Saturday, October 31, 2009

Up Next - North Bay League Championships

Our next competition, the North Bay League Championships, will be held on Friday, November 6 at Spring Lake.  For most of our team, this will be their final cross country competition of the season, and for a few, the last cross country meet of their high school careers.

What's at stake this coming Friday?
  • 4 races to determine league Boys JV, Girls JV, Varsity Boys, and Varsity Girls champions.  All 8 schools in the North Bay league will be participating in the meet.
  • The Pumas have a great tradition of "wow" performances at this competition - we take tremendous pride in delivering our very best efforts at league finals.  We would like to join many Carrillo teams from previous years that were able to sweep first place team awards in each of the 4 contests.
  • Varsity Boys: will face a very tough challenge from Santa Rosa High.  The Pumas narrowly won when these schools faced off in their regular season league meet.  The Puma boys seek to improve on their 12th all-time team time set last week against Montgomery.  Santa Rosa's team ran the 13th fastest team time just two weeks ago - so these teams are very evenly matched.
  • Varsity Girls: will seek to win their 7th consecutive NBL title and extend their league winning streak to 98 consecutive contests.  They will try to improve on their 15th all-time ranking as a team at Spring Lake.
  • JV Boys: This will be the final competition of the year for our JV teams and a final chance to run best times at the Spring Lake course.  Conditions permitting, our goal is to see 9 guys run below 18:00 - including 2 guys under 17:00.  The team time goal is to beat the all-time best JV time of 1:27:22 (2005).  We will challenge the JV boys to be the 4th fastest boys team time on the day - meaning that they will seek run faster than all but the Varsity teams of 2 other schools in league.
  • JV Girls: If conditions permit, we think its possible to see 7 girls finish under 22:00 - including 5 under 21:00, and perhaps one under 20:00.  The team time goal is to beat the all-time JV best of 1:45:27. Similar to the JV Boys, we will challenge this group to post the 4th fastest team time on the day (including varsity results).
We encourage all parents and friends to make a special effort to come out and support the team this week!

Washington Women Repeat as Pac-10 XC Champs, Stanford Men Unseat Oregon

Next week is North Bay League Championship week for the Pumas!  It's also the beginning of championship season in college running. Follow this link if you are interested in seeing what championship level Cross Country at the NCAA Div I level looks like (has 2008 race highlights and 2009 results).

Washington women held off Oregon to win the women's title on Friday, October 30th, while Stanford unseated Oregon as the Pac-10 men's championship team.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Meet Results - NBL Meet #4 vs Montgomery, CN, Ursuline

Hey Pumas! How do you feel? You ought to feel GOOD - oh so good.  Simply an awesome set of performances today - and great outcomes for every race.  Each team - Boys Varsity and JV and Girls Varsity and JV - completed undefeated NBL dual meet seasons today.


Follow this link to see the complete meet results.


For the Varsity Girls, today marked their 90th and 91st consecutive NBL wins.  Last time the Puma girls lost in NBL competition was 2002! Their cumulative team time today of 95:38 was the 15th fastest ever team in the 22 year history of the Spring Lake Course,  and the 7th fastest Puma girls team.  Also, in case you missed it, Lauren Kraus ran 18:57 - the 10th fastest time ever for a freshman girl - (not too shabby).  Only Jenny Aldridge and Amy Robinson ever ran faster for the Pumas as freshman. 

As impressive as the Girls did, the Boys did even better.  Their team time of 80:51 was the 12th fastest ever team and the 3rd best Carrillo team time in the history of the Spring Lake Course.  Gus Greenstein became the 30th fastest all-time and the Pumas 5th fastest boy ever with his 15:41. The Varsity Boys are now 88-3 vs NBL competition over the past 7 seasons.


At this point, I know what you are thinking.  "That's all very interesting, but what about socks?"  I was getting to that.  Today we had 29 runners earn socks by running PRs.  Great job everyone!  Following is the list of PRs - led by Desiree Purugannan's 5:06 improvement (say what?)  since her previous Spring Lake run earlier this season!  While Desiree's improvement was impressive, the coaches noticed all of our less experienced runners were now fully engaged in real cross country racing instead of "just finishing."  Congratulations to all of you - you have graduated to the "next level" of your competitive careers.

