Anderson and Wagner win big at State

Drake Boys team takes second in DIV team competition

Liam Anderson, Junior, and Gillian Wagner, Senior, of Redwood won their respective Division III State meet races today at Woodward Park in Clovis CA.  Liam won in a time of 15:10.3, averaging 4:52.7 per mile on the course. His time was the third best time of the day among all five boys’ races.

Gillian Wagner finished in 17:49.3, averaging 5:43.8 per mile.

In 2016 both Anderson and Wagner were runners up in their respective races.

The Drake boys team scored 98 points, finishing second to Cathedral High School of the Southern Section with 73 points. Drake finished with a team time of 1:22:49, averaging 16:34 on the course, with a differential of 21.7 seconds between first and fifth runner.  The second place finish for Drake was the highest finish for a boys team from Marin County since San Rafael won the DIV race in 2010.

Drake was led by Juniors Cooper McCarthy, 19th, 16:23.8, Gabe Reuter, 23rd, 16:30.1, Nicco Pompili, 24th, 16:30.6, Sophomores Amir Barkan, 35th, 16:39.3, Owen Wolford, 46th, 16:45.5 and Seniors Aaron Davidson, 53rd, 16:48.9 and Henry Persily, 96th, 17:26.4.

Full results can be found at



Other Marin teams at State

The Branson girls placed 6th in the DV race, with two in the top 10.  Senior Grace Dailey was 4th, 18:26.9, in her fourth appearance at the State Meet.  Dailey ends her high school career with three top five state meet finishes.  Junior Callie Jones, 7th, 18:34.4.  Branson runners at State were: Caitlin Evers, Freshman, 76th in 20:46.5, Brigid Rasmussen, Junior,  112th in 21:47.8, Sydney Hwang, Sophomore, 148th, 22:36.7, Anna Weisel, Junior, 158th, 22:55.1, Nye Day, Senior, 165th, 23:24.9.

The Marin Academy Girls team placed 14th in the Division V race, led by Madeline Rodriguez, Junior, 53rd, 20:30.5, Sierra Cameron, Freshman, 64th, 20:39.1, Bella Bromberg, junior, 82nd, 20:49.8, Julia Hopkins, Senior, 99th, 21:26.3, Sierra Jackovics, Senior, 151st, 22:40.9, Sofia Arleo, Junior, 155th, 22:51.1, Gracyn Haying, Freshman, 163rd, 23:12.8

The Drake girls team placed 16th in the DIV race, behind top finisher freshman, Kyla Seeley, 46th, 19:45.9, Shannon McKillop-Herr, Senior, 65th, 20:11.1, Finleigh Levinson, Junior, 104th, 20:54.6, Jenevieve Escabar, Senior, 133rd, 21:32.8, Noel Rockwell, Junior, 140th, 21:43.8, Zoe Miller, Senior, 142nd, 21:46.1 and Jackie McKillop-Herr, Freshman, 167th, 22:46.8.

The Redwood boys team placed 18th, behind Liam Anderson’s first place finish.  Freshman Grace Hudson was second man for the Giants, finishing 105th in 17:09.1, followed by Ryan Pole, Senior, 121st, 17:17.9, Austin Patel , Junior, 142nd, 17:32.4, Mathew Phipps, Junior, 168th, 18:00.2, Tim Walters, Sophomore, 179th, 18:11.6, Erik Goltz, Sophomore, 181st, 18:14.9.

The Marin Catholic girls team placed 19th in the DIV race, led by Samantha Wallenstrom, Freshman, 68th, 20:14.5, Sara Kennedy, Junior, 81st, 20:283, Turner Wallenstrom, Freshman, 127th, 21:23.3, Charlotte Brockton, Freshman, 144th, 21:46.3, Alex Goldstein, Senior, 151st, 21:58.5 and Gigi Clifford, Freshman, 153rd, 22:00.8 and Taylor Powers, Senior, 186th, 23:59.7.

