Sunday, August 22, 2010

9th Annual Howlin’ at the Moon Fun Run

Howlin’ at the Moon Fun Run
2K (Fun Run) - 5 K - 10K
Saturday
August 21st, 2010




2010 Photos HERE.
2010 Results HERE
Race Website HERE.
FaceBook HERE.
Bakersfield Distance Project Results HERE.
2009 Coverage HERE.

This race use to be the same weekend as the Rock To Pier but now has been moved back a month to August. This date works better because so many from Kern County go to the R2P. Plus if they keep this date, it is right before school starts which means more people are likely to be in town.

River Walk was crowded and before 7pm the parking lot was full. This had more to do with the wedding being held there then the race. Adding to the early crowd was the inaccurate race start times on the BTC website:

"2k fun run at 7:30 pm around the park and the 5k & 10k on the bike path at 8:00 pm." Turns out that this information was on the BPD website too.

So many showed up super early for a race that often does not start on time. With the heat we had, I am glad the race started at a little after 8:30pm. By race time, the temperature had dropped and there was a nice breeze. The breeze turned into a good wind that was in our faces on the way back to River Walk.

After the National Anthem, they held the 2k run for the kids which seemed to have fewer runners then in the past. Speaking of numbers, I hear there were 500 to 600 in the 5k/10k race. This large group assembled on the bike path to head east on the out and back course.

Just before the race, a good breeze started and the police helicopters flew over head to make some very interesting shadow play. Then a few minutes after 830pm the race started with a mad rush into the darkness. Heading east was nice because the moon was on our right and quite bright plus many of the businesses we went by were lite as well.

As I was heading out, I soon saw the BPD motorcyle heading my way with it's lights flashing and one runner following it closely. CSUB's Eddy Lee was leading the way and looked fast. The image of him running fast in the ligh and shadows along with the police lights was one I wish I had a camera to capture but mine shoot poorly in the dark.

Lee was followed by his team mate Ryan Lucker and then a stream of other runners. In the end Lee went under 156 minutes for the first time with a posting of 15:59. Lucker 16:21 for second and CSUB's Lina Nunez was the first women. Lucker and Lee are doing competing for CSUB but have plans to continue their running careers at a high level in the future.

In the 10k, Stockdale's Cameron Miller and David Bacus were running stride for stride with their motorcycle escort when they passed me with less then 2 miles to go. In the end, David took the win over the junior to be Mustang. Miller was the only local D1 athlete to qualify for last year's state cross country meet.

On the women's side, former CSUB harrier Erica Silva won the 10k in a time of 42:55.

Below are the top finishers in each age group. Complete results can be found HERE.

Class: M 14 U 5k - Male 14 and Under 5k 5k
1 222 HANEY, Blake 14 16:37.3 0
2 286 MORONEZ, Anthony 12 20:26.8 +3:49.5
3 128 VANMETRE, Scott 14 21:21.7 +4:44.4
4 107 TENNEY, Luke 14 22:09.0 +5:31.7
5 187 PACKEBUSH, Thomas 12 25:36.7 +8:59.4
6 147 GRAFF, Jared 12 25:57.0 +9:19.7
7 316 TRACY, Trent 10 25:57.6 +9:20.3
8 151 MORPHIS, Ryan 9 25:58.1 +9:20.8
9 237 SILKEN, Kevin 14 26:39.5 +10:02.2
10 4971 BUSHING, Brock 13 27:49.3 +11:12.0

Class: M 15-19 5k - Male 15-19 5k 5k
1 3801 FISHER, Connor 15 16:42.8 0
2 278 VARNER, Craig 16 16:46.5 +3.7
3 207 LAZARIT, Santiago 19 17:44.8 +1:02.0
4 333 SANCHEZ, Pedro 18 17:53.9 +1:11.1
5 299 HURTADO, Ariel 19 18:23.7 +1:40.9
6 335 CALVO, Bryan 18 18:37.6 +1:54.8
7 108 TENNEY, Mitchell 17 18:43.6 +2:00.8
8 71 MOFFIT, Tyler 16 18:55.6 +2:12.8
9 21 BURKE, Stephen 17 19:28.0 +2:45.2
10 232 SCRIVANO, Kevin 15 20:20.3 +3:37.5

Class: M 20-29 5k - Male 20-29 5k 5k
1 4331 LEE, Eddy 23 15:59.4 0
2 209 LUCKER, Ryan 23 16:21.2 +21.8
3 338 GOMEZ, Jesus 20 17:23.5 +1:24.1
4 4911 MEJIA, Francisco 25 17:59.1 +1:59.7
5 4891 CORNEJO, Efrain 20 18:12.6 +2:13.2
6 3851 BRAVO, Jaime 21 18:36.3 +2:36.9
7 4621 MATA, Omar 21 19:11.8 +3:12.4
8 296 EUCCE, Christine 26 19:43.5 +3:44.1
9 324 ULLRICH, Devin 25 20:33.6 +4:34.2
10 3891 AUSTIN, Martin 22 22:24.2 +6:24.8

Class: M 30-39 5k - Male 30-39 5k 5k
1 4641 TORRES, Fermin 35 18:07.5 0
2 4341 RAYA, Miguel 32 18:32.6 +25.1
3 289 SETSER, Adam 37 21:25.1 +3:17.6
4 274 MESZAROS, Rob 35 22:22.0 +4:14.5
5 149 WOESSNER, Seann 32 24:07.8 +6:00.3
6 5004 DIAZ, Ismael 35 24:13.6 +6:06.1
7 168 HARRIS, Shaun 39 24:43.5 +6:36.0
8 292 CLARK, Matthew 34 25:52.7 +7:45.2
9 42 FAMBROUGH, Nidia 38 26:19.9 +8:12.4
10 229 NELSON, David 35 27:20.5 +9:13.0

Class: M 40-49 5k - Male 40-49 5k 5k
1 176 GRAFF, Johnathan 42 19:48.8 0
2 336 AYON, Amador 40 20:33.3 +44.5
3 3791 FISHER, Scott 45 21:36.7 +1:47.9
4 145 GARZA, Fred 47 22:25.9 +2:37.1
5 287 ARCABOS, Vic 42 23:50.1 +4:01.3
6 40 ENDERLE, K.P. 46 24:53.9 +5:05.1
7 220 WOOLARD, Woody 46 26:38.6 +6:49.8
8 230 BREHMER, Chip 43 26:43.1 +6:54.3
9 277 MEYER, Dan 47 26:46.2 +6:57.4
10 31 CHRISTIAN, Michael 47 27:07.3 +7:18.5

Class: M 50-59 5k - Male 50-59 5k 5k
1 260 HUMPHREYS, Steve 52 20:04.3 0
2 201 FLORES, James 51 22:30.5 +2:26.2
3 110 TRILLO, David 51 22:46.3 +2:42.0
4 252 JONES, Randy 53 22:56.4 +2:52.1
5 152 GRUNDEIS, Glen 51 25:13.3 +5:09.0
6 22 BURKE, Steve 53 25:50.5 +5:46.2
7 194 BURICH, David 54 25:51.6 +5:47.3
8 115 WALLIS, Jason 51 26:15.6 +6:11.3
9 129 CARSON, George 56 27:00.5 +6:56.2
10 4901 ISBELL, Chris 52 27:12.8 +7:08.5

Class: M 60 + 5k - Male 60 and Over 5k 5k
1 126 BRAKEBILL, Don 63 28:21.4 0
2 105 TATE, Dearl 62 28:23.6 +2.2
3 169 JOHNSTON, John 63 28:54.8 +33.4
4 164 HUDSON, Larry 64 31:10.6 +2:49.2
5 157 MUNN, Steve 60 36:06.4 +7:45.0

Class: M 14 U 10k - Male 14 and Under 10k 10k
1 483 GILBERT, Josh 14 46:25.8 0

Class: M 15-19 10k - Male 15-19 10k 10k
1 342 MILLER, Cameron 16 34:20.4 0
2 423 SCLAFANI, Dustin 16 45:04.3 +10:43.9
3 428 HENDERSON, Michael 15 46:10.2 +11:49.8

Class: M 20-29 10k - Male 20-29 10k 10k
1 408 BACUS, David 25 34:01.2 0
2 400 FUENTES, Oscar 20 35:38.3 +1:37.1
3 379 MEYER, Robert 20 41:20.5 +7:19.3
4 367 MASON, Patrick 23 45:28.3 +11:27.1
5 495 CASTRO, Victor 24 46:44.8 +12:43.6
6 358 SMITH, Darren 24 47:28.0 +13:26.8
7 453 SCHWEITZER, Matthew 28 47:41.7 +13:40.5
8 3871 BAYLON, Eric 26 48:29.3 +14:28.1
9 463 PLOTNER, Dallas 28 48:55.2 +14:54.0
10 474 KWONG, Ryan 24 49:03.3 +15:02.1

