OCTOBER 31, 2006
Expanded to include 25 teams for this ranking as more data becomes available. This week the action moves to Frogtown (Angels Camp, CA) for subsections where the top eight teams in each division will advance to section finals at Folsom H.S. on Friday November 10th. Final rankings (and section finals predictions) planned for Tuesday November 7th. Send info/comments to Joe Hartman at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 – 1 – DAVIS – Div 1 - Ranked 10th in D1 statewide. Rough Mt. SAC outing absolved somewhat by total domination at Delta Valley Conference. Top ten varsity runners were all Blue Devils, as were seven of the top eight frosh/soph. Chelsea Reilly, Laurynne Chetelat, and Maria Malone of Folsom all just 13 seconds apart at various league finals.
2 – 5 – PONDEROSA – Div 2 - This team has come along nicely and laid down some serious law at the Bronco Invite and then once again at SVC finals on the same course. Deb Maier led a group of four Bruins at 20:20 or better at the challenging Folsom course on 10/26, a target not matched by St. Francis two days later. There is some pressure on frosh Sara Orofino to keep the gap close, but another run just like her 21:16 at SVC finals should do the trick.
3 – 3 – FAIRFIELD – Div 2 - Race 49 winners down at Mt SAC with a 1:37:49 team time (24th fastest overall). Danzel Bradshaw (first place, 18:18) and Dominique Jackson (fourth, 18:35) had two of the top four SJS times at Mt SAC. Alyssa Garrison was a nice team 4th. League Finals will be on Halloween.
4 – 7 - DEL ORO – Div 3 - Ranked 3rd in D3 statewide. Killed any suspense early on in the SFL league final race as the Eagles came to the front a bit earlier than normal. Samantha Racine and Brianna Atkins have been solid gold all year long. Chani Tinucci made All-League in her debut season and Merie Paddeck is racing well again. Eagles took 2nd place at Mt SAC D3 sweeps beaten only by #1-ranked Corona Del Mar.
5 – 2 - ST. FRANCIS – Div 2 - Ranked 7th in D2 statewide but there are concerns about St. Francis’ depth. The top three are getting it done, but Katie Bolce and Maureen May will need to keep their poise high and their places lower when it counts. Amy Lackner and Sarah Bolce have experience and need to draw on it...soon. Won their league meet for the 17th time in the last 18 years.
6 – 3 - PLACER – Div 3 - Ranked 6th in D3 statewide. Don't think D2 will be the only girls battle: this one could be the closest of all. Six Hillgals made All-League on 10/25. Not sure if Katie O'Conner and Shannon Harcus have been more than 15 yards apart in any race all year. They'll come in with Sierra White and not too far behind Jordan Burke. Another team counting on #5.
7 – 6 - OAK RIDGE – Div 2 - A breath of fresh air to see Alex Kosinski back in her usual position last Thursday leading her peers over hill and dale. The Oak Ridge girls didn't have an especially great race in the 13-point loss to Ponderosa, but should keep the D2 powers honest all the way until Nov. 10th. Freshman Geneve Dromensk always seems to look good (All-League/under 21:00). Can sister Alex finish her excellent career with a bang?
8 – 14 – FOLSOM – Div 1 - It's coming together at the right time for Folsom. Defending Section Champ Maria Malone is running again (league champ). And now seniors Casey O'Day and Shelly Pugh are joined by youthful Rachel Rucireta (All-League), Morgan Pugh (ditto), Jessica Miller, and Alicia Segura. No weak links.
9 – 8 – WOODCREEK – Div 2 - Youthful Timberwolves should be proud of their runner-up finish in maybe the best girls league in SJS. This time it was Jaime Brooks turn to lead and was joined by Heidi Paulsen as All-League. #5 runner was 16th in a tough league, so the gap stays small. Need to keep working and believe in themselves. You never know in this sport.
