Sunday, June 5, 2016

THIS IS WHO I AM AND WHY I DO WHAT I DO

Some of you know my story, others do not.

I grew up in Fresno. I began running seriously in 7th grade at Hamilton Jr High School--The Hurricanes. Up until that time I had tried baseball and soccer. I was either the worst person on a good team or the best person on a terrible team. I once played on a soccer team that held the Fresno City record (pretty impressive right?) for the most goals scored against. We were out-scored that season 121-1. I digress...I began running at Hamilton. I remember having to stop and walk during my first race. I finished that race as the 9th runner on the 7th grade team. I improved and climbed up the team ladder and ultimately I finish 8th out of 146  7th graders in the city and ran 11:56 for 2 miles. Team wise we won the City championship and I felt like I was a contributing part of something great.
1976 Fresno Road Race, my first 6miler 43:15
As I grew and put in more miles of course, my times improved. Before I left Hamilton we had won the City XC Championship in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade. I placed 8th, 6th and then 4th respectively. I was never the best/fastest on the team but easily put in the most miles and was the leader. In track I ran ran 5:26 in 7th for the mile but improved to 5:02 to place 2nd in the City in 8th grade.

1979 (9th grade) Kern Relays 3200m--10:42

By 9th grade we were allowed to run the 3200m and that became my primary event, although I often doubled back in the 1600m (the distance races were in a different order --800m then 3200m then 1600m) and frequently ran the third leg of our 4X400.  We had a great coach, Joe Herzog who was a mentor to me.

After 9th grade I completed Hamilton and moved to Fresno High School (a 3 year HS at the time). I was immediately the #3 man on the varsity XC team that placed 11th in the section that year (I was 40th over all (there were no separate divisions back then). I put in even more miles on weekends and through the summer. At one point I topped 2000 miles in a calendar year and competed in 92 different races. I improved even more but began to get burned out. 
1979 10th grade Central Section Championship meet

In track I was running mostly the 3200m but just couldn't get under the 10 min mark. It was very frustrating. For the championship meets I moved to the 1600m, feeling that I had a better chance to advance. In 11th grade I placed third in the North Area section qualifying meet and ultimately placed 6th in the Central Section in the 1600m (4:28). The next year I was 4th in the Central Section (4:27) and advanced to the California State meet when one of the competitors in front of me opted to concentrate on the 3200m.
1981 11th grade North Area 1600m
I went to Chico State, which has an amazing XC program now but back then it was mediocre at best. I showed up out of shape and overwhelmed by college. The team was mostly seniors and I never really belonged. I struggled to improve my times and finish the season. I was so burned out that I completely skipped track. The next year I knew better what to expect and I showed up in better shape. I finished in the top four in most of the races and finally broke ten min for the 2mi (as a split time in the 6mi races). My best time was 31:12 in the 10K. At the end of the season our coach told us that the university was disbanding the XC and track programs. I was devastated, but it did allow me the time to actually salvage my degree in Chemistry and graduate. I never ran competitively again.
the 1983 Chico State XC team
What I haven't said is that Coach Herzog made me love running. He gave me something to belong to. Running had given a weak, lonely little boy the confidence to succeed in life. So when I entered college I had my sights set on becoming a teacher and a XC and track coach.

Well things don't always work out how you plan. I got hired as a teacher at Argus Continuation HS. Over the years I was asked to coach at Ceres HS, Downey HS, Beyer, and Davis. But I was busy with my students at Argus. I coached basketball, softball, and volleyball at different points at Argus. I forgot about that desire to coach XC.

My daughter grew and went out for track in 7th grade. I began trying to get back into shape and running with her. I started remembering my original dreams.

She went to Downey for HS and I continued trying to run with her but I got injured over and over again. It was frustrating and depressing. This was also when I found this Blog and met its creator, Ruben Esparza. Ruben and I shared a passion for the sport and both understood how little recognition these athletes are given.

