Saturday, December 24, 2022

2022 All-NorCal XC Teams

If you would like to vote on the All-NorCal XC team, please email me at and I will send you all the info you need to vote. Here is a link to the history of the All-NorCal XC teams dating back to 1953.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

2022 NorCal Cross Country Awards

You can find previous winners at the following link.

Most Valuable Runner (boys)-Sean Morello Albany (NCS)
Most Valuable Runner (girls)-Hanne Thomsen Montgomery (NCS)

Most Impressive Individual Performance (boys)-Grant Morgenfeld Palo Alto (CCS) at Woodbridge/De La Salle Invitational
Most Impressive Individual Performance (girls)-Hanne Thomsen Montgomery at NCS 

Most Impressive Performance (boys' team)-Granada at Woodbridge/Oakdale at CA State Meet
Most Impressive Performance (girls' team)-Los Altos at CCS

Rising Star (boys)-Broen Holman Sonora (SJS)/Aydon Stefanopoulus Los Gatos (CCS)/Trey Caldwell De La Salle (NCS)
Rising Star (girls)-Kinga Czajkowska Palo Alto (CCS)/Evie Marheineke Archbishop Mitty (CCS)

Most Inspirational (boys)-Eshaan Hussain California (NCS)
Most Inspirational (girls)-Tatum Olesen Menlo Atherton (CCS)

Most Improved Runner (boys)-Shane Badcock Dougherty Valley (NCS)/Blake Martin Redwood (NCS)
Most Improved Runner (girls)-Grace Roesgen San Ramon Valley (NCS)

Lifetime Achievement Award (boys)-Justin Pretre Menlo (CCS)
Lifetime Achievement Award (girls)-Ellie Buckley Campolindo (NCS)

Buster Posey (rookie of the year)-Isaac Abbott Jesuit (SJS)
Buster Posey (rookie of the year)-Lydia Anderson Los Altos (CCS)

Best Robin to Batman (best supporting actor)-Landon Pretre Menlo (CCS)
Best Robin to Batman (best supporting actress)-Shea Volkmer Campolindo (NCS)

Best Three Amigos-Dax Daley, Omar Alsaidi, Caleb Cavanaugh Oakdale (SJS)
Best Three Amigas-Kinga Czajkowska, Elizabeth Fetter, Hillary Studdert Palo Alto (CCS)

Boys Coach of the Year (Directing)-Jeremy Mattern Granada (NCS)/Guy Fowler Oakdale (SJS)
Girls Coach of the Year (Directing)-Stephanie MacKenzie Los Altos (CCS)/Chuck Woolridge Campolindo (NCS)
Coach of the Year-Albert Caruana Crystal Springs Uplands (CCS)

Thursday, December 08, 2022

Cross-country: Julia Stamps Mallon’s daughter Ashlin emerging as top middle school runner

Ashlin Mallon, the 13-year-old daughter of three-time national cross-country champion Julia Stamps Mallon, has erupted onto the scene this past year. You can check out the article at this LINK.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

All-CCS Teams posted



California All-Time Podium Teams updated

Now that most of the 2022 season has been completed, I updated the all-time podium teams at the California State Meet. You can find that list at this LINK.

The top two teams that have won the most state meet trophies for the girls are SF University and Campolindo. Both teams won a trophy this past season adding to their total. SF University currently has the record for most state titles (11) and podium finishes (18).

On the boy's side, Jesuit has had the 4th most podium finishes with 13 and is tied with McFarland for the most state titles with 9.

Garmin RunningLane XC Championship races in Alabama

Congratulations to the Oakdale boys who finished in 2nd place in the Gold Division this past Saturday at the Garmin RunningLane XC Championship after winning their first state title in Division III the previous weekend.

You can check out the results HERE

Sunday, December 04, 2022

NorCal individuals who qualified for Champs Sports National Meet at Balboa Park

Katie Kopec Whitney HS 4th place

Grant Morgenfeld Palo Alto 3rd place
Broen Holman Sonora 7th place
Trey Caldwell De La Salle 8th place

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