Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 Northern California Cross Country Awards

As we get closer to 2011 (Two thousand eleven, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN...nope, still not sinking in yet), I thought I would list awards for this past cross country season.  If you have any other awards that you would like to add, feel free to add them in the comment section below.  If you disagree with my choices, feel free to identify your choice and include their accolades.  

Most Valuable Runner (boys)-Daniel Milechman Tamalpais HS
Most Valuable Runner (girls)-Carrie Verdon Campolindo HS

Most Impressive Performance (boys)-Kevin Bishop 14:50 at Mt. SAC Invitational
Most Impressive Performance (girls)-Julie Nacouzi 3rd place at Footlocker National Meet

Most Inspirational (boys)-Nolan Petersen/Jesse Chestnut Washington HS
Most Inspirational (girls)-Holland Reynolds University HS

Most Improved Runner (boys)-Jordon Rushing Del Campo HS
Most Improved Runner (girls)-Rachel Meadows Campolindo HS

Lifetime Achievement Award (boys)-Will Geiken Los Gatos HS
Lifetime Achievement Award (girls)-Lucy McCullough Marin Academy HS

Buster Posey (rookie of the year)-Aidan Goltra Las Lomas HS
Buster Posey (rookie of the year)-Clare Carroll Granite Bay HS

Shocker of the Year-San Rafael HS boys winning Division IV state team title

Most dominating team performance-Campolindo girls at CA state meet

Best Robin to Batman (best supporting actor)-Anthony Ortolan College Park HS
Best Robin to Batman (best supporting actress)-Grace Orders Campolindo HS

Coach of the Year (Directing)-Patrick McCrystle Bellarmine HS (boys)
Coach of the Year (Directing)-Chuck Woolridge Campolindo HS (girls)

Best running accessory-Running Arm Sleeves (and here and also here)

Best costume design (coaches)-Tim Hunter San Ramon Valley HS
                                                Andy Chan Sacred Heart Cathedral

Partners in crime-Tyler Troxel/Adler Faulkner Acalanes HS (see comment section below)

Attached at the hip (teams)-Del Oro HS and Woodcreek HS girls (Section and State)

Any other awards?


Anonymous said...

I believe it's spelled Aidan Goltra (that's to say, with an A instead of an E).

Albert Caruana said...

Thank you. Fixed.

Anonymous said...

Give Tyler Troxel and Alder Faulkner of Acalanes the "Partners in Crime" award They finished together at state (Tyler 64th, Alder 65th) Along with NCS(Tyler 6th, Alder 7th), Ed Sias (Tyler 8th, Alder 9th) DFAL League meet #2 (Alder 13th Tyler 14th) and De La Salle Invite (Tyler 24th, Alder 26th)

Anonymous said...

Just a note that DO moved up from D-III to D-II this year (1/2 way into the season), for the first time in the School's 50 year-history, and was Section Champ, with the Girls D-II Section Champion and a very good State Meet performance.

Jordon Rushing said...

Jordon Rushing says " Thank you so very much for recognition and I am truly honored. I owe it all to my Coach, Bob King, for making me the runner that I am today. Now if he can just spell my name correctly....

Jordon :)

Anonymous said...

HS kids who wear the arm warmers look like tools..

Anonymous said...


Anthony Ortolan said...

Thank you very much for the award Albert. It means a lot to be recognized. I owe it all to my team and coach!
-Anthony Ortolan

Albert Caruana said...

Jordon, thanks for the correction. It's all good now and I linked to a more recent picture.

I have never worn arm warmers but those that do, swear by them.

No problem Anthony. 15:30 at state as the #2 man is pretty impressive.

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