Sunday, May 22, 2016


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


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


D23 TRIALS (@Bella Vista HS, Fair Oaks)


D23 FINALS (@Bella Vista HS, Fair Oaks)


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


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


Saturday, May 14, 2016

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

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


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
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



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


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


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.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

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

 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
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




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



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



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



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



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



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


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.
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

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

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.

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.

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

800m 2:21.06
1600m 5:31.53

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.
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

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Week's Highlights (Duals, CCC#3, Riverbank Dist, Sheldon Dist, SMOC)


This was my Wednesday meet selection. What was on paper some great head to head competition never really materialized. Michael Keith (Enochs) I think was undefeated in dual meet competition would meet up with Santiago Ruiz (Gregori) in the 1600m. Santiago would take the pace out fairly hard and Michael just wasn't feeling it of this day. He said, "my legs are dead." Every past runner knows what is is talking about. On the girls' side it would be Briseida Garcia (Gregori) against Clarissa Morales (Enochs), but the real "racing" never quite happened as they were mostly entered in opposite events.

I am still waiting to be sent some more results
Ruiz with a huge win in the 1600m
VB 1600m
1. Santiago Ruiz (Gregori) 4:53.08
VG 800m
1. Claire Seymour  (Enochs) 2:4...
VG 3200m
1. Briseida Garcia (Gregori)
Briseida Garcia with a big week!

VG 1600m
1. Kim Ruvalcaba (RBK) 5:37
VB 1600m
1. Michael Rodriguez (RBK) 4:48
2. Ruben  Paredez (RBK) 4:48
VB 800m
1. Michael Rodriguez (RBK) 2:08


VG 800m
1. Savannah Mendoza (Modesto) 2:37.8
2. Cheyenne Semchuk (Beyer) 2:38.8
3. Kerry Young (Modesto) 2:40.3
VB 1600m
1. Andrew Anderson (Beyer) 4:52
2. Marc Alania (Modesto) 4:53.8
3. Alan Guerrero (Modesto) 4:54.7


For the third time this season Turlock and Pitman's distance runners met up with the rest of the CCC. This edition was held on the oval at Turlock HS.
VG 800m
1. Ciara Colon (Merced) 2:30.59
4. Hope Salsig (Turlock) 2:34.07
6. Bianca Garcia (Pitman) 2:35.54
7. Cassie Derdivanis (Turlock) 2:35.81
VB 800m
1. Daniel Ambriz (Merced) 1:54.46
4. Jonathan Hollcraft (turlock) 2:03.29
5. Gali Farias (Turlock) 2:03.53
6. Richard Turknett (Pitman) 2:05.70
7. Eric Alvarez (Turlock) 2:07.31
VG 1600m
1. Quinn Hagerman (Merced) 5:38.32
6. Maria Varela (Turlock) 5:45.23
7. Sofia Andres (Turlock) 5:47.03
VB 1600m
1. Guillermo Rivas (Golden Valley) 4:28.53
2. Eric Alvarez (Turlock) 4:35.78
6. David Bosquez (Turlock) 4:41.70
12. Josh Van Allen (Pitman) 4:50.58
VG 3200m
1. Quinn Hagerman (Merced) 12:12.93
2. Maria Varela (Turlock) 12:27.62
7. Sofia Andes (Turlock) 12:55.64
VB 3200m
1. Guillermo Rivas (Golden Valley) 9:46.18
3. David Bosquez (Turlock)10:23.85
5. Casey Avellar (Turlock) 10:51.36
6. Josh Van Allen (Pitman)10:53.25
7. Jack Wooley (Turlock) 10:56.54


This meet is in its fledgling stages and has prospects of replacing the journey north to Elk Grove for the Sheldon meet for some area teams. If RBK, Hughson, MoHi, and Downey all broght their distance squads there could be some decent competition. If you could add Gregori and Pitman to the mix the meet would be even is always good to have dreams, right?

VG 800m
1. Arielle Names (Downey) 2:30.66
VB 800m
1. Eric Alvarez (Turlock) 2:07.20
2. LeStat Bertolero (Downey) 2:07.95
3. Sammy Gutierrez (Downey) 2:08.58
VG 3200 
1. Kim Ruvalcaba (Riverbank) 12:00.37
2. Katie Krieger (Downey) 12:27.49
3. Makaelyn Bickel (Downey) 12:29.26
4. Haylee Osgood (Downey) 12:36.22
5. Stephanie Bernal (Riverbank) 13:02.34
VB 3200M
1. Inteus Schivo (Downey) 9:59.62
2. David Bosquez (Turlock) 10:05.33
3. Diego Ruiz (Riverbank) 10:18.21
4. Moises Benavides (Downey) 10:19.45
5. Ruben Paredez (Riverbank) 10:21.86
6. Rodrigo Aguilar (Downey) 10:42.95


Hughson and Modesto High headed up the Hwy 99 corridor to Elk Grove for the Sheldon Distance Carnival. This meet is billed as the place to compete if you didn't get into the SMOC. As such it has produced some great competition and fast times in the past.

