Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, then we're off to Fresno!


FRIDAY, November 28th:
-Leaving MCHS 10:30 AM
-Stop for ~30 min Lunch
-Arrive 3:45 Woodward Park for shake-out run + practice starts/stretch
-Dinner at Cheesecake Factory
-University Square Hotel, 4961 N Cedar Ave, Fresno

SATURDAY, November 29th: STATE Championships, Woodward Park, Fresno!
Boys Div II race 8:30 AM
Girls Div II race 9:30 AM
...Everyone should be back (MCHS) on Saturday 4:30PM

Link to State Cross Country Championship Event page (Schedule, Live Results, etc...)

...OK, once we're done running, what's next?


REMINDER:  YOU need to RSVP by Monday, December 8th!

Link to event flyer

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 13th, 6:00-8:30 PM
COST: $10 per person (catered by Bruno's on fourth/same as Tahoe Running Camp)
IMPORTANT: We need 7-8 volunteers to assist (see flyer for details) AND we're looking for someone to "shadow" Kristina Gunderson this year to take over this event for next year (please).

...Can you volunteer or have questions?   ...Contact  or (707) 695-6462

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday Night Two Mile Madness at SRJC!

WHEN?  November 14th, tomorrow night!    ...Everyone is already paid for as part of the MCHS entry and assigned to a heat that is scheduled for a specific time (see below)


WHAT TO EXPECT?   Fast times, lots of fun "running under the lights" and HOKA One brand swag!   ...All participants get a free HOKA One shirt!

...It's not too late!   ,,,If you want to race, show up early and register for the 5:00 Community Race open to all ages and all paces! :)     -Cost $10 to race in Community Race, free to all spectators!

HOKA One Two Mile Race Schedule:
5:00pm Community Race
5:30pm Boys Heat #1
5:50pm Boys Heat #2
6:10pm Girls Heat #1
6:30pm Boys Heat #3
6:45pm Girls Heat #2
7:00pm Boys Heat #4

LINK to actual heat sheets

Summary of MCHS XC Entries by Heat

5:30pm Boys Heat #1) Jacob H, Cam F, Marco K, Blake S
5:50pm Boys Heat #2) Aidan S, Chris G, Zach L, Morgan S, Brian P, Andrew L
6:10pm Girls Heat #1) Vanessa N, Clara D, Karen B, Megan M
6:30pm Boys Heat #3) Ben L, Jackson Y, Niccolo L, Cooper M, Scott K, Matt Q, Willie F, Luis M, Gabe S, Jeffrey M, Blake C
6:45pm Girls Heat #2) Sydnie R, Allie A, Sam P, Shannon P, Carolina A, Cecilia A, Lily R, Shaz B
7:00pm Boys Heat #4) Evan D, Tommy S, Antoine T, Ryan N, Zac W, Jordan S, Jacob W, David E

...If you are NOT LISTED ABOVE and want to race, just show up at 4:00-4:15 to register for the 5:00 Community Race!

..If you ARE LISTED ABOVE and do not plan on racing, contact Greg so we can scratch you from your heat.

-Greg will have MCHS jerseys for everyone to race in!


SATURDAY, November 15th:  Varsity teams driving down to Hayward High School to check-out NCS course!   We need 1 more driver/4-5 seats; contact Greg ASAP!
-Plans: Leaving MCHS 8:45AM > Workout + Lunch > Back by 1:30-2PM

FRIDAY, November 21st: Leaving MCHS 6 PM for Best Western Hotel 360 W A St. Hayward, CA
SATURDAY, November 22nd: NCS Championships!
-Boys Race: 8:30 AM
-Girls Race: 9:30 AM

FRIDAY, November 28th: Leaving MCHS 10:30 AM > 30 min Lunch > Woodward Park > Hotel
-University Square Hotel, 4961 N Cedar Ave, Fresno
SATURDAY, November 29th: STATE Championships!

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Junior Olympics XC information



If you're interested, better get your paperwork in soon!   Practices start this Sunday, November 16th.

LINK to Club Application Document = complete this form (including parent signature on waiver form, and e-mail to along with registration fees noted below)

Rosters will include others from all over the Redwood Empire!   Flyer for more information LINK

Highlights:    ...Spread the word, this club reaches all the way down to 9 yr olds!

Age Groups (Year of Birth)
9 - 10 (Born: 2004-2005)        
11 - 12 (Born: 2002-2003)
13 - 14 (Born: 2000-2001)
15 - 16 (Born: 1998-1999)
17 - 18 (Born: 1996-1997)

11/23 PAUSATF XC Championships Folsom, CA
11/30 Region 14 XC Championships Folsom, CA
12/13 USATF National XC Championships Myrtle Beach, SC

Our coaching staff is led by Chris Puppione (Cardinal Newman HS), Greg Fogg (Maria Carrillo HS), and Danny Aldridge (Sonoma Academy).

Registration & Fees
HS Speed & Endurance Registration Fee: $100
USATF Membership Fee: $20 (At -- Club #538)
*Additional expenses will also be required for travel.
**Contact Greg if you or your business would like to sponsor airfare travel expenses to help get our athletes to Nationals!