Name
Time on 10/28
Previous PR
Time Improved
% Improved
Purugganan, Desiree
24:49
29:55
5:06
17.0%
Dedrick, Jamaeca
22:56
25:30
2:34
10.1%
Gunderson, Ashley
21:49
23:52
2:03
8.6%
Birkland, Kelly
21:25
23:12
1:47
7.7%
Connors, Chris
17:56
19:17
1:21
7.0%
Thigpen, Brynna
19:31
20:52
1:21
6.5%
Halverson, Jessica
21:16
22:16
1:00
4.5%
Kraus, Lauren
18:57
19:40
0:43
3.6%
Nijjar, Harsimmer
19:19
19:59
0:40
3.3%
Lynch, Austin
21:06
21:46
0:40
3.1%
Dearden, Daniel
19:42
20:19
0:37
3.0%
Thiele, Heidi
19:24
20:00
0:36
3.0%
Luft, Harrison
17:01
17:32
0:31
2.9%
Horner, Emilio
17:09
17:38
0:29
2.7%
Matoes, Brett
20:37
21:05
0:28
2.2%
Brady, Connor
19:38
20:02
0:24
2.0%
Lucia, Jesse
16:40
17:00
0:20
2.0%
Murray, Gus
17:57
18:18
0:21
1.9%
Greenstein, Gus
15:41
15:52
0:11
1.2%
Christensen, Erik
18:11
18:23
0:12
1.1%
Graham, Taylor
19:28
19:40
0:12
1.0%
Ramirez, James
16:09
16:18
0:09
0.9%
Gibson, Colin
16:17
16:26
0:09
0.9%
Kerr, Carolyn
22:58
23:10
0:12
0.9%
Petrie, Gretel
20:11
20:21
0:10
0.8%
Henderson, Martyn
17:06
17:13
0:07
0.7%
Lowder, Dalin
19:58
20:06
0:08
0.7%
Ramos, Sophia
21:26
21:33
0:07
0.5%
Hauptman, Daniel
16:04
16:09
0:05
0.5%

Thursday, October 22, 2009

NBL Standings after Third Round

BOYS

5 - 0 Maria Carrillo
5 - 1 Santa Rosa
3 - 2 Piner
3 - 2 Montgomery
2 - 3 Rancho
2 - 3 Ukiah
0 - 4 Cardinal Newman
0 - 5 Elsie Allen

GIRLS
5 - 0 Maria Carrillo (89 consecutive NBL wins)
5 - 0 Montgomery
4 - 2 Santa Rosa
2 - 3 Piner
2 - 3 Rancho
0 - 3 Ukiah
0 - 3 Ursuline
0 - 4 Elsie Allen

End of Season Banquet and Awards Presentation - Saturday, Dec 5





All athletes and parents are invited to the PUMAS

Cross Country End of Season
Banquet


Awards Presentation


When:                      Saturday,
December 5, 5:30 to 8:00 pm



Where:                     Maria Carrillo
High School
large gymnasium



Join the team for dinner, a
lively slide show featuring season highlights and an awards presentation.



Cost per dinner is $6.00
(includes pork pulled sandwich, pasta primavera, salad and dessert.) Dinner will
be catered by MCHS culinary class students.


Athletes are asked to please
bring
drink donations and uniforms to the banquet.


Please submit your
reservation below with payment to teammate Ashley Gunderson
at school or by mailing to Kristina
Gunderson
at  2327 Rancho Cabeza Dr.
95404  
no later than
Tuesday, November 24
.  For questions, please contact Kristina at
Kristina_Gunderson@yahoo.com or 695-6462.


