NTN CALIFORNIA REGION RANKINGS
by the NTN rankings committee 8/8/05
The Nike Team National regional rankings are the basis of the NTN team selection process. The top two teams in each region at the end of the season will be invited to compete in the Nike Team Nationals in Portland Dec. 3. The third and fourth place teams in each region are considered for the four national at-large selections.
|1.Royal: 4 of 7 back from #1 CA and NTN #4, led by 9:02, 9:27 and 9:28 3200 men.
2.Jesuit (Carmichael): 6 of 7 back for #10 CA team under coaching great Walt Lange.
3.Murrieta Valley: 4 of 5 back with young talent for #6 CA squad.
4.El Toro: 7 of 9 back from #3 CA, no stars, but tight pack.
5.Barstow: all back from team that ran 82:13 at state.
6.Don Lugo: Top veterans plus new talent and possible transfer add up to big promise.
7.Valencia: Four key harriers back for state Div. II contender.
8.Cabrillo: Great 1-2 combo Michael Coe and Colin Hacker lead returning pack of 4.
9.El Rancho: Steadily rising team has depth to make big jump this fall.
10.Dana Hills: Several key runners back, tight pack, for last fall’s #4 CA squad.
1.Corona Del Mar: state mile champ Annie St. Geme leads deep team after record-breaking track season.
2.Murrieta Valley: #4 CA team returns 7 of 9 while adding frosh star Kendall Dye.
3.Ventura: #1 CA team loses 3 key runners, returning 5 solid performers, 3 of them rebounding from track injuries.
4.College Park: #8 CA team and state Div II winner has everyone back.
5.Ayala: returns 6 of 7 with tight pack and expects to be healthy after injuries last fall.
6.Thousand Oaks: #3 CA team returns 5 of 7 and boasts top frosh coming in.
7.Buchanan: FL finalist Lauren Sayler leads team with good back-up and talented newcomers.
8.Bishop O’Dowd: great 1-2 punch plus talent down the line to contend in North Coast section.
9.Royal: everyone back for state qualifier looking to eventually match boys’ team success.
10.San Lorenzo Valley: top 3 back and 5 of 7 for #6 CA team with long tradition.
California Region 2004
Bold faced teams competed at NTN nationals
|1 Royal XC Club Simi Valley - 4th
2 Dana Hills XC Club - 12th
3 El Toro XC Club Lake Forest - 17th
4 Loyola XC Club Los Angeles
|1 Ventura XC Club
2 Fountain Valley XC Club - 11th
3 Thousand Oaks XC Club - 12th
4 Murrieta Valley XC Club - 18th
Prior California Rankings in 2005
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