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2015 Earlybird


The Twenty-First Annual
Hoka One One Earlybird
Saturday, September 12th, 2015
Toro Park Salinas



Prepcaltrack coverage with results, story, pictures!

Thanks for coming to Earlybird and making it such a huge success! Without you bringing your team, we would not have been able to have the atmosphere we had. Your kids were great, on and off the course. Thanks again. Thanks to the weather man also for getting the forecast wrong. My prayers were answered there.
The results have been loaded to athletic.net, and are linked at most running websites including our event page at
Rich Gonzalez from Prepcaltrack.com made a surprise appearance and has posted results as well and will be loading pictures and a meet story this evening at http://www.prepcaltrack.com/2015/09/12/santa-cruz-ratliff-set-records-cardinals-are-fastest-birds-ever-earlybird/
The highlights included a new course record (17:00) by Cate Ratliff (Santa Cruz) along with a new course record for her team (94:30)!! Cate broke Tori Tyler's (Gunn) course record of 17:17 (2004) by 17 seconds! When that record was set most of us thought it was untouchable. Quite the run by Cate yesterday! The ladies from Aptos also shined brightly at 94:38 also under their own course record of 95:13 from last year! Two great squads representing CCS very well this year. Gillian Meeks (Gunn) and Marea Zlatunich (Aptos) both clocked 17:53 to punch their names into the top 10 all time at the park while Mari Friedman (Santa Cruz) moves into the top 15. The ladies certainly stole the show.
The Bellarmine Boys blasted an 80:09 team time moving them up 2 spots to #2 all time at Toro and setting a school record for them and taking the team time award which Madera South had taken several years in a row. They were missing their #1 runner and had one of their top guys a bit ill. They would have certainly taken the park record from Carlmont (79:58-2012) with their #1 on board. Good luck to the Bells this season. Madera South ran 81:09 without 2 of their regular scorers! Hoping for a healthy return for them. Their ace Eduardo Herrera led the way for the boys blasting a 15:15 good for #6 all time at the park and only 1 second slower than his brother ran (Jose Herrera-15:14-2012).
Finally, congrats to St. Ignatius for wrestling the coveted ""Top overall program" award from Bellarmine who had won it several years running! Certainly the hardest one to win at Earlybird! They scored in 7 out of 8 races!
Updated course records can be found on the meet website also
Thanks again and make sure to let me know how we can make the meet a more enjoyable experience for you and your kids.
Mark your calendars, Earlybird will be Saturday, September 10th, 2016.
Coach Ibarra
Earlybird Meet Director