Class: M 30-39 10k - Male 30-39 10k 10k
1 3941 RODRIGUEZ, Eulogio 30 42:03.5 0
2 498 BINGHAM, Freddie 36 42:49.5 +46.0
3 361 MONTELONGO, Jose 39 43:28.0 +1:24.5
4 326 GABRIEL, Donavon 30 44:10.9 +2:07.4
5 402 FELIX, Chris 39 45:54.8 +3:51.3
6 440 WEBB, Jason 36 46:10.8 +4:07.3
7 369 GURON, Joseph 32 46:16.7 +4:13.2
8 360 RODRIGUEZ, Reynaldo 32 46:43.9 +4:40.4
9 409 DOBSON, Brett 38 46:45.9 +4:42.4
10 345 MARCIA, Roderick 39 47:18.1 +5:14.6

Class: M 40-49 10k - Male 40-49 10k 10k
1 431 DIRKSE, Steve 40 39:15.1 0
2 418 MOLATORE, Michael 49 39:54.0 +38.9
3 363 DAVID, Diaz 40 41:38.1 +2:23.0
4 3781 WYKOFF, Jonathan 40 45:49.4 +6:34.3
5 425 PEREZ, Danny 42 45:54.1 +6:39.0
6 381 WEARDA, Bruce 42 46:04.6 +6:49.5
7 4821 HANAWALT, Wayne 48 47:21.6 +8:06.5
8 420 WILLIAMS, Dean 43 47:56.5 +8:41.4
9 439 ZERMENO, Ben 45 48:55.8 +9:40.7
10 455 SABA, Gerry 42 49:30.9 +10:15.8

Class: M 50-59 10k - Male 50-59 10k 10k
1 4611 ANDERSON, Tim 55 41:13.4 0
2 374 SILKEN, Barry 51 46:52.6 +5:39.2
3 376 PURCELL, Ray 53 47:53.8 +6:40.4
4 407 BERCKES, Ken 53 51:33.6 +10:20.2
5 456 RUBIO, Hector 56 53:19.0 +12:05.6

Class: M 60 + 10k - Male 60 and Over 10k 10k
1 421 RAMIREZ, Daniel 61 48:12.3 0
2 417 BENAMY-HACKEL, Klaus 60 48:37.6 +25.3
3 424 ZEIMET, Bob 69 54:46.1 +6:33.8
4 422 SMITH, Bill 61 55:09.2 +6:56.9
5 4871 OPHEIM, John 65 56:30.5 +8:18.2

Class: F 14 U 5k - Female 14 and Under 5k 5k
1 302 RAMIREZ, Jennifer 14 22:45.3 0
2 339 HERNANDEZ, Carmen 14 24:14.8 +1:29.5
3 285 MORONEZ, Juanita 14 24:35.4 +1:50.1
4 304 RAMOS, Daisy 14 26:28.5 +3:43.2
5 305 GARCIA, Lissette 14 26:36.4 +3:51.1
6 311 CHAVEZ, Guadalup 14 26:59.6 +4:14.3
7 235 SILKEN, Kim 11 27:03.3 +4:18.0
8 238 MEDINA, Larissa 14 27:21.7 +4:36.4
9 364 SORABIA, Alma 14 28:08.7 +5:23.4
10 303 RUIZ, Lupe 14 29:21.8 +6:36.5

Class: F 15-19 5k - Female 15-19 5k 5k
1 225 NELSON, Amber 17 22:17.1 0
2 223 HAWTHORNE, Jennifer 16 22:20.5 +3.4
3 308 TORRES, Kathy 16 22:41.1 +24.0
4 307 PEREZ, Brittany 15 22:44.9 +27.8
5 233 SCRIVANO, Analiese 19 25:42.6 +3:25.5
6 239 MEJIA, Christine 15 25:50.1 +3:33.0
7 354 RESENDEZ, Aspen 15 26:08.1 +3:51.0
8 325 MCCORMACK, Courtney 19 26:31.3 +4:14.2
9 309 CANCHOLA, Selena 15 26:32.7 +4:15.6
10 340 ARBUELLO, Megan 15 26:58.5 +4:41.4

Class: F 20-29 5k - Female 20-29 5k 5k
1 388 NUNEZ, Lina 22 19:50.5 0
2 4601 GARCIA, Sanjana 23 22:02.1 +2:11.6
3 257 HOLMAN, Casey 29 22:02.5 +2:12.0
4 111 VEISS, Corina 28 23:41.3 +3:50.8
5 120 YEPEZ, Mercedes 23 25:00.1 +5:09.6
6 200 CHAMBERS, Kristen 28 26:11.0 +6:20.5
7 174 GUTIERREZ, Susie 25 26:12.1 +6:21.6
8 165 STILLWELL, Jennifer 23 27:36.4 +7:45.9
9 263 EIFFERT, Bethany 21 27:54.4 +8:03.9
10 14 BEARD, Michaela 24 28:02.4 +8:11.9

Class: F 30-39 5k - Female 30-39 5k 5k
1 275 MESZAROS, Amanda 33 22:00.8 0
2 5 ARAUJO, Andrea 33 22:25.4 +24.6
3 4361 GIESE, Tiffany 30 23:07.3 +1:06.5
4 288 HICKS, Lari 37 24:57.1 +2:56.3
5 2 ADAME, Hayda 38 26:51.3 +4:50.5
6 172 EGGERS, Jennifer 35 27:01.3 +5:00.5
7 454 SALCIDO, Niki 30 27:38.8 +5:38.0
8 282 STOCKMAN, Lori 38 27:51.3 +5:50.5
9 327 PENCE, Susie 32 28:57.1 +6:56.3
10 166 WINCHELL, Megan 35 28:58.0 +6:57.2

Class: F 40-49 5k - Female 40-49 5k 5k
1 211 MILLAN, Marie 48 24:34.3 0
2 11 BANKSTON, Lanette 42 25:38.8 +1:04.5
3 318 TRACY, Kathy 40 25:58.6 +1:24.3
4 231 SCRIVANO, Juliett 46 27:04.5 +2:30.2
5 3831 MCWHORTER, Kath 43 28:29.2 +3:54.9
6 175 GRAFF, Kimberly 40 28:41.0 +4:06.7
7 106 TENNEY, Dana 44 28:45.9 +4:11.6
8 77 MOROSA, Julie 41 28:53.9 +4:19.6
9 3971 DAVID, Brenda 42 29:36.5 +5:02.2
10 88 MANZANO, Lisa 42 30:36.2 +6:01.9

Class: F 50-59 5k - Female 50-59 5k 5k
1 44 GARZA, Karen 51 25:39.5 0
2 356 REYES, Anne 55 25:59.2 +19.7
3 328 MORRIS, Cathie 58 29:11.5 +3:32.0
4 48 HALLSTEN, Cindy 52 31:41.1 +6:01.6
5 3 ALBERSTADT, Debra 55 32:25.0 +6:45.5
6 3901 CARAGHER, Ann 55 36:27.5 +10:48.0
7 62 LONG, Sandy 52 36:31.8 +10:52.3
8 234 SILKEN, Joanne 51 36:36.4 +10:56.9
9 114 WALLIS, Cecile 51 37:06.4 +11:26.9
10 154 BERCKES, Kathy 54 37:07.6 +11:28.1

Class: F 60 + 5k - Female 60 and Over 5k 5k
1 127 BRAKEBILL, Sharon 62 31:22.6 0
2 4581 FAMBROUGH, Rayshell 76 37:54.1 +6:31.5
3 185 BOGGS, Liz 65 39:44.9 +8:22.3
4 131 WHITEHEAD, Becky 71 41:03.0 +9:40.4
5 191 WILBER, Kathleen 60 53:26.9 +22:04.3

Class: F 15-19 10K - Female 15-19 10k 10k
1 4841 SHUFORD, Emily 17 49:07.6 0
2 447 STIDHAM, Sara 18 1:04:07.5 +14:59.9

Class: F 20-29 10k - Female 20-29 10k 10k
1 385 SILVA, Erica 24 45:22.2 0
2 499 BEARDSLEY, Amanda 29 45:58.3 +36.1
3 395 HENDRICKS, Megan 26 47:29.7 +2:07.5
4 321 PATRICK, Katherine 24 47:43.1 +2:20.9
5 445 THOMAS, Katherine 23 51:12.8 +5:50.6
6 477 IZARD, Kory 23 52:05.0 +6:42.8
7 3821 MCGAUNEY, Chelsey 26 53:32.6 +8:10.4
8 3961 MOORE, Lisa 23 54:21.5 +8:59.3
9 500 ANGELINI, Carole 28 54:30.6 +9:08.4
10 390 MACAULAY, Heater 24 54:56.0 +9:33.8

Class: F 30-39 10k - Female 30-39 10k 10k
1 468 MERRITT, Jessica 31 41:34.4 0
2 4401 GUIMARRA, Nicole 33 45:30.9 +3:56.5
3 386 ROSALES, Melissa 30 48:05.0 +6:30.6
4 3951 MOORE, Rachel 30 49:39.9 +8:05.5
5 4541 LE, Thuy 38 50:52.1 +9:17.7
6 426 RIVERA, Pamela 36 51:21.5 +9:47.1
7 150 MORPHIS, April 32 52:09.3 +10:34.9
8 432 OXFORD, Michelle 35 52:11.9 +10:37.5
9 4701 TAPE, Bree 32 52:30.7 +10:56.3
10 444 TORREZ, Makia 38 54:22.4 +12:48.0