If you are interested in joining HS Speed & Endurance, please contact Coach Chris Puppione at

MCHS Runners that have expressed interest so far:

Name M/F Birth Year Age Group
Scott Kruetzfeldt M 2000 13-14
Jacob Wright M 2000? 13-14
Karen Buenrostro F 1999 15-16
Carson Kimball M 1998 15-16
Gabe Schoenbach M 1998 15-16
Jackson Yates M 1998 15-16
Blake Civello M 1999 15-16
Clara Daly F 1997 17-18
Ryan Nguyen M 1997 17-18
David Eik M 1996 17-18

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967


Saturday, November 8, 2014

2014 NBL Sweeps!


Links to Press Democrat Article with all the details:   Girls Results  Boys Results

Varsity 2014 NBL Co-Champs (missing Jordan, Antoine)

...PR Parade = 31 PRs!  -NBL Spring Lake 3.05 Miles NBL Championships, Nov 7th, 2014:

Athlete Gr Distance Result PR By
Jacob Herbstman Fr 3.05 19:26 0:59
Tucker Fish So 3.05 21:48 0:36
Shrey Dhiman Fr 3.05 21:53 0:33.8
Marcus Bedient Fr 3.05 20:03 0:26.6
Cameron Smith Fr 3.05 20:15 0:25
Tristan Stillman Sr 3.05 20:18 0:25
Marco Keefer Fr 3.05 19:28 0:19.8
Carson Kimball Jr 3.05 16:37 0:18
William Frankl Sr 3.05 17:51 0:17
Thomas Able So 3.05 19:32 0:15.1
Jai Dhiman Fr 3.05 19:26 0:14.6
Zach Lindemann Fr 3.05 18:26 0:13.8
Blake Stratton Fr 3.05 19:03 0:12
Christopher Gullixson So 3.05 19:14 0:11.1
Zac West Sr 3.05 15:26 0:10
Cooper Moore So 3.05 16:54 0:09
Scott Kruetzfeldt Fr 3.05 16:52 0:07
Aidan Schram So 3.05 17:58 0:03.5
Brian Padilla Jr 3.05 18:10 0:03.4
Ryan Nguyen Sr 3.05 16:38 0:02
David Eik Sr 3.05 16:31 0:00
Athlete Gr Distance Result PR By
Miranda Hunsinger Fr 3.05 24:37 3:35
Brenda Garfias Jr 3.05 23:25 0:36
Sydnie Rivas Fr 3.05 19:51 0:33
Shayna Reynoso Sr 3.05 22:30 0:26.6
Samantha Perry Sr 3.05 19:04 0:11
Emily Abraham Sr 3.05 21:01 0:08
Clara Daly Jr 3.05 21:18 0:06.9
Brooke Talkington Jr 3.05 22:17 0:04
Kelly Facto Jr 3.05 22:03 0:02
Katrina Storie Fr 3.05 24:17 0:01

...WHAT'S NEXT?    ...Let's keep it going!    -Varsity top 7 + alternates will keep training for the next 3 weeks.   Practice is NOT MANDATORY for all others, but you're encouraged to join us!

WEEK #13:
Monday, 11/10: No School, but practice at Spring Lake, 10AM
Tuesday, 11/11: No School, but practice at Spring Lake, 10AM
Wednesday, 11/12: Practice at MCHS track
Thursday, 11/13: Practice at MCHS EZ run day
Friday, 11/14: Two Mile Postal at SRJC under the lights!   ...First race starts at 4PM
> VERY IMPORTANT: Need to let Greg know if you plan on attending this AWESOME event; we need to get you registered  in the system by Wednesday if you plan on racing!

Saturday, 11/15: AM Practice (TBD; maybe visit to Hayward High School to check out NCS course)

WEEK #14 (11/17-11/21):
Monday-Friday = Normal practice (details TBD)
Saturday, 11/22 NCS Championships at Hayward HS, Varsity Boys race 8:30AM, Girls 9:30AM

WEEK #15 (11/24-11/28):
No School all week, but Varsity + Alternates will practice Mon-Tue-Wed 10AM (Thanksgiving Thursday, then leaving MCHS Friday, 10:30AM for Fresno)
Saturday, 11/29 State Championships at Woodward Park, Fresno

-Coach Greg
Cell (707) 291-2967


-Roll Tide!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Week #12 NBL Championships this Friday!


-MCHS hosts NBL XC Championship this Friday, Nov 7th at Spring Lake:


12:30 Volunteers start arriving (see list below) for early set-up, finish chute, course monitors
1:40 - Coaches Meeting
2:00 - JVG
2:40 - JVB
3:15 - VG
3:45 – VB
~4:30 Awards Ceremony (expect it to be dark by 5:30-5:45!)

MCHS Volunteers: LuAnne Daly, Karen Reyes, Susan Langer, Lisa Wright, Carol Ahern, Gary Lawson, Dana Aguero, Louise Page, Michael Ingram, Beth Ingram, Jose Buenrostro, Erik Lacy, Lisa Longhetto, Todd Frediani, Leticia Costas, Jim Smith   (Greg will need 3 people out on the course to help keep things friendly with pedestrians)

NBL Championships 2004
-JV and Varsity finish NBL regular season undefeated, 7-0!
Varsity Girls complete 11th year undefeated NBL season record, WOW!
Varsity 7 for Friday:  Shaz, Sam, Shannon, Allie A, Cecilia, Carolina, Sydnie

Throw-back photo from 10 years ago, with the MCHS Varsity Girls out in front and en route to their 2nd NBL Championship in a row.   ...That streak is still going strong and up to 11 years in a row; will the girls make it 12 on Friday?!

-JV  finish NBL regular season undefeated, 7-0!    
Tough Casa team edges out Varsity Boys by 1 point, Pumas finish season 6-1
Varsity 7 for Friday:  Jordan, Zac, Tommy, David, Ryan, Antoine, Jacob W
-Note: Boys can still win NBL pennant outright if they win on Friday due to the new point structure implemented just this year.


ALIA GRAY, MCHS '07 ran the fastest women’s marathon ever for an empire runner at 2:39:43 at the New York City Marathon Sunday.   -The old mark was 2:44:07 by Julia Stamps, NY Athletic Club (Santa Rosa HS ‘96) at the Olympic trials, Houston 1/14/12.  

