2000 North Coast Section

Cross-Country Championships

Boys / Girls

North Coast Section Cross Country Meet of Champions Saturday November 18, 2000 Ukiah High School Race Schedule and Preview by Peter Brewer Welcome to the 2000 North Coast SEction Meet of Champions Cross Country Championships. The meet this year is being held on the Ukiah High School course, the site of the 1997 NCS championships. Every 3rd year the NCS Meet of Champions is held in a northern site, and Ukaih ha been host the last two times the meet has benn held outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. Today we will see 10 exciting races to crown team and Individual champions in boys' and girls' races in 5 divisions. The best runners and best teams in the NCS will be vying for those coveted top two team spots in each race that will determine the automatic State Meet qualifiers. Additionally, this year features the inaugaral season of the at-large process, where teams with team times that meet pre-determined standards can qualify for a few state-wide at-large berths at the State Meet. Individuals can also qualify to the State Meet, provided they are the top 5 in each race not on an automatic qualifying team. Additionally, individual qualifiers must also be in the overall top 12 of the race. There is much at stake here today, and the excitement of the 2000 season will reach a crescendo here today. Be prepared to see outstanding athletes give inspired performances today. Race Schedule: 9:00 a.m. Division III Boys 9:30 a.m. Division IV Boys 10:00 a.m. Division III Girls 10:30 a.m. Division IV Girls 11:00 a.m. Division V Boys 11:30 a.m. Division I Girls 12:00 p.m. Division II Boys 12::30 p.m. Division V Girls 1:00 p.m. Division I Boys 1:30 p.m. Division II Girls Awards Schedule: 10:30 a.m. Division III Boys 10:50 a.m. Division III Girls 11:10 a.m. Division IV Boys 11:30 a.m. Division IV Girls 11:50 a.m. Division V Boys 12:20 p.m. Division I Girls 12:55 p.m. Division II Boys 1:25 p.m. Division V Girls 2:00 p.m. Division I Boys 2:20 p.m. Division II Girls Awards for each race: 1st place team: Perpetual trophy, banner, 7 medals 2nd place team: banner, 7 medals 3rd place team: 7 medals Top 5 finishers: medals Rankings: Division III Boys: (9:00 a.m.) 1. Redwood 2. Campolindo 3. Acalanes 4. Ygnacio Valley 5. Analy Also: Liberty The Redwood boys are the real deal, as the Giants unveiled another top-flight runner in Josh Babiak who has improved to #1 on a deep squad. They are currently ranked 9th in the state. Campolindo, recently moved from Division III as a result of enrollment increase, was a runnenr-up to College Park in the Dablo Foothill league meet. Jon Ide-Don is the Cougar's top runner. Acalanes has consistently shown in the lass few years that thye are a force at the end of the season, were but a point behind Campolindo at their league finals. Steve Vetek leads the Dons. Ygnacio Valley has been quietly gathering momentum of its own in recent weeks, culminating in respectable runner-up spot to De La Salle in the tough Bay Valley League. ABdullah Jamali and Javier Rios provide a great 1-2 punch for the Warriors. Analy was edged by points by Healdsburg in the Sonoma county League after an undefeated dual season. Team leader Rueben Mora is expected to pace the Tigers. Liberty finished in the middle of the pack at the BVAL finals, but features frontrunner Devin Gallagher who leads the Lions. Individuals who might impact this race include Robert Dort of Irvington, Ryan McGinnis of Las Lomas, and Adam Holdren of Petaluma. Division IV Boys: (9:30 a.m.) 1. Piedmont 2. St. Joe's 3. St. Mary's 4. Arcata 5. Drake Also: Willits Piedmont had been the one of the dominant teams in the section, even with leader Tom Phelps out with a stress fracture. The Highlnaders have exceptional depth and boast a #2 state ranking. Will Sanford is the current # 1 for them. St. Joe's is a quality program, and were the only team to break into Piedmont's top 7 at the Bay Shore League finals. Ian Mason and Nic Koneffklatt lead the Pilots. St. Mary's has a good squad. They were held out of the League meet for disciplinary reasons, but will be a force today. Arcata labors under the double obscurity of remote location (nearly in Oregon) and also finishing second to Eureka, which is the best team in the section right now. Adam Foote leads the Tigers. Drake