10 – 10 – MODESTO – Div 1 - From looking at the league finals, Modesto won't have the ultra low number that now-Oregon Duck Erin Lewis provided in 2005, but the team appears deeper. They had a faster #5 time than in 2005. Megane Queromes was team 2nd in 1940 with Katie Drueen out front. Modesto won the MMC over Beyer 33-48.
11 – 11 - BRET HARTE – Div 4 - Ranked 10th in D4 statewide, down from #3 in the previous rankings. 4th place at Mt SAC in Race 29 but Katie O'Conner ran in a different race and we know Sara Mikesell can do better. Still a threat for podium at state.
12 – 9 – ROSEVILLE – Div 2 - Hbtamu and Richardson both in top four at SFL finals. Shouldn't have trouble continuing season beyond Frogtown if Rachel Eden (top 20 at league) and some others run hard.
13 – nr – SHELDON – Div 1 - Fine meet last Saturday: put five under 22:30 at Willow Hill... 3rd place at Delta River finals. Gap was only 57 seconds. Freshman Breanna Lewis (21:23, All-League) runs out front and is soon followed by several seniors including Yuliya Derebensky (12th at Delta River).
14 – 13 – COLFAX – Div 4 - Sara Howard won the PVL finals by 16 seconds over Burke of Placer. Colfax missed Ella DelSarto because the #4-5 gap was 2 1/2 minutes at league and if that happens again on Nov. 10th, Bret Harte will be unopposed.
15 – nr - EAST UNION – Div 3 - Ran 1-2-3 in the Valley Oaks finals taking the league finals by a 29-70 margin over Weston Ranch. Kristina Hammarstrom, Theresa Sianez, and Sheneice Vargas all in the 19's at Caswell State Park (3.05 miles).
16 – nr – ROCKLIN – Div 2 - Anna Murdock ran 20:22 for fifth at SFL finals. Michelle Arensmen, normally with Anna, was over a minute back so if that doesn’t reoccur and 4 and 5 Ginther and Fortier hold their own, the Thunder will advance to sections.
17 – 16 – VACAVILLE – Div 2 - Lost a top five runner after Mt SAC but still had a 1:43 team time in SoCal which was the 4th fastest SJS team time. Should qualify for sections. Lindsey Dubs was the #5 SJS girl at Mt SAC (18:48).
18 – 12 - UNION MINE – Div 3 - Lost their #2 for the season but came in a solid third in another tough SJS league. Samantha Dougherty just missed going under 20:00 at league, could be top three again at Sections (her 20:33 was third last year).
19 – 20 – GALT – Div 2 - 6th fastest SJS team time at Mt. SAC. Took a cautious approach to league finals and didn't appear to be close to full strength as neither Peterson, Garcia, or Gallo showed up in the results. Will be rested for Nov. 4th.
20 – nr – BEYER – Div 1 - Modesto Metro Conf. runner-up. Lost to Modesto 33-48. Crystal Esparza ran 19:10 at Legion Park (3.03) and was league 2nd. Samantha Reardon (7th, 19:47) and Yvette Castillo (8th, 20:11) also ran well in the upset bid.
21 – nr – McCLATCHY – Div 1 - Metro League Champions with perfect 15 point score. Kelsey Knox wins league with a 20:54 time. #2-5 gap was 29 seconds. All-League team was 100% CKM. 1:00 team time ahead of Lodi at Mt SAC.
22- 18 – LODI – Div 1 - No league results.
23 – 17 - CHRISTIAN BROS – Div 4 - CB took 2nd in Race 28 at Mt SAC with Kelly McEnerney taking 5th (19:56) and Katie Holst in 10th.
24 – nr - GRACE DAVIS – Div 1 - Third in MMC. Amanda Innes MMC Champion (18:40).
25 – 19 - EL CAMINO – Div 3 -
Eagle-ettes went 1-2-3 at league finals. Jenni Eiremo won league by
10 seconds over teammate Hillary Kigar with Kelly Renfroe third.
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