1 104 Mary Keitany 2:25:07 Kenya
2 106 Jemima Sumgong 2:25:10 Kenya
3 116 Sara Moreira 2:26:00 Portugal
4 103 Jelena Prokopcuka 2:26:15 Latvia
5 109 Desiree Linden 2:28:11 MI United States
6 117 Rkia El Moukim 2:28:12 Morocco
7 108 Firehiwot Dado 2:28:36 Ethiopia
8 107 Valeria Straneo 2:29:24 Italy
9 102 Buzunesh Deba 2:31:40 NY United States ETH
10 115 Annie Bersagel 2:33:02 Norway USA
11 110 Deena Kastor 2:33:18 CA United States
12 112 Ana Dulce Felix 2:35:33 Portugal
13 105 Edna Kiplagat 2:36:24 Kenya
14 111 Kara Goucher 2:37:03 CO United States
15 114 Lauren Kleppin 2:39:13 CA United States
16 126 Alia Gray 2:39:43 CO United States

Link to interview with UCSD's Senior DANIEL HAUPTMAN, MCHS '11

...OK athletes, we are in the Championship season, so take care of yourself.    -Get your sleep, eat right, hydrate, and believe in the run!   ...Remember, pain is temporary, but awesomeness lasts forever!

...Leave it all out there on Friday!!!

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967

Monday, October 27, 2014

MCHS XC Week #11, last NBL meet vs. Casa and Windsor at Spring Lake!

What: Last NBL meet vs. Casa and Windsor!
When: First race 3:45 JV Girls > JV Boys > Varsity Girls > Varsity Boys
Where: Spring Lake boat dock
Volunteers scheduled to help with finish chute/course monitoring ; be at the boat dock by 2:45:
Kusum Dhiman, Kelly Fernandez, Maureen Nicklas, Lisa Segraves, Steve Palladino, Marcelo Aguero

HELP!  ...We could use 2-3 more people to help with this meet, please contact Greg ASAP!

5 Reasons why YOU should be there Wednesday! 

1) This is the last NBL meet of the season before the NBL Championships next Friday!   
2) Both Casa and Maria Carrillo Varsity and JV teams are undefeated, 5-0 in 2014 NBL XC meets; it's going to be an exciting competition!
3) The weather is going to be nice, high 70s
4) Lots of our athletes should PR, come see them all run faster than they've ever ran before!
5) The MCHS XC team needs your support, enthusiasm and encouragement and besides, definitely more fun than staying at work  ;)  

...Hope to see you there!

Reminder:   David Eik hosts OHANA NIGHT tomorrow, Oct 28, 6-8PM

3450 Anderson Dr.

Freshmen- drinks
Sophomores- bread
Juniors- salad
Seniors- dessert

Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967


Sunday, October 19, 2014

What's coming up for week #10: NBL meet #3 vs. Newman/Ukiah and Saturday Fundraising

Week #10, what's coming up:


MCHS Hosts NBL #3 meet on the MCHS campus vs. Newman and Ukiah

-Only running two races:
Combined Girls, then combined Boys
Event Schedule:
2:30 MCHS XC athletes released from class
2:45 Walking the campus course
3:45 Combined Girls race start
~4:15 Combined Boys race start 
...Should be all done by 4:45

Link to MCHS Campus course 2.7 mile map

NOTE: There will be a JV Boys soccer game going on at the same time (starting at 4PM), so we could use 1-2 more people to help watch the front gate and guide/watch over spectators as runners take to the course to ensure we don't get in each others way...

Race Volunteers helping on this day (signed up way back in August) to be there by no later than 3PM to help with the finish chute and work with Greg positioned at specific points on our course to ensure kids don't get lost:

Raylene Leavitt, Jacqui Smail, Caroline Hellings, Maureen Nicklas, Lisa Segraves, Eric Lacy, Louise Page, Steve Paladino


Healdsburg 1/2 Marathon Fundraiser; need at least 30 athlete volunteers to run 3 different aid stations!
-This fundraiser brings ~$1000 to our team!
-Primary duties include setting up, handing out water to runners and cleaning up (very simple!)
-I still need to finalize driving plans AND NEED TWO ADULTS to help out/supervise for Aid Station #1 and #5 (e-mail or text Greg if you can help)
-I have established this tentative schedule for athletes to volunteer as follows:

Oct 25 Healdsburg 1/2 MCHS XC Volunteer List:

Aid Station #1) Leaving MCHS 6:00AM, shift is 6:30AM-8:15AM/Adult = TBD 
Ahern, Allie, Azcarraga, Lucas, Breedlove, Shaz, Buenrostro, Karen, Hakel, Jenna, Issel, Gracie
Perry, Samantha, Petty, Ellie, Scobey, Jordan, Smail, Tommy, West, Zac, Wright, Emma

Aid Station #5) Leaving MCHS 6:00AM, shift is 7:15-11:00AM /Adult = TBD
Bartlett, Allison, Cichosz, Shawn, Gilmartin, Clare, Hordyk, Kayla, Moore, Megan, Reynoso, Shayna, Scardino, Francesa, Schoenbach, Gabe, Storie, Katrina, Talkington, Brooke, Wright, Jacob,
Yates, Jackson

Aid Station #7) Leaving MCHS 6:00AM, shift is 7:15-11:00AM /Adult = Greg
Civello, Blake,Drake, Evan, Eik, David, Gunderson, Kaylie, Kasper, Alejandra, Kimball, Carson, Kruetzfeldt, Scott, Lawson, Ben, Marin, Jeffrey, Nguyen, Ryan, Padilla, Brian, Rivas, Sydnie

What a great season so far!   Still catching up with all the PRs and Results over the past two weeks; I plan on publishing a more detailed summary later this week... 

