Lynbrook HS - Cross Country
2002 Highlites & Lowlites
- Team is 18 girls, 45 guys & 2 Coaches (above the Lynbrook average).
- Coach Hank starts the year out on crutches.
Lynbrook Center Meet:
- Lots of construction on OUR course!
- Makayla gets lost but Aya stays on target.
- Second fastest Lynbrook F/S team time.
- Fastest Lynbrook JVG team time ever.
- Aya & Eugene are Athletes Of The Week.
- Zohreh wins the JV Girls race while Christina takes 3rd.
- The girls make a good show while Francine is visiting Annopolis.
- JV Boys grab a second place finish.
- 65 folks at Jakes - what a wild place.
- Jon (DeSimone) & Zohreh are Athletes Of The Week.
- Varsity Girls win easily.
- Amber leads the JV girls to a 2nd place finish.
- Zohreh gets a taste of Varsity for the first time.
- Christina out kicks and then is outkicked for a 2nd place finish.
- Luis goes out strong - and that about sums it up (55th).
- Morgan & Kenji go 1-2 in the JV Boys race to lead the team win.
- It was hot - when will summer end?
- Kenji Cox-Muranami and Sasoon Kim are Athletes Of the Week.
Central Park Invite:
- Cheerleaders drop off treats.
- "Which Way do I Go?" Akhavan gets totally confused and top 3 get DQ'd.
- VG & JVG both run strong with VG beating MV.
- JV Boys tie for 2nd (a mere 5 points behind 1st) with Daniel Low (6th
man) breaking the tie.
- Welcome to the Big Times... VB 34th out of 35!
- VG fair better with an 18th (out of 30) place finish.
- Zohreh holds the lead over Aya until the last 400 meters.
- No one 'tosses their cookies'.
- Guys ALL get to the start line on time.
- Great weather - great day.
- Andrew Hao and Aga Goslicka are Athletes Of the Week.
- Paul Yu knows everyones name before the coaches because of rollcall - thanks Paul.
- Coach Marshall Clark of Saratoga dies of a heart attack while running with his team.
- Pasta feeds (and non-pasta feeds) are a regular tradition.
- Hash Run, Bagel Run, Jamba Juice Run, Slurpee Run, Donut run... you get the idea.
- Rallye Run - Paul Yu, Victor Li & Calvin Wu win this annual event.
- The Love Affair with Crystal begins?
- Folks see the course for the first time and run very strong.
- Lynbrook ties Paly for 2nd but Kate Bossange breaks the tie so Lynbrook takes it.
- JV Girls take 3rd led by Soo Lee.
- Lots of good running but still not going all out!
- JV Boys take 2nd led by Charles Chen, a major break thru race.
- Aga & Walter PR and then come back later that week to PR again.
- Christina Liao and Charles Chen are Athletes Of the Week.
Monterey Bay Invite:
- Our first look at the CCS course (and I saw it twice in one weekend).
- We are in the middle of no where!
- Happy Birthday Steph.
- Christina has to walk the course (due to a twisted ankle).
- Coach Hovancik saves the day by moving a barrier so the runners can go the right way.
- Jason Whitsett and Kate Bossange are Athletes Of the Week.
- We (VG) run as a team getting PRs and a new sense of the word TEAM.
- A Kodak Moment at the top of the hill with 7 runners but Hank misses the shot.
- Francine is back and Luis continues his drive to Varsity.
- Lynbrook runs 4 Varsity Boys teams and 3 Varsity Girls teams in the same race.
- VG's finish a mere 3 points behind MV to continue the flip-flop.
- Francine Lee and Luis Jensen are Athletes Of the Week.
Lynbrook Invite/FUHSD Championships:
- VG loose their title (FUHSD) to MV while placing 2nd overall, as do JVG.
- Halloween, Homecoming, Harry Potter and Death all show up to watch.
- Final tune-up before Leagues - watch out Monta Vista.
- Luis is #1 man today.
- Morgan Katz and Hyan Kim are Athletes Of the Week.
- VB run fastest Lynbrook time on this course - ever (by :15).
- JV Boys run fastest Lynbrook time (by 2:22) and the 4th fastest All-Time.
- VG run fastest Lynbrook time (by 4:58) and 2nd fastest All-Time (behind MV).
- JV Girls run fastest Lynbrook time (by 4:57) and 2nd fastest All-Time (behind MV).
