Sunday, November 13, 2016

2016 North Coast Section Cross Country Rankings (3rd Edition) NEW

I am finalizing the preview for the NCS meet next Saturday. Here are the updated North Coast Section (NCS) team rankings as of today with the help of many section coaches. I would like to be as accurate as possible so if you see any teams and/or individuals that need to be moved or added below, please let me know ASAP by posting in the comment section below.

Division I
Girls - (Top 2 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Castro Valley
2.    Dougherty Valley
3.    James Logan
4.    Berkeley
5.    California

1.    Danika Newlin Castro Valley
2.    Ausmitha Grewal Dougherty Valley
3.    Kayla Neumann California

Boys - (Top 2 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Dougherty Valley
2.    James Logan
3.    Berkeley
4.    Castro Valley
5.    California

1.    Neil Braganza Dougherty Valley
2.    Quinn Schmidt Dougherty Valley
3.    Sebastian Andersson Berkeley

Division II
Girls - (Top 3 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Granada
2.    San Ramon Valley
3.    Monte Vista
4.    Liberty/Dublin
5.    Amador Valley/College Park/Santa Rosa

1.    Meredith Corda Monte Vista
2.    Kinga Bihari Granada
3.    Colleen McCandless Granada

Boys - (Top 3 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Dublin
2.    Monte Vista
3.    De La Salle
4.    Granada
5.    Amador Valley
6.    Clayton Valley/Heritage/Mission San Jose

1.   Anirudh Surapaneni Dublin
2.   Isaias De Leon De La Salle
3.   Tristan Miller Monte Vista/Luca Mazzanti Santa Rosa

Division III
Girls - (Top 4 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Maria Carrillo
2.    Campolindo
3.    Redwood
4.    Alameda
5.    Las Lomas
6.    Carondelet
7.    El Cerrito/Tamalpais

1.    Glennis Murphy Redwood
2.    Hannah Ruane Campolindo
3.    Isabella Chao Campolindo

Boys - (Top 4 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Campolindo
2.    Redwood
3.    Maria Carrillo
4.    Northgate 
5.    Las Lomas

1.    Liam Anderson Redwood
2.    Jared Yabu Campolindo
3.    Ben Lawson Maria Carrillo

Division IV
Girls - (Top 4 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Bishop O'Dowd
2.    Piedmont
3.    Miramonte
4.    Arcata
5.    McKinleyville

1.    Cassy Haskell Miramonte
2.    Jourdan Amen Bishop O'Dowd
3.    Gabrielle Peterson Healdsburg

Boys - (Top 3 teams advance to state meet): (UPDATED)
1.    McKinleyville
2.    Bishop O'Dowd
3.    Miramonte
4.    Sir Francis Drake
5.    Piedmont/Albany

1.    Ryan Cutter Hercules
2.    Munir Kabbara San Rafael
3.    Kellen O'Neill Arcata

Division V
Girls - (Top 6 teams advance to state meet):
1.    Sonoma Academy
2.    St. Joseph Notre Dame
3.    Lick-Wilmerding
4.   University
5.    College Prep
6.    Convent of the Sacred Heart
7.    Branson/Urban/Head Royce

1.    Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy
2.    Kiera Marshall St. Joseph Notre Dame
3.    Kate Bowen Sonoma Academy

Boys - (Top 5 teams advance to state meet):
1.    University
2.    Sonoma Academy
3.    Marin Academy
4.    College Prep
5.    St. Joseph Notre Dame
6.    Lick-Wilmerding 
7.    Stuart Hall/Head Royce

1.    Cooper Teare St. Joseph Notre Dame
2.    Brian Schulz El Molino
3.    Eli Horwitz Stuart Hall


Anonymous said...

Ryan Cutter is from Hercules not Heritage

Anonymous said...

Are we sure the new Hayward coarse is three full miles? It seems very fast

Anonymous said...

I don't know about the new coarse, but the new course is 3 miles in length as measured by multiple wheels.

Anonymous said...

Why is St Joes so far up on the D5 guys ranking? College prep just narrowly beat them at BCL east league champs.

Nilsohls said...

to Anonymous November 08, 2016 11:32 PM, I wonder if it's because St. Joes has historically built slowly toward State, so that at least 5 top runners are fresh enough to pull ahead of all rivals at least at the Section level. Winning the league is nice but not essential and they probably held back some.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I ran the course and it is 3 miles exactly. Just faster because it doesn't involve going around the dirt track and coming up that ramp.

Anonymous said...

Than you Albert for taking the time and giving all of us a preview!

Albert Caruana said...

The official preview will be in the meet program at the meet. The rankings you see above will be updated once all the league meets are complete.

confused said...

I am struggling to understand the rationale behind both the boys division 1 and boys division 5 team rankings. Is SJND really better than Lick? Is James Logan really better than both Berkeley and Castro Valley?

Dan said...

DII Boys is stacked. Dublin set the NCS Record for team time earlier this year at Woodward Park at the Clovis Invite and it wouldn't be much of an upset to see them get second or third. Each team has solid guys upfront, but like most races, whoever's 4th and 5th guys that can step up and run the fastest will have the best shot at winning and moving onto state.

Albert Caruana said...

I am still crunching the numbers and could be wrong. I will have to go back and look at Division I again. As for Division V, it looks like the two best teams are University and Sonoma Academy. After that, it will be very interesting.

Albert Caruana said...

The Division II race at CCS was fantastic between St. Francis and Willow Glen. The NCS Division II race at NCS is going to be an absolute war and I can't wait to see it in person.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the Apache Invite is, but Jett Charvet (heritage) and Elliott Portillo (Liberty) both ran sub 15 there. Not sure if it is 3 miles though...

Andrew said...

@Anonymous 8:42 AM - The Apache Invite is an invite in Southern California hosted by Arcadia. It is 3 miles, but it is an extremely fast course. I believe Philip Rocha broke 14 there. Charvet missed BVAL finals due to an injury. Not sure of the extent of the injury, however.

Anonymous said...

Hi Albert, the MVAL results are here: This course is apparently closer to a 5K so some of these runners actually put up some huge times....

Anonymous said...

NCS Division II is going to be an incredible battle - already feel bad for whichever team gets 3rd. Too bad CIF doesn't have a mechanism to adjust # of qualifying teams for State based on more recent performance/strength.

Albert Caruana said...

3 boys teams advance to state in Division II out of NCS so you will feel bad for the 4th place team.

With the new divisional breakdowns, NCS will hopefully gain auto bids in each division in the near future.

Anonymous said...

November 14, 2016 9:30 PM What course was used?

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 10:49am: Quarry Lakes course. Pretty much flat, couple of bumps here and there.

Anonymous said...

@10:49am I believe it was Quarry Lakes.

Anonymous said...

D2 sends top 3 teams

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