Tuesday, May 30, 2023

NorCal Top 5 Distance Times for 800, 1600, 3200, 4 x 800 relays and DMRs

New additions this week are in bold.

Boys 800m
1) Joseph Lighthall Hughson 1:51.95
2) Evan Gardner Homestead 1:52.47
3) Justin Pretre Menlo 1:52.98
4) Parker Long Piedmont 1:53.25
5) Joaquin Foster San Domenico 1:53.89

Girls 800m
1) Samira Kennedy Castilleja 2:09.82
2) Cate Peters Monte Vista 2:10.03
3) Tatum Olesen Menlo Atherton 2:10.25
4) Sabrina Zanetto St. Francis MV 2:10.35
5) Ashlyn Boothby Scotts Valley 2:10.37

Boys 1600m
1) Alex Lamoureux College Park 4:09.94
2) Lucas Cohen Albany 4:09.97
3) Levente Palvolgyi Priory 4:10.17
4) Brandon Moreno Jesuit 4:10.28
4) Mateo Malko-Allen St. Mary's Berkeley 4:10.28
5) Caleb Cavanaugh Oakdale 4:10.40

Girls 1600m
1) Ashlyn Boothby Scotts Valley 4:39.45
2) Hanne Thomsen Montgomery 4:43.63
3) Kinga Czajkowska Palo Alto 4:48.23
4) Tatum Olesen Menlo Atherton 4:51.35
5) Sabrina Zanetto St. Francis, MV 4:51.89

Boys 3200m
1) Grant Morgenfeld Palo Alto 8:49.21
2) Daegan Cutter Redwood 8:54.85
3) Ethan Miller Monte Vista 8:56.86
4) Aydon Stefanopoulos Los Gatos 8:57.99
5) Sean Morello Albany 8:59.12

Girls 3200m
1) Hanne Thomsen Montgomery 9:55.31
2) Katie Kopec Whitney 10:20.64
3) Ashlyn Boothby Scotts Valley 10:26.12
4) Evangeline Marheineke Mitty 10:28.21
5) Lauren Soobrian Los Altos 10:31.33

Boys 4 x 800 Relay
1) Menlo 7:39.10
2) Crystal Springs Uplands 7:45.30
3) Clayton Valley 7:46.21 
4) Bellarmine 7:51.33
5) Palo Alto 7:53.85

Girls 4 x 800 Relay
1) St. Francis, MV 9:04.03
2) Los Altos 9:16.02
3) Whitney 9:17.46
4) Palo Alto 9:18.22
5) Scotts Valley 9:21.30

Boys Distance Medley Relay
1) Menlo 10:13.17
2) Palo Alto 10:17.73
3) Granada 10:23.57
4) Whitney 10:25.89
5) Redwood 10:27.41

Girls Distance Medley Relay
1) Palo Alto 11:58.80
2) Campolindo 12:09.89
3) Los Altos 12:11.29
4) Scotts Valley 12:13.67
5) St. Francis, MV 12:23.17

