by Brett Harvey
Boys - Girls
Due to the quality of runners, I have updated the rankings into
a Top 20 List
1. Billy Nelson, Taft. Another race, another course record
for Nelson. Powered to a 15:31 win in the Division 4 Central Section
Final. How dominant was Nelson? Runner up and a notable in the rankings,
Giovanni Perezchica was 51 seconds behind him.
2. Yong-Sung Leal, Arroyo San Lorenzo.
3. Henry Hagenbuch, Cate School. Ran unchallenged in 15:38
at CIF-SS Division V, Race 13. He was over a minute in front of
4. Kevin Davis, Clovis West. New week but Davis had to
hold off the same group as last week as he captured the Division
1 Central Section Final by 3 seconds over Buchanan's Casey Burchill.
5. Carl Dambrowski, Granada. .
6. Brett Gotcher, Aptos. Crushes yet another good field
with 14:56 romp at the CCS Finals.
7. Luke Llamas, Canyon. Made a statement that he is more
than just the No.1 man on the No.2 team in the country but a legitimate
individual threat as he upset previous No.8 Mike Poe to win the
high quality field in the CIF-SS Division I race.
8. Michael Hadden, Woodbridge. Hadden continues a superb
sophomore season winning the CIF-SS Division II race in 15:20 over
the boys from Rubidoux. It would be unfair not to note that Rubidoux
had a dominating performance with all 7 guys uner 16:12. Less than
a minute gap between their 1-7. Hadden moves up a spot with the
upset of Poe.
9. Erick Maldonado, Don Lugo. Charged past Poe with Llamas
and took the No.2 spot at the CIF-SS Div. 1 race. He just keeps
getting better and better.
10. Mike Poe, Etiwanda. Took a surprising loss to Llamas
and Maldonado it will be interesting to see how he bounces back.
11. Jordan Horn, Alta Loma.
12. Jameson Mora, Canyon. Finished a solid 4th at CIF-SS
Division 1, arguably the most competitive race of the day.
13. Tim Nelson, Liberty Christian. Blitzes the field with
a 15:15 winner at Northern Section Finals, a whopping 41 seconds
up on 2nd place.
14. Ryan Morgan, Canyon. 5th at CIF-SS Division 1, 1 second
behind teammate Mora.
15. Casey Burchill, Buchanan. Has been very erratic this
season but bounces back from a dissapointing race last week to nearly
upset No.4 Kevin Davis. He can be very good and fight the top guys
one week and the next be a distant top 5 finisher. If he gets consistent
he could challenge for some big hardware in the coming weeks.
16. Jordan Kinley, Maria Carillo.
17. Mark Matres, Don Bosco Tech. 15:13 win at CIF-SS Division
9 was one of the quickest of the day.
18. Abadir Barre, Mt. Carmel. Reappeared finally with a
16:17 5K win at the Palomar Finals.
19. Dan Lyon, Sultana. Blazed a 15:11 in the CIF-SS Division
2, Race 11.
20. Kyle Alcorn, Buchanan. Like teammate Burchill, he seems
to go up and down but he's consistently been getting into the top
5 against the likes of #15Burchill and #4 Davis. Was 3rd behind
the two at the Central Section Championships.
Mario Grijalva, Highland
David Napper, CypressBR> Gilliat Ghebrey, Logan
Mohammed Trafeh, Duarte
Kyle Alcorn, Buchanan
Mohammed Qazi, West Torrance
Hector Figueroa, Corcoran
Baby Wagnew, Helix
Jose Marino, Paso Robles
Giovanni Perezchica, McFarland
Juan Robles, Valencia
Jose Marino, Paso Robles
1. Amber Trotter, Ukiah.
2. Liza Pasciuto, Murietta Valley. Like most of the rest
of the top runners Liza had been lying low for a couple weeks but
she exploded with a 17:50 win in the CIF-SS Division I prelims.
She won a hotly contested race with #15 Anna Attard as well as NOTABLE
runners Season Meservy and Maryann Pynchon all in the race. Oh yeah,
she is still just a sophomore!
3. Jenna Timinsky, San Dieguito Academy. Had been quite
for a couple of weeks but burst back out with an 18:17 demolition
at the Coastal League Conference Championship. SHe broke the meet
record and won by two minutes.
4. Caitlin Chock, Granite Bay. Won easy in 18:27 in the
San Joaquin Section Finals Division II. Runner up was 19:10.
5. Julie Allen, Corona Del Mar. Allen does not mess around
in the prelims scorching Mt. SAC in the CIF-SS Div III race with
a 17:12 nearly a minute and a half up on teammate and runner up
6. Emily Vince, Peninsula. Raced to a 17:51 win in her
trainers at the CIF-SS Division I prelims. Among her victims were
NOTABLE runner Bethany Nickless. Sets up a great final between Vince
and #2 Pasciuto in the final.
7. Jenny Aldridge, Maria Carillo.
8. Michelle Gallagher, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Finally
caught and beat her teammate Rowbury who had been ahead of her all
year. Finished as the runnerup in Div 3 girls at the CCS Finals.
9. TIE Shannon Rowbury, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Finally
got caught by Gallagher and finished 3rd at CCS Finals Div.3
9. TIE Clara Horowitz, Hilton Head Royce.
10. Ruth Graham, Gunn. 17:45 CCS Division 2 romp.
11. Brittany Grimes, Centennial Bake. Broke #13 Hansen's
course record in smoking the field in Division II at the Central
Section. Runner up in her race was her sister Brooklan again, this
time in 20:15 a whopping 1:29 behind her sister.
12. Heather Hansen, Madera. Runs a 19:05 to break her own
course record at the Central Section Finals Division 1 race. But
#12 Brittany Grimes smokes an 18:46 to break Hansen's record in
the Division II race.
13. Melissa Grelli, Presentation. Sophomore surprised everyone
by taking out both #8 Gallagher and #9 Rowbury to throw herself
into the rankings.
14. Rachel Bryan, Laguna Creek. Rachel makes her first
appearance on the rankings after beating last week's #12 Laura Muller
by 11 seconds to win the San Joaquin Section Finals Division I.
15. . Anna Attard, Marina. Showed great poise and confidence
for a sophomore in finishing as runner up to fellow sophomore Pasciuto
at CIF-SS Division 1 prelims. NOTABLES:
Katie Matlock, Fallbrook
Cassie Ramirez, Highland
Casey Nevitt, Aptos
Lindsey Owen, Nordhoff
Stephanie Baird, Helix
Maryann Pynchon, Edison
Bethany Nickless, Fountain Valley
Kristen Browning, Templeton
Marissa Hager, Lancaster
Whitney Patton, Ayala
Anna Attard, Marina
Jesse Baldwin, Milpitas
Laura Muller, Woodland
Season Meservey, Santiago, Corona