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CCCAA State Championships. photos Country Running photos. California Community College State Cross Country Championships . Boys Division I Entries Boys Division II Entries Boys Entries - California CIF State Cross Country Championships Annual State Meet qualifier Mayfield and the best Arroyo team since their . competed Saturday in the California State Cross Country Championships, on the .
Teams were selected on "Selection Sundays", typically following the finish of state meets. There were eight regions across the country: In addition, four at-large teams were selected, which could be from any region.
Starting with the fourth NTN meet, however, the entry procedures changed; New York became its own region due to the girls' teams over the years dominating the meet see belowraising the number of selected teams to Also, regional meets held in each of the regions except for California; will use end-of-season performances now guarantee the top two finishing teams invites, most likely due to complaints about how a team should have gone, but didn't.
New York was originally going to use the top 2 teams in the Federation Meet, but it was changed to also have a regional meet. This upset some fans, and cause some teams to skip the Federations meet to prepare for the NTN regional.
There will still be four at-large teams chosen by the NTN committee, in addition to the top two teams from each region. The event is held in the second weekend of December in Portland, Oregonat the Portland Meadows thoroughbred racing track. The race features a man-made five-kilometer course that is completed with three loops, following European cross country tradition. The venue has an enclosed 3,seat grandstand, allowing spectators to see the whole race, unlike normal cross country meets.
The infield of the track, where the course is set up, is also open to spectators who wish to get a more close-up view of the race. Inthe course location was changed from the Portland Meadows track to the Glendoveer Golf Course. The course goes across eight greens at Glendoveer and has a much faster feel that the Portland Meadows horse track.
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The course is far less muddy and has a different route than the original course and has been well received. Duncan Calvert led the Panthers, running a personal best Patrick Mariolle was just behind, taking just First race begins at 3: Hope to see you there! However, early Fall usually brings mild, comfortable conditions to Bay Area runners.
Wednesday was different… very different. A steady rain, gusty winds, slippery mud and chilly temperatures greeted the or so runners as they carefully navigated the hilly Tilden Park course. Ultimately, it was the determined Panthers that overcame the elements and posted yet another BSAL win.
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Both girls teams looked impressive in their wins. The Varsity girls were led by Spencer Moore, Mary Harrington and Natalia Riccardi, who captured the first three places in the Panthers 29 point victory.
The JV girls, in an even more impressive fashion, swept the first 9 places in posting a 35 point victory! Freshman Gabi Britto, despite an early slip and tumble, closed out the scoring for the Panthers in her first race of the season.1994 California State Cross Country Meet
The boys, too, skated across the muddy trails well enough to notch a pair of wins. The Varsity boys won by 9 over the Highlanders and 35 over St.
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Duncan Calvert, for the 2nd race in a row, was the Panthers top finisher. To some, this is the price one pays when trying to outrun mother nature. Next up for the Panthers is the vaunted Clovis Invitational. Each year, Clovis attracts many of the top teams form around the state, each welcoming an opportunity to race on the site of the State Championships… as well as face off against one another in a mid-season preview of November aspirations. This year, along with league rivals Albany, Piedmont and Holy Names, teams from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and Sonoma Counties fielded teams… hoping to maybe get a glimpse of their future and, more importantly, see what November fruits maybe in store.
Behind by what appeared to be 40 yards with meters to go, Amanda utilized a closing kick that most sprinters would be proud of to win the 2. Following her were top fifteen finishers Maddy Woelffer Following suit, junior Olivia Duncan also scored an inspiring come-from-behind win in the JV girls race. Going into the final hill, Olivia was in 3rd place…some 10 seconds off the lead.
Apparently the varsity boys and girls watched this race because both used the same race tactic. Sophomore Spencer Moore took the lead in the 2nd half of the varsity girls race to score a nice Senior Duncan Calvert, however, chose the more dramatic route…not taking the lead of the 3. Freshman Arlo Rudy Following Arlo were in the medal haul were sophomores Jovani Barajas Sophomore Tony Lawson In the JV Boys race, junior Jimmy Smale threatened to steal a victory with a late, come-from-behind charge… only to fall a bit short.
The opponents were league rivals Albany and Kennedy-Richmond. The JV Boys opened the meet with a resounding victory of their competitors.
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Like the boys, the JV Girls notched an opening season victory…. Freshman Isabel Havens led the way for the young lady Panthers…. Junior Siggy Palafox and sophomore Kaitlin Moore also ran fine races to seal the win.