Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Fastest Women of the BTC Summer Series 09

Until the final run, Brooklan was the top women runner. She did not run the last event and a couple of newcomers took the top two spots. Both Celis and Glassey are from Riverside JC and are now running for CSUB.

Coach Boyles should be happy because four of his ladies are in the top ten and his assistant coach and former Roadrunner was the fourth fastest this summer.

Liberty's Barton had the fastest high school time at 21:33

1 Arianna Celis 20:21.0 19 (CSUB)
2 Casey Glassey 20:28.3 19 (CSUB)
3 Brooklan Rosales 20:56.0 24 (Centennial/BC/Wyoming)
4 Kate Patrick 21:03.0 23 (CSUB)
5 Lina Nunez 21:14.0 21 (East/CSUB)
6 Cecilia Lopez 21:17.0 17 (North/CSUB)
7 Molly Hummel 21:24.0 25
8 Ashley Barton 21:33.0 16 (Liberty Jr)
9 Lori O'Lin 21:37.0 32
10 Esthefani Perez 21:52.0 14

The Fastest Men of the BTC Summer Series 09

The top ten men are a who's who of local high school running. All these times are quite good when you consider how hard the course is, the heat and having to weave through all the slower runners at the end of the race.

Cesar took the crown as the fastest of the fast and Baker was the fastest high school runner.

1 Cesar Mireles 16:25.0 19 (Golden Valley/BC)
2 Robby Baker 16:37.5 16 (Ridgeview Sr)
3 Ryan Lucker 16:59.0 22 (Stockdale/CSUB)
4 David Bacus 17:02.3 24
5 Eddy Lee 17:16.0 22 (CSUB)
6 Alex Garcia 17:23.0 17 (Ridgeview Sr)
7 Curtis Kelly 17:28.0 15 (Stockdale So)
8 Roberto Quintero 17:29.0 18 (Golden Valley/BC)
9 Andrew Ariey 17:36.7 18 (Drillers/Cal Pol SLO)
10 Zach Holt 17:39.0 17 (Drillers/Holy Names)

A Good Finish

The last Handicap run was a tightly bunched one. There were 86 runners under the 30:00 tape time and over 50 came in within a minute of each other.

Chris Emmett (North Sr) came in 4th overall in a time of 21:47/27:28 and finishing in 11th, was a former North Higher, Steve Humphreys who ran 27:35/28:00.

Steve is now a retired BPD officer and is looking to challenging our fifty plus runners in the near future. Steve also helps me daily at my running camp. Behind Steve was yet another North High Star, Kaylee Moyer (So.) came in 14th in a time of 25:08/28:25. Kaylee is expected to be one of the top runners in town this fall after having a very good freshman year at North.

In 18th place, former Driller Michael McCarthy (San Jose State) ran 18:35/28:34 which was a very good time for him. Behind him a bit were a couple local cross country coaches. Taft's Barry Jameson came in 27th in a time of 25:22/28:52 and in 29th Ridgeview's coach Adam Setser ran 20:43/28:54.

Adam was just behind his freshman runner Chevelle Reese who was the overall points leader after 5 races and may have kept her lead with a low score of 32. In this final race, 85 runners beat their PR for this year's series. In 32nd, Sarah Scrivano (BHS Jr) ran 27:35/28:58 and her team mate Sarah Baker was in 37th with a time of 22:52/29:02.

Recently minted 50 plus age grouper Carl Hatley came in 39th with a time of 20:49/29:08 and was just a couple places ahead of one of my running camp athletes. Kim Nance came in 41st in a time of 33:10/29:11 and was just in front of 12 year old Andi Condi who had a nice PR before heading back to Quatar with her family. She ran 23:41/29:17 and was cheered on by her older brother Tyler who is recovering from his injuries at the Howlin' at the Moon race.

Shoe guru and another nifty fifty athlete, Cregg Weinmann came in 47th in a time of 22:11/29:20. His real time was just a second slower then Jonathan Wykoff's 58th place finish. Wykoff's wife Kari also picked up a season PR with her 80th place finish in a time of 31:28/29:51.

Quite a number of our local speedsters busted season bests at this last race too:

  1. David Van Matre (Driller/CalPoly SLO) ran 19:01.
  2. Ariel Hurtado (Highland/BC) ran 21:04.
  3. David Bacus ran 17:02.
  4. Oscar Fuentes (East/Cal Poly SLO) ran 17:47.
  5. Ryan Lucker (Stockdale/CSUB) ran 16:59.
Just finishing outside the 30 minute time were:
  1. Andrew Ariey (Driller/Cal Poly SLO) ran 17:38
  2. Zach Holt (Driller/Holy Names) ran 17:42.
All in all there were 216 returning runner at this event and 18 first time runners. Included in those first timers were:

  1. Jerrid Lewis (Ridgeview Sr) who was the valley champ in the 800 this year. He ran 22:00.
  2. Lori Sundgren (North/CSUN) who is one of my running campers too. Her husband coaches cross country and track at Shafter. She ran 29:33.
Do not forget the pizza party!

September 2 Summer Series Pizza Party - Papa O's Pizza at 4750 Coffee Rd. (near Hageman) from 6:30to 8:00 pm. All participants of the summer series are invited. Awards will be distributed. Pizza and soda paid for by the BTC!!!! Look at the Flyer for more info.