My daughter's sophomore year I had the opportunity to help coach the Downey XC team. It was a huge learning experience. The HS athletes just weren't as dedicated as I remembered being. I made many mistakes in dealing with teenage athletes--but I did learn. Later that year I was the distance coach on the track team. The next year I was "bumped" from coaching because I didn't work at Downey. I was devastated. I so wanted to stay connected to the sport now that my original dreams were rekindled. Ruben began allowing me to post to his blog. I began taking photos at the meets of athletes on other teams and posting them of Facebook. As Ruben encountered some personal issues in his own life I posted more and more to the blog. Ultimately I began to cover all of the Stanislaus County schools and runners in more earnest. 

This past track season alone I took well over 12,000 photos. I posted over 5400 of them into 28 albums. There were some very hot long dusty afternoons and some freezing cold rainy days...I wouldn't have changed one minute of any of it.

If you read this far you deserve your own medal. Over the years I see and photograph some athletes hundreds of times. I cheer for most and scream at some. I feel like I know them or at least what they are going through as a runner. I feel every step in my heart. Many athletes ignore me, some will nod to me or smile, and some come up and talk to me and thank me for the photos and encouragement. Some I truly miss after track when they graduate, and I am eager to see that next group of young faces as XC begins. 

I try to fill in the gaps and move hurdles, judge relay zones, rake trails, and lay out cones. Distance running is in my blood (even though my body won't allow me to run). I am trying to provide the recognition and media coverage that these hard working distance runners truly deserve. This is who I am. This is why I do what I do.

As a parent or an athlete, feel free to nod, smile, or say hey (thank yous are always appreciated) when you see me or hear me screaming.
 : )

Screamin Scott/ StanCo Distance










Saturday, May 28, 2016

SECTION MASTERS MEET (Trials and Finals)

Thursday was the SJ Section Masters qualifying meet and Friday was the Masters Finals. Qualifiers in the 800m had to run on Thursday to get to Friday's meet. Entrants in the 1600m and the 3200m both moved straight to Friday's finals. The top three finishers in each event qualified for the State Championship meet

THURSDAY'S MASTERS TRIALS
VG 800M
Briseida Garcia (Gregori) was the only StanCo distance competitor on the first day of competition. She went out hard in her heat and led until the home stretch where she was out-kicked. In finishing 2nd in her heat and 4th overall she nearly equaled her PR and qualified for Friday's finals.

4. Briseida Garcia (Gregori) 2:14.56

PHOTOS

RESULTS

FRIDAY'S MASTERS FINALS
 The top three finishers in Friday's events would qualify for the State Championship meet. Realistically only Briseida Garcia (Gregori) in the 800m was really in the running for one of these spots. The other StanCo competitors were running for pride and PRs.

VG 800M
Again it was only Briseida competing against 11 others for three spots to the State meet. She took the early lead at 150m and held it through the first circuit. However the pace was a bit slow and about the 500m mark everyone took it up several notches and began passing Briseida. She gamely tried to hang on as one by one seven different runners passed her in the wild sprint to the finish. Her 2:17.48 was not a PR but was still one of the top section times for the season.

8. Briseida Garcia (Gregori) 2:17.48

VG 1600M
The only StanCo competitor was Emily Fife (Hughson). Emily is a 9th grader and is still learning the competitive strategies to accompany her raw talent. In the 1600m she gave up a lot of ground to the pack and in the final 200m attempted to gain some of it back. Her time was just off of her D45 Sectional mark.

18 Emily Fife (Hughson) 5:19.27

VB 1600M
Michael Keith (Enochs) was the only StanCo runner in this event. Michael had PRed in the DI meet with an impressive 4:28.7. Had he run that time today, he would have been with a solid pack. Given his kicking ability, I am sure he could have notched another PR. However it was obvious after the first lap that Michael wasn't feeling it. He cruised home to a fairly slow time that shouldn't overshadow what was a fantastic season.

21. Michael Keith (Enochs) 4:45.64

VG 3200M
Kim Ruvalcaba (Riverbank) has been the top female distance runner in StanCo for the last two years. But like Michael Keith it was clear early in the race that the night's before graduation celebration probably took a toll. In spite of these results I will always remember Kim's dedication to her team and her tough competitive spirit.

22. Kim Ruvalcaba (Riverbank) 12:00.57

VB 3200M
Tomas Virgin was the only StanCo runner in the metric 2 mile. He had just broken the 10min barrier for the first time in the D45 meet. I was hoping that the quick pace of the 3200m pack could pull him along to another PR time. Tomas ran a solid race but fell a few seconds short of his PR.

