Friday, August 11, 2023

2023 Pre-Season North Coast Section (NCS) Division IV Boys & Girls' Cross Country Rankings

Here are the pre-season rankings for NCS Division IV. The division breakdowns for all NCS teams can be found at this LINK. The number of teams that qualify for the state meet in each section and division can be found at this LINK.

Division IV Boys
 (Top 3 Advance to state)
1) Bishop O'Dowd-Return 5 runners from last year's 2nd place team.
2) Archie Williams-Frequent state meet competitor return solid pack led by Will Mulliken.
3) Albany-2-time defending section champs return led by impressive senior Lucas Cohen.
4) St. Mary's-Another frequent contender in this division will be in the hunt for a state meet berth.
5) Miramonte-One of the individual favorites, Asher Patel, leads the way here for the Matadors.
On the bubble (alphabetical order): Acalanes, Piedmont

Top 5 returning individuals, (place) and 2022 NCS meet time:
Logan Farzan (4) Acalanes 15:15.0
Asher Patel (5) Miramonte 15:24.3
Lyle Phillips (6) Bishop O'Dowd 15:30.5
Lucas Cohen (8) Albany 15:36.1
Callum McBride (10) Albany 15:44.9

Division IV Girls (Top 3 Advance to state)
1) Archie Williams-Return the entire team from last year's 2nd place team.
2) St. Mary's-Defending section champs return solid four but will need some help to repeat.
3) Acalanes-The return of Olivia Williams could make this team formidable here.
4) Miramonte-2021 section champs could be contenders for state meet berth.
5) Albany-Senior Kaia Place will lead Albany with hopes of joining the boys' team to the state meet.
On the bubble (alphabetical order): Marin Catholic, Piedmont

Top 5 returning individuals, (place) and 2022 NCS meet time:
Renae Searls (1) Alhambra 17:53.9
Alyssa Silversteinj (2) Archie Williams 18:17.2
Annika Punz (3) St. Mary's 18:47.2
Nevis Murphy (4) Acalanes 18:48.2
Alexandra Greenwald (5) Archie Williams 18:53.7

Please feel free to chime in on the rankings above. I won't be offended if you strongly disagree as the above rankings are meant to be a launching pad for conversation. Fortunately, section titles and state meet berths are decided by the runners themselves. Any impact freshmen that we should know about?

1 comment:

FormerXC said...

Any idea if Milan & Khaya Jackson of SMB is on SMB team. They ran XC last year but didn't run track. Thought they would had been outstanding last year but they didn't run. Any idea if they have transferred or they no longer running. I know they were into basketball too. Thanks

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