by Brett Harvey
Boys - Girls
1. Billy Nelson, Taft. His 15:22 trailed only Leal on the
day. Even more telling, Nelson was 37 seconds ahead of 2nd place
and he ran through the worst weather of the day.
2. Yong-Sung Leal, Arroyo San Lorenzo. Fastest time of
the day at California State Meet. His time of 15:17 won the Division
II race by 17 seconds over #3 Dambrowski.
3. Carl Dambrowski, Granada. Gave Leal the closest challenge
he's had. His time, 15:34, was the third fastest of the day.
4. Erick Maldonado, Don Lugo. How about this guy? Flies
from 9th in last week's rankings to #4 now. His win in the Division
I race was over the deepest field in any of the State Divisions.
Hey, and he even cried after winning, you can't beat that for emotion.
He's moved up each week and has been improving week after week.
I would not be surprised to see him among the top group challenging
for one of the tickets to Nationals along with Nelson, Leal and
5. Luke Llamas, Canyon. Took runner up behind Maldonado
and as he has all year, led his Canyon teammates to an overwhelming
victory. He lead a 19 second 1-3 spread and an even more astonishing
28 second 1-4 spread as Canyon #4 Troy Werner ran his best race
of the year.
6. Tim Nelson, Liberty Christian. Nelson jumps big from
#13 a week ago as he gave one of the biggest surprises of the day
with his blazing 15:35 win at the Division 5 race. He upset previous
#3 Henry Hagenbuch in the process.
7. Henry Hagenbuch, Cate School. Slides down 4 spots after
the surprising win by Nelson.
8. Brett Gotcher, Aptos. Read below. Excellent race at
the States, edging Poe by an eyelash.
8. Mike Poe, Etiwanda. Well he and Gotcher finished in
the same time at States, so I guess a tie is about what you have
to give them?
10. Kevin Davis, Clovis West. Took a fall from #4 after
fading to 5th in the Division I final.
11. Babey Wagnew, Helix. Didn't see him for a while, but
man he had a good day at States! 15:41, trailing only #2 Leal and
#3 Dambrowski in the race. Also beat previous #8 Hadden. These two
sophomores should have some battles the next two years!
12. Mario Grijalva, Highland. Had been hanging on the bubble
of being ranked for a couple weeks now, but he exploded to finish
4th behind Wagnew in a stellar 15:49 effort.
13. Michael Hadden, Woodbridge. The sophomore drops 5 spots
despite a very solid 15:50 5th place finish in Division II. It's
tough being a sophomore when the guys in your race are named Leal,
Dambrowski,fellow sophomore Wagnew and Grijalva. Look for BIG things
from this kid next year.
14. Kyle Alcorn, Buchanan. Moves up 6 spots from last week
as he raced to a 15:52 7th place finish in the Division I race.
15. Jameson Mora, Canyon. Business as usual as Mora finished
a great season as the #2 for Nationally ranked #2 Canyon with his
15:54 8th place effort in Division I.
16. Juan Robles, Valencia. 15:51 effort was good for 6th
in Division II just a tick shy of #13 Hadden.
17. Mark Batres, Don Bosco Tech. Stays at #17 after a solid
15:52 7th in Division II.
18. Austin Ramos, Jesuit Sacto. Emerged as a big time runner
at Division I grabbing 6th place in a stellar time of 15:51.
19. Will Kramer, Saratoga. Division III winner in 15:57.
Won with a strong kick at the finish.
20. Troy Swier, Mar Vista. His 8th place finish in 15:55
in the Division II race won by Leal squeeks him in just ahead of
fellow 15:55's Philip Reed and Brandon Lucero who were 9,10 in Division
*Can anyone tell me what happened to Jordan Kinley and Jordan
Jordan Kinley, Maria Carillo (injured or did not run at States)
Jordan Horn, Alta Loma (injured or did not run at States)
Philip Reed, Rio Mesa
Brandon Lucero, Adolfo
Lino Flores, Rubidoux
Ryan Morgan, Canyon
David Napper, CypressBR> Kalan Ray, Barstow
Gilliat Ghebrey, Logan
Mohammed Trafeh, Duarte
Dan Lyon, Sultana Mohammed Qazi, West Torrance
Hector Figueroa, Corcoran
Casey Burchill, Buchanan
Jose Marino, Paso Robles
Giovanni Perezchica, McFarland
Juan Robles, Valencia
Jose Marino, Paso Robles
Chris Hart, Del Campo
Tom Getchell, Del Campo
Kevin Brulois, Poly
Charlie Serrano, Royal
1. Amber Trotter, Ukiah. Took on the weather and everyone
else and scorched everyone with a blazing 17:01, the 4th fastest
time on the course ever and by 45 seconds the fastest time of the
day. A whopping 5:29 per mile average. The prohibitive Footlocker
Favorite looks ready to rock n roll next weekend at the Footlocker
2. Jenna Timinsky, San Dieguito Academy. Her time was not
as fast as some of those who got tugged along for the ride with
Trotter, but her 18:25 still nabbed her the top spot in Division
III. Defeated #5 Julie Allen, #13 Melissa Grelli, #9 Shannon Rowbury
and #8 Michelle Gallagher in the race.