20. Tomas Virgen (Patterson) 10:05.05

PHOTOS

RESULTS

Sunday, May 22, 2016

SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK

D45 TRIALS (@CSU Stanislaus, Turlock)
VG 800m
Herroz in the 800m
3. Emily Fife (Hughson) 2:28.27
6. Heavyn Herroz (Hughson) 2:29.50

VB 800m
 
Rodriguez in the 800m

5. Michael Rodriguez (Riverbank) 2:04.47
7. Ulises Diaz (Ceres) 2:05.32
10. Mark Hanson (Hughson) 2:04.47
      Sean Hicks (Patterson) 2:09.12

RESULTS
PHOTOS

D45 FINALS (@CSU Stanislaus, Turlock)
VG 800m
 
Herroz and Fife in the pack during the 800m

4. Emily Fife (Hughson) 2:27.47
6. Heavyn Herroz (Hughson) 2:28.12

VB 800m
 
Rodriguez and Ulises Diaz in the 800m

4. Michael Rodriguez (Riverbank) 2:02.87 (QUALIFIES FOR MASTERS)
8. Ulises Diaz (Ceres) 2:06.21

VG 1600m
Fife battling Kaela Dishon in the 1600m
3. Emily Fife (Hughson) 5:18.39 (QUALIFIES FOR MASTERS)
7. Esmeralda Campos (Hughson) 5:37.15

VB 1600m
Paredez in the 1600m
7. Ruben Paredez (Riverbank) 4:39.71
12. Christian Linarez (Ceres) 4:49.80
17. Jaymie Jackson (Hughson) 4:59.21

VG 3200m
Ruvalcaba in the 3200m
4. Kim Ruvalcaba (Riverbank) 11:49.21  (QUALIFIES FOR MASTERS) 
10. Kinsey Langley (Hughson) 12:25.01

VB 3200m
Virgen and Yanez early in the 3200m
4. Tomas Virgen (Patterson) 9:58.82  (QUALIFIES FOR MASTERS)
9. Daniel Yanez (Hughson) 10:27.62
11. Eric Wise (Riverbank) 10:32.91
12. Carson Boice (Hughson) 10:33.84

RESULTS
PHOTOS

D23 TRIALS (@Bella Vista HS, Fair Oaks)

RESULTS

D23 FINALS (@Bella Vista HS, Fair Oaks)

RESULTS


D1 TRIALS (@ Elk Grove HS, Elk Grove)
VG 800m
 
Garcia leading the 800m

5. Briseida Garcia (Gregori) 2:17.56
18. Arielle Names (Downey) 2:28.76
21. Aryana Perillo (Modesto) 2:33.51
22. Bianca Garcia (Pitman) 2:36.05

VB 800m
Ruiz in the 800m
 21. Santiago Ruiz (Gregori) 2:03.91
26. Adrien Castellanos (Modesto) 2:07.28
27. Lestat Bertolero (Downey) 2:07.80

RESULTS
PHOTOS

D1 FINALS (@ Elk Grove HS, Elk Grove)
VG 800m
 
Garcia qualifies for Masters in the 800m

4. Briseida Garcia (Gregori) 2:17.29 (QUALIFIES FOR MASTERS)

VG 1600m
Morales with an impressive PR in the 1600m
14. Clarissa Morales (Enochs) 5:14.03
21. Maria Varela (Turlock) 5:37.50
22. Haylee Osgood (Downey) 5:39.12

VB 1600m
Keith qualifies for masters in the 1600m
12. Michael Keith (Enochs) 4:28.71 (QUALIFIES FOR MASTERS)
16. Santiago Ruiz (Gregori) 4:36.36
17. Andrew Anderson (Beyer) 4:38.71
19. Alan Guerrero (Modesto) 4:40.09
23. Eric Alvarez (Turlock) 4:40.87

VG 3200m
 
Kriger, Bickel and Varela in the 3200m

18. Maria Varela (Turlock) 12:08.64
19. Katie Krieger (Downey) 12:19.42
22. Makaelyn Bickel (Downey) 12:27.18
24. Sienna Espinoza (Gregori) 12:49.55