Volunteers are needed to
help as follows:



__4:30 – 5:30  set up                     __
decorations


__8:00 – 8:30 clean
up*                __
ice pick up and delivery to gym



(*athletes are expected to
help)



To volunteer, please
contact Kristin Thigpen at 539-1708 or email
at Kristin@thigpendesign.com.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                               PUMAS
Cross Country End of Season Banquet




Name:
______________________________________________________________




Phone Number:
________________         




Total number of dinners          Cost per
dinner            Total
Amount Enclosed




__________                             x      $6.00 each          =     $________________



Please make checks payable to Kristina Gunderson. Submit
this form with payment to Ashley Gunderson at school or mail to Kristina
Gunderson by November 24.   Questions?  Please contact Kristina.




Athletes
– remember to bring drink donation and uniform to banquet!

PRs set at 10-21 Meet at Rancho Cotate





25 runners set new "Personal Records" at our dual meet against Rancho - and are thus eligible for socks!  Jessica Halverson and Dan Dearden led the group with massive improvements over their time set in early September.  Great job everyone!

Rancho Cotate HS - 2.95 Mile Course



2008
9/4/2009
10/21/2009
Name
New PR
Time Improved
% Improved
1
23:12
21:23
Jessica Halverson
21:23
1:49
7.8%
2
21:31
19:50
Daniel Dearden
19:50
1:41
7.8%
3
21:43
20:10
Dalin Lowder
20:10
1:33
7.1%
4
17:46
16:41
Jose Ramirez
16:41
1:05
6.1%
5
17:58
16:54
Harrison Luft
16:54
1:04
5.9%
6
22:46
18:50
17:47
James Nicklas
17:47
1:03
5.6%
7
21:49
20:52
Sophia Ramos
20:52
0:57
4.4%
8
19:24
18:34
Harsimmer Nijjar
18:34
0:50
4.3%
9
20:19
19:27
Heidi Thiele
19:27
0:52
4.3%
10
22:43
21:01
20:11
Gretel Petrie
20:11
0:50
4.0%
11
21:13
20:28
Brett Matos
20:28
0:45
3.5%
12
22:22
18:23
17:45
Gus Murray
17:45
0:38
3.4%
13
20:25
19:43
Conner Brady
19:43
0:42
3.4%
14
25:01
22:56
22:15
Carolyn Kerr
22:15
0:41
3.0%
15
20:23
19:47
Brynna Thigpen
19:47
0:36
2.9%
16
24:50
21:53
21:18
Austin Lynch
21:18
0:35
2.7%
17
21:02
18:11
17:46
Erik Christensen
17:46
0:25
2.3%
18
20:12
18:03
17:39
Grant Silverstein
17:39
0:24
2.2%
19
19:55
17:26
17:03
Emilio Horner
17:03
0:23
2.2%
20
23:58
21:00
20:34
Brett McFarland
20:34
0:26
2.1%
21
22:43
20:23
20:07
Margie Garza
20:07
0:16
1.3%
22
19:18
19:05
Lauren Kraus
19:05
0:13
1.1%
23
20:18
20:07
Kyle West
20:07
0:11
0.9%
24
19:56
19:49
Schuyler Mortimer
19:49
0:07
0.6%
25
19:02
18:57
Cara Curtin
18:57
0:05
0.4%










Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Heart & Sole - Saucony XC Runner of the Week - Lauren Kraus

Maria Carrillo's Lauren Kraus was selected as this week's girls Runner of the Week. Check out the Redwood Empire Running website for all of the award recipients.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cal Poly Results from Previous Years





In case anyone was curious about times... (also fun to see the names from a past generation)
Cal Poly Invite - Fairbanks 5KM Course