Class: F 40-49 10k - Female 40-49 10k 10k
1 406 JORGENSEN, Denni 47 48:30.7 0
2 3841 ROE, hope 49 50:32.9 +2:02.2
3 375 TOBIN, Hayley 42 50:55.1 +2:24.4
4 414 MORENO, Tammy 42 56:27.8 +7:57.1
5 377 AMASON, Laura 42 59:09.0 +10:38.3
6 396 GREESON, Lynda 47 1:02:10.3 +13:39.6
7 488 FETTERS, Jill 48 1:07:42.2 +19:11.5
8 494 CHRISTIAN, Lori 47 1:09:09.0 +20:38.3
9 475 KIRKLEY, Alana 46 1:09:09.5 +20:38.8
10 312 BULLMAN, Debbie 47 1:09:43.3 +21:12.6

Class: F 50-59 10k - Female 50-59 10k 10k
1 434 TORBERT, Debbie 55 57:30.5 0
2 389 MACAULAY, Kerry 52 59:22.5 +1:52.0
3 491 DAVES, Diana 52 1:04:10.2 +6:39.7
4 383 VELASQUEZ, Evelyn 53 1:05:04.9 +7:34.4
5 3631 STEELE, Maria 54 1:06:41.7 +9:11.2
6 457 ROY, Paula 51 1:08:23.7 +10:53.2
7 4531 PRIEST, Liz 50 1:09:16.3 +11:45.8
8 464 NANCE, Kim 53 1:11:06.1 +13:35.6
9 479 HORCASITAS, Janice 53 1:18:29.1 +20:58.6
10 438 REYNOLDS, Ellen 52 1:31:19.3 +33:48.8

Class: F 60 + 10k - Female 60 and Over 10k 10k
1 489 DICKARD, Sammye 61 1:12:04.6 0
2 467 MURPHY, Barbara 60 1:36:16.8 +24:12.2



too be continued ....

Thursday, August 19, 2010

2010 BTC Summer Series 6.0


BTC Summer Series 6.0

2010 Final Points Standings HERE.
Summer Series 6.0 Results HERE.
Best Scratch Times HERE.
Summer Series 6.0 Photos HERE.

‎Bakersfield Distance Project Blanca Anderson wins the Points Race, Cesar Mireles was the fastest male (16:25) and Arianna Celis was the fastest female (18:52).


Final Standings for Runners Scoring in 3 Races

1 Blanca Anderson 101 37 7 15 283 59
2 Mike Holmes 157 33 23 49 266 105
3 Jessica Lopez 193 52 139 43 20 115
4 Roslyn Vasquez 16 120 70 35 121
5 Sharise Moreland 25 47 53 125
6 Carla Tafoya 215 242 22 7 105 134
7 Veasna Sok 76 38 25 235 76 139
8 Scott Faulkenburg 13 71 58 142
9 John Banales 15 94 38 163 147
10 Lori Christian 57 23 78 158
11 Greg Tesch 9 125 29 163
12 Juliet Scrivano 62 81 29 127 172
13 Barbara Maddox 18 158 80 76 158 174
14 Ashley Foster 28 109 37 203 174
15 Amie Birks 67 8 101 176
16 Sidney Hessler 44 108 33 185
17 Melissa Banal Hoyt 80 55 63 71 189
18 Eddie Gonzalez 51 89 56 130 196
19 Jane Cherry 35 116 46 197
20 Donovan Gabriel 85 173 44 77 294 206


BTC Handicap Series ---- Race No. 6

1 Jamy Garcia -26:07 21:40.3 47:47.3 -17:47
2 Troy Kelly -2:09 24:59.2 27:08.2 2:52
3 Justin Garibay -4:06 26:25.7 30:31.7 -0:32
4 Lupe Chavez -1:14 26:58.4 28:12.4 1:48
5 Maria Luna -12:11 27:07.0 39:18.0 -9:18
6 Kathy Torres 1:39 27:08.3 25:29.4 4:31
7 Juana Escobedo -19:30 27:09.0 46:39.0 -16:39
8 Veronica Garcia 0:49 27:10.0 26:21.0 3:39
9 Alana Kirkley -8:45 27:14.3 35:59.3 -5:59
10 Claudia Ponce -6:47 27:21.2 34:08.2 -4:08
11 Roxane Chavez -6:48 27:21.7 34:09.7 -4:10
12 Blake Haley 2:33 27:30.8 24:57.8 5:02
13 Haley Gilbert -11:14 27:30.9 38:44.9 -8:45
14 Kimberly Brower -9:16 27:40.0 36:56.0 -6:56
15 Traci Hicks -17:02 27:43.9 44:45.9 -14:46
16 Mike Mayo 0:23 27:48.3 27:25.3 2:35
17 Bryan Calvo 7:21 27:52.4 20:31.4 9:29
18 Jovita Melero -19:15 27:54.3 47:09.3 -17:09
19 Jennifer Smith -9:24 28:01.5 37:25.5 -7:26
20 Jessica Lopez -6:10 28:07.2 34:17.2 -4:17
21 Lizzie Burciaga -6:22 28:15.0 34:37.0 -4:37
22 Susanne Campbell -10:54 28:16.6 39:10.6 -9:11
23 Daisy Ramos 0:04 28:20.2 28:16.2 1:44
24 Brian Nelson 8:36 28:20.8 19:44.8 10:15
25 Mark Thoennes 7:09 28:22.2 21:13.2 8:47
26 Jim Kirkley -8:32 28:25.1 36:57.1 -6:57
27 Samantha Gonzalez -1:13 28:28.4 29:41.4 0:19
28 Allison Roberts -12:19 28:28.7 40:47.7 -10:48
29 John Haley 1:51 28:29.04 26:38.0 3:22
Heather Ramos -11:33 28:29.04 40:02.0 -10:02
31 Mike Christian 2:09 28:29.9 26:20.9 3:39
32 Rileigh Hutchins -9:06 28:32.9 37:38.9 -7:39
33 Sidney Hessler -9:50 28:36.0 38:26.0 -8:26
34 Matthew Ames -0:18 28:46.57 29:04.6 0:55
35 Roslyn Vasquez -3:40 28:46.58 32:26.6 -2:27
36 Joseph Hutchins 3:10 28:48.1 25:38.1 4:22
37 Luis Mireles 10:52 28:50.1 17:58.1 12:02
38 Alex Barajas 2:33 28:50.7 26:17.7 3:42
39 Visente Simental -3:01 28:52.1 31:53.1 -1:53
40 Lindsee Handel 3:06 28:52.2 25:46.2 4:14
41 Ryan Underwood 3:36 28:53.0 25:17.0 4:43
42 Louise Trevino -18:02 28:53.31 46:55.3 -16:55
43 Yasmine Felipe 6:25 28:53.35 22:28.4 7:32
44 Sonia Holguin 6:24 28:53.7 22:29.7 7:30
45 Sheree Skelly -10:09 28:54.08 39:03.1 -9:03
46 Jane Cherry 0:34 28:54.11 28:20.1 1:40
47 Ken Berckes 4:20 28:55.2 24:35.2 5:25
48 Kerry Macaulay -2:17 28:57.1 31:14.1 -1:14
49 Blayne Poon -7:04 28:59.2 36:03.2 -6:03
50 David Eggers 0:24 28:59.5 28:35.5 1:24

NEW RUNNERS ESTABLISHING HCP

Andrew Ariey 15:00 31:29.5 16:29.5
Galvin Gonzalez 15:00 31:50.6 16:50.6
Alvaro Amaya 15:00 35:12.5 20:12.5
Edgar Verdugo 15:00 35:21.9 20:21.9
Ismael Molina 15:00 35:50.8 20:50.8
Tommy Valles 15:00 35:56.8 20:56.8
Cesar Espinza 15:00 36:17.3 21:17.3
Natalie Fernandez 15:00 37:17.4 22:17.4
Jonatan Lopez 15:00 37:37.9 22:38.0
Clarissa Rivera 15:00 38:15.7 23:15.7
Jorey Braughlon 15:00 38:16.7 23:16.7
Augustin Duenas 15:00 38:49.3 23:49.3 J
Dianitza Diaz 15:00 39:09.1 24:09.1
Thomas Valles 15:00 39:15.6 24:15.6
Ruben Duenas 15:00 39:27.8 24:27.8
Wesley Welz 15:00 39:59.9 24:59.9
Caesar Castillo 15:00 40:02.6 25:02.6
Carina Perezchica 15:00 40:04.4 25:04.4
Salvador Bormejo 15:00 40:18.7 25:18.7
Eric Isidoro 15:00 40:32.3 25:32.3
Elena Molina 15:00 40:33.8 25:33.8
Brandon Stevens 15:00 41:21.0 26:21.0