made a run at Redwood in the Marin County finals, coming closer than some thought they could. Rory Kuykendall is the fine frontrunner for the Pirates. Willits dominated the Coastal Mountain Conference final with Danny Blake leading 4 Wolverines in the top 5. Individuals that could impact this race include Eric Roberts of Alhambra, Mike DeShazo of San Marin, Joe Harrigan of Justin Sienna, Jose Alvarez of Elsie Allen, and Matt Brady of Windsor. Division III Girls: (10:00 a.m.) 1. Campolindo 2 Maria Carillo 3 Acalanes 4. Miramonte 5 Irvington Also.: Petaluma Campolindo experienced an enrollment increase and got bumped up a division. However, good is good, and so they swapped a #2 State ranking in D-IV for a # 6 state ranking in D-III. They pretty much dominated the DFAL, with 5 in the top 12. Melissa Yuhas and Jillian Ochs are the current leaders for the Cougars, Maria Carillo, ranked #10 in the State, is led by Jenny Aldridge and Ashlee Drady . As good as they are, they could only try to come close to the Montgomery juggernaut in their own league. Acalanes is a bit of a stealth team, closing in on Alhambra in the race for third in the strong DFAL. Valerie Vrandeberg leads the Dons. Miramonte has the strong frontrunning of Jennifer Suara up front, but the rest of the team fell off the pace at the DFAL finals to finish 5th. Irvington has two good runners in Holly Root and Abigail Galloway, and the Vikings placed a respectable 3rd in the Mission Valley League behind Mission and Logan. Petaluma won in the Sonoma County League easily behind the duo of Jacqui Vance-Geofrrian and Natalie Kauk. Individuals that look to be a factor here are Bonnie Chalmers of Las Lomas, Tiffany Vickers of Del Norte, and Whitney Smith of Sonoma Valley. Division IV Girls: (10:30 a.m.) 1. Bishop O'Dowd 2. Marin Catholic 3. Piedmont 4. San Marin 5. St. Mary's Also : Novato, Arcata, Drake, Alhambra # 2 State ranked Bishop O'Dowd, led by Danila Musante, swept through the the Hayward League easily. Nani Boone and Anna Purcell are also top runners for the Dragons. After O'Dowd, the picture gets really muddled. Novato, ranked as high as # 9 in the state, finished only 3rd in the Marin County League behind a fired up Marin Catholic and San Marin teams. St. Mary's, after dominating the Bay Shore League all season, was upset by the upstart Piedmont team. Who knows how these teams will run today? Eva Gut still leads the Novato Hornets. Natalie Joffe is the lead runner for Marin Catholic. Karinne Graham leads the San Marin squad. Piedmont has Allison Jolda leading a pack of 5 within :37. Bridget Duffey is the fine #1 runner for St. Mary's. Arcata is a sleeper here, with Erika Rose running up front for the Tigers. Drake was second in the dual meet competition in the MCAL, and could easily resurface behind Morgan Banks. Alhambra is another lurking presence, with Samantha Jones the frontrunner. Other individuals that could impact the race include the excellent Kelley Rogers of Healdsburg and Amber Hendrix of Moreau Catholic. Division V Boys: (11:00 a.m.) 1. University 2. College Prep 3. Lick-Wilmerding 4. Head-Royce 5.Branson University is once again the top of the heap. The Red Deivls are surrently ranked # 5 in the state. Sean Drake and Ben Goode went 1-2 on the Bay Counties League, outdistancing the good 1-2 combination of College Prep, Dan Fisher and Dan Berman. Lick's Todd Rabkin-Goldnen is another fine runner. Head Royce follows the lead running of John Neely. Banson finished 4th in the marin County League against much larger schools. Alexander VArner leads for them.. Dillon Wyant is a good runner for South Fork. Division I Girls: (11:30 a.m.) 1. Antioch 2. Monte Vista 3. Mission San Jose 4.College Park 5.Granada Also: Livermore, Castro Valley, Alameda This division is the hardest to call. Early on it appeared that Antioch was the clear favorite, as Janie Nolan and Emma Perez were tearing up the local scene. Then Clayton Valley got by the Panthers in the BVAL finals on Antioch's home course. STill, Antioch should have more than enough firepower to handle the rest. Monte Vista, with Susan Chan running extremely well and Christi Brown not far behind, are poised to make a run at the top. Mission San Jose, with Jamie Mangiardi and the Forgo sisters Erna and Edina, looks very solid. College Park looked very creditable chasing after Campolindo