VB 3200m
Reeves PRs in the 3200m
13. Mason Reeves (Gregori) 9:47.70
17. David Bosquez (Turlock) 9:59.95
21. Inteus Schiavo (Downey) 10:04.05
23. Luis Orendain (Modesto) 10:08.70
26. Moises Benavides (Downey) 10:31.71

RESULTS
PHOTOS

Saturday, May 14, 2016

MMC; TVL; WAC; Southern; CCAA/MVL Championship meets


MMC CHAMPIONSHIP
On Tuesday 5/10/16 the seven MMC schools met at MJC to compete for league titles, medals and the top four spots in each event that would qualify for next Wednesday's SJS D1 trials. (1600m and 3200m qualifiers go straight to Friday's finals)

VG 800M
Perillo and Names
1. Briseida Garcia (Gregori) 2:18.05
2. Arielle Names (Downey) 2:27.79
3. Aryanna Perillo (Modesto) 2:28.71
4. Clarissa Morales (Enochs) 2:28.72
5. Kerry Young (Modesto) 2:29.78
6. Cheyenne Semchuk (Beyer) 2:32.15
7. Ingrisd Cardona (Gregori) 2:36.53

VB 800M
J Orendain and Bertolero
1. Michael Keith (Enochs) 2:04.49
2. Santiago Ruiz (Gregori) 2:05.13
3. Lestat Bertolero (Downey) 2:06.78
4. Adrien Castellanos (Modesto) 2:07.50
5. Jose Orendain (Modesto) 2:09.25

VG 1600M
B Garcia with Morales in the background

1. Briseida Garcia (Gregori) 5:21.89
2. Clarissa Morales (Enochs) 5:30.35
3. Haylee Osgood (Downey) 5:42.54
4. Savannah Mendoza (Modesto) 5:55.06

VB 1600M
Keith leads S Ruiz in the 1600m
1. Michael Keith (Enochs) 4:39.79
2. Santiago Ruiz (Gregori) 4:41.79
3. Andrew Anderson (Beyer) 4:45.02
4. Alan Guerrero (Modesto) 4:48.32
5. Cameron Duquette (Modesto) 4:49.66
6. Sebastian Cronkite (Gregori) 4:50.29
7. Samuel Gutierrez (Downey) 4:56.79

F/SB 1600m
1. Christian Gutierrez (Downey) 4:56.26
2. Javier Medina (Gregori) 4:58.13
3. Hunter Reeves (Gregori) 4:59.48

VG 3200M
Bickel and Krieger
1. Katy Krieger (Downey) 12:29.05
2. Makaelyn Bickel (Downey) 12:32.94

VB 3200M
M Reeves leading L Orendain and Schiavo
1. Mason Reeves (Gregori) 10:06.12
2. Inteus Schiavo (Downey) 10:08.26
3. Luis Orendain (Modesto) 10:12.74
4. Moises Benavides (Downey) 10:21.89
5. Josue Perez (Modesto) 10:26.78
6. Isaac Flores (Enochs) 10:40.81
7. Roman Franzia (Gregori) 10:43.57
8. Rodrigo Aguilar (Downey) 10:45.58

F/SB 3200m
1. Hunter Reeves (Gregori) 10:51.77

RESULTS BY EVENT
TOTAL RESULTS
PHOTOS

TVL CHAMPIONSHIP
StanCo TVL team Hughson, Riverbank, and Modesto Christian competed on Thursday 5/12/16 against the rest of the TVL for three qualifying berth in Tuesday's D4-5 SJS prelims (1600m and 3200m qualifiers go straight to Thursday's finals)

VG 800M
Herroz and Fife
1.Yajaira Salinas (Escalon) 2:23.47
2. Heavyn Herroz (Hughson) 2:28.75
3. Emily Fife (Hughson) 2:29.15

VB 800M
Hanson and Rodriguez
1. Mark Hanson (Hughson) 2:04.92
2. Michael Rodriguez (Riverbank) 2:06.42
5. Ruben Paredez (Riverbank) 2:06.95

VG 1600M
Fife
1. Emily Fife (Hughson) 5:22.40
3. Esmeralda Campos (Hughson) 5:44.90