Best Scratch Times

1 Cesar Mireles 16:25.0 20 79.03%
2 Andrew Ariey 16:29.5 19 78.67%
3 Eddie Lee 16:37.6 23 78.03%
4 David Bacus 16:44.0 25 77.53%
5 Cameron Miller 16:50.0 16 79.09%
6 Galvin Gonzalez 16:50.6 32 77.02%
7 Robby Baker 16:55.0 18 77.13%
8 Jesus Villalpardo 16:55.9 17 77.76%
9 Jose (CSUB) Lopez 17:11.0 22 75.50%
10 Juan Calderon 17:15.2 18 75.63%
11 Ryan Lucker 17:19.7 23 74.87%
12 Oscar Fuentes 17:24.4 20 74.53%
13 Zach Holt 17:28.0 18 74.70%
14 Craig Varner 17:42.0 18 73.72%
15 Blake Haney 17:43.8 14 77.32%
16 Nick Cramer 17:44.0 25 73.16%
17 Jason Lewis 17:51.0 24 72.68%
18 Carlos Cabanillas 17:52.0 26 72.61%
19 Alex Garcia 17:56.0 18 72.76%
20 Brant Jones 17:56.6 20 72.30%
21 Roberto Quintero 17:58.0 19 72.21%
22 Luis Mireles 17:58.1 16 74.09%
23 Conner Fisher 18:08.8 15 74.35%
24 Jaime Bravo 18:09.0 21 71.48%
25 Raul Carillo 18:20.4 17 71.79%
26 Oswaldo Velasquez 18:21.0 24 70.70%
27 Steve Dirkse 18:24.7 40 73.21%
28 Troy Mullen 18:25.9 17 71.44%
29 Abran Ayon 18:27.0 14 74.30%
30 Efrain Cornejo 18:29.9 21 70.13%
31 Alvaro Gonzalez 18:37.0 13 75.04%
32 Tobias Lopez 18:40.5 17 70.50%
33 John Purcell 18:43.0 19 69.31%
34 Eric Millan 18:43.5 16 71.10%
35 Brian Solis 18:43.9 18 69.66%
36 Alex M. Gonzales 18:51.0 18 69.22% Je
37 Santiago Lazarit 18:56.0 18 68.92%
38 Evan Bowman 18:58.0 15 71.13%
39 Francisco Mosqueda 18:59.0 15 71.07%

1 Ariana Celis 18:52.9 20 76.24%
2 Casey Glassey 18:53.5 20 76.20%
3 Cecilia Lopez 20:22.2 18 70.93%
4 Melisa Cruz 20:29.1 19 70.18%
5 Shawna Roundtree 20:46.0 28 69.32%
6 Lina Nunez 20:46.5 22 69.29%
7 Ashley Thomas 21:00.0 20 68.55%
8 Pam Boyles 21:14.0 45 74.23%
9 Monica Guzman 21:18.0 17 68.28%
10 Johanna Montes 21:22.1 21 67.37%
11 Erica Silva 21:39.2 24 66.48%
12 Ashley Nolasco 21:49.0 19 65.90%
13 Judith Mata 21:53.0 21 65.78%
14 Esthefani Perez 21:56.0 15 67.64%
15 Andie Condie 22:00.0 13 69.67%
16 Carli Preston 22:15.0 15 66.68%
17 Natalie Fernandez 22:17.4 0 0.00%
18 Amanda Pitts 22:22.0 28 64.36%
19 Lori O'Lin 22:23.0 33 64.31%
20 Yasmine Felipe 22:28.4 13 68.21%
21 Sonia Holguin 22:29.7 12 69.73%
22 Sarah Baker 22:37.0 0 0.00%
23 Corina Garcia 22:38.0 16 64.82%
24 Caroline Haney 22:51.0 17 63.65%
25 Tijerra Lynch 22:55.0 17 63.46%
26 Casey Holman 22:55.0 28 62.81%
27 Nicole Rivera 23:01.0 22 62.54%
28 Samantha Ortiz 23:11.0 13 66.12%
29 Loshay Morgan 23:22.0 16 62.78%
30 Paige Cook 23:34.0 28 61.08%
31 Jennifer Ramirez 23:38.2 14 63.68%
32 Moriah Millwee 23:41.0 15 62.65%
33 Lesli Bocanegra 23:47.0 12 65.95%
34 Ana Nunez 23:51.5 16 61.49%
35 Kaylee Moyer 23:52.0 16 61.47%
36 Jessica Campbell 23:52.9 0 0.00%
37 Britany Perez 23:54.0 15 62.08%
38 Megan Thompson 24:02.0 18 60.12%
39 Dianitza Diaz 24:09.1 0 0.00%
40 Therese Coyes 24:13.3 31 59.43%

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

2010 Girls Cross Country Preview

Just heard that the Dual Meet System is being replaced by Cluster Meets in the SWYL. The SWYL will have three cluster meets and the a league meet. Theses meets will start at the end of September.

This information came from Bakersfield, Stockdale and Centennial. According to them this decision was recently made by the ADs and the meets will be hosted by Bakersfield, Independence and Stockdale.

The status of SYL and SEYL dual meets is unchanged as of 08.16.10. The reason I am reporting this information is one it is news and two if you like or do not like the changes, now is the time to make you voice heard.

This year is the first year that we will have three leagues here in Bakersfield. Long ago we had just the SYL, then it split into the SEYL and the SWYL and now we will have the SYL, SEYL and the SWYL. Besides the league changes, there were some division changes as well. Sadly our section does not do it by population only. For some reason they decided to take in past performance in determining a school's placement.

In 2007, Centennial won the boys and girls Valley D-2 titles and was rewarded with a move to D-1. This year nine time D-4 state champ McFarland boys have been moved to D-3.

Below, I have listed each division with the local schools and what league they are now in. The results shown were last year's valley results.

Results

Photos

Girls Cross Country

D-1
BAKERSFIELD (SWYL) - This is the final year for the four Drillers who started together in 2007. They won a SEYL league title in 2007 & 2009 and their leader Sarah Baker has been SEYL champ all three years. The whole 2009 squad returns as seniors but the Drillers have always lacked a fifth girl which leads to poor results at the valley meet. They were 7th in 2009

Last year Sarah did qualify for state in the super tough D-1 and this year she looks to be a four time league individual champ but will have a more competition this year with the new SWYL Power League. Stockdale has amazing team depth and a couple athletes who could vie for the individual title as well.

7. 186 BAK/Bakersfield High ( 21:19 1:46:34)

1 10 Sarah Baker 917 JR 10 19:01

2 35 Grace Garcia 918 JR 35 20:59

3 41 Emily Shuford 919 JR 41 21:33

4 48 Sarah Scrivano 923 JR 48 22:20

5 52 Alejandra Ponce 921 JR 52 22:41

6 ( 56) Gabby Lerma 920 JR 56 23:20

7 ( 66) Cassie Chavez 922 JR 66 24:59

CENTENNIAL (SWYL) - The Golden Hawks are looking to improve this season but their top two runners did graduate. Jorey Braughton is now running for CSUB and Margaret Martinez is running for BC. This leaves Chloe Carlson as their top returner. What makes her unique is she is a sprinter who qualified for state in the 200 has a freshmen.

Of course Centennial has a tradition sprinters being good cross country runners. In 2008 Ashlee Thomas won the 400 and 800 at the valley track meet and she often ran well in the 200 as well. She now runs for BYU.

This is Coach Vondre Armour's second year and he reports that he has a large team that has been training hard this summer. He will find out how good they are early because their first dual meet of the year is against Stockdale. last year they came in 5th at the SWYL league meet.

10. 251 CEN-B/Centennial - Bakersfield ( 22:35 1:52:51)

1 32 Jory Braughton 980 SR 32 20:45

2 51 Margaret Martinez 981 SR 51 22:29

3 53 Chloe Carlson 986 FR 53 22:44

4 57 Sarah Ballard 985 JR 57 23:26

5 58 Liz Sanchez 982 JR 58 23:27

6 ( 60) Melisia Melgon 984 JR 60 23:34

7 ( 63) Allei Schaffer 983 JR 63 24:07

STOCKDALE (SWYL) - The Mustangs are the team to beat locally and I doubt anyone will. Their top 6 return this year and their spread was less than a minute. Plus every year they pick up a fast freshmen or two. Last year it was Patel who lead them most of the year to an undefeated dual meet season and a win at the SWYL league meet.

At valley they came in 4th in the super fast D-1 and were only 3 points out of third place. In track Haney came on strong in the 3200 and was in the low elevens and gave Driller Sarah Baker a run for her money. So this year's new SWYL league meet should be a good one.

4. 107 STO-B/Stockdale - Bakersfield ( 20:15 1:41:15)

1 18 Riddhi Patel 342 FR 18 19:54

2 20 Carolin Haney 345 JR 20 20:16

3 21 Cynthia Lopez 347 JR 21 20:20

4 22 Tori Blackmon 344 FR 22 20:21

5 26 Hannah Jones 343 FR 26 20:24

6 ( 31) Amber Nelson 346 JR 31 20:44

7 ( 34) Shelbe Pennel 348 SR 34 20:56

D-2
EAST (SEYL) - Most of their 2009 squad returns but their top runner Garcia who qualified for state as an individual has graduated. Last year the team did not field a team at the SEYL league meet.