Sunday, May 28, 2023

NorCal State Top 6 finishers

Boys 400 Relay-Acalanes 2nd 40.96 2nd, De La Salle 5th 41.28
Girls 1600-Ashlyn Boothby Scotts Valley 2nd 4:39.45 (new CCS record), Hanne Thomsen Montgomery 4th 4:43.63
Boys 1600-Alex Lamoureux College Park 4th 4:09.94, Mateo Malko-Allen St. Mary's Berkeley 6th 4:10.28
100m Hurdles-Kori Fields St. Mary's, Stockton 1st 13.79, Giselle Kirchner Rocklin 2nd at 13.85, Yvette Harris Lincoln, Stockton 5th 14.08, Mari Testa Campolindo 6th 14.11
110m Hurdles-Steven Dahdouh Pleasant Grove 3rd 14.21, Chukwunonso Udeh De La Salle 5th 14.29, Miles Roberts Leland 6th 14.29
Girls 400-Hannah Rutherford Mountain View 4th 54.79
Boys 400-Bryce Thomas Moreau Catholic 4th 47.53, Brayden Chavez Vanden 6th 48.04
Girls 100-Ellie McCuskey-Hay St. Ignatius 2nd 11.52, Shanye Harris Edison 4th 11.73
Boys 100-Robert Stitts El Cerrito 3rd 10.32
Girls 800-Cate Peters Monte Vista 6th 2:10.03
Boys 800-Joe Lighthall Hughson 1st 1:52.06, Jackson Hein Pleasant Valley 5th 1:53.71
Girls 300 Hurdles-Keilee Hall Christian Brothers 3rd 41.90, Yvette Harris Lincoln, Stockton 5th 42.33
Girls 3200 Relay-St. Francis MV 3rd 9:04.03 (CCS Record)
Boys 3200 Relay-Menlo 2nd 7:39.10 (New CCS Record), Crystal Springs Uplands School 6th 7:45.30
Girls 3200-Katie Kopec Whitney 6th 10:20.64
Boys 3200-Aydon Stefanopoulos Los Gatos 4th 8:57.99
Boys 1600 Relay-Los Gatos 2nd 3:13.97 (New CCS Record)
Boys Discus-Liam Brennan Santa Clara 5th 183'0"
Girls High Jump-Ashanti Elie Whitney 1st 5'10", Alexis Hunt Maria Carrillo 2nd 5'10"
Girls Long Jump-Ellie McCuskey-Hay St. Ignatius 6th 19'7.25"
Boys Long Jump-Chukwunonso Udeh De La Salle 1st 23'9.75", Logan Saldate Palma 2nd 23'5.5", Trevor Rogers Acalanes 4th 23'4", Jonathan Craft Valley Christian SJ 6th 23'1.5"
Boys Pole Vault-Maxwell McFarlane Turlock 2nd 16'2"
Girls Discus-Galadriel Mellion Weston Ranch 5th 148'7"
Boys High Jump-Nathan Fifer Montgomery 2nd 6'6", Legend Moore St. Mary's, Stockton 3rd 6'6", Aiydan Bague Venture Academy 4th 6'6", Chukwunonso Udeh De La Salle 5th 6'4"
Boys Triple Jump-Ethan Fong Lincoln, Stockton 3rd 47'6.75", Brandon Rush Bishop O'Dowd 5th 46'2.75"
Girls Shot Put-Galadriel Mellion Weston Ranch 5th 41'5.75", Nicole Steiner Los Gatos 6th 41'3.75"

Pretty good day for so many NorCal athletes and teams. Most impressive or surprising performance of the day?

Saturday, May 27, 2023

2023 CIF Meet update

For those of you not here in Fresno, you can watch the meet live on MileSplit at this link:

Here are the compiled results from yesterday's Trials:

You can find the live results for tonight at this link:

Feel free to comment below on NorCal athletes/teams competing tonight and who you feel have the best shot at winning a state title. What NorCal athletes/teams looked great yesterday at the trials? What race/event are you most looking forward to watching?

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

103rd California State Meet

I will post links here that will pertain to the 103rd CA state meet. 

Meet Program:
https://d2o2figo6ddd0g.cloudfront.net/l/r/z60hneyglmi108/2023_CIF_Track_entries.pdf (updated)

State Meet Previews
Sprints: https://ca.milesplit.com/articles/334629/cif-state-championships-boys-and-girls-sprints-preiview
PV: https://ca.milesplit.com/articles/334686/cif-state-championships-boys-and-girls-pole-vault-preview
Distance: https://ca.milesplit.com/articles/334690/cif-state-championships-boys-and-girls-distances-preview

Watch live on Flotrack

In the meantime, feel free to comment below on any events that you feel will be must-watch during Saturday's final. Also, what NorCal athletes or teams do you feel have the potential to score state championships? What was the most outstanding effort from this past weekend's section finals?