VB 1600M
Paredez and Rodriguez
1. Michael Rodriguez (Riverbank) 4:41.41
2. Ruben Paredez (Riverbank) 4:41.41
3. Jaymie Jackson (Hughson) 4:52.22
4. Carson Boice (Hughson) 4:52.87

VG 3200M
Ellie Waters, Ruvalcaba, and Langley
1. Kim Ruvalcabva (Riverbank) 11:52.75
3. Kinsey Langley (Hughson) 12:23.83
4. Esmeralda Campos (Hughson) 12:51.86
5. Stephanie Bernal (Riverbank) 12:59.92

VB 3200M
a huge pack of RBK and Hughson runners at the beginning of the 3200m

1. Daniel Yanez (Hughson) 10:27.90
2. Carson Boice (Hughson) 10:30.19
3. Diego Ruiz (Riverbank) 10:35.89
4. Eric Wise (Riverbank) 10:38.65
5. Ruben Paredez (Riverbank) 10:49.41

RESULTS
PHOTOS

WAC CHAMPIONSHIP

VG 800M
1. Daisy Perez (Livingston) 2:28.50

VB 800M
1. Sean Hicks (Patterson) 2:05
2. Ulises Diaz (Ceres) 2:05.99

VG 1600M
1. Daisy Perez (Livingston) 5:30.01

VB 1600M
1. Tomas Virgen (Patterson) 4:39.22
2. Christian Linarez (Ceres) 4:48.32

VG 3200M
1. Daisy Perez (Livingston) 12:50.73

VB 3200M
1. Tomas Virgen (Patterson) 10:30.57

RESULTS


SOUTHERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
Denair, Waterford, and Orestimba competed against several other south-valley small schools on Friday 5/13/16 for qualifying spots in the D4-D5 SJS meet.

There was only one distance mark of real note:

VB 800m
1. Kwa'Lie McWashington (Waterford) 2:08.57

RESULTS


CCAA/MVL CHAMPIONSHIP
On May 5th Turlock Christian and Big Valley Christian competed against a handful of other tiny south SJS schools for spots in the D4-5 Championship meet.

RESULTS

Sunday, May 8, 2016

WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS (CCC Champ; VOL Champ; Dual Meets)

CCC CHAMPIONSHIPS
 The six schools of the CCC met for the fourth time this season on the oval at Atwater HS. Although some of the events took place in a light rain, there was no wind, and the cooler temps may have favored the distance runners.

VG 800m
Derdivanis and Garcia battle in the 800m
1. Ciara Colon (Merced) 2:25.24
4. Cassie Derdivanis (Turlock) 2:33.33
4. Bianca Garcia (Pitman) 2:34.27

VB 800m
Turknett
1. Daniel Ambriz (Merced) 41:57.18
5. Richard Turknett (Pitman) 2:02.81
6. Gali Farias (Turlock) 2:03.27
7. Jonathan Hollcraft (Turlock) 2:06.00
10. Keith Reid (Pitman) 2:09.64

FSB 800m
1. Brent Curiel (Pitman) 2:09.92

VG 1600m
Varela trailing Hagerman in the 1600m
1. Quinn Hagerman (Merced) 5:24.30
4. Maria Varela (Turlock) 5:30.68
6. Sofia Andres (Turlock) 5:47.71

FSG 1600m
1. Mikayla Perry (Pitman) 5:52.34
3. Maya Young (Turlock) 5:58.92

VB 1600m
Julian Johnson leading Eric Alvarez
 1. Daniel Ambriz (Merced) 4:20.56
4. Eric Alvarez (Turlock) 4:31.57

FSB 1600m
1. Brent Curiel (Pitman) 4:50.78
2. Easton Hamilton (Pitman) 4:52.92
3. Marc Carrizales (Turlock) 4:53.07

VG 3200m
1. Quinn Hagerman (Merced) 11:55.78
3. Maria Varela (Turlock) 12:17.56

VB 3200m
David Bosquez
1. Julian Johnson (Merced) 9:43.10
3. David Bosquez (Turlock) 10:07.87
9. Casey Avellar (Turlock) 10:49.25
10. Jack Wooley (Turlock) 10:49.30
12. Kyle Reid (Pitman) 10:52.85
13. Josh Van Allen (Pitman) 10:57.21

