2015 State Cross-Country Championships

The California State High School Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Woodward Park in Fresno.  The race schedule is below:

Race Schedule

Division III Girls Race 8:30 a.m.
Division IV Girls Race 9:05 a.m.
Division III Boys Race 9:40 a.m.
Division IV Boys Race 10:10 a.m.
Division V Girls Race 10:40 a.m.
Division I Boys Race 11:15 a.m.
Division II Girls Race 11:45 a.m.
Division V Boys Race 12:20 p.m.
Division I Girls Race 12:50 p.m.
Division II Boys Race 1:25 p.m.

Pre-Meet Rankings:


  1. Jeremy Leary of Drake is ranked 5th in Division 4.
  2. Glennis Murphy of Redwood is ranked 9th in Division 2.
  3. Grace Dailey of Branson is ranked 5th in Division 5.


  1. The Drake Boys are ranked 2nd in the D4 race.
  2. The Redwood Girls are ranked 8th in the D2 race.
  3. The Branson Girls are ranked 5th in the D5 race.


Results can be found at this link:  CIF Cross Country Championships

Photos by Tom Benjamin of the D5Girls  Race can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/benjtr/sets



Top 10 Marin Times at NCS

The top 10 Marin runners (by time) at last weekend’s NCS Championship races in Hayward:


  1. Glennis Murphy   Redwood             17:30.4
  2. Grace Dailey   Branson                      18:21.8
  3. Lucie Semone   Redwood                  18:31.7
  4. Rachel Bordes   Redwood                 18:38.4
  5. Lizzie Lebeeuw-Anderson  Tam    18:53.9
  6. Callie Jones   Branson                        19:02.0
  7. Hannah Chau   Justin-Sienna         19:02.0
  8. Gillian Wagner   Redwood                19:03.7
  9. Sara Kennedy   Marin Catholic       19:25.2
  10. Annie Fogarty   Redwood                 19:27.3



  1. Jeremy Leary   Drake                        15:17.1
  2. Andy Ehrenberg   Redwood            15:17.7
  3. Henry Fleming   MA                         15:19.1
  4. Liam Anderson   Redwood             15:28.8
  5. Blake Delaney   San Rafael            15:28.9
  6. Matt LoVetri   Novato                      15:52.9
  7. Wyatt Miceli   Drake                        15:55.6
  8. Zach Bibeault   Terra Linda           15:58.0
  9. Griffin Persily   Drake                     16:02.1
  10. Connor Montgomery   MA             16:07.6

College Update: 2015 NCAA XC Championships Results

NCAA Dl Cross Country Championships       Sat Nov 21        Louisville, Kentucky

Stanford’s Julia Maxwell (Branson) finished off a successful sophomore season running the 6km race in 21:02.6 to finish 129 out of 254 runners. The Stanford Women’s team placed 14th. The Women’s 6km race was won by Molly Siedel of Notre Dame in 19:28.6.

Washington’s Fred Huxham (Redwood) and CAL’s John Lawson (CAL) ran great races to finish 5 places and less than 2 seconds apart in the Men’s 10km Championship race. Fred ran 30:58.8 to finish 100th and John ran 31:00 to finish 105th out of 252 finishers. Oregon’s Edward Cheserek won his 3rd consecutive NCAA title in 28:45.8.

NCAA Dlll Cross Country Championships    Sat Nov 21     Oshkosh, WI

William’s Anna Harleen (Branson) sprinted to the finish to help her team win the NCAA Dlll title for the first time since 2004. Anna, a sophomore, placed 39th running the 6km course in 21:49.3. The race was won by Abrah Masterson of Cornell College in 21:23.1.              In the photo below Anna is holding the trophy on the right side.


Full Results http://www.ncaa.com/ncaa-cross-country-championship-live-timing

2015 NCS Cross Country Results

Jeremy (2)

Jeremy Leary of Drake High School finished 1st in the Division 4 Race at the NCS Championships on Saturday.  He led the Drake Boys to a Division Team Title.

LoVetri4 (2)

Matt LoVetri of Novato High School finished 9th in the Division 3 race at the NCS Cross Country Championships on Saturday, good enough to send him to the State Meet next week in Fresno.


