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League Meet #1

  Thursday September 23, 2010

Lacy Park 

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Varsity Girls

Girls Take 3rd

2010-09-23 - varsity girls at 1 mile

Danielle is a consistent leader.

Team Results - Varsity Girls

South Pasadena

31

La Canada

37

San Marino

77

Temple City

85

Varsity Girls

Place

     Runner

Time

12

Danielle Knott

20:17

14

Saskia Raether

20:43

15

Michelle Dominguez

20:47

16

Natalie Sanchez

20:47

20

Caitlin Hittner

21:18

25

Alissa Barraza

21:18

26

Lindsay Snaer

22:01

Click here for complete official
results of varsity girls’ race.

Varsity Men

Guys Mix It Up

2010-09-23 - The 3 at mile and a half turn

Robbie Scores His First Intra-Team Victory

Team Results - Varsity Men

South Pasadena

32

La Canada

42

Temple City

80

San Marino

89

Varsity Men

Place

  Runner

Time

9

Robbie Moreton

16:54

11

Peaky Yuter

17:01

12

Michael Gimbel

17:06

28

Daniel Covarrubias

19:10

29

Xavier Kenevan

19:35

30

Yuvan Wickramasinghe

19:43

Click here for complete official results of varsity men’s race.

Click here for Coach’s
performance comments

2010-09-23 - Natalie & Michelle entering finish sprint

Michelle uses the last mile to challenge SM’s top runners.

JV Girls

2010-09-23 - Veronica on the sidewalk

Freshman Veronica Mejia and her sister, senior Andrea Mejia, proved a potent 1-2 punch in the JV race.  Veronica raced with shin splints.

Team Results for JV Girls

Place

School

Finishes

Total

1

San Marino

1-6-10-12-13

42

2

South Pasadena

5-7-8-9-15

44

3

La Canada

2-3-4-11-25

45

4

Temple City

17-19-22-23-25

106

Junior Varsity Girls - Individuals

Place

   Runner

Time

1

Veronica Mejia

21:58

6

Andrea Mejia

22:33

10

Erinn Lew

22:58

12

Margaret Foley

23:02

13

Marina Flores

23:07

14

Rebecca Morris

23:14

21

Sasha Netchaev

24:52

22

Yuwei Tu

24:53

23

Natalie Silk

24:53

24

Lania Yamasaki

24:54

39

Wendy Hui

26:50

47

Bailee Pellman

27:30

48

Louise Judge

27:31

Click here for complete official results of JV Girls’ race.

JV Boys

2010-09-23 - JV boys including Justin at the mile

Team Results for JV Boys

Place

    School

Finishes

Total

1

South Pasadena

1-2-6-8-9

26

2

La Canada

3-4-5-7-13

32

3

Temple City

11-14-15-17-18

75

4

San Marino

16-19-22-23-24

104

Junior Varsity Boys - Individuals

Place

     Runner

Time

18

Kenny Lee

19:49

24

Billy Chai

20:32

30

Hunter Thrane

20:56

35

Taylor Beldy

21:17

38

Devon Au

21:29

39

Jason Hu

21:40

40

Terry Kim

21:59

44

Justin Chow

22:33

46

Hector Covarrubias

23:32

47

Justin Hau

23:42

Click here for complete official results of JV Boys’ race.

2010-09-23 - Hunter at the mile

Pre-Race Competitive Analysis

Girls   (at Woodbridge last Saturday)

Runner #

South Pasadena

La Canada

San Marino

Temple City

1

18:32

18:55

20:21

19:34

2

19:39

19:13

20:27

19:44

3

19:40

19:22

20:34

20:57

4

19:51

19:26

20:42

21:29

5

20:04

21:23

21:00

22:16

Top 5

97:46

98:19

103:04

104:00

6

20:07

21:26

21:01

22:23

7

21:10

21:32

21:12

22:44

8

21:28

21:57

21:23

23:29

9

21:35

22:03

21:54

24:13

10

21:42

22:20

22:40

24:33

Girls - Remember that total team time is not the winning measure.  Rather, it is the lowest total finishing places of each team’s 5 best runners.  Thus, a deep team that runs as a pack can upset a team with a better total team time.  Yes, San Marino had a lower total team than Temple City but, more importantly, our times are closely packed together, potentially displacing Temple City’s #4 and #5 runners.

Men - As far as the guys are concerned, they have their work cut out for them in order to grab that third and final CIF spot.  On paper, Temple City is 3 minutes better than we are.  Monrovia is an unknown at this point.

Pre-Race Guide

What is a league meet?
San Marino has been in the Rio Hondo League since the 1950s.  Some of the teams have changed but South Pasadena, La Canada, Temple City and San Marino have always been part of it.  The balance of power for these cross country teams has shifted over the decades and La Canada and South Pasadena are now the clear powers.  The teams used to compete in one-on-one meets (called duo meets) but that format was changed so that all the teams in the league compete together in 3 “league meets”.  The first two league meets are essentially practice while the third one is called “league finals”.  It is that third meet that determines who advances to CIF (the playoffs).  These first two meets give the teams an opportunity to get to know each other pretty well.  Besides the four schools previously mentioned, the league also includes Monrovia and Blair.  Monrovia is the host for this meet.

Where is it?
This first league meet will be held on our home course - Lacy Park.

What is the course like?
Our course is fairly flat with a hill in the final half mile.  The challenge for the runners is that about 30% of the course is on grass.  It can also be a difficult course to figure out so we hope that host Monrovia has enough volunteers on the course to guide the runners.  Click here for a course map.

How Will We Do?
Last Saturday’s Woodbridge Invitational included 4 of the 6 teams from the Rio Hondo League so we have a pretty good idea of how this should go.  La Canada and South Pasadena will battle for the win while the other 4 schools will battle for third.  Keep in mind that, aside from South Pasadena and La Canada, only one other team from our league will advance to CIF at the end of the season.  So, early relative strength among the other 4 schools will be a strong indicator of who advances to CIF.  Click here for an analysis of Woodbridge results among 4 Rio Hondo schools.

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