All NorCal - 1978

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THE 1978 ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CROSS COUNTRY TEAM FIRST TEAM: (listed alphabetically) Name School Gr Sec Betker, Dan Casa Roble 11 SJ Downs, Peter * Skyline 12 Oak Downs, Tom * Skyline 12 Oak Frank, John Central Valley 11 No Gayton, Gabe Hollister 11 CCS Hernandez, Danny Independence 12 CCS Little, Chris Jesuit 12 SJ Marden, Jay Mission SJ 10 NCS Marden, John Mission SJ 12 NCS Marson, Dave Mills 11 CCS Read, Rich Mission SJ 11 NCS Ramirez, Danny Yerba Buena 12 CCS Royal, Dave Petaluma 12 NCS Saldana, Jesse Riverbank 12 SJ Scott, Jeff El Camino (Sac)10 SJ Shoemaker, John Mira Loma 12 SJ Soto, Felix * Mt Pleasant 11 CCS Strangio, Steve ** Mission SJ 12 NCS Trujillo, Benny Gilroy 11 CCS Turner, Frank * Colfax 12 SJ Wentworth, Rob * Livermore 12 NCS Williams, Greg Chico 12 No NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RUNNER OF THE YEAR Steve Strangio (Mission SJ) Outstanding SENIOR Steve Strangio (Mission SJ) Outstanding JUNIOR Felix Soto (Mt Pleasant) Outstanding SOPHOMORE Jay Marden (Mission SJ) Outstanding FRESHMAN Brian Carroll (Los Altos) HONORABLE MENTION (CCS): Balderas San Jose 11 Purrington Willow Glen 10 Gonzalez, Danny Mt View 11 O'Connor Carlmont 11 Wirdzek Mills 11 Lambeth Westm 11 Cooper Willow Glen 12 Gonzalez Lincoln 10 Court Homestead 11 HONORABLE MENTION (NCS): Fogg Rancho Cotate 12 Boffert San Ramon Tilcock Clayton Valley Harb Castro Valley Howard Ukiah Moraida Irvington 12 Guineo CV 11 Leeds Ala 12 McDonald Mt Eden 11 HONORABLE MENTION (SJ): Vail ML Walentsschka Sacramento Reyes Jesuit Little Jesuit Maldenado McClat Swan Lincoln Aguilar Manteca Frank Central Valley Foran ML HONORABLE MENTION (SF): McNaulty Wilson Ibarra Wilson The All Northern California Cross Country Team is sponsored annually by the Northern California Track & Field Association and by Citizens Savings. The first All Northern California team to be selected was back in 1962. Unofficial selections have been made retroactive to 1953. Awards will be made to first team members by way of mailings to Section Commissioners. The selection committee for this year's team was composed of Plato Yanicks (Menlo- Atherton), chairman; Jack Marden (Mission SJ); Keith Conning (NorCal Running Review); Dave Larson (Cross Country Sports expert); Matt Sommer (Independence). Coaches from all sections were invited to attend the selection meeting. The area represented by the 1978 All Northern California team included the six Northern 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 to the North, and Merced to the South. Selection criteria: Performance throughout the entire season was considered. Major emphasis was given to placings in Northern Cal, Section, sub-section, and league meets. Places in the NorCal and Section meets were especially important. Injury and illness were taken into consideration when the facts were known. Comments: * indicates repeaters from last year's All Northern Cal team. Steve Strangio made first team for three consecutive years. Mission SJ set a record when they placed four men on the first team. Skyline had the former record of 3 men; made last season.


THE 1978 ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM FIRST TEAM: (listed alphabetically) Sec Chamness, Sarah La Sierra SJ Choy, Tiffany * Salinas 10 CCS Claiborne, Cindy Pleasant Valley12 No Flint, Dana Ukiah 10 NCS Fraser, Mary Los Lomas 11 NCS Fuller, Jeanie Mira Loma 9 SJ Goldthrope, Penny Half Moon Bay 10 CCS Gong, Diane Lowell 11 SF Guelich, Gretchen Soquel 12 CCS Kenny, Dian ** Novato 12 NCS Koudela, Kathy Monta Vista 11 CCS Hamilton, Ann Capuchino 12 CCS Manning, Carol Carondelet 11 NCS Manning, Chris Carondelet 10 NCS Martel, Melissa Piedmont 12 NCS Negri, Francia * Foothill SJ Nieto, Shelly * Merced 10 SJ Roberts, Krista Rio Americano SJ Schneider, Terry Santa Cruz 12 CCS Schnurpfeil, Kim * San Mateo 12 CCS Slingerland, JeanettMira Loma 10 SJ Strangio, Liz Mission SJ 11 NCS NORTHEN CALIFORNIA RUNNER OF THE YEAR: Kim Schnurpfeil (San Mateo) Outstanding SENIOR: Kim Schnurpfeil (San Mateo) Outstanding JUNIOR: Kathy Koudela (Monta Vista) Outstanding SOPHOMORE: Chris Manning (Carondelet) Outstanding FRESHMAN: Jeanie Fuller (Mira Loma) HONORABLE MENTION (CCS): Fos Homestead 12 Stearns Silver Creek 10 Foianini Carlmont 10 Jacobson Soquel 10 Schmidt Half Moon Bay 12 Sanchez Watsonville 11 Huston Gunn Van Housen Woodside 9 Kwong Homestead 10 Powell Del Mar 12 Wilmot Leigh HONORABLE MENTION (NCS): McSwain Terra Linda 9 Felix Antioch Goffield El Cerito Murphy Mar Catholic Laeson Missopn SJ Geoffrion Drake Coon Mission SJ Bits Irvington 12 Stevenson CV 9 HONORABLE MENTION (SJ): Weaver Pond Keaton Woodland Klopsch Bella Vista Huphold Bella Vista Batschart Yuba Dietler Foot HONORABLE MENTION (North): Cirotto Shasta Moore Nova 9 HONORABLE MENTION (SF): Chote Lowell Comments: Dian Kenny made first team All Northern California for three consecutive years. * indicates repeaters from last year's team.