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2004 XC

NMC Individual Results Link


Nathan Huerta 30th USA Cross Country Nationals!


Nathan went to Washington to run against top high school and college runners and placed 30th in the elite field!
He's now running healthy once again and should have an amazing track season!
Click below for results.

Cross Country State Championships!

2nd in State by 7 points!!

2nd in State by 7 points!
3rd in State ALL Divisions Combined!!
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Pelon and Ivan are rolling!

Nate paces the club

Pelon cranks the last mile!

We left it all on the course!

Waiting for results!

The gang!

Collecting the hardware, 2nd in state!

Post-race thoughts and tears...

Results! 2nd in State!!

Combined results-3rd All Divisions!!

Herald covers State

DyestatCal Coverage! Pictures, Results, etc!!


2004 State Runner-Up!!!


2004 Back to Back CCS Champs!


2004 Back to Back to Back MBL Champs!

Runner of the Meet!


Ivan Alfaro (JR)
He kicked off 2004 by running 16:06 to win the Junior boys Earlybird race! That was the #1 condor this year and the 4th fastest junior on the course ever! WOW!!

Earlybird Course Records


Keli Parker (SR)
Keli flies to a 15:15 at Woodbridge to pace the Condors and sets him to place very high at State!
Jonathan Olivares (SR)
Jonathan runs 20:07 to knock off over a minute off his PR! Soon in the 19's!!
MBL Quad
Michael Machado (FR)
Michael runs 18:36! Great frosh time! Watch out!!
Mike Palmtag (JR)
Mike paces himself perfectly, passes 40-50 guys in last mile and runs 5th man for the team win!! Great job!


Great American
Jose Garcia (SR)
Jose runs a perfect race to place 41st in loaded national field and help team to a 5th place!!! WOW!!
Pacific Grove
Jose Esparza (FR)
With the top 8 in North Carolina, Jose leads the Condor charge at PG and runs the teams top time! Sweet!
Mark Palmtag (JR)
Mark paces himself perfectly, passes tons of guys in last mile and places 5th in the JV race to lead the team to 2nd place!
Monterey Bay
Carlos Garcia (SR)
Carlos ran a perfect strategic race to storm from behind and win the JV race and he also led his team to victory! Great job!
Roberto Romero (JR)
Roberto led the JV squad with a 17:20 and helped the team place 3rd! Awesome!

Footlocker Western Regional!

Ivan places 4th! Top row 2nd from right!


Some of the guys wrappd up the season at Footlocker!
Ivan placed 4th to medal! Jeremy 12th and Mike 24th also medaled!
Great job guys!
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December 4, 2004
Portland, Oregon

Nike Team Nationals!
Top 20 teams in the nation qualified for this weekend!
Our team just missed out but don't miss out on the action!
Click below for coverage of the great meet!

Back to Back CCS Champs!!

2004 CCS Champs, Back to Back Titles!



What a meet!  Defending champs and we roared to a 31 point win!
Nate comes back and paces the club in 4th, Ivan and Pelon top 10 and Keli 13th!  Jeremy and Mike are back in the groove and slam the door shut!!!  Enoch rounds out the Condor scoring for back to back CCS titles!!!
State, here we come baby, 2004 is our year!
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Perfect early position!

2004 CCS Champs!!

Ivan, Keli and Nate with Ben Sitler

Top individual finishers, 2 Condors!




Can you say CLEAN SWEEP?
  5 league titles on the line.  We win 5 for 5 both as teams and individuals! 
Keli cranks 15:51 to lead the Condor charge!
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Meet Schedule
Earlybird @ NMC
Team Record 82:27! Juniors 1st! Seniors 2nd! Freshmen 2nd! Sophomores 10th! WOW!!
Woodbridge @ Los Angeles
12th in a loaded field without Nate, should be a fun year!
Chieftain @ Toro Park
JV places 8th at big invite running Varsity!
MBL Quad @ NMC
A clean sweep of Seaside, Monterey & Alisal! Var, JV and F/S win! 9-0 in league already!
Stanford @ Palo Alto
Back to back titles at Stanford!  Nate is back!!
Great American @ North Carolina
5th among the GIANTS of the sport!  We beat 4 top 25 nationally ranked teams!
Pacific Grove Invite
JV ran Varsity and placed 2nd! JV #2 ran regular JV and wins!!
MBL Quad @ Seaside
We sweep Pajaro Valley, Seaside, Alvarez & MVC at the "Beach" to end the dual season undefeated at all three levels!
Clovis @ Fresno
Resting or crusing most guys the team still places 8th in Varsity, 2nd in JV and 5th in FS.
Monterey Bay @ Toro Park
Varsity gets the day off and JV runs Varsity and places 7th! 2nd string JV wins JV race and FS place 2nd!!
Mt. SAC @ Los Angeles
Keli wins race! Varsity 3rd, Frosh 2nd, JV 3rd, Sophs 10th
MBL Finals @ Toro Park
3 champs in a row! We sweep all 5 divisions! 8 Varsity titles out of last 11 years!
CCS Finals @ Toro Park
Back to Back Champs!
State Champs @ Fresno
Simply amazing!
2nd in Division II by 7 points!
3rd Overall!!!!