...Stay tuned!   ...Still plenty more of the season left, I just hope we have enough PR socks!    ;) 

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PR Parade from our meet today; AWESOME RESULTS!

Tri-Meet vs. Monty and Santa Rosa:

MCHS Teams sweep for wins in all 4 races!

Very Fast Times and amazing results overall today, check out these PRs:

Boys: 44 raced today: 3 had not ran before and 37 PRd today!!!

First Last Grade Time Old PR New PR Diff % Delta
Jordan Scobey 11 15:30.8 15:57.0 00:26.2 2.7%
Zac West 12 15:35.6 16:00.0 00:24.4 2.5%
Tommy Smail 12 16:09.2 16:28.0 00:18.8 1.9%
Antoine Thibault 11 16:30.2 17:00.0 00:29.8 2.9%
David Eik 12 16:32.5 16:57.0 00:24.5 2.4%
Jacob Wright 9 16:33.1 17:20.0 00:46.9 4.5%
Ryan Nguyen 12 16:39.7 16:48.0 00:08.3 0.8%
Blake Civello 10 16:41.8 17:15.0 00:33.2 3.2%
Lucas Azcarraga 12 16:46.2 16:43.0
Evan Drake 12 16:48.3 17:35.0 00:46.7 4.4%
Jeffrey Marin 11 16:58.1 17:25.0 00:26.9 2.6%
Scott Kruetzfeldt 9 16:58.8 17:37.0 00:38.2 3.6%
Carson Kimball 11 16:59.2 18:25.0 01:25.8 7.8%
Gabe Schoenbach 11 17:05.1 17:16.0 00:10.9 1.0%
Ben Lawson 9 17:06.4 18:50.0 01:43.6 9.2%
Jackson Yates 11 17:09.9 17:58.0 00:48.1 4.5%
Matt Quinn 12 17:10.8 18:05.0 00:54.2 5.0%
Cooper Moore 10 17:15.8 17:27.0 00:11.2 1.1%
Luis Mendoza 10 17:34.4 19:57.0 02:22.6 11.9%
Niccolo Longhetto 10 17:35.2 19:01.0 01:25.8 7.5%
William Frankl 12 17:44.2 18:05.0 00:20.8 1.9%
Aidan Schram 10 18:01.5 19:16.0 01:14.5 6.4%
Brian Padilla 11 18:13.4 19:02.0 00:48.6 4.3%
Jeffrey Chen 10 18:28.1 19:12.0 00:44.0 3.8%
Rowan Schneider 11 18:29.1 19:14.0 00:44.9 3.9%
Zach Lindemann 9 18:39.8 21:18.0 02:38.2 12.4%
Andrew Leavitt 10 19:22.6 20:03.0 00:40.4 3.4%
Cameron DeLatore 9 19:23.1 21:23.0 01:59.9 9.3%
Blake Stratton 9 19:24.7 20:59.0 01:34.3 7.5%
Christopher Gullixson 10 19:25.1 20:24.0 00:58.9 4.8%
Jai Dhiman 9 19:40.6 21:40.0 01:59.4 9.2%
Trenton Nguyen 9 19:41.4 22:00.0 02:18.6 10.5%
Patrick Becerril-Mart 9 19:44.4 21:48.0 02:03.6 9.4%
Thomas Able 10 19:47.1 19:47.1 00:00.0
Marco Keefer 9 19:47.8 24:06.0 04:18.2 17.9%
Taylor Ingram 9 20:00.4 20:00.4 00:00.0
Marcus Bedient 9 20:29.5 23:41.0 03:11.5 13.5%
Jacob Herbstman 9 20:42.0 21:44.0 01:02.0 4.8%
Skyler Lacy 11 20:54.5 19:55.0
Jacob Everest 11 20:55.2 18:57.0
Matt Begert-Hellings 10 20:55.7 20:55.0
Cameron Smith 9 22:20.8 24:34.0 02:13.2 9.0%
Shrey Dhiman 9 22:26.8 22:26.8 00:00.0
Tucker Fish 10 22:27.9 27:06.0 04:38.1 17.1%

Girls: 37 raced today: 2 had not ran before and 17 PRd today!!!
First Last Grade Time Old PR New PR Diff % Delta
Shaz Breedlove 12 18:56.1 18:36.0
Shannon Palladino 12 19:03.1 18:52.0
Allie Ahern 11 19:13.4 19:25.0 00:11.6 1.0%
Samantha Perry 12 19:14.5 19:22.0 00:07.5 0.6%
Cecilia Avelar 11 19:30.6 18:52.0
Emma Wright 11 20:18.0 20:44.0 00:26.0 2.1%
Sydnie Rivas 9 20:23.5 21:43.0 01:19.5 6.1%
Lily Raymond 10 20:26.6 21:17.0 00:50.4 3.9%
Kaylie Gunderson 10 20:40.3 20:27.0
Carolina Avelar 11 21:01.5 18:57.0
Karen Buenrostro 10 21:08.2 22:12.0 01:03.8 4.8%
Clara Daly 11 21:24.9 21:29.0 00:04.1 0.3%
Danielle Mattsson 10 21:25.5 21:19.0
Tessa Nicklas 11 21:28.2 21:13.0
Gracie Issel 12 21:32.1 20:56.0
Shawn Cichosz 12 21:33.8 19:45.0
Vanessa Nelson 10 21:41.6 24:27.0 02:45.4 11.3%
Megan Moore 11 21:52.1 24:15.0 02:22.9 9.8%
Ellie Petty 12 22:04.5 21:57.0
Jenna Hakel 11 22:08.2 21:52.0
Kelly Facto 11 22:09.2 22:05.0
Kenya Wheeler-Esquivel 12 22:26.5 22:15.0
Lucy Segraves 10 22:28.5 23:34.0 01:05.5 4.6%
Brooke Talkington 11 22:29.9 22:21.0
Jane Collier 10 22:31.3 23:29.0 00:57.7 4.1%
Grace Frediani 10 22:33.0 24:42.0 02:09.0 8.7%
Sonja Braden 12 22:53.7 23:04.0 00:10.3 0.7%
Kayla Hordyk 12 22:54.0 20:30.0
Ariah Lee 10 22:55.8 26:03.0 03:07.2 12.0%
Shayna Reynoso 12 22:56.5 24:37.0 01:40.5 6.8%
Allison Bartlett 11 23:55.4 20:58.0
Francesa Scardino 12 23:58.8 25:54.0 01:55.2 7.4%
Eva Burgeson 10 24:14.0 24:20.0 00:06.0 0.4%
Katrina Storie 9 24:18.6 24:18.6 00:00.0
Daniela Apolinario 10 24:24.7 24:24.7 00:00.0
Brenda Garfias 11 24:58.0 24:15.0
Clare Gilmartin 12 26:20.2 22:15.0