Monday, May 22, 2023

NorCal Cross Country and Track and Field College Commitments

Ellie Buckley Campolindo (NCS) Boston College
Cate Peters
 Monte Vista (NCS) Stanford University
Sean Morello Albany (NCS) Duke University
Justin Pretre Menlo (CCS) Cal Berkeley
Katie Kopec Whitney (SJS) Oregon State University
Lauren Soobrian Los Altos (CCS) Duke University
Alexander Lodewick Campolindo (NCS) Cal Berkeley
Dheeraj Gurusamy Granada (NCS) Cal Poly SLO
Sally Binder Monte Vista (NCS) Georgetown
Walker Quinn Oak Ridge (SJS) University of Texas
Amber Boothby Scotts Valley (CCS) UC San Diego
Kaiya Brooks Crystal Springs Uplands School (CCS) Harvard University
Aiden Deffner Menlo School (CCS) John Hopkins University
William Floyd Menlo School (CCS) University of Chicago
Fiona Bodkin Los Altos (CCS) Pomona
Ella Fadil Los Altos (CCS) Boston College
Ethan Miller Monte Vista (NCS) Cal Poly SLO
Brooke Butler Oak Ridge (SJS) UC Davis
Galadriel Mellion Weston Ranch (SJS) Arizona State
Roland Ruckmann-Barnes Granada (NCS) Cal Berkeley
Elizabeth Fetter Palo Alto (CCS) West Point
Hillary Studdert Palo Alto (CCS) Stanford University
Jude DeVries Montgomery (NCS) Cal Poly SLO
Shane Badcock Dougherty Valley (NCS) UC San Diego
Audrey Maclean Redwood (NCS) Middlebury College
Lulu Baker Redwood (NCS) Middlebury College
Sofia Nogueiro Redwood (NCS) Hamilton College
Maddie Buck Redwood (NCS) Hamilton College
Daegan Cutter Redwood (NCS) Yale University
Alex Lamoureux College Park (NCS) Chico State
Adeline Johnson Branson (NCS) Cal Berkeley
Gavin Doig Cardinal Newman (NCS) Pomona College
Coco McKamey Santa Rosa (NCS) Cal Poly Humbolt
Andrew Stevens Santa Rosa (NCS) Chico State
Abby Carroll Davis (SJS) Sonoma State
Norah Dulaney Davis (SJS) UC San Diego
Ryan Mitchell Davis (SJS) Gonzaga University
Andrew Fu Harker (CCS) Yale University
Elianah DeMange Maria Carrillo (NCS) Cal Poly SLO
Lily Mulligan Maria Carrillo (NCS) San Diego State University
Mateo Malko-Allen St. Mary's Berkeley (NCS) Cal Poly SLO
Hope Martin Montgomery (NCS) UC Santa Cruz
Furious Clay Crystal Springs Uplands School (CCS) Georgetown University
Joe Lighthall Hughson (SJS) Brigham Young University
Elie Ashanti Whitney (SJS) Cal Berkeley
Yvette Harris Lincoln SJ (SJS) University of Central Florida
Samira Kennedy Castilleja (CCS) Harvard University
Anna McNatt McClatchy (SJS) Cal Berkeley
Drake Miller Tamalpais (NCS) University of Colorado
Julia Soderberry Sacred Heart Prep (CCS) Brown University
Sophie Tau Los Gatos (CCS) Cal Berkeley
Megan Malloy Northgate (NCS) Chico State
Julia Pioroda Newark Memorial (NCS) San Francisco St.
Parker Long Piedmont (NCS) Cal Poly SLO
Christian Taylor Piedmont (NCS) UC Davis
Melia Middleton Christopher (CCS) Nevada Reno
Parker Harrison Junipero Serra (CCS) Cal State Fullerton

If you know of others, leave a comment below and I will add them to the list. You can also email me at albertjcaruana@gmail.com. Please make sure these are commitments that have been made public and not heard through the grapevine.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

50 years later: How a 10-year-old became 1st woman to win Bay Area's iconic Dipsea Race


CCS Finals 1600m Boys Varsity (2012)

Back in 2012, Menlo Atherton senior George Baier who was the alternate for the CCS 1600 final, got into the final when one of the 12 competitors scratched. Baier took advantage of the opportunity by ...well you will have to check out the video to find out the result.

Here is my interview with George after his race:

NorCal Section Finals prediction post

With the upcoming section finals coming up this weekend, this is your chance to show your prediction prowess by selecting winners in events in any section that you would like to choose. Feel free to comment below in the section below. Who are the absolute locks to win their event? Who is going to be the biggest surprise? Who is ready to shock the world (at least the NorCal T & F world)? What will be the most competitive event at any of the 6 NorCal sections? Who are the NorCal athletes that will be favored to win at the state meet?

Monday, May 08, 2023

CCS 4 x 800 Qualiers

Thanks to Menlo coach Jorge Chen and Branham coach Craig Lee. (Updated...one last time)

Sunday, May 07, 2023

5 Star High Jump Camp led by St. Mary's Berkeley coach Jeff Rogers

Highly recommended high jump camp for the first 8-10 high jumpers that sign up by one of the top jump coaches in the bay area, St. Mary's Berkeley coach Jeff Rogers. 

Former Davis HS runner Fiona O'Keefe

Saturday, May 06, 2023

League Trials/Finals results


NBL Finals







Sierra Valley Conference Championship

PAL Varsity Championships

Foothill Valley League Championship

Friday, May 05, 2023

Blind California Hurdler Takes a Leap of Faith


Ray Chavez photo.

Also an article in SJ Mercury News:

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