NIKE Team Nationals @ Portland
First year event!
Footlocker West @ Los Angeles
Top 8 make Nationals!
Footlocker Nationals @ San Diego
Top 8 make Nationals!

All Western Team


Nathan Huerta
Nate should make some noise as one of the top runners in the country off of his fantastic 2003 season including making All-American in track, running a 9:08 2 mile and placing 2nd at the State Cross Country Champs. He's a Pre-Season 2nd Team All-Western US selection!


Keli Parker
Keli has made the top 100 All-Western pre-season list and should contend for a top 5 finish at the state meet!!

Click here for Top 100 list!


Keli wins race at Mt. SAC in 15:38!

Keli leads squad with win and team places 3rd!
Freshmen place 2nd and JV place 3rd!
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Great American was sweeeeeet!!
What a meet!

5th & beating 4 top 25 US teams!!


The team strides out before the start

Nate contends early and helps the team place 5th!

Wow! Where to start?  The guys rocked in their first national level meet placing 5th in a solid field that included 7 national top 25 teams and many regionally ranked teams!  The Condors beat 4 nationally ranked teams including #7, Jesuit FL.  An 18 second spread 1-4 was the key and a very solid 45 second spread 1-5 sealed the deal!  The Condors are now soaring in uncharted waters!!!
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2004 Varsity chills in North Carolina!

Stanford Champs! Again!!

Condors in black and white off to a win!

Nate runs first race of the year and places top 10!  Watch out as his fitness comes back.  Keli paces crew!  Couple of guys have off days and the team still wins convincingly!  Mike has race of the day passing 40-50 guys in last mile!  Team wins for 2nd year in a row and beats heralded Jesuit and Reno, NV!

Our first staple workout of 2004!
On 9/22/04 the team ran their favorite 6x800's.
Click below for complete marks!

Pelon and Ivan (in white) both run 15:36 at Woodbridge!
Keli paces the team at 15:15 and we place 12th in a loaded field! With Nate we could have mixed it up in the top 5, patience boys!!

10th Annual Earlybird Invitational
September 11th, 2004


WOW! What a meet! Team record at 82:27 without our ace! Watch out when the troops are together! Click below for full coverage!

Ivan Alfaro sprints to victory in 16:06!

Jose Garcia in 3rd at 16:12!

Keli Parker in 5th at 16:23!

2004 Results


National Top 25 Team Rankings!

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The team is working hard hoping to crack the national top 25 list soon! It may be sooner than we think!

State DII Team Rankings!

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Norht Monterey County has Nathan Huerta back and they ran a super CCS Finals race (even with Parker a tad off) to move back into the top spot at just the right time. Loyola is also red hot (albeit with a skewed team time thank to Matusak) after nipping jaw-dropping riser Westlake, with St. John Bosco as good as the top team when all cylinders clicked in October. Jesuit, apparently falling victim to an injury in recent days, will need to have everyone come through to put the Marauders on top -- but they still can.
1. North Monterey Country, Castroville (NCS)
2. Loyola, Los Angeles (SS)
3. Westlake, Westlake Village (SS)
4. St. John Bosco, Bellflower (SS)
5. Jesuit, Carmichael (SJS)
6. Valencia, Placentia (SS)
7. West Torrance, Torrance (SS)
8. St. Francis, Mountain View (CCS)
9. Damien, La Verne (SS)
10. Hemet (SS)

Overall State Team Rankings!

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The team is currently ranked 6th in the State with all divisions combined! We'll need to be in the top two overall to make the Nike Team Nationals!Click above for updated full rankings!

CCS Team Rankings!

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#1!! Let's rock and roll boys!!
1. North Monterey County
2. St. Francis 3. Serra 4. Carmel 5. Willow Glen 6. St. Ignatius 7. San Benito 8. Los Gatos 9. Bellarmine 10 Gunn 11 Palma 12 Westmoor 13 Palo Alto 14 Watsonville 15 Harbor

State Individual Rankings!

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Nathan is currently ranked 2nd in the state! Click above for the full lists!

CCS Individual Rankings!

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Nathan, Keli, Ivan and Jose all make the top 21!! Click above for full lists!!

CCS Team Comparisons!

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Check out how all the CCS teams compare with times at all the meets. We're currently ranked #1!

NORCAL Runners to Watch!

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Nate, Keli, Ivan and Pelon all make the very elite list!!