Lynbrook HS - Cross Country
2001 Highlites & Lowlites
- Thirty plus runners consistently arrive for XC practice prior to school starting.
- Team is 9 girls, 42 guys & 3 Coaches (above the Lynbrook average).
- Logan & Branham run unnofficial - Lynbrook gets their hand slapped.
- F/S run the fastest F/S Lynbrook time on their home course.
- F/S team win the team title.
- Whitsett & Berson are the official winners of both their races.
- Aya surprises all by leading the Viking ladies.
- Aya & Jeff are Athletes Of The Week.
- Francine pulls a Whitsett not once, but twice.
- Coach Hovancik gets the wrong start time,warmup consits of a sprint to the start.
- Berson beats Whitsett for the first time.
- F/S Boys take second in this close team battle with Fremont.
- Berson finishes 2nd overall.
- Francine runs #23 All Time & #2 Lynbrook (behind Hovancik) on the Fremont course.
- Hyan nabs a medal as does Whitsett, Berson, Lee, M Chang, Katz & Pandian.
- Choi gets tripped by the leader.
- New X-C uniforms, finally make their debut (had them since May).
- 8 large pizzas & 30 pitchers of soda latter, we clear out of Jake's.
- Eugene & Francine are Athletes Of The Week.
- Matt Meyer trys to defend his title but finishes in 7th.
- Claussen PR's by over 2 minutes.
- A Chang has a breakthrough race by finishing as Lynbrook's #2 F/S runner.
- Choi runs with a brace - watch out Saratoga!
- IB Rapper shows up for the race.
- Ju & Chang are Athletes Of The Week.
Central Park Invite:
- Sasoon has a breakthrough race, running the EXACT same time as 2000.
- Whitsett, Berson & Lee continue to lead the Vikings
- Hao & Lee grab medals.
- Gunn girl chaces down the Lynbrook guys.
- Yeh and salsa don't mix.
- Everyone PR's and we ALL get there on time.
- Jasmine from Hawaii is a hit.
- Joshua Wong has the bigest team improvement of the day.
- Another hot day but Evan Smith misses the 'Cookie Club'.
- Sasoon & Whitsett are Athletes Of The Week.
- Priyas - some go 6 times!
- Rallye Run - has a 3 way tie for first and no one fills in the tie-breaker.
- Pasta feeds and nail painting are a regular tradition.
- Girls (Francine,Hyan,Sasoon,Kate,Soo,Amber,Evan) score BIG in Scavenger Hunt.
- Muffins, bagels & bananas all appear - thanks Steph.
- F/S girls Rock, take 2nd place, a mere 6 points behind SF.
- "The big guy got my guy", says Wilcox coach - way to go Matt.
- Five screams by Francine in the "Scare House".
- Amber trys to feed a pig, Jonathan feeds a horse, Eugene rides a pink pony.
- Andre & Aga are Athletes Of The Week.
- Varsity runs Varsity - a first.
- First look for 45% of the team.
- Wasn't as tough as everyone said it would be.
- VB & VG beat Los Gatos - a Lynbrook first for me.
- Two days later 7 come back to run with Aya getting a PR.
- Amber Ju and "cutie freshman" Justin Teng are Athletes Of The Week.
- Has Lee, Wakabayashi, Katz & Whitsett all getting shirts.
- Cookies are tossed by Whitsett.
- Runners fall asleep and get lost (Berson), others just get lost (Sasoon).
- Lynbrook is "Running on Empty" due to Homecoming.
- Hyan leaves bag of things at Foothill only to find them later in her locker.
- Greg Mok and Aya Wakabayashi are the Athletes Of The Week.
- Quite a bit different from the previous year.
- Francine tosses cookies again but at least it's BEFORE the race starts.
- Following folks PR'd by more than 2 minutes:
Amber T Jou
Aga M Chang
- Varsity Girls beat Saratoga by 1 point, to take 2nd place team.
- Lynbrook is FUHSD Champs in VG and JVB Boys.
- Sasoon Kim & Jon Choi are Athletes Of The Week.
- VG, Best Lynbrook team time ever (2000 previous) - 15th All Time
- VB, Best Lynbrook team time ever (2000 previous) - 24th All Time
- JVB, ditto (1998 previous) - 13th All Time
- F/S, ditto (1997 previous) - 7th All Time
- 42 people made the Top 50, by grade, Lynbrook List
- Varsity Boys go as a team, Aya as an individual.
- Choi & Whitsett make All League.
- Bus is 45 minutes late.
- Rom is popular with his Wheaties.
- Ryan Moseley & Hyan Kim are Athletes Of The Week.
- DAL Records: F/S 26 - 13 ('00 was 25 - 6)
- JVB 17 - 10 ( " was 17 - 11)
- JVG no team ( " was 16 - 13)
- VB 18 - 23 ( " was 14 - 21)
- VG 24 - 17 ( " was 16 - 16)
- Berson, Katz, Chang, Hao & Wakabayashi all set PR's.
- Guys improve team time by another minute.
- Girls are ranked 28th on Crystal at end of season (out of 118 - 36th in '00).
- Guys are ranked 40th.
- Aya & Francine make Lynbrook Top 15 on Crystal.
- JVB have #19 Lynbrook time on Crystal (best since 1995).
- JVG have no team.
- VG have # 2 Lynbrook time on Crystal (1983 has record - my best VG squad).
- VB have #21 Lynbrook time on Crystal (best team since 1994-Balkman's year).
- F/S have #17 Lynbrook time on Crystal.
- Coach has to fill out delinquencies and you have to get them
- VG team GPA is 3.3777 ('00 was 3.5714)
- VB Team GPA is 3.6458 ('00 was 3.2128)