in DFAL action, with Ashley Allen taking the individual crown. Granada has had some injury problems, and was not really a factor in the EBAL team race. Kelli Crampton is currently the Matadors lead runner. Livermore had an excellent Mt. SAC time 3 weeks ago, but was unable to parlay that into any impact in the tough EBAL finals. Ddyani Jones continues as the Cowboys (why isn't it Cowgirls?) top runner. Castro Valley is still seeking to get all top 5 girls healthy on the same day. Rosie Toney has emerged as the lead Trojan runner. Sara Orzell eads the Alameda Hornets who ran virtually unopposed in the revamped Alameda-Contra Costa County League. Other individuals that are part of the picture include Stacy Aurit of James Logan and Jill Owyang of San Leandro. Division II Boys: (12:00 p.m.) 1. Eureka 2. DeLaSalle 3. Granada 4. Montgomery 5. San Ramon Valley Also: Ukiah, Santa Rosa This will most likely be the fastest team race on the day. The top 4 teams are all state ranked (Eureka # 6, De La Salle # 7, Granada # 8, and Montgomery # 10. And San Ramon beat Granada in the EBAL finals. Eureka had their way with Arcata in the Humboldt-Del Norte League finals. Shaun Lyle powered past teammate Dale Kitt for the individual win. De La Salle ran past the entire BVAL, with Nathan Berner taking the lead spot for the Spartans. Granada held out two tweaked runners from the EBAL finals to rest up for MOC, and could only muster 4th in the EBAL even with Carl Dambowski and Robbie Boyle going 1-2 on the league. Montgomery has a tight and deep pack, but needs to be inspired to beat any of the above teams. San Ramon is a team on the rise, and the Wolves are led by Anthony Glastein. Ukiah has Chas Vau and Casey Chadd and the home course advantage. Santa Rosa ended up 2nd behind Montgomery in the tough North Bay League. Niles VanDeventer is now #1 for the Panthers. Other individuals to wathc out for include Arroyo's Yong-Sung Leal, today's favorite to win, John Paul Thyken of Clayton Valley, and Matt Pearson of California. Division V Girls: (12:30 p.m.) 1. University 2. Lick-Wilmerding 3.Convent 4.College Prep 5. St. Vincent Also: Kelseyville This is one of the divisions where the NCS is most dominant state-wide. # 2 state ranked University, behind top runner Yfa Kretschmar, raced to yet another BVL title. # 6 state ranked Lick took 2nd behind the tandem of Isa Barth-Rogers and Diane Best. # 9 state-ranked Convent agains relies on its duo of Siobhan Uniacke and Megan McNabola. College Prep also features a top pair in Kirsten Lundgren and Claire Landy. St. Vincent's had to hold off an inspired Kelseyville finish to take the Coastal Mountain Conference title on the tie-breaker. Ashley Burton-Smith and Mary Vegher went 1-2 for the Mustangs. Kelseyville's valiant run at St. Vincent in the CMCwas led by Jennifer Keithly. The Individual race is sure to be led by Head-Royce's Clara Horowitz who is one of the top runners in the state, regradless of division. Cassandra Nowinsky of Lower Lake is another top runner. Division I Boys:(1:00 p.m.) 1. College Park 2. Amador Valley 3. Castro Valley 4. Alameda 5. Mission San Jose Also: San Leandro, Deer Valley, James Logan College Park rampagged through the DFAL this year. Matt Owen was the individual league champion for the Falcons. Amador Valley has improved drmatically throough the last half of the season, and took a narrow EBAL title over San Ramon Valley. The Dons are led by Jason Owalt. Castro Valley won the HAAL title over a scrappy San Leandro team. Beau Bettinger and Alex Cardiasmenos lead the Trojans. Alameda, with a healthy Nate Brassmassery, took their D-I race at Mt. SAC and also won the rearranged ACCAL title. Mission, always dangerous, appears to have Dan rodriguez now as the lead runner, at least over the tough hilly Coyote Hills course. The Warriors took the MVAL title. San Leandro is never out of the picture with their fine tnadem of Efeson Yosief and Luke Sigmon. Deer Valley took a tough 3rd in the BVAl and feature Devin Almarinez. Logan was 2nd to Mission in the MVAL, and the Colts have the excelelnt Gilliat Ghabray as their # 1. Division II Girls: (1:30 p.m.) 1. Montgomery 2. San Ramon Valley 3. Clayton Valley 4. Carondelet 5. Eureka Also: Santa Rosa This is perhaps the fastest team race, with #1 state ranked Montgomery and #3 state ranked San Ramon Valley squaring off