14. 321 EBAK/East Bakersfield ( 23:10 1:55:47)

1 7 Lucy Garcia 78 SR 7 20:14

2 46 Sophia Garcia 79 JR 46 22:15

3 86 Anasary Rosales 82 JR 88 24:16

4 88 Ana Nunez 83 SO 90 24:19

5 94 Dulce Nunez 81 JR 97 24:43

6 ( 98) Teresa Martin 80 FR 101 25:08

7 (102) Flora Garay 84 SO 105 26:30

FRONTIER (SWYL) - Everyone from the 2009 squad returns except for their top runner (DeLarosa) who will be running for Fresno State this fall. In 2009, the Titans came in 4th at the SWYL league meet.

12. 240 FRON-B/Frontier - Bakersfield ( 22:16 1:51:19)

1 8 Alyson Delarosa 752 SR 8 20:20

2 13 Jessica Campbell 751 FR 13 20:26

3 56 Ariel Driskill 753 SO 56 22:42

4 70 Amanda Bennett 756 JR 71 23:08

5 93 Teale Jones 754 SO 96 24:43

6 ( 95) Samantha Oliver 755 FR 98 24:48

7 ( 96) Katie Helms 757 FR 99 24:56

GARCES (SEYL) - Most of their 2009 squad returns but their top runner (Guzman) is now running for CSUB this fall. The Rams came in 4th in the 2009 SEYL league meet.

10. 214 GM-B/Garces Memorial - Bakersfield ( 21:58 1:49:47)

1 9 Monica Guzman 502 SR 9 20:22

2 38 Tammy Vu 506 SO 38 21:48

3 42 Lauren Brown 500 SR 42 21:59

4 58 Jessica Cruz 501 FR 58 22:44

5 67 Tahlia Thomas 505 SO 67 22:54

6 ( 73) Sammie Lombardo 503 SO 74 23:27

7 ( 92) Marissa Machado 504 SO 95 24:41

LIBERTY (SWYL) - Most of the 2009 squad returns and is lead by Barton who has had numerous injuries over the past couple years. The Patriots came in 5th at the 2009 SEYL meet.

11. 216 LIB-B/Liberty High - Bakersfield ( 22:05 1:50:22)

1 12 Ashley Barton 172 JR 12 20:24

2 29 Jordan Thoennes 173 JR 29 21:30

3 41 Allison Holmes 174 FR 41 21:59

4 53 Crystal Le Cavallier 175 JR 53 22:31

5 81 Mickey Cardiel 176 JR 83 23:58

6 ( 85) Aaliyah Beed 177 FR 87 24:13

7 ( 99) Maki Osawa 178 SR 102 25:11

NORTH (SEYL) - Coach Huens's squad was big last year and came on strong at the end of the year. At SWYL meet last year, their top runner Moyer came in third overall and her team came in third behind Stockdale and Ridgeview. This year they move to the SEYL and should be the top ranked team in that league.

5. 164 NBAK/North Bakersfield ( 21:36 1:47:58)

1 11 Kaylee Moyer 201 SO 11 20:23

2 25 Blanca Perez 204 SR 25 21:26

3 28 Ariana Mariscal 203 FR 28 21:30

4 39 Yadira Perez 202 JR 39 21:52

5 61 Estefani Rivera 205 FR 61 22:47

6 ( 72) Karlee Rodriguez 206 FR 73 23:17

7 ( 75) Sarena Underwood 200 SR 77 23:40

D-3
ARVIN (SSL) - I could not find their valley results, so they may have not fielded a scoring team.

CESAR CHAVEZ - I could not find their valley results, so they may have not fielded a scoring team.

DELANO
17. 426 DELA/Delano High ( 24:00 1:59:57)

1 51 Cynthia Juarez 290 SO 55 22:18

2 56 Dayali Corrales 289 JR 61 22:34

3 85 Victoria Ayon 291 SR 94 23:45

4 116 Daisy Duenas 292 SO 127 25:37

5 118 Rajvir Brar 293 SR 129 25:43

6 (126) Karely Andrade 294 JR 138 26:53

FOOTHILL (SEYL) - Last year the team came in 3rd at the SEYL meet.

8. 184 FT-B/Foothill - Bakersfield ( 21:42 1:48:28)

1 6 Natalie Fernandez 541 JR 6 20:12

2 22 Perla Veloz 542 JR 22 21:05

3 27 Erica Castro 543 JR 27 21:28

4 60 Crystal Rodriguez 545 SR 60 22:46

5 69 Monica Montoya 544 SR 69 22:57

6 ( 83) Hillary Belo 547 JR 85 24:01

7 ( 91) Marisol Escudero 546 JR 94 24:29

GOLDEN VALLEY (SYL) - I could not find their valley results, so they may have not fielded a scoring team.

HIGHLAND (SEYL) - This is rumored to Coach Mayberry's final year and it is his daughter's senior year (She is the top returner). Highland always has a large squad and are ready for the championship season. Last year this senior ladened squad came in 2nd behind BHS at the SEYL meet.

6. 174 HIG-B/Highland - Bakersfield ( 21:36 1:47:59)

1 1 Jeannette Rodriguez 356 SR 1 19:39

2 24 Dennise Mercado 358 SR 24 21:15

3 44 Nichole Berry 357 SR 44 22:06

4 50 Desiree Martinez 359 SR 50 22:22

5 55 Katherine Mayberry 361 JR 55 22:37

6 ( 79) Celia Rangel 362 JR 81 23:51

7 ( 80) Hilaria Vasquez 360 SR 82 23:56

INDEPENDENCE (SWYL) - I believe this is their first year with seniors so their whole 2009 squad will be returning.

5. 135 IND-BAK/Independence - Bakersfield ( 21:15 1:46:15)

1 14 Acacia Ingram 476 JR 14 20:38

2 23 Sara Sullivan 477 SO 23 21:04

3 27 Katelynn Webb 478 SO 27 21:18

4 34 Bianca Savarese 475 SO 36 21:35

5 37 Emily Viveros 479 JR 39 21:40

6 ( 47) Natalie Ambriz 481 JR 51 22:11

7 ( 84) Carlie Croxton 480 JR 93 23:44

MIRA MONTE (SYL) - I could not find their valley results, so they may have not fielded a scoring team.

RIDGEVIEW (SYL) - The Wolf Pack came in second at the SWYL meet and the valley meet in 2009 and Coach Setser has 6 of that team returning. They are lead by two SWYL individual champ Tijerra Lynch who along with Driller Sarah Baker where the top two runners in town.

2. 65 RIDG-B/Ridgeview - Bakersfield ( 20:19 1:41:31)

1 3 Tijerra Lynch 827 JR 3 19:06

2 7 Desiree Armendariz 828 SO 7 19:41

3 16 Lashya Morgan 829 FR 16 20:44

4 18 Jessica Huizar 830 SR 18 20:57

5 21 Bailey Voss 831 FR 21 21:03

6 ( 46) Deserae Tarr 832 FR 49 22:09

7 ( 52) Emily Johnson 833 FR 56 22:19

ROBERT F KENNEDY - I could not find their valley results, so they may have not fielded a scoring team.

TEHACHAPI (SSL) - Two of their top three return this fall.

10. 321 TEHA/Tehachapi High ( 23:01 1:55:05)

1 13 Danielle Tildahl 815 JR 13 20:37

2 38 Sarah Whitson 816 SR 40 21:41

3 50 Rachel Evans 811 JR 54 22:18

4 109 Erin Golackson 812 SR 120 25:11

5 111 Julie Matzenger 813 SR 122 25:18

6 (113) Jordan Metzler 814 SO 124 25:26

7 (114) Amanda Duke 810 SR 125 25:29

SHAFTER (SSL) Last year's squad was young and fast and won a SSL title. This year they all return and I bet will pick up another fast freshman or two

4. 92 SHAF/Shafter High ( 20:41 1:43:22)

1 8 Moriah Millwee 314 SO 8 19:56

2 9 Carli Preston 315 FR 9 20:11

3 10 Cambria Tudor 316 FR 10 20:12

4 29 Ashley Foster 317 FR 29 21:25

5 36 Katerina Plaza 318 JR 38 21:38

6 ( 43) Irene Rodriguez 320 FR 46 22:00

7 ( 60) Lenea Lara 319 JR 66 22:36

SOUTH (SYL)
18. 431 SBAK/South Bakersfield ( 23:52 1:59:19)

1 61 Natalie Espinoza 937 SR 67 22:37

2 70 Gabby Castro 931 SR 76 22:57

3 87 Selina Alamillo 932 SO 96 23:47

4 103 Breann Ghuman 936 SR 114 24:44

5 110 Claudia Cuevas 933 SR 121 25:14

6 (112) Elizabeth Benitez 934 SR 123 25:19

7 (115) Maria Hernandez 935 SO 126 25:29

WASCO (SSL)
15. 417 WASC/Wasco High ( 23:48 1:58:57)

1 48 Amanda Castellon 607 JR 52 22:12

2 67 Jadine Gonzalez 609 FR 73 22:50

3 91 Andreina Reyes 611 JR 101 23:58

4 104 Martha Sanchez 612 FR 115 24:49

5 107 Ana Orozco 610 SR 118 25:08

6 (125) Selena Castellon 608 SO 137 26:17

WEST (SYL) - I could not find their valley results, so they may have not fielded a scoring team.