MARIA CARRILLO HS D3
40

MARIA CARRILLO HS D3
45
TEAM:
MARIA CARRILLO HS-D2
63
Year
NAME
TIME
Year
NAME
TIME
Year
NAME
TIME
2008
Lauren Curtin
19:08.8
2007
Lauren Curtin
18:42.4
2005
Jacqui Wentz
19:04.3
2008
Jordan Davis
19:44.6
2007
Cara Curtin
19:36.3
2005
Kristen Sanzari
20:22.7
2008
Cara Curtin
20:03.4
2007
Kelly O' Leary
19:36.6
2005
Alia Gray
20:51.9
2008
Sarah DiRado
20:21.7
2007
Margie Garza
20:19.5
2005
Leanne Fogg
21:02.8
2008
Kelly O' Leary
20:22.2
2007
Alicia Lueth
20:24.8
2005
Alicia Leuth
21:39.5
2008
Margie Garza
21:28.9
2007
Jordan Davis
20:43.5
2005
Jordan Davis
21:41.5
2008
Thea Dumont
22:06.0
2007
Sarah DiRado
20:48.6
2005
Tiffany Roberts
21:57.3
2007
Jenna Lundgren
20:51.1
2005
Sarah DiRado
22:44.4
2007
Mikaela Derousseau
22:04.7
2005
Michaela Baer
22:52.0
TEAM:
MARIA CARRILLO HS D3
88
TEAM:
MARIA CARRILLO HS D3
164
TEAM:
MARIA CARRILLO HS-D2
39
PLACE
NAME
TIME
PLACE
NAME
TIME
PLACE
NAME
TIME
2008
Grant Williams
16:45.3
2007
Nate Huckeba
16:05.6
2005
Michael Brew
16:39.2
2008
Gus Greenstein
16:56.8
2007
Alex Hartz
16:38.7
2005
Ryan Aldridge
16:48.0
2008
James Ramirez
17:00.4
2007
Grant Williams
17:03.4
2005
Logan Ensign
16:49.6
2008
Daniel Hauptman
17:24.0
2007
Gus Greenstein
17:43.5
2005
Nathan Huckabe
17:07.5
2008
Tim Wuu
17:40.1
2007
Chris McCabe
17:58.1
2005
Anton Karrmen
17:30.5
2008
Colin Gibson
17:42.6
2007
Kurt Wendler
18:03.8
2005
Grant Williams
17:34.6
2008
Jesse Lucia
17:55.1
2007
Daniel Hauptman
18:07.0
2005
Chris Bendana
17:43.0
2008
Austin Bartlett
18:31.1
2007
Bryan Barker
18:49.9
2005
Alex Hartz
17:50.9
2007
Dominick Triola
19:07.6
2005
Ty Olson
18:13.6










NBL Standings after Second Round

BOYS
4 - 0 Maria Carrillo
3 - 0 Montgomery
3 - 1 Santa Rosa
2 - 1 Piner
2 - 2 Rancho
0 - 3 Ukiah
0 - 3 Cardinal Newman
0 - 4 Elsie Allen


GIRLS
4 - 0 Maria Carrillo (88 consecutive NBL wins)
3 - 0 Montgomery
3 - 1 Santa Rosa
2 - 1 Piner
2 - 2 Rancho
0 - 3 Ukiah
0 - 3 Ursuline
0 - 4 Elsie Allen

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NBL Meet #2 - Santa Rosa and Ukiah at Maria Carrillo


Photos of Meet (Courtsey of Eric Graham)

North Bay League Meet at Maria Carrillo HS, October 14, 2009



BOYS VARSITY         MCHS 2.7 mile campus course –
                     Course record: 13:22, Sterling Lockert, Petaluma, 2008       
=========================================================================
Place  Time   Team#  Athlete Name         Team   Scoring Place Points
1      13:41  1      Zellman, Andrew      UKIAH         1      1 (5th all-time)
2      13:53  1      Byers, Reesey        SANTA ROSA    2      2
3      14:03  1      Greenstein, Gus      MARIA CARRILLO3      3
4      14:14  2      Hauptman, Daniel     MARIA CARRILLO4      4
5      14:31  3      Ramirez, James       MARIA CARRILLO5      5
6      14:40  2      Taylor, Matthew      SANTA ROSA    6      6
7      14:41  3      Wendler, Kurt        SANTA ROSA    7      7
8      14:42  4      Ramirez, Jose ArmandoMARIA CARRILLO8      8
9      14:43  4      Peck, Jonathan       SANTA ROSA    9      9
10     14:55  5      Guerrero, Jordan     SANTA ROSA    10     10
11     15:08  5      Lucia, Jesse         MARIA CARRILLO11     11
12     15:15  6      Bartlett, Austin     MARIA CARRILLO12    
13     15:28  7      Henderson, Martyn    MARIA CARRILLO13    
14     15:30  8      Gibson, Colin        MARIA CARRILLO            
15     15:41  6      Tomasi, Michael      SANTA ROSA    14    
16     15:51  2      Delgado, Anthony     UKIAH         15     15
17     15:56  3      Holden, Paul         UKIAH         16     16
18     16:02  7      Herrmann, Patrick    SANTA ROSA    17    
19     17:06  4      Taxis, Noah          UKIAH         18     18
20     17:32  5      Holland, Christopher UKIAH         19     19

