Sunday, February 14, 2021

Northern California XC results

California, Dublin, Granada and Livermore meet results

Jesuit vs De La Salle results

SCVAL #1

Granada vs Foothill results

SCCAL on February 18th results

Feel free to add other result links below in the comment section.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Curious what kind of participation are y’all getting. Did all your varsity runners come out? Did some parents say no? Is your team size limited?

Mattern said...

A huge thank you to Chris Williams, his assistant coaches, volunteers, AD, and athletes for putting on a safe and exciting multi-school cross country meet. To anyone that has ever attended the Dublin Distance Fiesta, it is no surprise that Coach Williams is an organizational superhero; overcoming pandemic obstacles to create a fun event that celebrates running. It was a a great day of cross country!

Albert Caruana said...

I know my team has lower numbers this current season and I am assuming every other team is experiencing the same.

Dan T said...

Covering small meets the last three weekends, every coach I have talked to has mentioned lower numbers, tougher time getting athletes to commit to training, etc. But with that said, every runner I have spoken to has been overjoyed at the opportunity to run with their teammates and compete against opponents. Hats off to coaches, administrators, parents, volunteers and student athletes that are making it happen. Was good to see two of the top NorCal teams (that aren't Bellarmine) and three of the top seniors go toe to toe at Jesuit. Ajani Salcido pulled away from De La Salle's Patric Curulla and his Jesuit teammate Michael Chambers over the second half of the race to take the win. In the team competition Jesuit overcame the absence of their top returner from state, Spencer Pickren to squeeze out a one point win over a deep De La Salle squad, powered by the one-two finish of Salcido and Chambers.

Anonymous said...

We have had 2 dual meets this year. Our girls varsity team has 4 runners. We did not have a team score our first race, but in the second race the other girls varsity team only had 3 runners. So the coaches just scored the first 3 runners. Everyone is adapting and making the most.

They are trying to do a league champs at the end of all the duals, but my coach is not confident of a meet that size.

Hank said...

In the SCVAL we usually have 1100ish athletes for 14 schools, this year we have 504. First meet is this Sat and we're all excited to race.

hank

Anonymous said...

Hank, Great to see the SCVAL racing again, and seems like a lot of thought and energy has been put into it. It looks like SCVAL is doing a series of dual and tri meets on the same day with wave starts. Waves will have runners from different schools, like #1 runners, then #2 runners, etc. Is that right? Can I also ask what is the mask policy? Kudos to the SCVAL for getting the season going! Also, sorry to see that Saratoga opted out, and hope that was a team decision and not a school admin decision.

Anonymous said...

Hank, are you running all 13 teams at the same time or are they actually running duals spaced out over the day? Are divisions separated or running together?

Anonymous said...

How is everyone handling, logistics> Travel to and from meets, physicals etc.? Are your Ad and school admin helping the coaches out?

Anonymous said...

Posting for a friend, but their AD told them that since CCS has started all seasons in January that athletes in Santa Clara county can not be in two cohorts (teams). So if they run a XC race that’s their sport.

Any real clarification from officials on this? I need hard proof, not opinions XC kids can run track.

Anonymous said...

Hank...are boys/girls from schools running together or separate in your dual meet waves?

pmccrystle said...

After March 27, all XC athletes can begin to compete in another sport. Pods are allowed to be reformed after three weeks, within the season itself--as long as no one tests positive or is exposed during the three weeks--so students coming from XC could join one pod of 'just finished XC tracksters' and then transition in to other pods as time elapsed. That is what we are doing at Bellarmine, and it is all by the rules...students can absolutely, definitively, do both XC and track.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Patrick. Do you by chance have a link to those rules? I’d like to forward to my friend who coaches so he can show his AD. Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Just curious do any of the athletes have to be tested?

Anonymous said...

Getting the feeling people don’t want to say what they’re doing. Best keep it on the down low so there’s no backlash.

Albert Caruana said...

I am not sure what you are looking for here. We are only having dual meets and all participants have to be tested in order to compete.

If anybody is out there trying to skirt the rules right now, they shouldn't be coaching and/or working with. young adults.

Anonymous said...

Not Patrick, but two items:
1) CIF rule 600 update: https://cifstate.org/covid-19/2.12.21_update_re_600
2) XC and Track are season 1 and season 2 respectively, using the CIF scheduling plan for the year. There is no restriction on athletes, once their season 1 sport is done, on participating on a season 2 sport team. Other districts/leagues may have different sports/seasons this year, but don't see any prohibition on concurrent sports from CIF, particularly in light of 1 above.

Anonymous said...