to decide NCS glory. Montgomeory has 3-time state champ Sara Bei, and San Ramon counters with Katie Murphy. The race will come down to a better display of team depth. Clayton Valley is fresh off its upset of Antioch in the BVAL, on Antioch's home course no less. Hilary Oppido and Talita Wells are the Eagles top runners. Carondelet, 3rd in the BVAL, features Jennifer Randazzo as the top runner. Eureka stacked 3of the top 4 places in the HDNL Finals to holdoff a plucky Arcata team. Jillian Yerby won the league title for the Loggers. Santa Rosa, freshly bumped up from D-III, has the services of Anna Shaver. Individuals to notice include Angela Kabanuk of Casa Grande, Jenny Esser of Foothill, and the amazing Amber Trotter of Ukiah. And How Did They All Get Here? A Summary of All the League Results Around the NCS: Alameda-Contra Costa League Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland 3.15 miles Thursday, November 9 Boys: Team Scores: Alameda 15 Berkeley 50 El Cerrito incomplete Individuals: 1. Nathan Brassmassery 12 Alameda 18:22 2. Kota Reichert 12 Alameda 18:59 3. Nicolas Bell 11 Alameda 19:10 4. Yoji Reichert 10 Alameda 19:17 5. Peter Lim 11 Alameda 21:27 6. Chris Lonsdale 12 Alameda 21:39 7. Daniel arellano 11 Alameda 22:02 8. Alex Enscoe 9 Berkeley 22:09 9. Nic Riley 9 Berkeley 22:21 10. Bradley Johnson 9 Berkeley 22:27 It is nice to Bassmassery in full health, even though this league offered less than token resistance. The Alameda squad ran what amojunted to a time trial to gear up for NCS. Girls: Team Scores: 1. Alameda 15 Berkeley incomplete Individuals: 1. Sarah Orzell 11 Alameda 23:18 2. Sarah Walker 12 Alameda 24:11 3. Lara Burenin 11 Alameda 25:08 4. Corinne Roberts 10 Alameda 25:16 5. Grace Lee 11 Alameda 25:20 6. Olivia Haesloop Berkeley 25:45 7. Alicja Jac Alameda 28:12 8. Jennifer Komar Alameda 30:29 The reorganization of this split it up into two smaller leagues. Apparently football/basktball considerations were primary, as thi sis not a cross country league. Not to take away form Alameda's fine program, but they essentially showed up, ran a workout, and won two league titles. Bay Counties League Golden Gate Park Firday, November 10 3.O miles Boys: Team Scores; 1. University 32 2. College Prep 59 3. Lick-Wilmerding 89 4. Head-Royce 103 5. Berean Christian 120 6. Urban 160 7. Marin Academy 167 8. Crystal Springs 178 9 Athenian 274 10. Gateway 277 11. Stuart Hall 304 CA School for Deaf incomplete Waldorf incomplete Individuals: 1. Sean Drake University 16:06 2. Ben Good University 16:41 3. Dan Fisher College Prep 16:52 4. Dan Berman College Prep 16:57 5. Todd Rabkin-Golden Lick-Wilmerding 17:04 6. Aron Walker University 17:16 7. Brian Mauldin Berean Christian 17:19 8. John Heywood Head Royce 17:22 9. Nick Neely Crystal Springs 17:31 10. jamie Timbrell University 17:33 Despite the confusion over a split chute and separate scoring, the overall race results confirmed that once again University is the power here. College Prep tried to get close, but couldn't get the rest of the pack to close the gap. Sean Drake took another league title. Girls: 1. University 48 2. Lick-Wilmerding 69 3. Convent 101 4. College Prep 103 5. Head-Royce 122 6. Urban 163 7. Crystal Springs 164 8. marn Academy 173 9. Berean Christian 206 10. Athenian 247 11. Gateway 322 CA Schol for Deaf incomplete Waldorf incomplete Conta Costa Christian incomplete Individuals: 1. Clara Horowitcz Head Royce 18:14 2. Yfa Kretschmer University 19:15 3. Isa Bath Rogers Lick-Wilmerding 20:12 4. Siobhan Uniacke Convent 20:25 5. Megan McNabola Convent 20:38 6. Diane Best Lick-Wilmerding 20:46 7. Kirsten Lundgren College Prep 20:49 8. Claire Landy College Prep 20:50 9. Sally Tracy University 20:57 10. Carolyn Kapncik University 20:59 This league is also undegoing restructuring, fated to be split into two separate leagues. The meet management attempted a joint race with split chutes, leading to the inevitable confusion. After it was all sorted out a day or two later, the usual pattern emerged. University continues to prevail, with Yfa Kretschmer leding the Red Devil pack. Clara Horowitz won very easily, and is on another plane. Lick is hoping to earn a trip to the state meet behind University. Bay Shore Athletic League Tilden Park, 3.0 miles Thursday, November 2 Boys: Team Scores: 1. Piedmont 21 2. St. Joe's 39 3. Albany 99 