Varsity Boys Team Scores
MARIA CARRILLO       31     1:12:38 (NBL Record 4-0)
SANTA ROSA                   34     1:12:52 (NBL Record 3-1)
UKIAH                69     1:20:06 (NBL Record 0-3)

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GIRLS VARSITY
Place  Time   Team#  Athlete Name         Team   Scoring Place Points
=========================================================================

1      16:58  1      Curtin, Cara         MARIA CARRILLO1      1
2      17:19  2      Kraus, Lauren        MARIA CARRILLO2      2
3      17:25  3      Garza, Margie        MARIA CARRILLO3      3
4      17:38  4      Graham, Taylor       MARIA CARRILLO4      4
5      17:55  1      Miller, Carly        SANTA ROSA    5      5
6      18:01  5      Thiele, Heidi        MARIA CARRILLO6      6
7      18:03  2      Rozga, Emily         SANTA ROSA    7      7
8      18:07  6      Thigpen, Brynna      MARIA CARRILLO8     
9      18:14  3      Herbst, Eva          SANTA ROSA    9      9
10     18:16  7      Thompson, Sarah      MARIA CARRILLO10    
11     18:24  4      Rozga, Suzi          SANTA ROSA    11     11
12     18:28  5      Brooks, Kelly        SANTA ROSA    12     12
13     19:03  6      Lecoeuche, Marina    SANTA ROSA    13    
14     19:49  7      Archibald, Evvy      SANTA ROSA    14    
15     19:57  8      DiLillo, Rosalyn     SANTA ROSA          
16     21:26  1      Chapman, Kellie      UKIAH        

Varsity Girls Team Scores
MARIA CARRILLO       16     1:27:21 (NBL Record 4-0, 88th NBL win in a row)
SANTA ROSA                   44     1:31:04 (NBL Record 3-1)
UKIAH                Incomplete

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY
Place  Time   Team#  Athlete Name         Team   Scoring Place Points
=========================================================================
1      15:33  1      Horner, Emilio       MARIA CARRILLO1      1
2      15:41  2      Luft, Harrison       MARIA CARRILLO2      2
3      16:00  3      Barker, Bryan        MARIA CARRILLO3      3
4      16:01  4      Murray, Gus          MARIA CARRILLO4      4
5      16:14  5      Purugganan, Steve    MARIA CARRILLO5      5
6      16:16  6      Arcoleo, Matt        MARIA CARRILLO6     
7      16:16  1      Kennedy, Michael     SANTA ROSA    7      7
8      16:20  7      Nicklas, James       MARIA CARRILLO       8     
9      16:20  8      Christensen, Erik    MARIA CARRILLO            
10     16:25  9      Silverstein, Grant   MARIA CARRILLO            
11     16:28  10     Connors, Chris       MARIA CARRILLO            
12     16:29  11     Jones, Tyler         MARIA CARRILLO            
13     16:38  12     Titone, Michael      MARIA CARRILLO            
14     16:43  2      Lecoeuche, Niko      SANTA ROSA    9      9
15     16:56  3      Mulcaire, George     SANTA ROSA    10     10
16     16:57  4      Ballo, Aviel         SANTA ROSA    11     11
17     17:03  13     Nijjar, Harsimmer    MARIA CARRILLO            
18     17:35  5      Moore, Connor        SANTA ROSA    12     12
19     17:38  1      Otero, R             UKIAH        
20     17:40  14     Dearden, Daniel      MARIA CARRILLO            
21     17:54  15     Brady, Connor        MARIA CARRILLO            
22     18:00  16     Lowder, Dalin        MARIA CARRILLO            
23     18:11  17     Mortimer, Schuyler   MARIA CARRILLO            
24     18:17  18     Gallagher, Drew      MARIA CARRILLO            
25     18:34  19     Matoes, Brett        MARIA CARRILLO            
26     18:38  6      Holmes, Ian          SANTA ROSA    13    
27     18:42  7      Woodward, Nate       SANTA ROSA    14    
28     18:51  8      Tran, David          SANTA ROSA          
29     18:55  9      Salgado, Jimmy       SANTA ROSA          
30     19:09  20     West, Kyle           MARIA CARRILLO            
31     19:45  10     Ziskin, Aaron        SANTA ROSA          
32     19:52  11     Runge, Connor        SANTA ROSA          
33     20:02  2      Lampson, Benjamin    UKIAH        
34     20:05  21     Rennard, Alec        MARIA CARRILLO            
35     20:09  12     Liang, Simon         SANTA ROSA          
36     20:22  13     Mulcaire, Joe        SANTA ROSA          
37     20:29  14     Cunningham, Patrick  SANTA ROSA          
38     20:35  3      Wong, Lai            UKIAH        
39     20:39  15     Thomas, Alex         SANTA ROSA          
40     21:13  22     Lynch, Austin        MARIA CARRILLO            
41     21:35  16     Hoberg, William      SANTA ROSA          
42     22:00  17     Vonseggern, Gavin    SANTA ROSA