Results should be posted in detail on the PD Website later tonight: Link

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Plans for Crystal Springs this Saturday!

Final plans for this Saturday's meet at CRYSTAL SPRINGS INVITE!

-Note,  we are NOT going to Clovis Invite as per our original schedule.

6:30 AM Bus leaves MCHS parking lot
~8:15 AM Arrive at Crystal Springs XC Course, Belmont (just in time for Boys JV warm-ups!)
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM Racing!
(We will have a quick lunch/sandwiches at the meet and leaving at 2:00 from this meet) lunch at the
2:15-2:30 PM Leave Crystal Springs XC Site
4:30-5:00 PM Arrive back at MCHS

Here's the 2012 Crystal Springs (recently modified) Race Schedule (Bold = MCHS races):

9:00 am Boys Junior Varsity - Blue
9:30 am       Boys Junior Varsity – Gold
10:00 am                     Girls Varsity
10:30 am                       Girls Championship Varsity
11:00 am                       Boys Varsity
11:30 am                       Girls Junior Varsity
12:00 pm                   Boys Championship Varsity
12:30 pm                       Boys Sophomore 
1:00 pm                       Girls Frosh/Soph
1:30 pm                         Boys Freshman

Expecting ~we should have ~70+ runners making the trip down to this meet.


...Sorry, due to the late schedule, many kids that need to get back early for homecoming prep and anticipating there may be traffic getting over the GG bridge due to Fleet Week, we're skipping going to the beach this year!    

...Want to see what the start of this race looks like?    Check out the Link to the 2012 MCHS XC Slide Show on our team blog, then go to 11:48 into the video to witness the craziness!

Meet Highlights:  Course Address: 2600 Hallmark Dr, Belmont, CA 94002

The meet is sanctioned by the Central Coast Section for all schools in California.
The Crystal Springs Course is 2.95 miles of rolling hills, all run on trails. The layout of
the course is excellent for both runners and spectators. Chemical toilets and drinking
fountains are available at the course. A full snack bar will be in operation as in past
years. We will again be selling the traditional, long-sleeved, Crystal Springs Invitational
T-shirts. There are no dressing rooms, so have athletes arrive ready to compete.
To cover the increased cost of course maintenance, and overall functionality of
the meet, admission will be charged at the entrance gate. All coaches and athletes may
enter at no cost. The cost of all Adults and Children 10 and over will be $2. Coaches
please pass on the information to your parents.
Please respect the private property in the area. Do not go on to people’s
property to get water or for any other reason. Please do not block people’s driveways.

...Should be a great weekend!

Next post will have an update with Crystal Springs + our NBL meet vs. Rancho detailed results!


I have the following volunteers confirmed to help with the finish chute/course directing and need to be at the Spring Lake Boat Dock no later than 2:45  > Please confirm with Greg (text or e-mail) you're still planning on making this + WE COULD USE 2-3 MORE VOLUNTEERS!

10/15/14 Volunteers that signed-up during our August 22nd Parent meeting:

Jonathan Storie, Paula Smith, Todd & Melissa Frediani, Karen Kasper, Joy Petty, Erik Lacy, Steve Palladino
-Coach Greg

Cell: (707) 291-2967


Sunday, October 5, 2014

MCHS XC Highlights from Week #6-#7 + what's coming up for Week #8: Rancho Dual and Crystal Springs Invite


9/24/14 Shollenberger Park (Petaluma) Scrimmage Highlights:   MCHS Harriers dominate field with fast 3 mile times; Boys take 13 of top 18 places, Girls take 16 of top 24 places.    Wright family (Emma and Jacob) run away with individual wins!   Link to PD article for all the details:
9/24/14 Shollenberger Park Scrimmage Boys Race Start 
9/24/14 Shollenberger Park Scrimmage Girls Race Start

9/27/14 Stanford Invite Highlights:  MCHS Boys team place 3rd, Girls place 4th in Div II races, best combined team placing in the past 10 years!    Both teams record very fast all-time team times on Stanford course!   ...Carrillo Girls fastest time all-time since '08 new course, Boys 4th all-time (behind Casa #3)!  Link to PD detailed results

Girls Fastest Redwood Empire Teams since 2008 Stanford course began:

