Tuesday, January 23, 2018

2018 NCS Distance State Meet Contenders

Sorry for the delay but here are my picks for the upcoming NCS Track and Field season. Feel free to comment below on any additions to the lists below. If you feel like a runner or two should be moved up and considered more highly, please add that as well. Did I miss anybody completely that belonged somewhere below?

Girls 800m.
The favorite: Alyssa Brewer California (2-time Defending Section & State Champion)
Threats: Marissa D'Atri Alhambra, Molly Neach San Ramon Valley
Wildcards: Gillian Wagner Redwood, Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy, Keely Murphy Carondelet, Madison Perez Amador Valley

Boys 800m.
The favorites: Jett Charvet Heritage (Defending State Champion)
Threats: Parker Wilkerson Las Lomas, Harrison Fisher De La Salle, Jack Dunbar Petaluma
Wildcards: Reece Proctor Piedmont, Miska Evans Arcata, Kheva Mann Sonoma Academy, Erik Stein Lick-Wilmerding, Will Dunbar Petaluma

Girls 1600m.
The favorite: Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy (Defending Section Champion)
Threats: Gillian Wagner Redwood, Rayna Stanziano Concord, Gabrielle Peterson Healdsburg
Wildcards: Emma Tavella San Ramon Valley, Grace Dailey Branson, Colleen McCandless Granada, Kate Bowen Sonoma Academy, Aimee Armstrong Maria Carrillo, Lauren Lum Alameda, Callie Jones Branson, Claire Jackson University

Boys 1600m.
The favorite: Liam Anderson Redwood (Defending Section Champion)
Threats: Jett Charvet Heritage, John Bennett Granada, Connor Livingston De La Salle
Wildcards: Munir Kabbara San Rafael, Zach Martinez Redwood, Christopher Middleton-Pearson Dublin

Girls 3200m.
The favorites: Colleen McCandless Granada
Threats: Emily Perez St. Joseph Notre Dame, Kate Tavella San Ramon Valley, Kelli Wilson Monte Vista, Jenna Miles Campolindo
Wildcards: Gillian Wagner Redwood, Amanda Olla San Ramon Valley, Isabella Chao Campolindo, Hannah Ruane Campolindo, Gabrielle Peterson Healdsburg, Sydnie Rivas Maria Carrillo, Gracie Dupuis Granada

Boys 3200m.
The favorite: Liam Anderson Redwood (2017 State Meet Qualifier)
Threats: Adrian Schroeder Dublin, Gaurav Phanse Dublin
Wildcards: John Bennett Granada, Preston Norris Las Lomas, James Bull Miramonte, Cooper McCarthy Sir Francis Drake, Sean Laidlaw Lick-Wilmerding, Denny Rich Washington

In the meantime, feel free to start a discussion about the potential favorites and contenders for the fast-approaching spring season.


Anonymous said...

Different than the Pre Season all distance team?

Albert Caruana said...

Yes, that was NorCal, this is NCS only.

Anonymous said...

Liam Anderson, Liam Anderson,and Liam Anderson

Anonymous said...

Boys 1600m: Liam Anderson
Boys 800m: Jett Charvet
Boys 3200m: Liam Anderson

Girls 800m: Alyssa Brewer

Albert Caruana said...

I think those are the obvious ones. The others are not so easy.

Anonymous said...

Great list! I think the Boys 1600m will be especially interesting. Liam Anderson and Jett Charvet had a great battle last year and Liam's cross country season was phenomenal. Livingston is coming off a good cross season in his own right and Bennett was solid as well. Will be interesting to see if they can contend with guys like Anderson. Sure to be a great season!

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