4. Salesian 101 5. St. Pat's-St. vVncent's 105 Invdividuals: 1. Will Sanford 12 Piedmont 16:52 2. rosby Freeman 11 Piedmont 16:52 3. Ian Mason 12 St. Joe's 17:01 4. Nic Knoeffklatt 11 St. Joe's 17:08 5. Mike Sullivan 11 Piedmont 17:22 6. Graeme Joeck 12 Piedmont 17:34 7. Nathan Cox 12 Piedmont 17:41 8. Tavis Mason 11 St. Joe's 17:56 9. Greg Moore 12 Piedmont 18:08 10. Andrew Williams 12 St. Joe's 18:27 Even without the injured Tom Phelps, the Highlanders toyed with the rest of the league. Disciplinary reasons kept the St. Mary's team home for this race. St. Joe's is also an excellent team. Will Sandford and Crosby Freeman were able to outdistance the St. Joe duo of Ian Mason and Nic Koneffklatt to lead the Piedmont cause. Girls: Team Scores: Piedmont 36 St. Mary's 45 St. Joes's 88 Salesain 101 Holy Names 120 Individuals: 1. Bridget Duffey 11 St. Mary's 2):16 2. Nahomi Miura 12 St. Joes-Notre Dame 21:41 3. Chelsea Torgensen-Bell St. Mary's 21:54 4. CaitlinSmith 11 St. Joes-Notre Dame 22:06 5. Allison Jolda 11 Piedmont 22:14 6. Marie Lindquist 9 Piedmont 22:20 7. Allison Rowe 9 Piedmont 22:24 8. Erica Simpson 10 Piedmont 22:34 9. Danielle Vincent 10 Salesian 22:45 10. Carrie Rowe 11 Piedmont 22:51 Defending league and NCS champ Bridget Suffey has her way with the field, but it was the superior depth of Piedmont on a tough and hilly Tilden Park that carried the Highlanders to the upset of the defending D-IV Panthers. Piedmont packed 5 within :37 to do it. Bay Valley Athletic League Conta Loma Park, Antioch, 3.0 miles Saturday, November 4 Boys: Team Scores: 1. De La Salle 34 2. Ygnacio Valley 52 3. Deer Valley 70 4. Antioch 122 5. Liberty 129 6. Clayton Valley 137 7. Pittsburg 196 Freedom incomplete Individuals: 1. Abdullah Jamali 10 Ygnacio Valley 16:45 2. Stewart Harwell 11 De La Salle 16:58 3. Nathan Berner 12 De La Salle 17:04 4. Mike Randazzo 12 De La Salle 17:07 5. John Paul Thyken 11 Clayton Valley 17:12 6. Harvey Rios 12 Ygnacio Valley 17:15 7. Devon Almarinez Deer Valley 17:17 8. Devon Gallagher Liberty 17:18 9. Tyler Renshaw Deer Valley 17:32 10. Daniel Walker Ygnacio Valley 17:35 In the end it was just too much DLS depth, as usual, the won the meet. Ygnacio made a good run at them but didn'thave the back of the pack. Sophomore Abdullah Jamali broke the course record in route to a convincing individual win. Girls: Team Scores: 1. Clayton Valley 40 2. Antioch 45 3. Carondelet 68 4. Deer Valley 102 5. Ygnacio Valley 113 6. Liberty 135 7. Pittsburg 196 Freedom incomplete Individuals: 1. Janie Nolan Antioch 19:22 2. Christine Perez Antioch 20:11 3. Hilary Oppido Clayton Valley 20:32 4. Talita Wells Clayton Valley 20:35 5. Angela Flood Antioch 20:49 6. Melissa Daley Deer Valley 20:56 7. Jennifer Randazzo Carondelet 21:12 8. Andria Craig Clayton Valley 21:25 9. Mindy Eastman Ygnacio Valley 21:28 10. Katie Grover Clayton Valley 21:36 Clayton Valley pulled an upset here in nipping the host Antioch Panthers. Janie Nolan and Christine Perez provided a 1-2 finish for Antioch, but the Eagles were able to bring home a better cluster behind their top tandem of Hilary Oppido and Talita Wells. Coastal Mountain Conference Highland Springs, 3.1 miles Wednesday, November 8 Boys: Team Scores: 1. Willits 28 2. Kelseyville 65 3. Lower Lake 88 4. Fort Bragg 90 5. Clear Lake 118 6. Santa Rosa Christian 130 7. St. Vincent 173 8. Cloverdale 256 Geyserville incomplete Middletown incomplete Mendocino incomplete individuals: 1. Danny Blake Willits 18:37 2. Elliot Moffat Kelseyvill 19:07 3. Wes SAnford Willits 19:15 4. ian Brooke Willits 19:31 5. Matt Goines Willits 19:34 6. Ian Hoff Kelseyville 19:38 7. Jonathoan Lazarus Fort Bragg 19:39 8. AJ Hudson Lower Lake 19:48 9. Casey Colby Lower Lake 19:51 10. Nick Hamilton Kelseyville 20:04 There was no surprise to the outcome in this race, as Willits continued the league domination they had exercised all season. Danny Blake was an easy winner. The real battle was the chase for third place, with Lower Lake eking out a narrow margin over Fort Bragg. Girls: Team Scores: 1. St. Vincent 53 (28) 2. Kelseyville 53 (33) 3. Lower Lake 60 4. Willits 90 5. Frot Bragg 124 6. Cloverdale 142 7. Santa Rosa Christian 144 Clear Lake incomplete Geyserville incomplete Middletown incomplete Individuals: 1. Ashley Burton-Smith St. Vincent 22:09 2. Mary Vegher St. Vincent 22:41 3. Cassandra Nowinsky Lower