VG 800m
2. Emily Fife (Hughson) 2:25.64
6. Heavyn Herroz (Hughson) 2:27.62
7. Aryana Perillo  (Modesto) 2:28.84
13. Kerry Young  (Modesto) 2:34.66
VB 800m
23. Adrien Castellanos  (Modesto) 2:09.02
VG 1600m
6. Esmeralda Campos (Hughson) 5:34.95
FSB 1600m
4. Alan Guerrero  (Modesto) 4:42.02
VB 1600m
30. Cameron Duquette  (Modesto) 4:50.19
37. Daniel Yanez (Hughson) 4:54.56
45. Carson Boice (hughson) 4:57.71
FSG 3200m
3. Kinsey Langley (Hughson) 12:20.29
VB 3200m
14. Luis Orendain (Modesto) 10:15.24
25. Jaymie Jackson (Hughson) 10:36.54
26. Daniel Yanez (Hughson) 10:37.37
27. Juan Ramos (Modesto) 10:40.19
28. Josue Perez (Modesto) 10:42.57
32. Dalton Santiesteban (Hughson) 10:57.03


This is one of the most elite meets in Northern California ('nuff said)

Boys 3200m
17. Mason Reeves (Gregori) 10:06.59
Girls 800m
1. Briseida Garcia (Gregori) 2:14.28

More of Briseida's race. She won overall by over a second, but actually came of of the middle heat (which she won by over 5 secs). Her time ranks her in the top 5 in the section and #5 all time in Stanislaus County:

1) Alix Tubman (Davis) 1984  2:08.5
2) Faith Makau (Enochs) 2012  2:11.01
3) Angie Milner (Modesto) 1995  2:13.06
4) Tammy Anderson (Beyer) 1982  2:13.50 (H)
5) Briseida Garcia (Gregori) 2016  2:14.28



Modesto Hi runners: Hilda Perez, Jose Orendain, Kerry Young, Adrien Castellanos(?), Sonia Perez, and her date Elliott--Photo by Alondra Flores

Saturday, April 23, 2016

WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS (Dual Meets, Bret Harte Inv, Fred Faucett Inv)

It was somewhat of a quiet week. Due to the rain-out (?) last week the big event in the MMC was a tri-meet; Modesto and Downey @ Enochs. I was there for the first portion of what was a very late starting and long running meet. I have only partial results from that meet. Most of the teams took the week off from invitationals but Ceres, Hughson, and Gregori headed up the hill for the Bret Harte Inv. Patterson headed over to Vallejo to run at the Fred Faucett Inv.


VG 1600m
Mendoza and Morales duel in the 1600m

1. Clarissa Morales (Enochs) 5:38.06
2. Savannah Mendoza (Modesto) 5:39.76
3. Katie Kriger (Downey) 5:58.52
4. Cindel Corbet (Enochs) 5:58.67

VB 1600m
Keith leads a huge pack early in the 1600m

1. Michael Keith (Enochs) 4:54.16
2. Alejandrpo Lemus (Downey) 4:56.66
3. Marc Alania (Modesto) 4:58.46
4. Cameron Duquette (Modesto) 4:58.92
5. Josue Perez (Modesto) 4:59.06
VG 800m
1. Savannah Mendoza (Modesto) 2:37.15
2.  Clarissa Morales (Enochs) 2:38.05
VB 800m
1. Michael Keith (Enochs) 2:10.20
2. Adrien Castellanos (Modesto) 2:10.82
VB 3200m
1. Michael Keith (Enochs) 10:39.40
2. Louis Orendain (Modesto) 10:39.62
3. Cameron Duquette (Modesto) 10:50.00
4. Isaac Flores (Enochs) 10:50.84


VB 1600m
1. Andrew Anderson (Beyer) 4:52.15

VG 800m
1. Heavyn Herroz (Hughson) 2:40.32
2. Emily Fife (Hughson) 2:40.75 
VG 1600m
1. Emily Fife (Hughson) 5:39.39


VG 1600m
Briseida Garcia battling Kaela Dishon down the home stretch--photo credit to Greg Beliera

2. Briseida Garcia (Gregori) 5:13.69
5. Esmeralda Campos (Hughson) 5:46.64
VB 1600m
5. Sebastian Cronkite (Gregori) 4:49.30
7. Christian Linarez (Ceres) 4:51.07
8. Jaymie Jackson (Hughson) 4:56.01
9. David Murrillo Serrano (Ceres) 4:58.90
VG 800m
2. Esmeralda Campos (Hughson) 2:35.31
3. Ingrid Cardona (Gregori) 2:39.37
VG 3200m
2. Briseida Garcia (Gregori) 11:47.75
VB 3200m
3. Santiago Ruiz (Gregori) 10:01.27


VB 800m
1. Sean Hicks (Patterson) 2:06.31
VB 1600m
 3. Tomas Virgen (Patterson) 4:42.07
VB 3200m
3. Tomas Virgen (Patterson) 10:17.82


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Week's Highlights (CCC#2, Woody Wilson, Dual Meets, Oregon Relays)

 Well it was 6 meets over 9 days (this week and last week combined) for me. I was happy that there was no big local meet this weekend. It would seem that for several local schools it was prom weekend. For me I appreciated the personal time to catch up on my school/class work

CCC #2
The schools of the CCC met for the second time this season. The distance event have been dominated by Merced's athletes all season and this meet was no different. However there were some decent times from Pitman and Turlock runners too.