1) 2014 MARIA CARRILLO (19:47 98:51)
2) 2008 MARIA CARRILLO (19:52 99:19)
3) 2011 MARIA CARRILLO (19:53 99:23)
4) 2013 MARIA CARRILLO (19:59 99:54)
5) 2014 CASA GRANDE (19:59 99:54)
6) 2014 SONOMA ACADEMY (20:16 101:17)
7) 2010 MARIA CARRILLO (20:17 101:25)
8) 2012 MARIA CARRILLO (20:24 102:00)
9) 2011 PINER (20:37 103:03)
10) 2009 PETALUMA (20:37 103:04)

Boys Fastest Redwood Empire Teams since 2008 Stanford course began:

1) 2011 PINER (15:56 79:38)
2) 2008 PETALUMA (16:29 82:25)
3) 2014 CASA GRANDE (16:30 82:28)
4) 2014 MARIA CARRILLO (16:34 82:50)
5) 2010 PETALUMA (16:39 83:12)
6) 2013 MARIA CARRILLO (16:50 84:09)
7) 2009 PETALUMA (16:56 84:37)
8) 2011 SANTA ROSA (16:57 84:41)
9) 2011 MARIA CARRILLO (17:06 85:26)
10) 2012 MARIA CARRILLO (17:07 85:31)

WEEK #7 SUMMARY:   ...It was HOT, no racing this week, but we got a few good workouts in!


Tuesday, 10/7/14: 6-8PM Ohana Night at the Frediani's, 3945 Shelter Glen Way (off Fountaingrove and Rincon Ridge)

Wednesday, 10/8/14: Our first NBL dual meet vs. Rancho at RCHS (same course as Rancho Invite)
-Note:  Greg will announce roster on Monday for this meet; some Varsity runners will not race and do workout at regular time (3:30 start at MCHS Track)
-Dismissed from class 1:45
-Bus driving one-way, leaving MCHS 2PM,
-Will run only 2 races, Girls at 3:45 and Boys at 4:30, should be done by 5:00

Saturday, 10/11/14: Crystal Springs Invite (note this is a change from original schedule; we are NOT going to the Clovis Invite in Fresno)
-Leaving MCHS 6:30AM
-Taking 1 bus round-trip to Crystal Springs Invite, returning ~5PM (TBD if we are going to stop by the beach in SF for a picnic or need to get back in time for others to get ready for Homecoming)
Crystal Springs Race Schedule (may change depending on final # of entries):

9:00 am Boys Junior Varsity
9:30 am Boys Varsity
10:00 am Boys Championship Varsity
10:30 am Girls Varsity
11:00 am Boys Sophomore
11:30 am Girls Junior Varsity
12:00 pm Boys Freshman
12:30 pm Girls Frosh/Soph

..Stay tuned for more details on future events, Windsor 1/2 Marathon fundraiser on Oct 25 and Parent help list for upcoming October/November MCHS Host meets!

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967


Monday, September 29, 2014


Hi Parents,

We need more drivers to take our MCHS runners to the park!   ...There is not enough involvement from the ALL PARENTS and it's starting to get in the way of our training; for those that have been helping, THANK-YOU VERY MUCH!!!    ...For those that have not yet driven, PLEASE SIGN UP FOR 1 DAY, OR PREFERABLY, 2 DAYS!

The driving schedule is posted for the rest of the season (only 6 more weeks!) and I've challenged all kids today at practice to ask if their parents can commit to drive for only 2 events for the remaining season (we need 68 seats total = 10-12 drivers minimum for each day!) and we have 90+ kids on the roster, so if everyone does their part this should all work out...  

-We like to run in the park, typically 2-3 days of every week.

On Mondays we leave MCHS at 3:10, the rest of the week leaving at 3:40 with workouts lasting ~60-90 minutes after dropping off kids (OK to have one parent drop-off and the other pick-up),    Here's the schedule for the rest of the season;  locations vary (Howarth Park, Park Trail, Channel Drive), but we'll tell you where we're going before we leave MCHS each day:

Tue, 9/30
Thu, 10/2
Fri, 10/3
Mon, 10/6
Thu, 10/9
Mon, 10/13
Thu, 10/16
Fri, 10/17
Thu, 10/23
Fri, 10/24
Mon, 10/27
Thu, 10/30
Mon, 11/3
Tue, 11/4

You can sign up to drive at right here Link


...If you have any questions regarding this new system, just contact our team transportation lead, Raylene Levitt at

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What's up this week (Petaluma tomorrow!) and Stanford roster

Woodbridge Invite highlights from Saturday, 9/20:

...Great times/fast times!  ...Virtually everyone that raced, PR'd   -AMAZING!!!

Girls 3 Mile Run Gold Varsity-A
Maria Carrillo placed 1st/14 teams
Total Time: 1:33:52.25, Average: 18:46.45
4 Breedlove, Shaz 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 18:06.41
8 Palladino, Shannon 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 18:34.92
14 Ahern, Aloysia 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 18:53.90
15 Avelar, Cecilia 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 18:58.66
28 Perry, Samantha 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 19:18.36
45 Abraham, Emily 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 19:40.27
46 Raymond, Lily 10 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 19:46.71
Varsity Champs posing with some random guys at Woodbridge (Shaz, Shannon, Sam, Allie and Cecilia) 
 Girls 3 Mile Run Gold JV
Maria Carrillo placed 6th/28 teams
Total Time: 1:41:13.69, Average: 20:14.74
19 Wright, Emma 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 19:47.70
27 Rivas, Sydnie 9 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 20:02.08
31 Gunderson, Kaylie 10 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 20:06.53
45 Cichosz, Shawn 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 20:29.77
59 Buenrostro, Karen 10 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 20:47.61
64 Hakel, Jenna 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 20:51.59
85 Issel, Gracie 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 21:15.00Boys 3 Mile Run Varsity Rated
Sydnie, Kaylie, Emma, Gracie, Jenna and Shawn at Woodbridge