JV Boys Team Scores
MARIA CARRILLO       15     1:19:29
       SANTA ROSA           49     1:24:27
UKIAH                Incomplete
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GIRLS JUNIOR VARSITY
Place  Time   Team#  Athlete Name         Team   Scoring Place Points
=========================================================================
1      18:59  1      Ramos, Sophia        MARIA CARRILLO       1      1
2      19:12  2      Sullivan, Sidney     MARIA CARRILLO       2      2
3      19:18  3      Halverson, Jessica   MARIA CARRILLO       3      3
4      19:37  1      Ibrahim, Sadia              SANTA ROSA    4      4
5      19:47  4      Birkland, Kelly      MARIA CARRILLO       5      5
6      20:16  5      Kerr, Carolyn        MARIA CARRILLO       6      6
7      20:47  2      Chodora, Nicole      SANTA ROSA    7      7
8      21:03  6      Dippel, Madeline     MARIA CARRILLO       8     
9      21:08  3      Sarter, Chiara              SANTA ROSA    9      9
10     21:09  7      Srisengfa, Tab             MARIA CARRILLO       10    
11     21:18  8      Dedrick, Jamaeca     MARIA CARRILLO            
12     21:29  4      Peters , Amber              SANTA ROSA    11     11
13     21:37  5      Waaland, Gemma              SANTA ROSA    12     12
14     21:41  9      Gunderson, Ashley    MARIA CARRILLO            
15     22:11  10     McFarland, Brittiney MARIA CARRILLO            
16     22:16  6      McGillivary, Rebecca SANTA ROSA    13    
17     22:17  7      Gooch, Daphne        SANTA ROSA    14    
18     22:29  8      Morrison, Molly      SANTA ROSA          
19     23:05  11     Toomey, Lauren              MARIA CARRILLO            
20     23:06  12     Talkington, Lauren   MARIA CARRILLO            
21     23:16  13     Smith, Myriah        MARIA CARRILLO            
22     23:21  9      Bertsch, McKennan    SANTA ROSA          
23     23:34  10     Mora-Roman, Melina   SANTA ROSA          
24     23:35  14     Purugganan, Desiree  MARIA CARRILLO            
25     23:44  11     Tucker, Bohanna      SANTA ROSA          
26     24:12  1      Longstreth, Amy      UKIAH        
27     25:05  2      Cabaniss, C          UKIAH        
28     30:26  12     Catching, Katie      SANTA ROSA   

JV Girls Team Scores
       MARIA CARRILLO       17     1:37:32
       SANTA ROSA           43     1:44:38
UKIAH                Incomplete

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