ROSTER UPDATE: Our MCHS XC 2016 Roster has grown to 84 total with 75 that have made the 3200m time trial; only three weeks to go for those who have not yet made the 3200 time trial standard!
Thursday, 8/25/16: Our first OHANA NIGHT hosted by Matt Begert-Hellings's family was a blast! ...Thank-you Dave and Caroline for opening your home and hosting this fantastic event!
Friday, 8/26/16: Race Results from RANCHO INVITE! ...Overall, great results/lots of fast times and an impressive start to what should be an amazing season for the Pumas! -Thanks to Steve Palladino for helping to compile results via www.XCStats.com and to Joe Civello for posting all the pictures from race day! -Highlight of results (more results will be shared here, posted at school and on our Facebook page) or check out the Redwood Empire Running Blog here: LINK for all the details and pictures.
-40 Ran from MCHS, 18 for the first time + 22 who had raced this course before
-Of the 22 who had raced before, 16 (73%) of them recorded PRs! ...That's impressive!!!
-PRs typically average around 1-2%; a 3% PR is very good and it's very, very good to get a higher than 3% PR. If you didn't know how strong our Boys squad is, check-out this PR list:
1-3% VERY GOOD PRs: Matt A, Nicolo L
3-5% VERY,VERY GOOD PRs: Marco K, Blake C
5-8% HUGE PRs: Taylor I, Ben L
8-10% WOW PRs: Cooper M, Eric D, Zach L, Matt B
10%+ OMG PRs: Jacob H (10.1%), Andy K (10.7%), Bernard O (11.3%), Harry F (13.9%), Keegan R (16.8%), Jai D (17.8%)
...Other stats for the Boys compiled by Steve Palladino (check-out the impressive performances from the MCHS Frosh Boys!):
Ben: #1 on the all-grade list, #1 on the Junior list
Blake: #5 on the all-grade list, #4 on the Senior list
Cooper: #13 on the all-grade list, #10 on the Senior list
Zach: #13 on the all-grade list, #3 on the Junior list
Harry: #15 on the all-grade list, #3 on the Soph list
Rory: #17 on the all-grade list, #1 on the Frosh list
Will: #6 on the Soph list
Jacob H: #6 on the Junior list
Owen: #4 on the Frosh list
Colton: #6 on the Frosh list
Elijah: #7 on the Frosh list
Pierce: #9 on the Frosh list
Patrick: #10 on the Frosh list
-Note: There were 4 Boy runners from Montgomery that were misidentified in the results as MCHS
GIRLS HIGHLIGHTS (some data still to be added to this...):
-21 Ran from MCHS, 12 for the first time + 9 who had raced this course before
-Of the 9 who had raced before, 6 of them (67%) of them recorded Personal Records (PRs), nice!
-PRs lists: Ellie C (1.5%), Ciara S (1.8%), Sydnie R (2.1%), Lily R (2.6%), Meghan F (2.7%), Aimee A (6.9%) ...Most impressive on this day was seeing both Aimee and Meghan F fall down at the start, drop all the way to last, then they both got up to finish with the two of the highest % PR improvements from '15! -Note that Karen B (12.2%), Miranda H (8.8%) and Talia L (16.6% Woah! don't show up in the details from the XCStats data base cut/pasted below (I didn't have enough time to rework my data for this post) and will highlight complete results in my next post
...Other stats for the Girls compiled by Steve Palladino:
Sydnie: #3 on the all-grade list, #2 on the Junior list
Aimee: #9 on the all-grade list, ties for #1 on the Soph list
Talia: #11 on the all-grade list, #3 on the Soph list
Lily: #13 on the all-grade list, #7 on the Senior list
Jasmine: #14 on the all-grade list, #2 on the Frosh list
Karen: #9 on the Senior list
Ellie: #8 on the Soph list
Rancho Invite Boys Results and Stats
|Runner||Time||Pace||Dist||Place||Rank in School||
|Last Race Time||Last PR|
|Cesilio Jimenez Mandeville||22:34||7:36||2.97||37/58||42/44|
|Girls Results and Stats||
|Girls Individual Results|
|Last Race Time||Last PR|
Saturday, 8/27/16: The 16 Hour Run-A-Thon and Rummage Sale: ...We had great participation, lots of help from several parents in organizing the Rummage Sale and raised $2100 for our team funds! -BIG THANKS to everyone for helping in our largest fundraiser of the season, especially to lead organizer Anita Moreno (Will's Mom) and Beth Ingram (Taylor's Mom), Roy O'Conner (Lily's Dad), Tac and Dana Kapustka (Pierce's parents) all for helping to make the Rummage Sale a big success!
...WHAT'S COMING UP FOR WEEK #3?
Thursday, 9/1/16: MCHS vs. REDWOOD "FRIENDLY" SCRIMMAGE:
-Race Location: 591 Tennessee Valley Rd., Mill Valley, CA (Golden Gate National Recreation Area)
...Agenda for this day:
2:00 = Students released from class
2:15 = Bus departs from MCHS
4:30 = Race #1 JV/Varsity Girls
5:00 = Race #2 JV/Varsity Boys
5:00-6:00 Massive Potluck Picnic hosted by Redwood High School!
7:00-7:15 = Bus returns to MCHS
REMINDERS! PARK WORKOUT DAYS this week are Tuesday, 8/30/16 and Friday, 9/2/16; we still need a few more drivers to cover the whole roster! ...If you have not yet set yourself up on www.signupgenius go to this link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4aa9a62ca46-2014 ...If you have any problems signing up, please contact our transportation Coordinator, Raylene Leavitt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's an updated LINK MCHS XC Schedule (this release dated 8/28/16) / This schedule can also be found on our Home Blog Page: LINK Highlight of changes are in red font:
9/14/16 NBL/SCL Scrimmage #1 times changed (2:15, 2:30, 3:45)
9/17/16 Viking Opener first race changed from 8:35 - 9AM
10/7-10/8 Clovis Invite departure changed from Noon to 11AM
10/19/16: NBL Center Meet #2 moved from Santa Rosa to Ukiah + earlier departure times!
Please keep Greg informed if you have any conflicts with our competition schedule! ...Attendance is based on participating in practices AND in competitions!
Cell: (707) 291-2967