3. Emily Vince, Peninsula. Had the #2 time on the day with
her 17:46 runner up to #1 Amber Trotter in the Division I race.
Moves up 3 spots.
4. Julie Allen, Corona Del Mar. Moves up a spot despite
losing to #2 Jenna Timinsky in the Division III race. Trailed Timinsky
by only 4 seconds finishing in 18:29.
5. Clara Horowitz, Hilton Head Royce. Made a big move up
in the rankings after her stellar run of 17:55 to win unchallenged
in the Division V. Her time was the #3 on the day and left her the
biggest winner, with runner up Kristin Cohoon finishing :48 seconds
6. Ruth Graham, Gunn. Upset previous #4 Caitlin Chock in
winning the Division II race by 10 seconds in 18:08. Moves up 4
7. Caitlin Chock, Granite Bay. Falls back 3 spots after
finishing runner up in Division II to #6 Ruth Graham. Her time of
18:18 was the 7th best of the day. Chock is only a sophomore!
8.Jenny Aldridge, Maria Carillo. Drops one spot with her
3rd place finish in the Division II race.
9. Sarah West, Davis. This senior saved her best for last
as she showed up big with the #4 time of the day, finishing 3rd
in Division I in 18:10 trailing only #1 Trotter and #3 Vince.
10. Liza Pasciuto, Murietta Valley. Failing to qualify
for states (she collapsed at the SS finals the week before.) does
not take away from the great season Liza put together as the #2
runner in the state for most of the year. After an easy win in the
Southern Section Prelims she missed out on States. She was at the
top of a stellar sophomore class in California this season.
11. Melissa Grelli, Presentation. Grelli continued her
impressive finish to the season moving up 3 spots after racing to
a bronze medal finish behind #2 Timinsky and #4 Allen in Division
III. She is also only a sophomore!
12. Danielle Schuster, Torrey Pines. May as well call this
year's states the day of the sophomores as Schuster the 4th sophomore
to be ranked in the top 12 shot to a surprising 4th place finish
behind #1 Trotter, #3 Vince and #10 Grelli in 18:15, the 5th fastest
time of the day!
13. Bridget Duffy, Saint Mary's College. The senior finished
out her prep XC career with a Division IV State Title in 18:33.
14. Shannon Rowbury, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Finished out
a stellar season and prep career with a 5th place finish in Division
III in 18:50.
15. Michelle Gallagher, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Finished
the season the way this talented junior ran most of it, a place
behind teamamte and #13 Rowbury as she finished 6th in Division
Heather Hansen, Madera
Rachel Bryan, Laguna Creek
Brittany Grimes, Centennial Bake
Lindsey delaMontaig, Rancho Bernardo
Phyllis Blanchard, Rancho Cotati Anna Attard, Marina
Danielle Mustante, Bishop O'Dowd
Lindsay Flacks, Harvard Westlake
Katie Matlock, Fallbrook
Cassie Ramirez, Highland
Casey Nevitt, Aptos
Katie Matack, Fallbrook
Maria Blazquez, Roosevelt
Karis Wilson, Buchanan
Whitney Hampton, El Toro
Shelby Leland, Ukiah
Brenda Stevens, Canyon
Kristin Comoon, Chadwick
Lindsey Owen, Nordhoff
Stephanie Baird, Helix
Maryann Pynchon, Edison
Bethany Nickless, Fountain Valley
Kristen Browning, Templeton (Injured, did not run the State Meet)
Marissa Hager, Lancaster
Whitney Patton, Ayala
Anna Attard, Marina
Jesse Baldwin, Milpitas
Laura Muller, Woodland
Season Meservey, Santiago, Corona