1601 and above (Div I and II combined)
Division II-1600-801 (Division III and partial IV)
Division III-800 and below (Partial IV and V)

Below are the amounts of complete teams at each meet followed by number of individuals in each race.
1987.........................2006
Div I-B(18)-G(18)...........Div I-B(23)-G(23)
Div II-B(17)-G(17)..........Div II-B(22)-G(23)
Div III-B(17)-G(17).........Div III-B(24)-G(23)

1987.........................2006
Div I-B(156)-G(157)........Div I-B(201)-G(201)
Div II-B(149)-G(144)......Div II-B(185)-G(190)
Div III-B(150)-G(140).....Div III-B(200)-G(191)

BOYS
Division I (1987).................Division I (2006)
1) Arroyo (el Monte).78:23........1) Trabuco Hills......77:55
2) Dana Hills.........80:19...........2) Royal..................78:12
3) Bellarmine.........80:35..........3) Davis Sr...............79:09
4) Camarrillo.........80:49..........4) El Toro................79:42
5) Palos Verdes.......80:22..........5) Upland................79:50
6) Upland...............81:03..........6) Madera...............80:10
Division II (1987)................Division II (2006)
1) Walnut...............79:16.........1) Jesuit....................79:11
2) Corona del Mar.....80:26......2) Ventura................80:29
3) Gunn.................83:02..........3) St. John Bosco.....81:09
4) El Camino..........83:41..........4) Clovis...................80:38
5) Woodbridge.......84:06.........5) Petaluma..............82:17
6) Newport............83:04..........6) Oak Ridge............82:24
Division III (1987)................Division III (2006)
1) McFarland........84:31............1) Barstow...............80:32
2) RLS...................86:41...........2) Del Campo..........82:13
3) Yreka...............86:19.............3) Margarita...........82:10
4) Salesian...........86:50.............4) Palos Verdes.......82:12
5) Bear River........86:13..............5) Campolindo........82:54
6) Maranatha........86:39............6) St. Ignatius.........82:51

Division IV (2006)
1) Big Bear......................80:40
2) Laguna Beach.............83:00
3) Avenal........................84:11
4) McFarland..................84:36
5) St. Mary's Col..............84:30
6) Piedmont....................84:53
Division V (2006)
1) Woodcrest Christian.....82:36
2) College Prep................84:35
3) Flintridge Prep.............85:54
4) SF University................85:58
5) Mt. Shasta...................86:48
6) Chadwick....................87:07


GIRLS
Division I (1987).................Division I (2006)
1) Palos Verdes.........94:37.........1) Saugus...............93:06
2) Aguara.................95:23........2) Torrey Pines.......94:42
3) Hesperia..............94:44........3) Buchanan...........94:59
4) Montebello..........96:55........4) Cresenta Valley....95:14
5) Arroyo Grande.....99:48........5) Fountain Valley....95:07
6) Poway..................100:19.......6) Davis Sr...............95:57
Division II (1987)................Division II (2006)
1) Newport Harbor....98:48.......1) Carondelet..........94:18
2) Woodbridge..........99:58.......2) Newport Harbor.95:01
3) Mitty.....................100:45.....3) Ayala..................95:10
4) South Hills............100:50.....4) Clovis..................95:44
5) Nordhoff...............102:15......5) University City.....95:52
6) Miramonte.............103:39.....6) Los Gatos............96:26
Division III (1987)................Division III (2006)
1) Maranatha..............101:13.....1) CDM...................93:24
2) SF University...........101:34...2) Oak Park..............96:04
3) Coronado...............101:54.....3) Maria Carrillo......97:41
4) St. Joseph's.............103:15....4) Del Oro................98:08
5) Bret Harte...............105:29....5) Placer..................98:46
6) Yreka......................105:53....6) Rim of the World.99:02
Division IV (2006)
1) Marlborough............96:53
2) Carmel.....................99:32
3) Bret Harte................100:47
4) Maranatha................101:01
5) Piedmont..................102:21
6) Colfax.......................101:33
Division V (2006)
1) Mt. Shasta..................97:43
2) Chadwick....................100:01
3) Woodcrest Christian....100:30
4) CSU.............................100:58
5) SF University................102:33
6) Flintridge Prep..............103:23


Any thoughts after viewing the preceding statistics?