Maria Carrillo placed 15th/30 teams
Total Time: 1:19:14.1, Average: 15:50.83
31 Scobey, Jordan 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 15:21.19
41 West, Zachery 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 15:29.80
57 Smail, Tommy 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 15:38.80
139 Eik, David 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:14.77
163 Jacob, Wright 9 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:29.55
164 Ryan, Nguyen 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:29.66
173 Civello, Blake 10 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:36.02

Boys 3 Mile Run Gold Varsity-A
Maria Carrillo placed 11th/18 teams
Total Time: 1:22:41.29, Average: 16:32.26
43 Scott, Kruetzfeldt 9 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:23.00
47 Azcarraga, Lucas 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:28.15
52 Thibault, Antoine 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:32.54
53 Schoenbach, Gabe 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:33.20
64 Quinn, Matt 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:44.40
76 Yates, Jackson 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:52.46
87 Marin, Jeffrey 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 17:00.61

Detailed results are all here from the Woodbridge Event Website Link

OK, so what's up for this week?

Wednesday, 9/24: 

Scrimmage meet with Casa, Rosa and Rancho at Shollenberger Park (Map it!)
1400 Cader Ln, Petaluma, CA 94954 

-Dismiss from class 1:45, Bus leaves MCHS 2:00
-Only two races: Girls 3:45 start, then Boys
IMPORTANT:  Bus is only one-way!   ...Coaches can drive a few back to MCHS, but seats are limited!

Firm Stanford Roster was announced today at practice!

Varsity 5K Girls Race: Shaz B, Shannon P, Allie A, Cecilia A, Sam P, Emily A, Lily R.
-Girl Alternates: 1) Emma W, 2) Sydnie R, 3) Kaylie G

Varsity 5K Boys Race (only 5 spots firm at this time): Jordan S, Zac W, Tommy S, David E, Ryan N, #6, #7 and Alternates TBD after Shollenberger Race!

Friday, 9/26:

OHANA NIGHT!  6PM -8PM Jacqui Smail, Laura Drake, & Dawn Kruetzfeldt
...Not sure what to bring?  
Freshmen: Drinks
Sophomores: Bread
Juniors: Salad
Seniors: Deserts

Saturday, 9/27 Stanford Invite: Link to Event Bulletin and logistics:

,,,Leaving MCHS in two waves for Stanford:

Wave #1) 7:45AM for those wanting to watch MCHS Alumni compete in the college races (Daniel Hauptman UCSD, Harrison Luft, Occidental and Sophia Mahoney, UC Santa Cruz)  
Wave #2) 9AM for everyone else  (Guys race 1:00 PM and Girls race 1:30 PM)

...More details for Stanford Invite will be included on the next post.

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Practice change for Friday / where to find Woodbridge results

Practice Friday, 9/19 will begin 1PM!    ...School gets out ~12:30

WOODBRIDGE INVITE results will be online at & with races streamed live!

...If you're not on the Woodbridge roster, you should run an EZ pace or OD pace run on Saturday ranging from 5-8 miles.

Have a great weekend :)

Cell: (707) 291-2967

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Woodbridge Roster and Logistics

Plans for Woodbridge Invite

Woodbridge Invite Event Website:

Saturday, 9/20 Race Roster:

6:06 PM JV Girls: Emma W, Sydnie R, Jenna H, Kaylie G, Gracie I, Shawn C, Karen B
7:18 PM Varsity Girls "Gold A": Shaz B, Shannon P, Allie A, Sam P, Cecilia A, Lily R, Emily A
8:06 PM Varsity Boys "Gold A": Scott K, Jackson Y, Antoine T, Jeffrey M, Gabe S, Matt Q, Lucas A
9:14 PM Varsity Boys Rated: Jordan S, Zac W, Tommy S, David E, Jacob W, Blake C, Ryan N


  • You MUST go to class on Friday to compete on Saturday!
  • Pack light!  ...Asking everyone to pack like a soft carry-on bag for a plane trip (we're only staying for 2 days)
  • Bring your new NIKE uniform jersey, black shorts and racing flats 
  • Bring $50 cash to help with breakfast and dinner expenses!
  • Bring your own cash for lunch (Fri, Sat, Sun)
  • Make sure you have warm clothes, since we'll outside till ~10 PM on Saturday


Friday, 9/19:  Leaving MCHS 8:30AM, stopping for 20-30 min lunch, shake-out run ~1.5 hours from the Hotel, Dinner ~6:30 or 7 PM start, then back to the Hotel, lights out 10 PM

Saturday, 9/20: Breakfast 8:30 or 9 AM (sleep in!), back to Hotel to hang out, Lunch at Noon or 1 PM, leaving Hotel ~4:30 PM, Races 6 PM - 9 PM, leaving ~10 PM, Dinner, then back to the Hotel

Sunday, 9/21: Breakfast 8 AM, leaving Hotel 9AM, stopping for 20-30 minute lunch, should return to MCHS by 4:30 - 5 PM.

Where we're staying: Double Tree Hilton Hotel Irvine Spectrum
90 Pacifica, Irvine, California, 92618, USA   TEL: +1-949-471-8888

For everyone NOT on the Woodbridge roster, practice will be early on Friday, 9/19 starting at 1 PM (School gets out 12:30ish) with Coach Matt!