D-4 MAX. 1250 STUDENTS
BAKERSFIELD CH. (SSL)
8. 176 BAKC/Bakersfield Christian ( 27:02 2:15:08)

1 14 Stephanie Powell 36 JR 20 23:08

2 18 Reidlee Lynn 39 FR 25 23:52

3 34 Tiffany Rodriguez 38 SR 46 25:34

4 54 Amy Jennings 37 SR 72 29:26

5 56 Andie-Vawn Winter 42 FR 77 33:08

6 ( 57) Allison Lerude 41 SO 80 35:51

Mc FARLAND (ESL)
1. 45 MCFAR/McFarland High ( 21:46 1:48:49)

1 3 Kathy Torres 275 SO 3 20:19

2 6 Corina Garcia 276 JR 8 21:09

3 8 Jenny Munguia 277 FR 10 21:39

4 9 Britney Perez 278 FR 12 21:47

5 19 Ruby Lara 280 SR 26 23:55

6 ( 51) Monica Gonzalez 281 SR 69 29:04

TAFT (SSL)
3. 52 TAFT/Taft High ( 22:14 1:51:07)

1 1 Megan Thompson 328 SR 1 20:07

2 7 Daisy Guitron 329 SO 9 21:33

3 11 Lilibeth Pedrosa 330 SO 16 22:37

4 12 Shaela Alvarado 332 JR 17 22:46

5 21 Eloisa Garcia 333 SO 28 24:04

6 ( 22) Tania Osornia 331 SO 31 24:29

7 ( 31) Bernise Flores 334 SR 42 25:18

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mount Whitney 2 Andy Noise 0

In 2009, I got 2/3rds of the way up the 99 switchbacks and swore I would not try to hike Mount Whitney in one day ever again. I wrote the following blog right after that experience. At the time I felt it was the hardest thing I had ever done but 2010 was Hors Cat├ęgorie which means "beyond categorization".

In 2009, I went about 8 miles up and reached over 13,000 feet. This year I hiked the entire 99 switchbacks and reached Trail Crest and entered the Sequoia National Park. (13,777 feet). The view was amazing and worth the effort to get there. But then things got serious then.

How I got to Trail Crest started almost a year ago after I got over my first attempt and decided if I trained harder I might be able to summit in one day. Since that day, almost every workout I did had Whitney as it's focus. I tried to walk every where no matter the conditions or how tired I was. I would tell myself that Whitney would be harder and just kept going.

Knowing I was very weak in other areas, I started attending Joe Petersen's Building Better Bodies Boot Camp as often as I could. I know it helped me with my agility and strengthen my core which would help on the downhill sections. Last year before Whitney, I started the Bakersfield Distance Project with Joe and this helped me put in even more miles and got me back into doing marathons.

Often I would walk to our long runs at the Bluffs, do the workout and then walk home. I would leave my house before 6am and not get back till 1pm. Then walk that evening too. I logged at least 70 miles a week and did over 100 miles in a week three times. I walked in all kinds of weather and often when I was exhausted. I remember doing a 22 miler with the BDP and then eating lunch and then taking Blanca for a 4 mile walk.

Just this year I did the 26.6 mile BUMR, the LA Marathon, San Diego Marathon and the San Francisco Marathon. Plus I walked 50 miles at the Relay for Life. So I had the endurance but I knew the steep rocky trails would get me in the end. Because of my size the steep stuff slows me down a lot.

I am like one of those semi-trucks going up the Grapevine. I can haul on the flat or moderately hilly stuff but steep is just a matter of physics. The old F=MA rules the day. Force equals Mass times Acceleration or in this case, Acceleration equals Force divided by Mass. Which means you need a lot of Force to overcome the Mass to get any Acceleration. This is why a sports car can fly up the Grapevine and the Mack truck goes so slow.

This slowness also comes into play going downhill too. Just like the Grapevine, the big trucks are forced to hit the brakes hard so they don't runaway. Again F=MA rules the day and it takes a lot of energy to safely go down the treacherous rocky trails of Whitney. Size also makes it hard to move quickly and makes the descent even more dangerous. You can not go jumping from uneven step to uneven rock as nimbly as one's lighter counterparts.

Now slowness is not an issue in most endurance events except when there are artificial time limits. At Whitney there are real and artificial time limits. The real ones are the afternoon storms and darkness. The artificial one is the 24 hour permit. Now I know I could do Whitney in a two or three day backpacking and may do that in the future but for now I want to do it in one day.

So I put in the training but had little hiking training mainly do to my schedule and not liking to travel. To make up for the lack of trails, I tried to hit the trails at the Panorama Bluffs a couple times a week. Though the trails at Whitney are much rockier, steeper and longer, at least I got some kind of trail work in.

Also a month ago Diana and I wogged a 24 miler on Sunday and then did the 16 mile Half Dome hike on Monday. This was a tough double and some of the Half Dome ascents and descents are similar to Whitney. So when Jeri contacted me last Monday that she had an extra permit, I was ready to go. Or so I thought.

On Tuesday, I decided to shoot the BTC Summer Series 5.0 and then walk home. I had planned this before I got a permit but still decided to do it to test out my headlamp and get one hard workout before Whitney. That morning, I coached run camp and then did my Yokuts & Bagels walk for about 12 miles. That night I ended up doing 13 plus miles in the dark and it felt pretty easy. So I knew I was fit and I decided to take it easy the rest of the week.

My 2010 Whitney experience started when I woke up at 6am Saturday for run camp at the Bluffs. On schedule was a Double Hilla Killa which usually I would do after I walked there and I would have walked home after it. But on Saturday, I only did one Killa Hilla because i was heading to Whitney that afternoon. The workout went great and everyone really killed the course. Blanca even did the whole thing with me (her first).

Then, I took her and Nicholas (he did the one Killa Hilla) to Zorbas for breakfast. Now it was about noon and I was antsy to get going so I packed off and headed to Whitney Portal around 1pm to meet Jeri and pick up my permit. I should have done what I planned to do and took a nap till 3 or 4pm and then drove to Whitney but I was not tired and just wanted to get going.

The drive to Whitney is a dull one but I do like driving by Red Rock Canyon and at least there was light traffic and I made good time. It is amazing how the only stations that come in loud and clear out there are either religious or spanish.

Around 4pm, I made it to Lone Pine and the place was busy. Every hotel was full and the streets were bustling. i stopped for a quick bite to eat and then I headed up to Whitney Portal to find Jeri who had our hiking permits. As luck would have it i found her rather easily and we spent some time talking about what our plans were for Mount Whitney.

She was planning on leaving around 3am and hoped to complete the first couple miles in the dark and get to the first difficult section at dawn. This is what my group did last year and it is a good plan of attack because the first miles are pretty easy to do with a headlamp and you have company along the way. Leaving this early should give you time to summit and get back down before it gets dark again. Which we did last year except we turned around at the 8 mile point of the 11 mile hike and got to the cars before dark.

Knowing that I go slow up the steep stuff, I had a plan of leaving at midnight so I would not have to descend in the dark if I made the summit. Going uphill in dark is not so bad even if the footing is bad. So I figured I could go slow and bank some distance up the hill. This meant walking in the dark for 5 hours by myself but I figured it was doable.

In the past, I have proven to myself that I can stay up for a couple days and still function pretty well. The year before I was up for 40 hours straight when I did Whitney and this year I walked the entire 24 hour Relay for Life and felt find with no sleep (I covered 50 miles). Plus I figured I could take a quick nap at trail camp if needed.

6.3 miles: Trail Camp, a good place to rest before the grueling 96 switchbacks to Trail Crest. (12,039 feet)

So midnight was the plan but before I left home, I read a posting about starting the climb even earlier. One can hike the first 2.7 miles to the Lone Pine Lake trail crossing without a permit and so one could start earlier.

2.7 miles: Cross Lone Pine Creek. Shortly after crossing, trail forks to Lone Pine Lake on left, right continues towards summit. (9,980 feet)

You just needed a permit to enter the Whitney zone and the day permit is valid at midnight. So you could hike to this point and wait for midnight. I figured it would take me two hours to get to that point and decided to leave at 10pm.

While this strategy would give me the best shot at making the summit, it could also get me in trouble. Sure I would get up higher before I needed to turn around to avoid the afternoon storms but it meant my day would be even longer than normal. More time on my feet, more time at altitude and more time out on the mountain. This meant more time for something to go wrong.

In retrospect, one should probably leave at 3am at the earliest and just go as high as you can. If it means not getting to top in a day, that just means you need to make it a backpacking trip. But since I do not like camping and with my size adding at backpack into the mix means hauling over 300 pounds up the hill which is impossible with the terrain up there.

But I had sealed my fate and decided to go at 10pm (I told everyone beforehand I was going at midnight.) So I went back to Lone Pine, ate some dinner and waited to start my ascent. At 10pm, I left my car (never did fall asleep) and started walking towards the trailhead. As I neared I noticed a truck stop in the middle of the road and four of five headlamps too. Then they all shouted at me "There is a bear to your right!".