No saying any rules are being broken...But questions about links to the rules regard two sports allowed at the same time, do they wear masks while racing, are all 13 schools racing at the same time go unanswered. No rules being broken but by not publicizing the logistics can save some complaints. For example WCAL plans to compete at HMB in team time trials. But is that honoring the spirit of the rule only competing in your county or neighboring county? No rule is technically being broken but schools in non neighboring counties are running the same course on the same day. Just wondering how other leagues are doing it. Mass starts or wave starts? Divisions? Masks? What you all doing?

Albert Caruana said...

Hopefully, all coaches are following what their administration is directing them to do who in turn are following county guidelines.

Anonymous said...

@10:50.

1. CCS moved all sports into season 1. Per the CCS commissioner you can only do one sport.
2. Santa Clara is more restrictive. They are not allowing two cohorts simultaneously.

I’m looking for guidelines from CCS or Santa Clara County stating an athlete can change cohorts within the same season (as in CCS). Just because one finishes before the other doesn’t matter as both started at the same time. Or so I’m told. I’m looking for official county guidelines that state otherwise.

Anonymous said...

@11:13am. The WCAL is following both the letter and spirit of the rules. The WCAL is dividing the league into two divisions so that teams are only competing against other teams from within the same county or an adjacent county. There is no overlap between the two divisions and they won't be at the course at the same time.

Anonymous said...

Team from San Francisco races at 9 am. Team from Santa Clara at 9:30 am? Or you talking a Saturday & Sunday?

Anonymous said...

#3:41pm. One division races in the morning and another in the afternoon. No physical overlap whatsoever and separated by several hours. Facility will be cleared after the morning session. You seem to be wanting to find something wrong with it but that approach is pristine.

Anonymous said...

For the record the WCAL has not been approved to compete in San Mateo County at this time so it may not happen. Hopefully get an answer soon. I am not sure if the HMB school district approved the rental of the site yet but assuming so.

Hank said...

I just posted info this morning on lynbrooksports.com that gives meet info/requirements which should answer lots of questions. Meet/wave time schedule is also there so you can see how we're spreadout. Duals or tris allowed in our league (every league is different). No more than 20 athletes in a wave, going every 3 minutes. Gender is ignored for running off race, base waves on pace or co-horts (teams decide this as they feel is best for their athletes). Computer will score everything (division, duals, and a host of other what-ifs) at the end of the day
This way all schools run same course on same day so they can compare but done as 5 separate dual meets and 1 tri with 20-30 minutes of spacing in between each dual (custodial staff will clean restrooms between each dual, they'll be busy).

hank

Anonymous said...

Technology makes it pretty easy to run meets. I'd love it if our league had decided to run the meets with everyone in waves by time and let the computer sort the divisions etc.

Anonymous said...

Fun competition today at DLS between DLS, Monte Vista & DVHS. https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/188642/results

Really strong performances from Curulla and Switzer

Anonymous said...

Whoa. Quite the run from the MV kid clinging to Patrick Curulla for 3 miles. Those are strong times. Does anyone know what that course was like? Is there video somewhere?

Anonymous said...

Do any Counties / leagues require athletes to wear masks during races? We in the MCAL are trying to get our County Health Dept to drop this requirement. Football not required to wear masks during games, but cross country might required to during races. Hopefully they will make the right call on this one.

Anonymous said...

Santa Clara County requires masks. For all sports, including football.
If you read the state guidelines it also says to wear masks even when competing but coaches have taken liberties with the phase on one line (when possible).

R Gowen said...

The De La Salle meet was a multi looper inside their campus - flat fast course

Anonymous said...

CIF modified sport guidelines say masks not required during competition for XC and T&F.

Ron Ernst said...

BVAL, in Santa Clara, is requiring masks at all times during practices and racing. The ruling was that the County rules outweigh the broader CIF guidelines. We also need to wait to compete for two weeks from the official start date of the season (not sure on the reasoning here but it is a league rule). We are happy to be allowed to race.

Anonymous said...

I don’t know who needs to hear this but if your county or school district has stricter standards you have to go by those. CIF doesn’t supersede a county health department.

Anonymous said...

So weird situation. A kid was feeling fine & had no symptoms in screen check. Parents were home sick most of the week but started to see better day of the race. Then parents tested positive for covid a day later. Kid has thrown up a few times but no other symptoms & feeling better. Everyone is feeling better from that family. What now?

Albert Caruana said...

That kid gets tested again and should be nowhere near any of his teammates at this point.

Anonymous said...

If the athlete competed already and has been around the team who needs to be notified?

Anonymous said...

San Mateo now red tier!

Anonymous said...

Definitely pays to not test as much. So do you start your 2 week window or Dow you move tiers automatically now?

Hank said...

Dublin 4-way this Saturday has Bellarmine racing, looking forward to seeing the results. An actual XC meet without having to deal with waves, should be good.

Hank

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