- School/age group records were set by:
: Zohreh #1 AT and Lynbrook Frosh
: Christina #6 AT and #2 Lynbrook Frosh
: Aya #2 AT and #1 Lynbrook Junior and Lynbrook SR
: Sasoon #12 AT and #3 Lynbrook Junior
: Aga #22 AT and #4 Lynbrook Junior
: Shruti #12 Lynbrook Frosh : Aaron #7 Lynbrook Frosh
: Dorothy #18 Lynbrook Soph : Yosuke #8 Lynbrook Frosh
: Soo #7 Lynbrook Junior : Kenny #17 Lynbrook Frosh
: Amber #8 Lynbrook Junior : Luis #1 Lynbrook Soph
: Jennifer (Thomas) #14 Lynbrook Junior : Kevin #8 Lynbrook Soph
: Evan #16 Lynbrook Junior : Jon #14 Lynbrook Soph
: Julliant #18 Lynbrook Junior : Eric (Sasaki) #15 Lynbrook Soph
: Angela #24 Lynbrook Junior : Eugene #3 Lynbrook Junior
: Jennifer (Chin) #25 Lynbrook Junior : Morgan #4 Lynbrook Junior
: Kate #2 Lynbrook Senior : Jason #6 Lynbrook Junior
: Francine #4 Lynbrook Senior : Kenji #7 Lynbrook Junior
: Hyan #5 Lynbrook Senior : Allen #8 Lynbrook Junior
: Shabbie #10 Lynbrook Senior : Charles #9 Lynbrook Junior
: Hsiang #11 Lynbrook Junior
: Andrew (Hao) #18 Lynbrook Junior
: Walter #24 Lynbrook Junior
: Jesse #11 Lynbrook Senior
: Calvin #22 Lynbrook Senior
: Tony #25 Lynbrook Senior
- This is what we have ALL trained for.
- VG go in ranked 3rd, come out with a 2nd (behind LG) and are on to CCS.
- JVG take a strong 2nd with lots of PRs.
- Soo Lee almost 'tosses' but gets to the finish first.
- Hyan and Jen have great runs.
- Soo Lee and Aaron Teagle are Athletes Of the Week.
- Jesse (78) and Jey (84) in the AT Senior list.
- Eugene (43), Allen (73), Jason (87) and Charles (95) in the AT Junior list.
- Luis (56) in the AT Soph list.
- Aaron (83) in the AT Frosh list.
- F/S Boys are #18 team time (since 1970).
- JV Boys are #17 team time.
- VB are #23 team time.
- Aya (4), Zohreh (8), Christina (13), Aga (15) and Kate (21) get into the Top 25.
- Zohreh (3), Christina (5) and Shruti (33) in the AT Frosh list.
- Dorothy (48) in the AT Soph list.
- Aya (2), Aga (5), Sasoon (6), Soo (14), Amber (18), Jennifer T (28), Evan (31),
Julliant (32), Jennifer C (36) and Angela (43) in the AT Junior list.
- Francine (7), Kate (11), Hyan (15), Shabbie (31) in the AT Senior list.
- JV Girls are #1 team time (by 7:29).
- VG are #1 team time (by 1:10).
- Eugene and Luis just miss All League (Top 15) by finishing 16th & 17th.
- All League folks are:
: Jey Pandian - JVB - 5th
: Aya Wakabayashi - VG - 3rd
: Zohreh Akhavan - VG - 8th
: Christina Liao - VG - 13th
: Sasoon Kim - VG - 14th
: Aga Goslicka - VG - 15th
: Soo Lee - JVG - 4th
: Hyan Kim - JVG - 6th
: Amber Ju - JVG - 10th
- DAL Records: F/S 20 - 17 ('01 was 26 - 13)
- JVB 32 - 5 ( " was 17 - 10)
- JVG 21 - 8 ( " was 16 - 13)
- VB 15 - 28 ( " was 14 - 21)
- VG 34 - 7 ( " was 16 - 16)
- Beautiful new ribbons, sorry Eugene, on a beautiful Sat in Nov.
- Aya makes Top 12 but misses a medal by 1.
- Despite a cold, Zohreh makes Top 12 but misses State by 2.
- Sasoon, Christina and Kate all PR and run Awesome.
- Francine and Aga fight to finish strong.
- Third place and home we go and think about States for 2003... or do we...
- We actually qualify as an At-Large team thanks to some research by the Gunn coach.
- Team finishes 16th in the Combined Standings.
- Berson PRs by 18 seconds.
- Coach has to fill out delinquencies and you have to get them.
- VG team GPA is 3.7143 ('01 was 3.3777)
- VB Team GPA is 3.6170 ('01 was 3.6458)