All NorCal - 1976

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THE 1976 ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CROSS COUNTRY TEAM FIRST TEAM: (listed alphabetically) 2.0 3.0 Sec Reg Lg Postal Postal Invites Aguilar, Gonzalo Manteca Sr 6 2 Avrit, Doug Chico Sr 1 -- 1 4-2-1-1 Berry, Rod Redwood Jr 1 1 1 9:04.0 14:00.0 1-1 Biando, Mike Piner Jr 8 7 -- 9:29.0 14:48.8 7-9-2 Borland, Glen Del Norte Sr 3 3 2 Brewer, Nick Mira Loma Sr 3 1 1 4 Brewer, Paul Leigh Jr 4 3 1 9:14.7 14:39.8 5-3 Carrasco, Carlos Mt Pleasant So 1 1 1 9:09.6 1-1 Collier, Aaron Tamalpias Sr 2 2 2-1 Cross, Greg Mt Diablo Sr 4 2 1 2 Holladay, Ken Gilroy Jr 6 11 2 9:26.7 8 Hitchcock, Greg S Tahoe Sr 2 1 1 Holmes, Tim Downey Sr 1 1 1 13:59.9 1-1-1-1-3 Love, Bob Carlmont Jr 3 27 1 9:13.7 14:21.4 2-2-1-1-1 Navarro, Dan Oakmont Sr 4 1 1 O'Neil, Tom Jesuit Sr 5 2 1 2 Ross, Stan Serra Sr 12 1 1 9:27.6 4-6-7 Sechrist, Rich Piedmont Hills Sr 5 5 9:29.0 1 Smith, Dan Eureka Sr 6 5 1 Stillman, Mark Willow Glen Sr 2 2 1 9:42.0 15:19.0 1 Strangio, Steve Mission SJ So 7 1 2 9:39.0 6 Vasquez, Rich Clayton Valley Jr 5 1 3 9:17.2 3 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RUNNER OF THE YEAR Tim Holmes Downey (Modesto) Outstanding SENIOR Tim Holmes Downey (Modesto) Outstanding JUNIOR Rod Berry Redwood (Lakspur) Outstanding SOPHOMORE Carlos Carrasco Mt Pleasant (SJ) Outstanding FRESHMAN Jack Kurr Gunn (Palo Alto) SECOND TEAM: (listed alphabetically) Sec Reg Lg Postal Avila, Dave Cupertino So 10 4 3 9:36.0 Boynton, Terry Cupertino Sr 9 7 1 15:02.0 Bullano, Dave Piner Sr 14 11 -- 9:38.0 Burke, Paul DeLa Salle Sr 12 2 Castro, Ray Logan Jr 16 4 3 9:24.1 Chapman, Colin Redwood Sr 11 4 9:34.0 Galligan, Mike Marysville Sr 1s Gaul, Pete Jesuit Sr 8 3 2 Graves, Kurt Chico 3 2 Green, Joe Aragon Sr 13 2 1 9:29.5 Kendall, Ray Alameda Sr 15 5 Mandanis, Greg Carlmont Sr 7 1 2 9:40.0 Maxwell, Malcom El Camino (S) Sr 9 5 4 McInturf, Bruce McClatchy Sr 7 7 1 Moreno, Armando Piner Jr 10 6 -- 9:42.0 Munoz, Gilbert Watsonville Sr 11 1 2 9:43.0 Pearl Jaime Skyline Sr ill Romiguiere, Ken Canyon Jr 9 3 1 9:39.0 Schneider, Jim Skyline Jr 1 9:32.0 Siqueiros, ArmandoWatsonville Sr 16 2 9:21.6 Sup, John Palma Sr 21 7 9:12.0 Williams, Gael Miramonte Jr 13 4 HONORABLE MENTION (CCS): Hartman Milpitas Barragon Campbell Diaz Silver Creek Thuston Menlo-Atherton Dean Jefferson Sausjord West.. Burns Saratoga Ritt Leigh Christiansen Seaside Sanchez Sunnyvale Lua Leland Norris Carlmont Cordova Watsonville Cortez St Francis Kurr, Jack Gunn Fr Solback Aptos Rinaldi Serra Nicklin, Jeff Monta Vista Flatow Willow Glen Hannawalt St Ignatius Grimes, Danny Monta Vista Eberly Los Gatos Rohe, Mar Saratoga Trujillo Gilroy Reith Fremont Blouin Willow Glen HONORABLE MENTION (NCS): Martin Piner Baker San Ramon Ruffing Mission SJ Balburz North Gate Conover Miramonte Mullen North Gate Van Buskirk Pleasant Hill Hussey Washington Behnig Castro Valley Kruger Piner Sallaz San Leandro Harbaugh Piedmont HONORABLE MENTION (SJ): Otis Mira Loma Radicon Mira Loma Kading Mira Loma Foster Jesuit Slater Jesuit Finn Jesuit Munoz Franklin Winkley Hughson Baker Stagg Perez Franklin McKinstry Merced Garcia Merced Lee Napa Crabb Paradise HONORABLE MENTION (SF, Oakland, North): Busby Skyline Cervantes Chico Gripenberg Lincoln, SF Millar McAteer The All Northern California Cross Country Team is sponsored annually by the Northern California Track & Field Association and by Citizens Savings. Awards ("T" shirts and scrolls) will be awarded to first team members. The first All Northern California team to be selected was back in 1962. Unofficial selections have been made retroactive to 1953. The selection committee for this year's team was composed of: Pato Yanicks (M-A), Chairman; Ken Thomas (Soquel); Terry Ward (St Ignatius); Bill Thompson (Alameda); Jim Underhill (Piner); Keith Conning (No Cal Running Review). Other contributors to the team were: Bill Mensing (Downey); Chuck Cheley (Chico); Dick Meyers (Eureka); Bob Wall (Lassen); and Bob McGuire (Pleasant Hill). The area represented by the 1976 All Northern California Team included six sections of the CIF: North, North Coast, Central Coast, San Joaquin, SF & Oakland. The geographical boundaries of these sections went as far as the Oregon border (North) to Merced (South). COMMENTS: There were repeaters from last year's first team selections: (Berry, Carrasco & Holmes). Cross, Love, O'Neill, Smith and Ross all moved up to first team selections from their second team spot a year ago. Tim Holmes (Downey), was selected as Runner of the Year again, joining Ron Larrieu of Palo Alto and Mike Ryan of Wilcox as the only double repeater in the history of the selections. (Ryan was number one selection in 1961-62-63). The break-down of selectees by section was very close. NCS 8, CCS 7, SJ 6, N 1. S Tahoe, Gilroy, Eureka, Manteca, Oakmont, Piner and Del Norte had their first All Nor-Cal selections ever. NEW LOOK: 1976 marks our first ever GIRLS ALL NOR-CAL TEAM. RELEASE TIME: Friday, Dec 17, 1976 THE 1976 ALL NORTHERN CALIF BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM Ranked by KEITH CONNING FIRST TEAM: (listed by RANK) Name School (Gr) Tim Holmes Downey 1sts @ Livermore, Cntr Meet, Nev Union, Matador Rel, Conference, S-J D4, SJS, 3-mi Postal, PA-AAU Jr 10K (top prep); 3rd @ MSAC Rod Berry Redwood (11) 1sts @ San Ramon, Soquel, Pleasant Hill, NCS Redwood Empire, NCS; 2nds @ Marin County AL, 3-mi Postal Aran Collier Tamalpais 1sts @ San Ramon, Pleasant Hill, Marin County AL; 2nds @ Soquel, NCS Redwood Empire, NCS Carlos Carrasco Mt Pleasant (10)1sts @ Alum Rock, Stanford, Soquel, Lynbrook, 2-mi Postal, CCS Reg 3, CCS Greg Hitchcock S Tahoe 1sts @ Alum Rock, S Tahoe, League, Sub-Section; 2nd @ SJS Doug Avrit Chico 1sts @ Chico, Rio Linda, League, NS, Jr Oly Meet; 2nd @ San Ramon; 4th @ Nev Union (fell @ start) Mark Stillman Willow Glen 1sts @ Serra, Del Mar, League, heat @ 3-mi Postal; 2nd @ CCS; 22nd @ 2-mi Postal Nick Breuer Mira Loma 1sts @ League; 2nds @ Alum Rock, Nev Union; 3rd @ SJS Glen Borland Del Norte 3rds @ NCS Redwood Empire, NCS Bob Love Carlmont (11) 1st @ League; 2nd @ Stanford; 3rds @ 2-mi Postal, CCS, 3-mi Postal, PA Jr 10K; 27th @ CCS Region TEAMS There were five boys' teams that were very hard to separate -- Piner, Mira Loma (Sac), Jesuit (Sac), Redwood and Skyline (Oak). Piner gets the edge based on its decisive victory over Redwood in the NCS Meet. Piner beat Redwood three times and lost only once to them. Piner's only other loss was to Jesuit by 9 points early in the season. Redwood defeated Mira Loma, the Sac-Joaquin champs, at the Soquel Invit by 2 points. Skyline runds out the top five with its San Ramon victory and its 3rd place at Pleasant Hill. #1 - Piner (Santa Rosa) #2 - Mira Loma (Sacramento) #3 - Jesuit (Sacramento) #4 - Redwood (Larkspur) #5 - Skyline (Oakland)