FSB 3200m
1. Easton Hamilton (Pitman) 10:57.08

RESULTS

PHOTOS

VOL CHAMPIONSHIPS

VG 800m
1. Waad Ahmed (Kimball) 2:28.62
9. Katelynn Gapuz (Central Catholic) 2:40.85

FSG 800m
1. Hannah Heath (Central Catholic) 2:39.33

VB 800m
1. Juan Gomez (Manteca) 1:59.66
7. Kyle Brown (Oakdale) 2:03.98
8. Josh Gorman (Oakdale) 2:06.25

FSB 800m
1. Anthony Vazquez (Central Catholic) 2:01.74

VG 1600m
1. Megan Oblin (Sierra) 5:17.77
7. Kristin Aguilar (Oakdale) 5:49.79

VB 1600m
1. Jesse Hertado (Sierra) 4:30.57
7. Josh Gorman (Oakdale) 4:41.19

FSB 1600m
1. Anthony Vazquez (Central Catholic) 4:39.61
4. Ben Miller (Oakdale) 4:45.47
5. Russell Pabalan (Oakdale) 4:49.65
6. Cade Middaugh (Oakdale) 4:50.60
8. Daniel Prado (Oakdale) 4:54.37
9. James Forkner (Oakdale) 4:56.10
13. Elias Fierra (Central Catholic) 4:59.97

VG 3200m
1. Iris Carrillo (Westen Ranch) 11:53.67
5. Kristin Aguilar (Oakdale) 12:41.47

VB 3200m
1. Tomas Huerta (Weston Ranch) 9:52.71

FSB 3200m
2. Cade Middaugh (Oakdale) 10:26.03
3. James Forkner (Oakdale) 10:34.73
4. Russell Pabalan (Oakdale) 10:44.40
5. Daniel Prado (Oakdale) 10:44.55
7. Ben Miller (Oakdale) 10:54.66

RESULTS

DUAL MEETS

DOWNEY @ GREGORI
The only distance results of note in this meet were in the VG 1600m.

VG 1600m
Briseida Garcia
1. Briseida Garcia (Gregori) 5:43
2. Makaelyn Bickel (Downey) 5:44
3. Katie Krieger (Downey) 5:52
4. Siena Espinoza (Gregori) 5:57

PHOTOS

MODESTO @ DAVIS

VG 800m
1. Savannah Mendoza (Modesto) 2:38.4

VB 1600m
1. Marc Alania (modesto) 4:50.9
2. Cameron Duquette (Modesto) 4:52.0

RESULTS

BEYER V JOHANSEN

VB 1600m
1. Andrew Andreson (Beyer) 4:55.5

RESULTS

RIVERBANK @ RIPON

VG 800m
Kim Ruvalcaba (Riverbank) 2:37

VB 800m
Michael Rodriguez (Riverbank) 2:07

VG 1600m
Kim Ruvalcaba (Riverbank) 5:42

VB 1600m
Ruben Paredez (Riverbank) 4:52
Diego Ruiz (Riverbank) 4:53
Eric Wise (Riverbank) 4:59

RESULTS

HUGHSON @ MOUNTAIN HOUSE

VG 800m
1. Heavyn Herroz (Hughson)2:36.09

VG 1600m
1. Emily Fife (Hughson) 5:47.09
2. Esmeralda Campos (Hughson) 5:50.78

VB 3200m
1. Daniel Yanez (Hughson) 10:53
2. Carson Boice (Hughson) 10:55.03

RESULTS

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

BRISEIDA GARCIA 2:14.28 800m

Just the other day was Sean Gomes' (# 3 all-time StanCo 800m) birthday. Through Facebook I wished him him a "Happy Birthday." A day or so later he responded in a message and thanked me. He then asked how the local HS running scene looked. I told him that there were no "Sean Gomes" type athletes circling the track this year. In retrospect I spoke too soon, because last Saturday, Briseida Garcia (Gregori) exploded up out of the shadows by winning the girls 800m at the Sacramento Meet of Champions in 2:14.28. This race launched her into the stratosphere of Sac Joaquin Section all-star runners. It currently ranks her as the #5 800m runner in the section and #5 all time in Stanislaus County. Did I mention she is a freshman?? Well I thought it might put her accomplishment into perspective to compare it/her to some of the top StanCo female runners of the past 10 or so years.