Other comparisons on the way.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

CA XC teams shining in the 2000s

The competition to garner a top 3 finish and a plaque at the CA XC State meet is at an all time high. With the internet, coaching clinics, running camps and new training ideas, individuals and teams are running better than ever. Yesterday I listed the teams that have been the most successful in the history of the CA XC state meet. Today I will list the teams that have been the most successful during this decade.

Top Boys' XC teams from 2000-2006

Flintridge Prep-7 total plaques/2 state championships
Jesuit-5 total plaques/4 state championships
Royal-5 total plaques/2 state championships
Barstow-4 total plaques/4 state championships
Woodcrest Christian-4 total plaques/3 state championships
Oak Park-4 total plaques/1 state championship
Santa Clara, Oxnard-4 total plaques/1 state championship
McFarland-3 total plaques/2 state championships
Rubidoux-3 total plaques/1 state championship
Carmel-3 total plaques/1 state championship
Laguna Beach-3 total plaques/1 state championship
St. John Bosco-3 total plaques/1 state championship
Dana Hills-3 total plaques/0 state championships

Top Girls' XC teams from 2000-2006

Oak Park-6 total plaques/3 state championships
San Lorenzo Valley-5 total plaques/3 state championships
Chadwick-5 total plaques/1 state championship
SF University-4 total plaques/3 state championships
Ventura-4 total plaques/2 state championships
Campolindo-4 total plaques/1 state championship
Thousand Oaks-4 total plaques/1 state championship
Sultana-3 total plaques/1 state championship
Montgomery-3 total plaques/1 state championship
Maranatha-3 total plaques/1 state championship
Placer-3 total plaques/1 state championship
Buchanan-3 total plaques/0 state championships
Woodcrest Christian-3 total plaques/0 state championships
Dana Hills-3 total plaques/0 state championships

Next up: Are teams in 2007 really better than 1987?

Monday, July 30, 2007

Most Successful XC Teams in CA State Meet Era


This list is based on top 3 finishes at the CA State XC Meet, which has been held at Woodward Park (Fresno) since 1987. Following each school, the coach or coaches that are most associated with each team's success are listed. The numbers in parenthesis have the total number of plaques won by each school followed by a breakdown of boys and girls' plaques.

1) Nordhoff-Ken Reeves (19 total, 10 Boys/9 Girls) 11 State Titles
2) SF University-Jim Tracy (15 total, 5 Boys/10 Girls) 6 State Titles
3) Flintridge Prep-Ingrid Herskind (12 total, 10 Boys/2 Girls) 4 State Titles
4) Corona Del Mar-Bill Sumner (11 total, 4 Boys/7 Girls) 7 State Titles
4) Jesuit-Walt Lange (11 total, Boys' only school) 9 State Titles
4) Maranatha-John Rouse (11 total, 5 Boys/6 Girls) 4 State Titles
4) McFarland-Jim White (11 total, 11 Boys) 9 State Titles
8) Dana Hills-Tim Butler/Rex Hall (10 total, 5 Boys/5 Girls) 1 State Titles
9) Oak Park-Kevin Smith (10 total, 4 Boys/6 Girls) 4 State Titles
10) Campolindo-Chris Walsh (9 total, 2 Boys/7 Girls) 1 State Titles
10) Morro Bay-Cary Nerelli (9 total, 6 Boys/3 Girls) 0 State Titles

Next up will be top teams in the 2000s.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

XC Boys' State Podium Teams

Looking at the boys' list, the top 3 teams have combined for 23 state championships. While McFarland and Nordhoff continue onward without the architects of those dominant programs (Jim White and Ken Reeves respectively), Jesuit's run of titles seems to have no end. Going into this year, the Jesuit boys enter the season as the favorites for the state Division II championship. Based on their past history, it's hard to count them out in their quest to tie McFarland's 9 state titles.