Lake 22:54 4. Michelle McMullen Lower Lake 23:07 5. Jennifer Keithly Kelseyville 23:09 6. Liz Rangel Geyserville 23:43 7. Jennifer Diertick Lower Lake 23:53 8. Merissa Andre Kelseyville 23:56 9. Carly Stockman Kelseyville 24:03 10. Merredith Duvardo Santa Rosa Christian 24:36 With the St. Vincent duo going 1-2 on the league, it looked like an easy win. Kelseyville pulled in a tight enough cluster to tie the score but lost on the heartbreak tie-breaker to give the CMC crown to St. Vincent. Burton-Smith and Vegher duplicated their 1-2 finish of last year, but reversed the order this year. Diablo-Foothill Athletic League Hidden Valley Park, Martinez, 3.0 miles Saturday, November 4 Boys Team Scores: 1. College Park 39 2. Campolindo 68 3. Acalanes 69 4. Dublin 133 5. Northgate 139 6. Miramonte 145 7. Alhambra 174 8. Las Lomas 174 Concord incomplete Mt. Diablo incomplete Individuals: 1. Matt Owen College Park 16:07 2. Eric Roberts Alhambra 16:18 3. Steve Vetek Acalanes 16:43 4. Ryan McGinnis Las Lomas 16:44 5. John Harper Dublin 16:46 6. Walter Lezama College Park 16:53 7. Jon Ide-Don Campolindo 17:01 8. Bryce Pinkham Campolindo 17:11 9. Shawn Farr College Park 17:15 10. Michael Strongman College park 17:16 In a strong move over the last hill Matt Owens pulled away from a resurgant Erick Roberts. After the top individuals sorted it out, the superior depth of College Park asserted itself and the Falcons had the easy win. Campo had to battle to hold off Acalanes for the runner-up spot. East Bay Athletic League Oakhill Park, Danville 3.0 miles Saturday, November 11 Boys: Team Scores: 1. Amador Valley 55 2. San Ramon Valley 58 3. Granada 87 4. Livermore 93 5. Foothill 116 6. Monte Vista 117 7. California 156 Individuals: 1. Carl Dambowski 11 Granada 15:45 2. Robbie Boyle 12 Granada 16:05 3. Jason Oswalt 12 Amador Valley 16:12 4. Matt Pearson 11 California 16:42 5. David Piekarski 11 Amadro Valley 16:51 6. Matt See 11 Amador Valley 16:54 7. Anthony Gladstein 11 San Ramon Valley 17:04 8. Ian Wolfe 11 Granada 17:05 9. Chas Pratt 12 San Ramon Valley 17:08 10. Ryan Bantz 12 San Ramon Valley 17:10 Granada pulled 2 of its top 5 out of the race to rest up for NCS and so was not the expected factor int he team picture. Amador, on a roll lately, used good upfront groupng to hold off the very deep San Ramon team. It took the Granada duo most of the race to run down Amador's Oswalt, as those three took the race out strong early. Girls: Team Scores 1. SAn Ramon Valley 31 2. Monte Vista 53 3. Granada 82 4. Livermore 95 5. Foothill 106 6. Amador Valley 150 7. California ? Individuals: 1. Susan Chan 12 Monte Vista 18:34 2. Katie Murphy 12 San Ramon Valley 18:49 3. Jeannine Regalia 9 San Ramon Valley 19:01 4. Jennie Esser 11 Foothill 19:08 5. Christi Brown 10 Monte Vista 19:20 6. Kelli Crampton 10 Granada 19:30 7. Jinny Galvin 11 San Ramon Valley 19:35 8. Kirsten Regalia 11 San Ramon Valley 19:39 9. Dyani Jones 12 Livermore 19:41 10. Lisa Crampton 12 Granada 19:41 The San Ramon Valley girls clearly lived up to their # 3 State ranking, as they ran past the rest of the league. Monte Vista is a very good team in its own right, with a fine frontrunner in Susan Chan. Hayward Area Athletic League Hayward High School, 3.0 miles Thursday, November 2 Boys: Team Scores: 1. Castro Valley 27 2. San Leandro 47 3. Moreau Catholic 68 4. Hayward 93 5. Mt. Eden 124 Arroyo incomplete Bishop O'Dowd incomplete Individuals: 1. Yong-Sung Leal 10 Arroyo 15:05 2. Beau Bettinger 11 Castro Valley 15:18 3. Efeson Yosief 12 San Leandro 15:20 4. Luke Sigmon 12 San Leandro 15:48 5. Alex Cardiasmenos 12 Castro Valley 15:58 6. Brina Reynolds 11 San Leandro 16:31 7. Chris Wong 11 Castro Valley 16:36 8. Dave Stadelman 11 Castro Valley 16:37 9. Tayor Graham 10 Moreau Catholic 16:39 10. Castro Valley 12 Bobby Puppione 16:44 Castro Valley took the title with 5 in the top 10. The individual battle was a scorcher with Arroyo's Leal taking Bettinger and Yosief over the last 3/4 miles. Leal is one of the favorites for the D-II race today. Girls: Team Scores: 1. Bishop O'Dowd 28 2. Castro Valley 44 3. Moreau Catholic 78 4. San Leandro 94 5. Hayward 136 6. Arroyo 138 7. Mt. Eden 169 Individuals: 1. Danila Musante 11 Bishop O'Dowd 18:52 2. Jill Owyand 12 San Leandro 19:12 3. Rose Toney 11 Castro Valley 19:28 4. Nani Boone 9 Bishop O'Dowd 19:37 5. Anna Purcell 9 Bishop