Lynbrook HS - Cross Country - 2009 Highlites & Lowlites- Team is 30 girls (most ever), 52 guys & 3 Coaches, total=82 (biggest squad ever). Lynbrook Running Camp in Felton: - Second Lynbrook Running Camp with 2 hour runs. - Coach Ruth joins 'The Team'. - More Uno and some 'other' card game (Luca?). - Good idea not to place your tent too close to the coaches - right? Marshall Clark 4 Miler: - 12 Lynbrook runners participating. - Luca takes 2nd overall. - The XC Team earning $'s for the Hawaii Fund. - Meghana & Ali are 300 Mile clubbers this year. - Can you say "Turf & Surf"? Ahhhhhhh. Oh, and Cup-Cup. Hawaii Time Trial: - Luca & Amrit take it out while runners 3-8 battle it out (15 second spread). - 74 finishers - what a great start - with some quick early season times. - The Hawaii Team is chosen (with two Freshman, Shaelyn & Jennifer). Lynbrook Center Meet: - 'Fresh Meat' continues its tradition. - Not as hot as '08 (only 93 degrees). - Kuo wins for the second year in a row as the FSB take the title. - FSG go 1-2-3-4-7 while winning the team title (by alot). - Luca starts with a CR while the team finishes 2nd. - JVG beat Wilcox on the 6th man tiebreaker (thanks Joy). - 640 total runners - whew. EarlyBird Invite: - 14 hearty souls make the trip to Salinas. - Another School Record for Luca and Top 20 All-Time. - Everyone PR's (according to XCStats) with Ryan by 1:58. - Ruth runs 21:06 in the Coaches race. - Cindy gets reminded about hills and sits under the water table for a loooong time. Firebird Invite: - Madhav takes over for Cindy & Andrew by running THREE loops of the course. - Ian wins the FS Boys race (team takes 2nd). - Vivian leads a 1-2-3 sweep in the JV Girls (team is 2nd). Iolani Invite: - Athletes behavior gets complimented by a woman at Duke's. - Missing the VB win by 1 point. - It's HAWAII!!! - Varun can't keep his hands on his stuff (Wallet, Keys, Shoe) - Hank's Burp (enough said). - Jake & Hank survive the coaches race. Saratoga Invite: - Wins by Luca, Lila, Grant & Ian. - Team wins by VB, VG & FSG. - Top 19 get medals as Alanna finishes 20th. - School Records for VB & JVB. Stanford Invite - Ryan was Varun and Vivek was Boris. - Team Records for both VB & VG teams. Central Park Invite: - Guys beat the #5 team in the Nation. - School Records for VB, JVB & VG. Artichoke: - Traffic on the way over - ugh. - School Records for VB & VG. - Cool coaches hats (pumpkins) for all coaches (thanks Karen). - VG & JVG win the team titles. - Pumpkin Pie at the Pumpkin Patch on the way home. Crystal Springs - SCVAL Style: - Windy and Cold, just ask Ruth. - Luca 15:06.1 (and that takes 2nd!). - It's a plague, everyones back starts going out at the top of Cardiac. - Frosh guys try to nap on drive home but Lila keeps calling them. Monterey Bay Invite - Jennifer shows her guts by running with a bloody nose. - School Records for the VB, JVB & JVG. - Lots of Team & Individual hardware for this Friday Invite. Crystal Springs Center Meet #2 - The course is becomming our "Friend." - Running some good times, guys and gals will make it to CCS. - Water balloon ambush as Jake talks about "Life's Surprises". - Pasta feeds (and non-pasta feeds) are a regular tradition. - Hash Run, Slurpee Run, Turf & Surf ..., you get the idea. - Speaking of the Hash Run... Vivek is the first to find me and Jared took the