BRISEIDA GARCIA (Gregori) 2015-
Briseida Garcia continues to improve

After doing really nothing of note during XC, Briseida has been a huge surprise. Her times have improved in leaps and bounds causing me to wonder just what her real potential may be (of course only time will really tell).

BEST MARKS (so far):
800m 2:14.26  #5 StanCo
1600m 5:13.7
3200m 11:47.80

KIM RUVALCABA (Riverbank) 2013-(current)
Rubalcaba will be graduating this year
Ruvalcaba will be graduating from RBK this Spring.
BEST MARKS:
800m 2:28.00
1600m 5:23.00
3200m 11:27.99

MIKAYLA FLOREZ (Riverbank) 2010-2014
Florez with Ruvalcaba following
 After leaving Riverbank, Florez has run a couple of seasons for Long Beach State

BEST MARKS:
800m 2:19.71  #15 StanCo
1600m 5:02.14  #5 StanCo
3200m 11:15.93  #14 StanCo

FROSH MARKS
800m 2:23.90
1600m 5:13.83
3200m 12:18.00


LAUREN STANISLAW (Beyer) 2010-2014

Stanislaw, the tiny one in the middle

Stanislaw burst onto the scene as a very mighty mite. Her small size belied an intense competitive spirit. Her best HS running year was as a frosh. After finishing at Beyer she has been running for Scripps.

BEST MARKS and FROSH MARKS:
800m  2:30.64
1600m  5:16.83
3200m 11:16.15  #15 StanCo

FAITH MAKAU (Enochs) 2009-2013

Makau leading the SJS pack

Certainly the top StanCo runner of the past several years and arguably the best ever, Makau medaled at State in the 800m and won 3 separate SJS Masters titles. Faith is currently running for UC Riverside.

BEST MARKS:
800m   2:11.01  #2 StanCo     went to 2013 state Meet in the 800m and placed 6th
1600m 4:54.48  #1 StanCo      went to 2011, 2012, 2013 State Meet in the 1600m
3200m  10:58.29  #3 StanCo

FROSH MARKS:
800m 2:21.06
1600m 5:31.53
3200m

MARYSSA MCDUFFY (Grace Davis) 2009

McDuffy leading the pack (Hobby in 3rd)
McDuffy ran only one year (Frosh) of track. Unquestionably a HUGE talent she preferred soccer and chose to focus of that sport in the remainder of her HS years.

BEST MARKS and FROSH MARKS:
800m
1600m  5:19.29
3200m  11:24

REBECCA HOBBY (Hughson) 2008-2012

Makau and Hobby battling
Becky's times speak for themselves. She qualified for State once but just missed (once by one-hundredth or so of a second) two other times. She went on to be a star runner at MJC and is finishing her collegiate running career this Spring at UNLV.

BEST MARKS:
800m 2:17 #10 StanCo
1600m   #5:02.14  #5 StanCo   went to 2010 State Meet in 1600m
3200m  11:05.21  #5 StanCo

FROSH MARKS:
800m 2:29
1600m 5:14.73
3200m 12:28.9

CRYSTAL ESPARZA (Beyer) 2004-2008
Esparza (#8) running for Beyer
Crystal ran several years for the Golden Bears of UC Berkeley after graduating from Beyer.

BEST MARKS:
800m 2:19.03 #13 StanCo
1600m 5:03.16 #8 StanCo    went to 2008 State Meet in 1600m
3200m 11:10.02  #11 StanCo

MARITZA GARCIA (Riverbank) 2003-2007
Maritza Garcia

BEST MARKS:
800m 2:18.7  #12 StanCo
1600m 5:04.71 #10 StanCo
3200m 11:10   #10 StanCo

ERIN LEWIS (Modesto) 2002-2006
After leaving MoHi Erin went on to run at University of Oregon.
 
BEST MARKS:
800m 2:19.50  #14 StanCo
1600m 4:57.24  #2 StanCo   went to 2005 and 2006 State Meet in 1600m
3200m 11:00.2  #4 StAnCo