Not what you want to hear before you have not even started. Of course my feelings on bears are the same as sharks. If you want to surf it is their home, if you want to hike it is their home. I try not to do anything to dumb and hope for the best. If either wants to attack me they can and there is not much I can do to stop them except not entire their homes. If they do attack I will fight but when I am in their homes I just do not worry about them.

So I just looked over and did not see anybody and walked past the other headlamps and started my hike. The weather was perfect and the first miles of the travel are fairly easy. I crossed a small creek and then the larger one with the logs. Occasionally, a group passed me going downhill but no one was going up. Most asked me how far they had to go and most looked beat. I should have looked at their faces and turned around with them and went home but I just kept going.

Before I got to the Whitney zone, I heard something moving in the woods above me. Now that I was pass the streams it was super quiet so I could hear everything. At first I did not want to see what was there but as I rounded a switchback I flashed my headlamp into the darkness and to my great pleasure, all I saw was a doe. Finally I crossed the last stream and made it to the Whitney zone at midnight which was when my permit was valid.

2.7 miles: Cross Lone Pine Creek. Shortly after crossing, trail forks to Lone Pine Lake on left, right continues towards summit. (9,980 feet)

Now I had to begin the first difficult section which unlike the first section is much steeper and rockier. In the dark, this section was slow going and this would become an issue as the night progressed. Spending so much time up high will eventually bite you.

After a mile, I reached Outpost Camp and could see a few tents and wished I was in one trying to sleep instead of wandering around in the dark by myself.

3.8 miles: Outpost Camp with Thor Peak dominating the view. (10,360 feet)


too be continued ...

Friday, August 6, 2010

2010 Boys Cross Country Preview

Just heard that the Dual Meet System is being replaced by Cluster Meets in the SWYL. The SWYL will have three cluster meets and the a league meet. Theses meets will start at the end of September.

This information came from Bakersfield, Stockdale and Centennial. According to them this decision was recently made by the ADs and the meets will be hosted by Bakersfield, Independence and Stockdale.

The status of SYL and SEYL dual meets is unchanged as of 08.16.10. The reason I am reporting this information is one it is news and two if you like or do not like the changes, now is the time to make you voice heard.

This year is the first year that we will have three leagues here in Bakersfield. Long ago we had just the SYL, then it split into the SEYL and the SWYL and now we will have the SYL, SEYL and the SWYL. Besides the league changes, there were some division changes as well. Sadly our section does not do it by population only. For some reason they decided to take in past performance in determining a school's placement.

In 2007, Centennial won the boys and girls Valley D-2 titles and was rewarded with a move to D-1. This year nine time D-4 state champ McFarland boys have been moved to D-3.

Below, I have listed each division with the local schools and what league they are now in. The results shown were last year's valley results.

Results

Photos


Boys D-1:

BAKERSFIELD (SWYL) - In June of 2009, the entire varsity squad graduated and the Drillers were back to where they were in 2006 for the most part. With no veterans returning, the Drillers went from 5 - 1 in the SEYL to 1 - 5 and took its lumps in the valley meet.

Like 2006, they had a young squad who improved through the season and are back this year. Kevin Scrivano and Evan Bowman are their top returners and have been doing well in local races this summer and placed well in a 5k in San Francico.

10. 302 BAK/Bakersfield High ( 19:37 1:38:01)

1 52 Andrew Zavala 930 SR 53 18:44

2 53 Kevin Scrivano 926 FR 54 18:45

3 62 Tony Smith 925 JR 63 19:25

4 67 Evan Bowman 928 FR 69 20:21

5 68 Robert Amidon 927 FR 70 20:46

6 ( 69) Bryson Cotton 929 FR 71 21:26

CENTENNIAL (SWYL) - As mentioned before, the Golden Hawks won Valley titles in 2007 and it was great retirement present for Coach Randy Jones. In 2008, they were moved to D-1 and had a new coach and then in 2009 they got another. Coach Vondre Armour is now coaching his second season and reports that he has a large team that has been training well this summer.

Vondre of course is a former Driller who won a state 800 title back in the day and hopes to bring back the days of Coach Jones this season. In 2009, he too had a young squad and they are all returning for the most part. His top two runners are Eric Millan and Craig Varner who look to improve on their 9th out of 10 finish as a team at valley this year.

9. 237 CEN-B/Centennial - Bakersfield ( 18:20 1:31:39)

1 34 Eric Millan 991 SO 34 17:40

2 48 Craig Varner 992 SO 49 18:20

3 50 Dustin Rojos 988 JR 51 18:26

4 51 Hayden Rory 989 JR 52 18:28

5 54 Nick Treiberg 987 SO 55 18:45

6 ( 59) Craig Bailey 993 FR 60 19:16

7 ( 63) Misael Pelayo 990 SR 64 19:40

STOCKDALE (SWYL) - In the SWYL this year youth is the word and the Mustangs have it in droves every year. Plus these youngsters are fast too. Last year Stockdale just missed making it to the state meet as a team. They came in 4th and were 18 points behind Clovis West. They laost to Ridgeview in league action but it was a very close race.

In 2009, they and Ridgeview were the first Bakersfield squads to break 85 minutes on the Woodward course in decades. This year they maybe the first Bakersfield D-1 squad to make it to state as a team. They only lose Blair Slaton and will be lead juniors Cameron Miller and Curtis Kelly. Miller qualified for state as an individual athlete and Kelly has been a top ranked age group runner for years.

Both have been training hard this summer and will be surrounded by a well balanced squad of returners plus they always seemed to get a freshman or two every year.

4. 87 STO-B/Stockdale - Bakersfield ( 16:49 1:24:04)

1 8 Cameron Miller 351 SO 8 16:25

2 16 Curtis Kelly 349 SO 16 16:43

3 17 Blair Slaton 350 SR 17 16:45

4 19 Connor Fisher 352 FR 19 16:51

5 27 Seth Pennel 353 JR 27 17:20

6 ( 28) Stephen Burke 354 JR 28 17:21

7 ( 35) Troy Mullen 355 SO 35 17:41

Boys D-2


EAST (SEYL) - The Blades have had some good teams over the past couple seasons and always peak for the championship season. They often disappear during the regular season to focus on training which maybe a good thing since many local teams seem to be burned out by Novemeber. They are losing a couple runners but seem to find new ones every year. Their top runner, Moses will be a junior this year and he qualified for state last year.

5. 105 EBAK/East Bakersfield ( 17:19 1:26:31)

1 9 Moses Valdez 90 SO 9 16:54

2 12 Jose Ramirez 85 SR 12 17:00

3 22 Camilo Mosqueda 87 JR 22 17:17

4 30 Santiago Lazarit 86 SR 30 17:38

5 32 Marc Sotello 88 SR 32 17:42

6 ( 43) Charlie Zaragoza 89 JR 44 18:10

7 ( 48) Moss Travis 91 SR 49 18:20

FRONTIER (SWYL) - Looks like they will be returning their entire valley squad from last year and every year the Titans have a large number of athletes on their rooster. If their top 5 couple improve by a minute or so they would have a very good senior year.

14. 385 FRON-B/Frontier - Bakersfield ( 18:25 1:32:01)

1 58 William Beechinor 758 JR 61 18:00

2 63 Tanner Urmston 759 JR 66 18:08

3 64 Dustin Sclafani 760 JR 67 18:09

4 78 Mark Rodriguez 761 JR 81 18:23

5 122 Nathan Andrade 763 JR 129 19:21

6 (131) Ricky Gonzales 764 JR 138 19:33

7 (137) Chris Corral 762 JR 144 19:38

GARCES (SEYL) - With the graduation of multiple year state qualifier O'Malley, the Rams do not have a clear cut leader. Plus much of their valley squad has graduated so there will be a new group running this year. I do know that they have been training lately and have a large turnout.

10. 266 GM-B/Garces Memorial - Bakersfield ( 18:53 1:34:21)

1 19 Connor O'Malley 511 SR 19 17:09

2 49 David FReed 507 SR 50 18:22

3 63 Chris Real 513 JR 64 19:01

4 65 Tom Newman 510 FR 68 19:46

5 70 Robert Karpe 509 SR 73 20:03

6 ( 74) Daniel Ramirez 512 SR 78 20:23

7 ( 77) Max Gill 508 JR 81 21:19

HIGHLAND (SEYL) - The power trio of Van Zandt, Lewis and Turner have lead the Scots to SEYL titles and a number of bridesmaid finishes at the valley meet as well. They have now graduated but coach Mayberry always has a large turnout every year and knows how to get his runners ready for the championship season.

In 2010, they should be lead by Ivan Esquivias who has been an outstanding 4 or 5th man over the past two seasons. Their main SEYL competition should come from East this year.

2. 90 HIG-B/Highland - Bakersfield ( 17:11 1:25:52)

1 8 Jake Van Zandt 364 SR 8 16:47

2 14 Thomas Turner 365 SR 14 17:04

3 16 Ivan Esquivias 367 SO 16 17:08

4 25 Colin Lewis 363 SR 25 17:23

5 27 Mike Jungo 366 JR 27 17:30

6 ( 28) Jordan Dickson 368 SO 28 17:33

7 ( 58) Daniel Espinosa 369 SR 59 18:48

LIBERTY (SWYL) - From what I can find the patriots did not field a team at the valley meet. They did come in 4th in the SEYL league meet last year and have a number of returning athletes.