longest. - Rallye Run saw the team of Boris, Ryan, Kirk, Hardas, Matthew, Michael & Vivian beat 3 other teams - winning on the Tie-Breaker. - Both Guys & Gals are ranked in the CCS Top 15 all season long. - The team of Luca & Alanna beat Ryan and Brianna by 1 second in the Couples 440 Relay. - Whoa-Bundy at the top of Hunter's. - Running in the storm. - Jake locks his keys in his car at Rancho. - Sharks & Minnows - ... - Graduation Run happens on the Friday before Leagues and 90% of the team make the entire 9 mile trip (all for a donut). - And now get ready for some Stats: : 1917 XC team runners for Lynbrook's History (1529-B & 388-G) : Dual Meet winning percentage - Boys 90 & Girls 96 (Fantastic!). : FS Girls Team are undefeated. : 74% improvement rate for the school (78% in '08) Lynbrook Invite/FUHSD Championships: - Jake likes to fire the gun. - 780 runners take part! - Guys and Gals both win (again) and hold on to the Team Plaques. - Luca looses his course record but still sets a PR. - Varsity Boys set a Team Course Record. - Last time this course will ever be run after 15 years. - School/age group records (Top 4) were set by: : Andrew Kuo #5 AT & #1 Soph : Jason Jin #7 AT & #3 Soph : Luca Signore #1 AT & #1 Senior : Amrit Subramanian #3 AT & #3 Senior : Varun Pemmaraju #4 AT & #4 Senior : Shaelyn Silverman #5 AT & #4 Frosh : Cindy Huang #2 Junior : Michelle Yee #8 AT & #2 Senior DAL & All-League Certificates: - Luca gets the win and is League Champ (again). - Amrit grabs All-League honors (12th place). - Varsity Boys & Girls BOTH qualify to CCS. - Cindy (2nd), Shaelyn (3rd), Michelle Yee (9th) and Lila Haba (12th) are VG All-League. - Anthony Huang (7th) in FS Boys. - Vivian Chan (1st), Silvia Signore (2nd), Jennifer Tan (4th), Rebecca Yang (9th) & Jane Jun (10th) in FS Girls. Top 65 All-Time - Shaelyn Silverman ( 8) and # 4 Frosh - Michelle Yee (14) and # 8 Senior - Lila Haba (16) and # 8 Frosh - Vivian Chan (35) and # 17 Soph - Jennifer Tan (38) and # 16 Frosh - Silvia Signore (47) and # 21 Frosh Top 130 All-Time - Luca Signore ( 2) and # 2 Senior - Varun Pemmaraju (25) and # 19 Senior - Andrew Kuo (57) and # 19 Soph - Ryan DiBiase (70) and # 48 Senior - Ian Wilson (86) and # 46 Soph - Boris Poutivski (103) and # 63 Senior - Jason Jin (108) and # 60 Soph - Grant Gustafson (116) and # 67 Senior CCS Finals: - VB didn't make it to States. - VB finished 4th with the best team time that I've ever coached at Lynbrook. - VG didn't make States. - VG, 6 out of 7 ran Season Best times. TEAM TIMES at Crystal (since 1972) - JVG are #8 All-Time. - VG are #3 All-Time. - FSG are #1 All-Time. - JVB are #13 All-Time, 2nd best team I've had at Lynbrook. - VB are #4 All-Time, best team I've had at Lynbrook. - FSB are #21 All-Time, 2nd best team I've had at Lynbrook. - DAL Records: 2009 2008 2007 / 2006 FSB 14 - 15 (48%) / 24 - 8 (75%) / 23 - 8 (74%) / 17 - 15 (53%) FSG 13 - 0 (100%) JVB 20 - 7 (74%) / 18 - 14 (56%) / 27 - 4 (87%) / 20 - 10 (66%) JVG 13 - 11 (54%) / 17 - 6 (74%) / 18 - 5 (78%) / 19 - 10 (65%) VB 29 - 3 (90%) / 33 - 1 (97%) / 19 - 13 (59%) / 4 - 16 (20%) VG 31 - 1 (96%) / 35 - 1 (97%) / 23 - 6 (79%) / 3 - 16 (15%) 2009 2008 2007 2006 - VG team GPA is 3.6316 3.7500 3.6939 3.6326 - VB Team GPA is 3.2973 3.3261 3.2917 3.4791 - Jake has to fill out delinquencies and you have to get them.