THE 1976 ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CROSS COUNTRY TEAM FIRST TEAM: (listed alphabetically) Allred, J La Sierra Bain, Karen Rio American Bardell, Micki Yuba City Bowers, Pam American Burleson, Darcy Chico RUNNER OF THE YEAR Fox, Jean Homestead Kenney, Diane Novato Linn, Rio American Messerchmitt, HiedMontgomery Moen, Heidi San Mateo Pearson, Deena San Lorenzo Valley Robinson, Karey Franklin Robinson, Linda Pleasant Hill Rudolph, Debbie Lassen Stevenson, MichellCastro Valley Sweeny, Sarah Marin Catholic Schmidt, Rebecca Half Moon Bay Taylor, Toni Sunnyvale Trason, Ann Pacific Grove Vaughn, Cindy San Carlos Way, Kathy Alameda Young, E Oakmont HONORABLE MENTION: Stafford Madera Paulin Camden Kemp Saratoga Blevins Campolindo Mallet Branham Daley Granada Gerdsen Miramonte Behrbaum Amador Broderick Tamalpaias Williams Livermore Bacjand Berkeley Park Chico Salisbury NorthGate Lyons Granada Bubanjo Piedmont Maxworthy Miramonte Greg Chico Cotte Cupertino Himenes St Francis Brown Mt View Craig Berkeley Lavelle Mercy M Taylor Sunnyvale Cunncer Mercy Meehan Mercy Schneider Santa Cruz Guelich Soquel Munoz Watsonville Hardy Aptos Mungai Santa Cruz THE 1976 ALL NORTHERN CALIF GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM Ranked by KEITH CONNING FIRST TEAM: (listed by RANK) Name School (Gr) Darcy Burleson Chico (10) 1sts @ Chico, Nev Union, San Ramon, Rio Linda, League, NS; 3rd @ AAU XC Champs Linda Robinson Pleasant Hill 1sts @ Antioch, League, NCS; 2nds @ College Park, Pleasant Hill, NCS Central Reg; 4th @ San Ramon Michelle Stevenson Castro Valley (1sts @ Hayward Area Inv, Pleasant Hill, League, NCS South Reg; 2nds @ San Ramon, NCS Sarah Sweeny Marin Catholic 1sts @ Sonoma St, League, NCS Redwood Empire; 3rds @ Pleasant Hill, NCS Debbie Rudolph Lassen (11) 1st @ Walnut Festival; 2nd @ NS; 3rd @ Nev Union; 5th @ State AAU (14-18 div) Champs Karen Bain Rio Americano 1sts @ Nev XC Carnival, League, SJS; 2nd @ Rio Linda; 14th @ State Women's AAU Champs Ann Trason Pacific Grove 1st @ Aptos Inv; No CCS Meet for girls, saw limited action Micky Vardell Yuba City 1sts @ Bella Vista, League, SJS Sub; 2nds @ Nev Union, SJS; 16th @ State Women's AAU XC Champs Rebecca Schmidt Half Moon Bay (1sts @ Soquel, 2-mi Postal; No CCS Meet for girls TEAMS Chico's girls defeated Granada (Livermore), the NCS champs, by 20 points at the San Ramon Invite. They were undefeated in prep competition and won the Northern Section with a phenominal score of 24 points. Rio Americano won the Sac-Joaquin Section. Pleasant Hill placed third to Chico and Granada at the San Ramon Invite, and finished second in the North Coast Meet. Miramonte took third at the North Coast Section. #1 - Chico #2 - Rio Americano (Sacramento) #3 - Granada (Livermore) #4 - Pleasant Hill #5 - Miramonte (Orinda)