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ed Sias / Viking Results Summary

Viking Opener and Ed Sias Detailed Results via PD Running Blog Link

Viking Opener Team Place Summary: MCHS/Total # Teams: 

-Open Girls: 4/20
-Freshmen Boys 6/18
-Soph Boys 7/17
-Open Boys 8/13
-Jr Boys: 13/13
-Freshman/Sophomore Girls: 14/20
-Senior Junior Girls: 15/18

Ed Sias MCHS Team Place Summary: MCHS/Total # Teams: 

-Boys Limited Frosh-Soph 1/28
-Boys JV: 1/25
-Girls JV: 4/21
-Girls Limited Frosh-Soph 6/24
-Boys Large School Varsity 6/22
-Girls Large School Varsity 5/21

Link to Ed Sias Dance Party video highlights + Grace Frediani interview (Frosh-Soph Girls division)

Ed Sias '14 Frosh-Soph Champs!  (Jacob W, Jack H, Cooper M, Nicollo L, Scott K, Ben L, Blake C) 

Ed Sias '14 JV Boys Champs!  (Matt Q, Willy F, Jeffrey M, Evan D, Lucas A, Carson K, Rowen S)

...What's coming up for this week:

Monday, 9/15: Announcing rosters for Woodbridge Invite

Wednesday, 9/17: Night tempo (7PM) for Gold Training group
-Gold training group: don't show up for practice: everyone else practices at the same time (3:30)

Friday, 9/19: Leaving MCHS 8:30 for Woodbridge (everyone going to Woodbridge MUST check into school/first period on this day)

Saturday Night, 9/20: Woodbridge race Schedule/Roster will be detailed in next post.

Check out these new uniforms!

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967


Friday, September 12, 2014


MCHS XC 2014 Dine and Donate Schedule!

20% of proceeds go the MCHS XC team!!! :)

9/13 Mountain Mike's Pizza
9/15 Mary's Pizza Shack (Summerfield only)  NOT A MEET DAY
9/24 Mountain Mike's Pizza (pick it up on the way home!)
10/8 Mountain Mike's Pizza (pick it up on the way home!)
10/15 Boudin's & Lepe's Taqueria & Mountain Mike's Pizza
10/22 Lepe's Taqueria &  Mountain Mike's Pizza
10/29 Boudin's & Mary's Pizza Shack (summerfield only)
11/7 Mountain Mike's Pizza

Mountain Mike's Locations: 2280 Santa Rosa Ave (near Costco) 544-2828 | 3781 Cleveland Ave (near Kohls), 595-6505 | 1451 Southwest Blvd. #117, Rohnert Park, 795-4433  (for phone numbers and on-line ordering)
Mary's Pizza Shack (summerfield only), 535 Summerfield Rd. (707) 538-1888
Lepes Taqueria: 4323 Montgomery Dr, 707-538-8991;

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

PRs from Wednesday's meet at Spring Lake + Important information for this weekend!

Outstanding overall team effort on the 3.05 Mi. Spring Lake Course on a HOT day!

...The weather wasn't the only thing HOT yesterday, check out these VERY IMPRESSIVE INDIVIDUAL CAREER PRs:

First Last 9/10/14
Super Septo 3.05 Mi. Time
Spring Lake PR Spring Lake PR
Spring Lake PR
Sonja Braden 23:04 25:45 2:41 10.4%
Gabe Schoenbach 17:16 18:00 0:44 4.1%
Blake Civello 17:15 17:48 0:33 3.1%
Rowan Schneider 19:14 19:34 0:20 1.7%
Tommy Smail 16:28 16:43 0:15 1.5%
Ryan Nguyen 16:48 16:58 0:10 1.0%
Jeffrey Chen 19:12 19:17 0:05 0.4%

Link to PD Running Blog for entire results and pics

Instructions for Saturday, 9/13/14:  

Viking Opener at Spring Lake (see last post for individual race roster)
-Everyone expected to be there by 9AM, or at least 1 hour prior to the start of your race.
-Coach Matt is in charge, check in with him when you arrive and pick up your name tag! 


-The entrance to Spring Lake regional Park off of Violetti Road is the desired choice for athletes arriving in buses, vans or by parent. Please carpool when possible. There will be limited parking at the Newanga entrance. Last year there was a 30 minute wait to access this entry point. PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT THE BOAT RAMP.


8:35AM Junior High Unlimited
9:00 Frosh Boys 5 Runner Limit
9:20 F/S Girls 5 Runner Limit
9:40 Soph Boys 5 Runner Limit
10:05 Alumni/Coaches Unlimited
10:35 Junior Boys 5 Runner Limit
10:55 Junior/Senior Girls 5 Runner Limit
11:20 Open Girls Unlimited
11:45 Senior Boys 5 Runner Limit
12:05 Open Boys Unlimited
12:30PM Team Awards Ceremony

Ed Sias Invite at Hidden Lakes Park, Martinez (see last post for individual race roster)
-Bus leaves MCHS 7AM, don't be late!
-Bring your own lunch money, we'll leave ~2PM (after awards ceremony/dance party) expect to be back at MCHS ~4-4:30PM 


8:30am Community & Coach's Race  UNLIMITED
9:00 Boys' Frosh UNLIMITED
9:25 Boys' Junior Varsity 7 Runner Limit
9:50 Boys' Frosh Soph 7 Runner Limit
10:40 Boys' Varsity SMALL SCHL 7 Runner Limit
11:05 Boys' Varsity LARGE SCHL 7 Runner Limit
11:30 Girls' Varsity SMALL SCHL 7 Runner Limit
11:55 Girls' Varsity LARGE SCHL 7 Runner Limit
12:20 Girls' Junior Varsity 7 Runner Limit
12:45 Girls' Frosh Soph 7 Runner Limit

-Coach Greg
Mobile: (707) 291-2967

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