While San Lorenzo Valley seems to be the most consistent team for the girls this decade with 3 titles and 2 second place finishes, it appears that several boys' teams are in the midst of their own dynasties. Joining Jesuit and Barstow with their 3 titles this decade, Royal appears to be a team destined for more success with 2 titles and 2 second place finishes in the past five years. Flintridge Prep's run of plaques could be the state's biggest WHOA! as the Rebels have collected a plaque for 9 consecutuve seasons (1997-2005).

You can find a complete list of all the boys' podium teams here. Please keep in mind that Division IV was added to the State Meet in 1990 and Division V was added in 1996. The opportunity for plaques definitely increased for many teams with the additional divisions.

Heres the breakdown of plaques.
The team that has won the most plaques is:
McFarland with 11 plaques.

The team that has won the most 1st place plaques is:
McFarland with 9 plaques.

The team that has won the most plaques without winning a state title is:
Morro Bay with 6 plaques.
How close was Morro Bay to winning a state title?
1993-Division IV 1) McFarland 61 2) Morro Bay 63
1994-Division IV 1) McFarland 62 2) Morro Bay 62
1995-Division IV 1) Nordhoff 40 2) Morro Bay 103

The team that has won the most 2nd place plaques is:
Flintridge Prep with 4 plaques.

The team that has won the most 3rd place plaques is:
San Francisco University with 4 plaques.

The team that has won the Los Angeles Section's lone plaque is:
Belmont with a 3rd place finish in Division I during the 1997 season.

The team that had the longest span of time between it's 1st and last plaque:
Jesuit with 17 years (1988-2005)

The team that has won the most plaques (boys and girls combined):
Nordhoff with 19 plaques!!! (10 for the boys and 9 for the girls)

The following is a section breakdown for teams that have won at least 1 plaque:
(1) Southern Section-62
(2) Central Coast Section-12
(3) San Diego Section-11
(4) North Coast Section-9
(4) San Joaquin Section-5
(6) Central Section-4
(7) Northern Section-3
(8)Los Angeles City Section-1
Oakland Section-0
San Francisco Section-0

I open to ideas for my next post. If you spot any errors or have any ideas, please let me know.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

XC Girls' State Podium Teams

Each year, the CIF publishes a list of all the past XC Team and Individual Champions in their meet program. It's an impressive list that includes many of the powerhouse teams that have succeeded through the years at Woodward Park. The question is do you have to win a state championship to consider your season a success? I know many teams who have walked away from the state meet proud as can be for winning a 2nd or 3rd place plaque and many others who's season was a success for qualifying to the state meet. So to give a fuller picture of success at the state meet, I compiled a list, starting with the girls, of all the state podium teams dating back to the inception year of 1987.

What girl's team has won the most plaques? What team has won the most plaques without winning a state championship? Who has won the most 2nd place plaques? 3rd place plaques? What section has done the best?...as if I have to ask. Yes, the Southern Section has had the most teams on the podium so what section is 2nd?

To help answer those questions and more, you can find a complete list of all the podium teams here. Please keep in mind that Division IV was added to the State Meet in 1990 and Division V was added in 1996. The opportunity for plaques definitely increased for many teams with the additional divisions.

If you are too impatient to look at that list, keep reading for the answers.

The team that has won the most plaques is:
San Francisco University with 10 plaques.

The team that has won the most plaques without winning a state title is:
Dana Hills with 5 plaques.

Two teams tied for most 2nd place plaques and those two teams are:
San Francisco University and Woodbridge with 4 plaques.

The team that has won the most 3rd place plaques is:
Dana Hills with 4 plaques.

Two teams had the longest span of time between their 1st and last plaque:
Corona del Mar with 16 years (1989-2005)
San Francisco University with 16 years (1987-2003)

The following is a section breakdown for teams that have won at least 1 plaque:
(1) Southern Section-54
(2) North Coast Section-13
(3) San Diego Section-8
(4) Central Coast Section-6
(4) Northern Section-6
(6) Central Section-5
(7) San Joaquin Section-4
Los Angeles City Section-0
Oakland Section-0
San Francisco Section-0

Qualifying to the state meet is difficult. Walking away with a plaque (no matter the place) is quite an accomplishment.

I will post the boys' results tomorrow. If you spot any errors, please let me know.