O'Dowd 19:46 6. Emily Powell 12 Bishop O'Dowd 19:58 7. Beth Phillips 9 San Leandro 20:11 8. Colleen McGrellis 12 Castro Valley 20:15 9. Kristen Boon-Nitoff 12 Castro Valley 20:35 10. Kedlsey Barale 11 Bishop O'Dowd 20:28 Bishop O'Dowd flexed its strength, showcasing its # 2 state ranking in walking away with the league crown. Castor Valley was able to muster only a token challenge to the Dragons. Danila Musante took an easy individual win. Humboldt Del-Norte League Patrick's Point State Park, 3.05 miles Saturday, November 11 Boys: Team Scores: 1. Eureka 19 2. Arcata 38 3. McKinleyville 92 4. Southern Trinity 97 South Fork incomplete Fortuna incomplete Del Norte incomplete Individuals: 1. Shaun Lyle 11 Eureka 15:13 2. Dale Kitt 11 Eureka 15:42 3. Travis Moe 12 Eureka 16:07 4. Adam Foote 12 Arcata 16:13 5. Dillon Wyant 11 South Fork 16:15 6. Chris Woodcock 11 Eureka 16:25 7. Joe Aschmeier 11 Eureka 16:41 8. Nike Klein Arcata 16:53 9. Owen Moore Arcata 17:21 10. Yuma Lynch Arcata 17:24 The Loggers are truly a great team, especially with the return of Shaun Lyle from a layoff. The Eureka teams appears to be every bit as ready as they wer last year when they took the state title in D-II. Arcata is also a good team, but hidden by the Logger presence. Lyle's margin of victory represents his tremendous finish surge over the last half mile. Girls: Team Scores: 1. Eureka 27 2. Arcata 44 3. Fortuna 59 Del Norte incomplete Ferndale incomplete Individuals: 1. Jilllian Yerby 12 Eureka 19:32 2. Tiffany Vickers 12 Del Norte 19:36 3. SAra Kelley-DAy 11 Eureka 20:33 4. Sara Botkin 9 Eureka 20:37 5. Erika Rose 12 Arcata 21:06 6. Sahnnon Welch 10 Fortuna 21:14 7. Megan Yarnall 12 Eureka 21:15 8. Jessica Sanders Fortuna 21:36 9. Katie Azevedo Arcata 21:42 10. Mo Muldering Arcata 21:43 Every year Eureka and Arcata stage a tussle for the league crown, and Eureka had the upper hand this year. The Loggers featured Yerby barely holding off defending legue champ Vickers for the individual title. Arcata has considerable depth, but weren't able to bring their pack close enough to the front of the race today. Marin Country Athletic League Indian Valley College, Novato, 3.1 miles Friday, November 10 Boys: Team Scores: 1. Redwood 28 2. Drake 47 3. Terra Linda 121 4. Branson 141 5. Justin Siena 152 6. Marin Catholic 164 (48) 7. San Marin 164 (57) 8. Tamalpais 176 9. San Rafael 199 10. Novato 241 Individuals: 1. Josh Babiak 12 Redwood 17:32 2. Chris Kuntz 12 Redwood 17:36 3. Rory Kuykendall 11 Drake 17:43 4. Chris Johnson 12 Redwood 17:53 5. Matt DeShazo 12 San Marin 17:56 6. Joe Harrigan 12 Justin Siena 18:14 7. Will Brett 12 Drake 18:16 8. Anton Jain 10 Terra Linda 18:18 9. Jeff Gehringer 11 Redwood 18:19 10. Steve O'Mara 12 Drake 18:20 The Redwood Giants and the Drake Pirates turned the league meet into a dual meet between the two. Redwood unveiled a new # 1 this year in Babiak, but otherwise it was business as usual as they took another league crown. Drake is much improved over last year, and could pose a threat today. Girls: Team Scores: 1. Marin Catholic 53 2. San Marin 71 3. Novato 77 4. Drake 100 5. Redwood 104 6. Tamalpais 150 7. Justin Siena 167 8. Terra Linda 203 9. Branson 204 San Rafael incomplete Individuals: 1. Morgan Banks 11 Drake 20:54 2. Eva Gut 12 Novato 21:00 3. Natalie Joffe 9 Marn Catholic 21:05 4. Karine Graham 12 San Marin 21:38 5. Nicci Fish 10 Marin Catholic 21:49 6. Emily Van Buskirk 10 Marin Catholic 21:58 7. Virgina Grillo 11 Novato 22:00 8. Megaan Goedewaagen 10 Justin Siena 22:10 9. Maargaux Joffe 12 Redwood 22:22 10. Courtney Dowdall 9 San Marin 22:29 This was an upset, as state-ranked Novato, undefeated inthe dual season, was outraced by Marin Cathic and San Marin in inspired races. Individually, middle distance star Morgan Banks finished first over Novato's fine vertean Eva Gut and upstart frosh Natalie Joffe of Marin Catholic. Mission Valley Athletic League Coyote Hills, Fremont, 3.35 miles Thursday, November 9 Boys: Team Scores: 1. Mission San Jose 29 2. James Logan 37 3. Newark-Memorial 67 4. Irvington 97 5. Washington 109 American incomplete Kennedy incomplete individuals: 1. Gillliat Ghebray 11 James Logan 17:46 2. Dan Rodriguez 12 Mission San Jose 17:59 3. Jeff Squires 12 Mission San Jose 18:18 4. Tov Fisher-Kirschner 11 Mission San Jose 18:31 5. Robert Dort Irvington 18:45 6. Ryan MvPheeters