Top Marin Finishers by Division

Division 2 Boys – Redwood takes 1st and 2nd Place.  Andy Ehrenberg won the D2 race and paced the Redwood boys to a 2nd place finish overall, qualifying them for the State Meet.  He was followed by freshman Liam Anderson who took 2nd overall in his first NCS race.  Amazing!  They were followed by Andrew Thomas (16th), Zach Patel (30th), and Ollie Sagatsume (36th).

Division 2 Girls – Redwood finished 2nd in the team scoring qualifying them for the State Meet.  Glennis Murphy finished 2nd overall followed by Lucie Semone (5th), Rachel Bordes (9th), Gillian Wagner (16th), and Annie Fogarty (21st).

Division 3 Boys– Individuals qualifying for the State Meet were Blake Delaney of San Rafael (5th) and Matt LoVetri of Novato (9th).  Congratulations to two of Marin’s hardest workers.

Division 4 Boys – Jeremy Leary finished 1st overall in the D-4 race and paced the Drake Boys to an NCS Title.  He was followed by Wyatt Miceli (7th), Griffin Persily (9th), Will Sileo (14th), and Nicco Pompili (19th).  Earning an individual spot to the State Meet was Zach Bibeault of Terra Linda who finished 8th overall.

Division 4 Girls – Justin Sienna qualified for the State Meet finishing 4th as a team.  They were paced by Hannah Chau (3rd) followed by Donna Roscoe (17th), Melissa Corona (28th), Juliette Nast (38th), and Ryann England (39th).  Earning individual spots to the State Meet were Sara Kennedy of Marin Catholic (10th) and Alex Goldstein of Marin Catholic (13th).

Division 5 Boys – The Marin Academy team won the D5 race and were paced by Henry Fleming (2nd), Connor Montgomery (9th), Jack Williams (17th), Dustin Decker (26th), and Aidan Seeny (30th).  Congratulations on your victory.

Division 5 Girls – Branson finished 3rd overall in the D5 race just edging out Sonoma Academy in a tie-breaker.  Grace Dailey led the team with a 3rd place finish and she was followed by Callie Jones (7th), Lizzie Reeves (14th), Campbell Day (47th), and Anna Weisel (56th).  In addition to the Branson team, Nikki Bissey of San Domenico qualified for the State Meet finishing 17th overall.

Complete Results can be found here:  NCS 2015 Results

Link to Tom Benjamin’s photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/benjtr/sets

NCS Cross Country Championships Saturday, November 21

Marin County cross country teams will be heading to Hayward High School on Saturday, November 21 for the NCS Cross Country Championships, the final qualifier for the State Championships held next week in Fresno.

If you are a spectator, there is an entrance fee of $6 for adults and $4 for children/seniors.

Schedule and Results Link Below:

Division 3 Girls     8:30     San Rafael, Novato, Tam

Division 4 Girls     9:05     Drake, San Marin, TL, Justin Sienna, MC

Division 3 Boys     9:40     San Rafael, Novato, Tam

Division 4 Boys     10:10     Drake, San Marin, TL, Justin Sienna, MC

Division 5 Girls     10:40     Branson, Marin Academy

Division 1 Boys     11:15     No Marin Schools in this race

Division 2 Girls     11:45     Redwood

Division 5 Boys     12:20     Branson, Marin Academy

Division 1 Girls     12:50     No Marin Schools in this race

Division 2 Boys     1:25     Redwood

Race Day results can be found at this link:  NCS Results 

Or visit the NCS website at:  http://www.rtspt.com/events/cif/ncsxc15/





History of Marin Athletes at NCAA XC Nationals and XC World Championships

Marin has had many excellent prep runners who have gone on to compete at the collegiate level. Three former Marin prep runners; Fred Huxham, John Lawson and Julia Maxwell,  will be racing at the 2015 Division l NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday Nov. 21 in Kentucky.  The Men and Women Cross Country Championships were held separately until 1981, before this time the Women competed in the AIAW and the men in the NCAA. The history of the Division l NCAA Championships from 1938 can be found at http://www.ustfccca.org/infozone/public-meet-alltime.php?meetno=515947585.