VG 800m
1. Quinn Hagerman (Merced) 2:28.75
4. Bianca Garcia (Pitman) 2:35.23
5. Hope Salsig (Turlock) 2:36.57
6. Cassie Derdivanis (Turlock) 2:38.43

VB 800m
1. Alex Vargas (Atwater) 2:00.90
5. Gali Farias (Turlock) 2:04.83
6. Jonathan Hollcraft (Turlock) 2:08.06

VG 1600m
1. Quinn Hagerman (Merced) 5:37.87
3. Maria Varela (Turlock) 5:45.43
7. Sofia Andres (Turlock) 5:58.71

VB 1600m
1. Daniel Ambris (Merced) 4:27.50
5. Eric Alvarez (Turlock) 4:42.90
10. David Bosquez (Turlock) 4:51.0
11. Josh VanAllen (Pitman) 4:51.80

VG 3200m
1. Quinn Hagerman (Merced) 12:17.14
3. Maria Varela (Turlock) 12:38.48

VG 3200m
1. Julian Johnson (Merced) 9:47.06
9. David Bosquez (Turlock) 10:44.83


A couple of StanCo teams took a handful of athletes to compete at the once very prestigious Woody Wilson meet in Davis. There were some excellant marks produced by those who ran.

Gregori's Reeves, Garcia, and Ruiz after the meet--photo credit: Morgan Gallegos
VB 800m
10. Gali Farias (Turlock) 2:03.05
16. Santiago Ruiz (Gregori) 2:04.81

VG 1600m
Gregori's Briseida Garcia continues to improve and impress--and I AM IMPRESSED. She sped to a 5:20.48 in the 1600m

4. Briseida Garcia (Gregori) 5:20.48
6. Kim Ruvalcaba (Riverbank) 5:26.86
14. Maria Varela (Turlock) 5:55.91

VB 1600m
6. Santiago Ruiz (Gregori) 4:35.05

VB 3200m
5. Mason Reeves (Gregori) 9:55.78 (I think the first StanCo runner under 10 flat this year)

4. Turlock (Derdivanis, Fredeen, Salsig, and Varela) 13:48.43

5. Riverbank (Ruiz--3:36; Glynn--56; Rodriguez--2:05; Paredez--4:43) 11:24.23



The only 2 StanCo teams in the TVL met on RBK's new oval. As always these two squads produced some excellent distance marks. The highlight, for me, was the VG 1600m, where Riverbank's senior Kim Ruvalcaba and Hughson's super frosh Emily Fife ran virtually stride for stride/side by side for 1500m. The head to head dual produced amazing times for both girls.
Fife and Hernandez battle in the 800m
VG 800m
1. Alondra Hernandez  (Riverbank) 2:36.56
2. Emily Fife (Hughson) 2:37.42
3.  Valeria Aguiniga (Riverbank) 2:44.41

VB 800m
Rodriguez was fierce in the 800m
 1. Michael Rodriguez (Riverbank) 2:09.28
2. Ruben Paredez (Riverbank) 2:10.15
3. Mark Hanson (Hughson) 2:12.43

VG 1600m
Fife and Ruvalcaba stride for stride
 1. Kim Ruvalcaba (Riverbank) 5:23.4
2. Emily Fife (Hughson) 5:24.33

VB 1600m
1. Michael Rodriguez (Riverbank) 4:49.52
2. Ruben Paredez (Riverbank) 4:51.47

VG 3200m
1. Diego Ruiz (Riverbank) 10:45
2. Eric Wise (Riverbank) 10:57


What on paper should have had some outstanding distance competition, in reality was somewhat of a but do to Gregori resting some of there athletes for the Woody Wilson Meet.
VG 800m
1. Kerry Young (Modesto) 2:35.2
2. Aryana Perillo (Modesto) 2:35.8

VB 800m
1. Marc Alania (Modesto) 2:11
2. Adrien Castellanos (Modesto) 2:12

VG 1600m
1. Savannah Mendoza (Modesto) 5:51

VB 1600m
1. Marc Alania (Modesto) 4:53
2. Alan Guerrero (Modesto) 4:56
3. Josue Perez (Modesto) 4:58
4. Roman Franzia 4:59

VG 3200m
1. Luis Orendain (Modesto) 10:41
2. Roman Franzia (Gregori) 11:04


I attended this cross-town rivalry on a very windy Thursday. Ceres dominated the distance races, but there were no marks of huge significance.
Ceres dominated Central Valley in the distance events


The track coach at Pitman was never been afraid to take his athletes to BIG meets. This year a group of them participated in the Oregon Relays at historic Hayward Field. There were a couple of distance results produced that were of note:

In the VG 800m Bianca Garcia (Pitman) placed 38th with a time of 3:37.65.

In the VB 800m it was Richard Turknett running 2:09.20 to place 51st.