Mission San Jose 19:15 7. Mark Mirigaim James Logan 19:29 8. Landon Key James Logan 19:37 9. Logan Prysbyla Newark-Memorial 19:40 10. Andy Holguin American 19:45 Mission outdualed Logan for the title. Mission had too much up-front firepower for Logan's better depth to overcome. Gilliat Ghebray showed why he is one of the finer runners in the section with a good win on a very tough course. Girls: Team Scores: 1. Mission San Jose 38 2. James Logan 48 3. Irvington 53 4. Washington 102 5. American 115 Newark-Memorial incomplete Kennedy incomplete Individuals: 1. Jamie Mangiardi 11 Mission San Jose 21:25 2. Holly Root Irvington 21:36 3. Stacy Aruit 12 James Logan 21:52 4. Abigail Galloway 12 Irvington 22:23 5. Erna Forgo Mission San Jose 22:38 6. Lindsay Meyers Irvington 22:46 7. Edina Frogo Mission San Jose 23:35 8. Bahati Bodden James Logan 23:49 9. Melissa Aurit James Logan 23:50 10. Anne Schultz Washington 24:07 Mission has to battle to earn this title, as Logan and Irvington were fired up. Each team place three individuals high up in the race, so the difference was inthe 4 and 5 runners. Mission has the depth today to ease past the Colts and the Vikings. Jamie Mangiardi ran to her 2nd league title. North Bay League Spring Lake, Santa Rosa 2.97 miles Friday, November 3 Boys: Team Scores: 1. Montgomery 25 2. Santa Rosa 51 3. Ukiah 68 4. Cardinal Newman 113 5. Rancho Cotate 134 6. Maria Carillo 143 7. Elsie Allen 177 Piner incomplete Individuals: 1. Nick Millar 12 Montgomery 15:51 2. Zac Fitch 12 Montgomery 15:56 3. Jon Fitch 12 Montgomery 16:02 4. Chase Vau 11 Ukiah 16:14 5. Niles VanDeventer 11 Santa Rosa 16:18 6. Steven Nopola 10 Santa Rosa 16:26 7. Drew Fagent 12 Montgomery 16:26 8. Jose Alvarez 10 Elsie Allen 16:29 9. Joe Tonna 12 Santa Rosa 16:30 10. Kirk Brandt 11 Cardinal Newman 16:32 Montgomery keeps on rolling. Featuring what appears to be an interchangeable cast, the Vikings easily took the title on the strengthof a 1-2-3 league finish. Santa Rosa beste Ukiah for the runner up spot. Girls: Team Scores: 1. Montgomery 27 2. Maria Carillo 51 3. Santa Rosa 80 4. Ukiah 107 5. Rancho Cotate 126 6. Ursuline 146 7. Piner 158 Individuals: 1. Amber Trotter 11 Ukiah 17:00 2. Sara Bei 12 Montgomery 17:12 3. Jenny Aldridge 11 Maria Carillo 17:52 4. Sarah Bashel 12 Montgomery 18:59 5. Ashlee Drady 10 Maria Carillo 19:01 6. Elisa Pederson 11 Montgomery 19:05 7. Christy Sweany 9 Montgomery 19:06 8. Kim Conley 9 Montgomery 19:08 9. Phyliss Blanchard 9 Rancho Cotate 19:10 10. Megan Boes 9 Maria Carillo 19:38 The big news was Amber Trotter beating Sara Bei in a wire-to-wire victory, handing the Montgomery ace and three-time State champ her only league league loss ever. The old news was that Montgomery is still ranked #1 in the state, and after the pace-setting fireworks of the top three runners, the Viking horde swept across the finish line to seal a dominant win. Sonoma County League Spring Lake Parlk, Santa Rosa, 2.97 miles Wednesday, November 8 Boys: Team Scores: 1. Healdsburg 56 2. Analy 59 3. Petaluma 59 4. Windsor 88 5. El Molino 110 6. Casa Grande 125 Sonoma Valley incomplete Individuals: 1. Matt Brady 12 Windsor 16:17 2. Sean Harrell 12 Healdsburg 16:29 3. Adam Holdren 12 Petaluma 16:42 4. Steve Cozzaq 10 Petaluma 16:56 5. Will Atkinson 11 El Molino 17:02 6. Brendon Holve 12 Analy 17:17 7. Tim Fertil Healdsburg 17:21 8. Bill Tuohy 11 Analy 17:26 9. NickThompson 11 Healdsburg 17:28 10. Brian o'Grady 10 Petaluma 17:28 Matt Brady of Windsor won a tough individual battle to take the overall win, but it was Healdsburg nipping Analy and Petaluma in a tight race. Analy retains the overall league title combined with a undefeated dual meet record. Girls: Team Scores 1. Petaluma 45 2. Sonoma 80 3. healsdburg 90 4. Analy 94 5. Windsor 98 6. El Molino 115 7. Casa Grande 115 Individuals: 1. Kelly Rogers 10 Healdsburg 18:24 2. Angela Kabanuck 10 Casa Grande 19:27 3. Jacqui Vance-Geoffrion 10 Petaluma 19:55 4. Bailey Kennedy 11 Windsor 20:10 5. Natalie Kauk 10 Petaluma 20:22 6. Whitney Smith Sonoma 20:31 7. Emily Merriman 12 Petaluma 20:47 8. laurel Weil 12 El Molino 21:05 9. Bonnie Brudie 11 Healdsburg 21:10 10. Julia Beers 11 Analy 21:11 Kelly Rogers showed why she is one of the top runners in the state, easly beating runnerup Angela Kabanuck. Petaluma took the easy win for the title.

Saturday, November 18, 2000