Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NorCal Cross Country Rankings (Post Stanford Edition)

Boys Teams
1) Los Gatos HS (CCS) Division II
2) Bellarmine HS (CCS) Division I
3) Davis HS (SJS) Division I
4) King City HS (CCS) Division IV
5) Jesuit HS (SJS) Division II
6) Granite Bay HS (SJS) Division I
7) Placer HS (SJS) Division III
8) Bishop O'Dowd HS (NCS) Division III
9) Granada HS (NCS) Division II
10) Willow Glen (CCS) Division III

Girls Teams
1) Davis HS (SJS) Division I
2) Bella Vista HS (SJS) Division I
3) Campolindo HS (NCS) Division III
4) Aptos HS (CCS) Division III
5) St. Francis, Sacramento (SJS) Division I
6) St. Francis, Mt. View (CCS) Division II
7) Monta Vista HS (CCS) Division I
8) Monte Vista HS (NCS) Division I
9) Henry M. Gunn HS (CCS) Division I
10) Bishop O'Dowd HS (NCS) Division III
10) Woodcreek HS (SJS) Division I

Boys Individuals
1) Chris Foster Los Gatos HS CCS Division II
2) Colin Burke Bishop O'Dowd HS NCS Division III
3) Steven Sum Saratoga HS CCS Division III
4) Jackson Crose Livermore HS NCS Division II
5) Paul Zeiss Granite Bay HS SJS Division I
6) Trevor Reinhart Marin Academy NCS Division V
7) Matt Schumann De La Salle HS NCS Division I
8) Drew Childs Bella Vista HS SJS Division I
9) Jose Pina Lincoln SJ HS CCS Division II
10) Sean Kurdy Jesuit HS SJS Division II

Girls Individuals
1) Fiona O'Keeffe Davis HS SJS Division I
2) Chloe Hansel Las Lomas HS NCS Division III
3) Gillian Meeks Henry M. Gunn HS CCS Division I
4) Caroline Gee Cupertino HS CCS Division I
5) Megan McCandless Granada HS NCS Division II
6) Brighie Leach Campolindo HS NCS Division III
7) Kathryn Loken Del Campo HS SJS Division II
8) Toni Finnane Campolindo HS NCS Division III
9) Elizabeth Lacy Menlo School CCS Division IV
10) Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy NCS Division V

Comments? Who is missing? Who should move up?


Anonymous said...

Glad to see Gronk up there this time

Anonymous said...

Megan McCandless come on just because she did not race at Stanford? That is just not right, she should be much higher up.

Anonymous said...

This list seems heavily biased toward the athletes who raced at Stanford. Cate Ratliff ran a 14:03 at Ram this weekend, and now she's not even on the list.

Andrew said...

Not sure how much higher you can put McCandless...Hansel was second fastest NorCal girl at Stanford after all and does own a H2H win against McCandless at MV Invite. I know your argument will be that she ran a faster time at Ed Sias, but they were still different races and different competition.

Ratliff definitely deserves mention. Just Top 10 is an extremely short list. Someone is going to left off. But I am wondering, what is the girls course record for Ram/Westmoor 2.4? Ratliff ran the fastest I have seen in the past 5 years.

Albert Caruana said...

No question that the list is heavily biased toward athletes that ran at Stanford Invite although most of the top runners did indeed race at Stanford.

I think at this point, O'Keeffe and Hansel have been the top two runners in NorCal and once you get past those two, the order will be different for every attempted ranking.

Keep in mind that Leach ran her first real race this season at Stanford. Finnane, despite being a senior, is in her first year running XC which means she could have room for improvement. Gee and Bowen are both freshmen.

Ratcliff's time at Westmoor converts to about 18:16 at Stanford and yes she would have run much faster against better competition. I am certain she will be part of the top 10 the majority of the season.

Anonymous said...

WHo is Gronk?

Anonymous said...

'bout time Gronk got some recognition

Anonymous said...

Run big races and get Recognized
for your efforts!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, though, who is Gronk?

Anonymous said...

I think that's Colin Burke.

Anonymous said...

Pretty fair list based on Stanford results. Jesuit is now Division 1 in SJS now.

GHPADD said...

Surprising the St. Francis girls team (Sac.) disappeared from the rankings. How did they do in their East Coast race. Must have tanked not to be in the Top 10 anymore, or was it an oversight?

Albert Caruana said...


Anonymous said...

Surprised to see St Francis so high, given that Woodcreek beat them in their only head-to-head. And both teams had their Frosh/Soph runners in separate race. Going to be an exciting battle for the last state spot for the SJS D1 Girls.

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