Below is a listing of the results of those runners who qualified for the Dl Cross Country Nationals individually or with a team. Listed is the athlete, college, best finish, years qualified and top 10 team  results. At the bottom are the results of former Marin runners who competed at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.  This is a work in progress so please let us know of any additions or corrections.


  • Teresa Devine  PRINCETON  2010   212th place/ 253 finishers (Marin Catholic)
  • Laura Starret (Schmitt)  CAL  1984   107th place/ 109 finishers  (Redwood)
  • Sally Mettier  CAL  1977  95th out of 233 finishers  (San Marin)
  • Maggie Keyes  (Kraft)  CAL POLY 1979  6th place/ 230+ finishers. Qualified 1978, 1979  (team tied for 10th), 1980  ( (Tamalpais)
  • Linda Broderick (Gill)  UCLA  1976  18th place/ 230+ finishers  Qualified 1976 (team 6th), 1977 (team 5th), 1978, 1979 (team tied for 10th)  (Tamalpais)
  • Kate Keyes  UCLA  1977  35th/233 finishers  (team 5th)  (Tamalpais) *


  • Erik Olson  STANFORD  2013  85th place/250 finishers.  Qualified 2010 (Team 4th), 2011 (Team 5th),  2012, 2013  (Novato) **
  • Steve Sodaro  CAL  2008  203rd place/252 finishers.  Qualified 2008, 2010  (Redwood)
  • Jake Schmitt  WASHINGTON  2008  58th place/252 finishers.  Qualified 2008, 2009  (Redwood)
  • Richie Boulet  CAL  1993  33rd place/182 finishers.  (Drake)
  • Rod Berry  STANFORD  1980  59th place/243 finishers.  (Redwood)***
  • George Stewart  OKLAHOMA STATE  1970  33rd place/307 finishers.  (Tam)


* Kate Keyes (Tam) competed in the 1975 IAAF World Cross Country Championship in Rabat Morocco. The US Women’s team won the World Championship race with Kate placing 11th in the 4km race.

** Erik Olson (Novato) competed at the 2011 IAAF Junior World Cross Country Championship in Punta Umbria, Spain.

*** Rod Berry (Redwood) competed in the 1978 IAFF Junior World Cross Country Championship in Glascow, Scotland. Rod Berry finished in 10th place as the first runner for the USA team.

Hal Schulz (Redwood) competed in the 1977 IAFF Junior World Cross Country Championship in Dusseldorf, West Germany. The USA Men’s Junior team won the championships with US runner Thom Hunt placing 1st in the race. Hal placed 33rd.

College Update: Former Marin Runners Excel at West Region Meet


UPDATED: The Stanford Women’s team and the CAL Men’s team received at-large berths and will be going to the NCAA Championships. Julia Maxwell of Stanford, Fred Huxham of Washington and John Lawson of CAL will be racing at the NCAA Division I Cross Country National Championships on Saturday, November 21st at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park 

Unofficially it looks like 3 former Marin runners should be going to the Big Dance. These athletes ran well over a challenging course in the rain and mud. The top two teams in each of nine regionals around the country qualified automatically. Thirteen more advance at-large. The fields for the NCAA Championships will be announced Saturday.

The top female former Marin prep runner was Julia Maxwelll of Stanford. Julia ran a well paced and competitive 6km race to finish in 18th place running 21:06.4. The Stanford Women’s team placed 4th racing without their #1 runner Aisling Cuffe. Stanford should earn an at-large berth to qualify for the NCAA Championship.

In the Mens 8km race former Marin prep runners Fred Huxham of Washington and John Lawson of CAL changed leads several times during the race with Fred finishing in 22nd place running 31:37.7. The Washington Men’s team placed 1st and earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Championship. John finished in 25th running 31:44.7. The CAL Men’s team placed 6th and should earn an at-large berth to qualify for the NCAA Championship.

Megan Bordes of CAL ran 21:28 to place 42nd in the Women’s West Region Championship race.

