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2002 Earlybird Results

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2002 Earlybird a HUGE success!!!


What an early season meet! 43 schools and over 1,000 athletes converged on the North Monterey County campus to participate in the Eighth Annual Earlybird XC Invitational. It turned out to be the best ever! As usual, the top ranked CCS teams were well represented, however, several top programs made the trip to make it a great Northern California affair. On the boys side Madera came to run on the coast and did it in fine style with a combined team time of 83:37 (Boys ran in age groups). They showed great depth and up front running. Host North Monterey County surprised many and made things interesting running just off their pace with a combined team time of 84:18. Third went to Silver Creek (84:48). The rest of the top ten included Roosevelt (85:12), Bellarmine (86:24), Saint Ignatius (86:27), King City (86:32), San Lorenzo Valley (87:10), James Lick (87:51) and San Benito-Hollister (68:09).

There werenât many surprises in the individual boys races. The freshman race featured only one wrong turn! Daniel Rocha from Madera took advantage of some mistakes and came away with the win in 17:25. The sophomores featured a great team battle as Madera and North Monterey County both had 4 runners each in the top 10 for most of the race. Benny Madrigal (16:26) from Madera got the better of it as he held off two charging Condors at the line (Keli Parker 16:39 & Nathan Huerta 16:40). Madera came back with a 4 & 5 finish. The Juniors had a chance to see Alex Dunn (San Lorenzo Valley) torch the course at 15:44. Alex didnât come to mess around and charged to a big lead early and won by almost a minute running the fastest time of the day!. The Seniors wrapped the day up for the boys. Kenny Frank (Enterprise) took the lead early and fought off several challengers for the win in 16:16.

The girls team race promised to be exciting and it lived up to its billing with many top ranked teams doing battle. San Lorenzo Valley showed the class that has netted them multiple Section and State Crowns running away with the team title (59 pts.). Aptos with some good up front running placed 2nd (99 pts.). The Madera girls showed the boys that theyâre not to shabby with a fine 3rd (143 pts.) The rest of the top ten included St Ignatius (144), Presentation (161), Soquel (181), Notre Dame-SJ (197), Notre Dame-Belmont (215), Silver Creek (246) & Roosevelt (263). The individuals in the girls race had some fine pace setting as Melissa Grelli (Presentation) set a fast early pace. Ciara Viehweg (St. Ignatius) wasnât going to be outdone and used a slight downhill to pass Melissa and held on for the win in 18:03. Melissa ran 18:19. Casey Nevitt ran a well paced race for third (18:37). The rest of the top ten include Sarah Zerzan (Notre Dame-Bel-19:02), Alicia Follmar (Saratoga-19:22), Stephanie Hamilton (SLV-19:24), Jenny Lewis (SLV-19:29), Aisha Kamala (Soquel-19:36), Corina James (Madera-19:41) and Vanessa Rodriguez (Madera-19:50). Last but not least, the coaches took to the course and Iâd let you know how it went but I still had half a mile to go when the winner crossed the line! I heard he may have ran the second fastest time of the day!

Weâll see everyone next year!
Coach Gus Ibarra
North Monterey County XC
http://nmcxc.tripod.com/main/

TOP 15 BOYS
1 ALEX DUNN 11 S.L.V. 15:44
2 KENNY FRANK 12 ENTERPRISE 16:17
3 BENNY MADRIGAL 10 MADERA 16:26
4 JACOB EVANS 11 APTOS 16:28
5 ERNESTO ROJAS 12 ROOSEVELT 16:31
6 SERGIO BARAJAS 11 ROOSEVELT 16:32
7 DANIEL JENSEN 11 SILVER CREEK 16:33
8 KELI PARKER 10 NORTH MONTEREY COUNTY 16:39
9 NATHAN HUERTA 10 NORTH MONTEREY COUNTY16:40
10 CLAUDIO MORENO 10 MADERA 16:40
11 FERNANDO VALDIVIA 12 MADERA 16:40
12 JOSE GUTERIEZ 11 JAMES LICK 16:42
13 ERIC PADILLA 11 NORTH MONTEREY COUNTY 16:44
14 KEVIN KELLEY 11 S.L.V. 16:45
15 KAVID KEHN 12 APTOS 16:46

TOP 15 GIRLS
1 CIARA VIEHWEG ST. IGNATIUS 18:03
2 MELISA GRELLI PRESENTATION 18:19
3 CASEY NEVITT APTOS 18:37
4 SARAH ZERZAN NOTRE DAME-BEL 19:02
5 ALICIA FOLLMAR SARATOGA 19:22
6 STEPHANIE HAMILTON S.L.V. 19:24
7 JENNY LEWIS S.L.V. 19:29
8 AISHA KAMALA 12 SOQUEL 19:36
9 CORINA JAMES MADERA 19:41
10 VANESSA RODRIGUEZ MADERA 19:50
11 EMILY ROMO S.L.V. 19:51
12 KAYLA GAITAN ROOSEVELT 19:57
13 CAROLYN MEYNARD ENTERPRISE 19:59
14 ANNIE ADAMS APTOS 20:05
15 CHERIE McPHERSON SILVER CREEK 20:15

TOP 10 BOYS TEAMS
1. MADERA 1:23:37
2. NORTH MONTEREY COUNTY 1:24:18
3. SILVER CREEK 1:24:48
4. ROOSEVELT 1:25:12
5. BELLARMINE 1:26:24
6. ST. IGNATIUS 1:26:27
7. KING CITY 1:26:32
8. SAN LORENZO VALLEY 1:27:10
9. JAMES LICK 1:27:51
10. SAN BENITO 1:28:09

TOP 10 GIRLS TEAMS
1. S.L.V. 59
2. APTOS 99
3. MADERA 143
4. ST. IGNATIUS 144
5. PRESENTATION 161
6. SOQUEL 181
7. NOTRE DAME-SJ 197
8. NOTRE DAME-BEL 215
9. SILVER CREEK 246
10. ROOSEVELT 263

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