NORTH (SEYL) - Coach Brian Huens had a large young squad last year and will have 6 of his 7 valley squad back. They will be lead by senior Tobias Lopez lat year they were 8th at valley and third at the SWYL league meet. This year they will be in the SEYL and will be up against some traditionally good squads like Highland, East and Foothill.

8. 164 NBAK/North Bakersfield ( 17:44 1:28:37)

1 21 Tobias Lopez 207 JR 21 17:16

2 29 Robbie Davalos 210 SO 29 17:37

3 33 Alex Hernandez 209 SO 33 17:42

4 34 Francisco Mosqueda 208 FR 34 17:43

5 47 Shawn Falagan 213 SO 48 18:19

6 ( 55) Jessie Lopez 211 SO 56 18:41

7 ( 68) Adam Ralls 212 SR 71 19:59

Boys D-3


ARVIN (SSL) - With the graduation of SSL champ Juan Calderon, the Bears will be looking for a new leader and more depth.

17. 494 ARV/Arvin High ( 18:48 1:33:58)

1 10 Calderon Juan 307 SR 11 16:37

2 92 Santos Neftali 308 FR 95 18:42

3 100 Gonzalez Alex 310 SR 104 18:54

4 144 Santos Alejandro 309 SR 151 19:50

5 148 Rodriguez Jose 311 SO 155 19:55

6 (169) Lopez Jose 312 SR 177 21:21

7 (180) Guerrero Christian 313 JR 188 22:07

CESAR CHAVEZ -

18. 509 CC-D/Cesar Chavez - Delano ( 18:59 1:34:53)

1 49 Martin Rios 974 SR 51 17:45

2 72 Rudy Sandoval 977 SR 75 18:16

3 109 Andres Rodriguez 975 SR 114 19:00

4 117 Javier Reyes 976 SR 123 19:17

5 162 Saleh Obedi 978 SR 170 20:35

DELANO -

10. 317 DELA/Delano High ( 18:05 1:30:21)

1 33 Omar Nunez 295 SO 34 17:17

2 59 Ernesto Hernandez 296 SR 62 18:02

3 69 Jorge L. Navarro 297 SR 72 18:14

4 75 Estaban R. Ayon 299 JR 78 18:20

5 81 Sebastian Ramirez 298 FR 84 18:28

6 (136) Joe Vicente 300 SR 143 19:38

FOOTHILL (SEYL) - Last year Foothill came in third in the SEYL league meet.

8. 259 FT-B/Foothill - Bakersfield ( 17:44 1:28:37)

1 9 Jose Lopez 549 SR 9 16:35

2 31 Erick Bautista 548 SR 32 17:15

3 51 Justin Meyer 551 SO 53 17:47

4 80 Edgar Verdugo 554 JR 83 18:26

5 88 Javier Garcia 552 SR 91 18:34

6 ( 99) Cesar Sanchez 550 SO 103 18:52

7 (110) Jerry Jiron 553 FR 116 19:01

GOLDEN VALLEY (SYL) - From what I can tell the Bulldogs did not field a scoring team at valley last year but senior to be Daymon Sandles did qualify fo the state meet.

INDEPENDENCE (SWYL) - I believe this is the first year that Independence will have seniors. They will be lead by senior Dwayne Falco as they join Yosemite league action.

13. 363 IND-BAK/Independence - Bakersfield ( 18:15 1:31:12)

1 27 Dwayne Facho 482 JR 28 17:10

2 56 Robby Kostner 483 SO 59 17:58

3 76 Terry Vinson 484 JR 79 18:20

4 97 Paul Gaytan 486 FR 100 18:47

5 107 Mike Facio 485 SO 111 18:57

6 (130) Anthony Marquez 488 SO 137 19:32

7 (150) Ricardo Romero 487 FR 157 20:04

Mc FARLAND (ESL) - They have racked up 9 state titles and too many valley titles to count. In the past five years they have placed no worst then 5th at the state meet in pursuit of their tenth title. For all of these great achievements, they are being rewarded by being moved up to D-3.

Their population is way below the 1250 limit of D-4 but that does not seem to matter to the powers that be in the Central Section. All I know is the rest of the D-4 schools in the state should send the Central Section Czar a nice Christmas present for moving McFarland out of D-4.

The good thing is 5 of their top 7 are returning from their second place state team. they are lead by sophomore Erik Garcia who won the D-4 title last year. Until last year, no other Kern County had broken 85 minutes besides Mcfarland at Woodward Park. Of course McFarland does this all the time with times under 83 minutes.

1. 23 MCFAR/McFarland High ( 16:36 1:22:56)

1 1 Erik Garcia 282 FR 1 16:17

2 4 Francisco Nava 285 JR 4 16:36

3 5 Jose Monrreal 283 SO 5 16:36

4 6 Marco Perez 284 JR 6 16:43

5 7 Marco Camargo 287 SR 7 16:44

6 ( 20) Leonardo Perez 286 JR 20 17:39

7 ( 30) Pedro Sanchez 288 SR 30 18:09

MIRA MONTE (SYL) - Did not field a team.

RIDGEVIEW (SYL)

2. 92 RIDG-B/Ridgeview - Bakersfield ( 16:40 1:23:20)

1 3 Alex Garcia 835 SR 3 15:48

2 4 Robby Baker 834 SR 4 16:05

3 13 Brian Solis 836 SR 14 16:40

4 28 Jerrid Lewis 837 SR 29 17:12

5 44 Jaime Madrigal 838 JR 45 17:35

6 ( 53) Triandous Hobson 839 SR 55 17:50

7 ( 73) Cayce Chrenenko 840 JR 76 18:18

ROBERT F. KENNEDY - Did not field a team.

SHAFTER (SSL)

5. 152 SHAF/Shafter High ( 17:12 1:25:57)

1 7 Jesus Villalpondo 321 JR 7 16:25

2 34 Alex Moreno 325 JR 35 17:18

3 36 Miguel Placencia 326 JR 37 17:22

4 37 Simon Viss 327 JR 38 17:25

5 38 Jorge Perez 323 SR 39 17:27

6 ( 42) Christopher Handel 322 SR 43 17:34

7 ( 52) Angel Garcia 324 SR 54 17:48

SOUTH (SYL) -

19. 535 SBAK/South Bakersfield ( 19:03 1:35:11)

1 66 Jesus Meraz 939 SO 69 18:10

2 82 Ezekiel Gonzales 940 SR 85 18:29

3 98 Jason Ramirez 938 SR 101 18:50

4 142 Josh Cortes 944 SR 149 19:47

5 147 David Pineda 943 SR 154 19:55

6 (160) Israel Torres 941 SR 168 20:30

7 (161) Luis Lupercio 942 SR 169 20:30

TEHACHAPI (SSL) -

23. 649 TEHA/Tehachapi High - DISQUALIFIED ( 19:35 1:37:52)


1 111 Kevin Rooney 823 FR 117 19:07

2 114 Matt Resendiz 822 SR 120 19:13

3 115 Andrew Caldwell 817 FR 121 19:13

4 153 Josh Lara 821 FR 161 20:07

5 156 Sergei Horowitz 820 SR 164 20:12

6 (157) Logan Colier 818 SR 165 20:19

7 (175) Cesar Garcia 819 FR 183 21:31

WASCO (SSL)

6. 162 WASC/Wasco High ( 17:19 1:26:31)

1 14 Cesar Patino 603 SO 15 16:50

2 17 Arturo Mendoza 602 SO 18 16:57

3 39 Gerardo Gonzalez 600 SO 40 17:31

4 45 Jorge Zuniga 606 SO 46 17:36

5 47 Eddie Ramirez 604 SR 48 17:37

6 ( 55) Gregorio Linares 601 SO 57 17:51

7 ( 65) Eric Sanchez 605 SR 68 18:09

WEST (SYL) - Did not field a team.

Boys D-4
MAX. 1250 STUDENTS

BAKERSFIELD CH. -

17. 454 BAKC/Bakersfield Christian ( 20:27 1:42:12)



1 73 Austin Adee 43 JR 74 19:44

2 83 Matt SOderstrom 44 SO 85 20:09

3 95 Thomas Beard 47 SR 97 20:36

4 101 James O'Rourke 46 FR 103 20:50

5 102 Matt Dragt 48 SO 104 20:53

6 (117) Greg Merrill 45 JR 120 21:40

7 (126) Nolan Karnes 49 SR 129 24:50

TAFT (SSL) -

5. 184 TAFT/Taft High ( 18:24 1:31:57)


1 21 Jeremias Xancale 335 JR 21 17:42

2 35 Michael Hernandez 339 SO 35 18:22

3 37 Devin Capella 336 JR 37 18:24

4 42 Rocky Hestand 338 FR 42 18:34

5 49 Ty Heiter 341 JR 49 18:55

6 ( 50) Philip Taylor 337 FR 50 18:55

7 ( 58) Kyle Fleming 340 SO 58 19:11