Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2017 NCS Distance State Meet Contenders

Here is what I have so far.  Remember only top 3 qualify to the CA state Track and Field meet unless you make the 2017 At-Large Time Standards. Additions? Changes? Who are the freshmen that will contend? Comments?

Girls 800m.
The favorites: Alyssa Brewer California (defending section & state champion)
Threats: Gillian Wagner Redwood, Avi Perteete St. Mary's Berkeley (state meet qualifier)
Wildcards: Molly Neach San Ramon Valley, Imani Boggan Acalanes, Marissa D'Atri Alhambra

Boys 800m.
The favorite: Niki Moore Campolindo (defending section champion)
Threats: Andrew Thomas Redwood (state meet qualifier), Miles Duncan Deer Valley
Wildcards: Isaias Deleon De La Salle, Spencer Small University, Mesgna Neghasi Tamalpais, Will Dunbar Petaluma, Zachery Esponda Casa Grande

Girls 1600m.
The favorite: Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy (defending section champion)
Threats: Meredith Corda Monte Vista (state meet qualifier), Glennis Murphy Redwood
Wildcards: Hannah Fishlow Miramonte, Cassidy Haskell Miramonte, Kai Bohannon Liberty, Grace Dailey Branson, Brianna Bourne College Prep, Madalyne Coney Monte Vista

Boys 1600m.
The favorite: Liam Anderson Redwood
Threats: Neil Braganza Dougherty Valley (state meet qualifier), Luca Mazzanti Santa Rosa
Wildcards: Isaias De Leon De La Salle, Kellen O'Neill Arcata, Tristan Miller Monte Vista, Omar Maklaf Livermore, Adrian Schroeder Dublin, Munir Kabbara San Rafael

Girls 3200m.
The favorite: Kiera Marshall St. Joseph Notre Dame/Glennis Murphy Redwood
Threats: Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy, Meredith Corda Monte Vista,
Wildcards: Isabella Chao Campolindo, Hannah Ruane Campolindo, Collen McCandless Granada, Cassidy Haskell Miramonte, Kinga Bihari Granada

Boys 3200m.
The favorite: Cooper Teare St. Joseph Notre Dame (defending section and state champion)
Threats: Anirudh Surapenani Dublin (state meet qualifier, Brian Schulz El Molino,
Wildcards: Jared Yabu Campolindo, Daniel Pride Santa Rosa, John Bennett Granada, Ryan Cutter Hercules


Anonymous said...

Liam Anderson beating braganza, yeah right

Steve Palladino said...

Jordan Scobey has graduated from MCHS

Anonymous said...

Seeing that the largest improvements for boys are usually from freshman to sophomore year and that Anderson is coming from the same program that recently produced Fred Huxham... yeah it is very possible.

Albert Caruana said...

Liam Anderson ran 15:05.3 at Woodward Park this past season making him the fastest sophomore in the entire state. He ran 4:18.39 as a freshman last season at the NCS final. How much faster can he go in the 1600 this coming season?

Anonymous said...

December 20, 2016 11:25 PM,

Really depends. Boys grow at vastly different times.

Steve Palladino said...

Liam Anderson: 15:48 at CIF Championships as frosh, 15:03 as soph = 4.7% improvement year to year.
A 4.7% year to year improvement on 4:18 = ~4:06.
I often suggest a potential 4-5% improvement from frosh to soph year for boys, and 2-3% per year thereafter, given normal circumstances. He has already nailed the 4-5% for XC. I wish him good health and continued improvement - he's in good coaching hands.

Anonymous said...

I think it is hard to say that he can run 4:06 (this year). He already had a full season of XC training before his track season, and really peaked at the right time. The same can be said for this year. While he did have a massive improvement, I would equate that 4:18 time to around a 15:20 mark for a 5k. Therefore, he should improve by about 2% given his season and run between 4:09 and 4:13. But who knows, he is having a phenomenal career thus far and a 4:06 would make him an all time great as a sophomore alone!

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