College Update 2015 Cross Country Regional Championships


The NCAA Dl Cross Country Regional Championships will be held on Friday Nov. 13. The 9 NCAA Regional races will determine the 31 men’s and 31 women’s teams that will head to Louisville’s E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park on November 21 for the 2015 NCAA Division l Cross Country Championships.

NCAA Division l West Region Cross Country Championships
Live results http://www.rtspt.com/events/ncaa/d1westxc15/
Jefferson Golf Course, Seattle, Washington
Start times: 12p.m. (women); 1 p.m. (men)


2015 MCAL XC Championships

MCAL XC Championships   Wed. Nov. 11    Indian Valley College

The Drake Boys cross country team won the MCAL Championships for the first time beating Redwood 40-43. The race was won by Andy Ehrenberg of Redwood in 15:54. Andy was closely followed by Jeremy of Drake who placed second in 15:56. In 3rd place was Blake Delaney of San Rafael running 16:20.


1 Ehrenberg, Andy 1171 Redwood 1 15:53.5
2 Leary, Jeremy 1322 Sir Francis Drake 2 15:55.8
3 Delaney, Blake 1282 San Rafael 3 16:20.3
4 Miceli, Wyatt 1324 Sir Francis Drake 4 16:29.6
5 Kabbara, Munir 1287 San Rafael 5 16:38.1
6 Anderson, Liam 1165 Redwood 6 16:40.7
7 LoVetri, Matthew 1135 Novato 7 16:42.6
8 Persily, Griffin 1325 Sir Francis Drake 8 16:43.1
9 Bibeault, Zach 1416 Terra Linda 9 16:43.4
10 Nolan, Campbell 1183 Redwood 10 16:58.8
11 Pompili, Nicco 1326 Sir Francis Drake 11 16:59.2
12 Thomas, Andrew 1197 Redwood 12 17:01.0
13 Johnson, Neil 1371 Tamalpais 13 17:08.1
14 Patel, Zach 1186 Redwood 14 17:08.3
15 Sileo, Will 1331 Sir Francis Drake 15 17:26.7
16 Miller, William 1052 Justin Siena 16 17:30.2
17 de los Santos, Dante 1044 Justin Siena 17 17:39.0
18 Bruckner, Sam 1309 Sir Francis Drake 18 17:42.2
19 Tanaka, Nick 1292 San Rafael 19 17:43.6
20 Miller, Joey 1252 San Marin 20 17:44.2

The Redwood Girls cross country team won the meet with Tam finishing in second place. The Girls race was won by Glennis Murphy of Redwood in 18:35. Grace Dailey of Branson finished in second place followed by Gillian Wagner of Redwood in 3rd place.

Girls Top 20

1 Murphy, Glennis 1228 Redwood 1 18:34.7
2 Dailey, Grace 1025 Branson 2 19:05.6
3 Wagner, Gillian 1240 Redwood 3 19:15.1
4 Bordes, Rachel 1205 Redwood 4 19:18.4
5 Semone, Lucie 1237 Redwood 5 19:45.1
6 Jones, Callie 1032 Branson 6 19:48.6
7 Labeeuw-Anderson, Lizzy 1392 Tamalpais 7 20:06.8
8 Chau, Hannah 1065 Justin Siena 8 20:16.4
9 McKellips, Alexa 1222 Redwood 9 20:19.0
10 Fogarty, Annie 1212 Redwood 10 20:21.4
11 Brockman, Caroline 1104 Marin Catholic 11 20:26.9
12 Roscoe, Donna 1077 Justin Siena 12 20:27.8 1:53.1
13 Kennedy, Sara 1115 Marin Catholic 13 20:36.6
14 Reeves, Lizzie 1035 Branson 14 20:41.5
15 Phillips, Olivia 1404 Tamalpais 15 20:43.5
16 Miekley, Kate 1400 Tamalpais 16 20:44.7
17 Levaggi, Annika 1393 Tamalpais 17 21:02.9
18 Peng, Maddy 1232 Redwood 18 21:07.7
19 Goldstein, Alex 1112 Marin Catholic 19 21:10.5 2
20 Kohlbrenner, Amy 1342 Sir Francis Drake 20 21:14.3

Full Results can be found at  http://www.rtspt.com/events/cif/2015Meets/mcal/