Individual athletes from Marin County and MCAL teams at State

DIV Girls: Hannah Chau, Senior, Justin Siena, 26th, 19:07.6

DV Boys: Rob Hudson, Marin Academy, Sophomore, 46th, 17:03.2

DIV Boys: Lyle Rumon, Marin Catholic, Sophomore, 44th, 16:44.3

DIV Boys: Munir Kabbara, San Rafael, Senior, 45th, 16:44.4.

DIII Boys: Paul Law, Tamalpais, Sophomore, 146th, 17:37.0







Marin athletes take NCS XC titles, move on to State

Marin athletes won three individual titles at the NCS Championships at Hayward High School and one team title yesterday and qualified multiple teams and athletes for State.

Individual Champions

Gillian Wagner, Senior, Redwood, Division III Girls. 17:26.3.  Gillian finishing the Girls DIII race, dominated the field, by 18 seconds.


Liam Anderson, Junior, Redwood. Division III Boys. 15:04.9.  Below, Liam Anderson crushes the boys DIII field, en route to his second NCS win.


Munir Kabarra, Senior, San Rafael, Division IV Boys.  15:31.8, shown below.


Team Champions

Sir Francis Drake Boys, Division IV.  29 points.  Total TT: 1:18:59.5 Average TT: 15:47.9. Team of: Owen Wolford, Soph, 3rd, 15:41.5, Cooper McCarthy. Jr, 4th, 15:44.6, Gabriel Reuter, Jr, 5th, 15:47.2, Nicco Pompili, 6th, 15:48.5, Amir Barkan, Soph, 11th, 15:57.7, Aaron Davidson, Sr, 14th, 16:16.7, Henry Persily, Sr, 25th, 16:41.1, shown below.


Additional Marin Teams qualifying for the State Meet

Sir Francis Drake Girls, Second, DIV race. 98 points. Total TT: 1:39.39.6. Average TT: 19:55.92. Team of: Kyla Seeley, Fr, 11th, 19:32.3, Finleigh Levinson, Jr, 18th, 19:43.3, Shannon-McKillop-Herr, Sr, 20th, 19:46.7, Zoe Miller, Sr, 25th, 20:04.7, Jenevieve Escabar, Sr, 32nd, 20:32.6, Noel Rockwell, Jr, 34th, 20:38.4, Jackie McKillop-Herr, Fr, 49th, 21:18.6.


Marin Catholic Girls, Fourth, DIV race.  119 points. Total TT: 1:40:43.2. Average TT: 20:08.6.  Team of: Samantha Wallenstrom, Fr, 10th, 19:26.6, Sara Kennedy, Jr, 16th, 19:38.6, Turner Wallenstrom, Fr, 22nd, 19:51.3, Alex Goldstein, Sr, 38th, 20:47.2, Charlotte Brockman, Fr, 41st, 20:59.5, Gigi Clifford, Fr, 50th, 21:26.1, Maddie Dowd, Soph, 130th, 26:06.5.

Redwood Boys, Fourth. DIII race. 136 points. Total TT: 1:22:03. Average TT: 16:24.72.  Team of: Liam Anderson, Jr, 1st, 15:04.9, Hudson Grace, Fr, 18th, 16:24.1, Tim Walters, Soph, 32nd, 16:42.7, Ryan Pole, Sr, 35th, 16:44.7, Matthew Phipps, Jr, 50th, 17:07.2, Austin Patel, Jr, 56th, 17:12.5, Eric Goltz, Soph, 69th, 17:35.8.

Branson Girls, Fifth, DV race.  160 points. Total TT: 1;39:45. Average TT: 19:57.02. Team of:  Callie Jones, Jr, 4th, 18:06.7, Grace Dailey, Sr, 5th, 18:26.5, Caitlin Evers, Fr, 32nd, 20:14.6, Sydney Hwang, Soph, 57th, 21:05.4, Bridget Rasmussen, Jr, 78th, 21:51.5, Nye Day, Sr, 89th, 22:17.3, Anna Weisel, Jr, 111nd, 23:12.1,

Marin Academy Girls, Sixth, DV race.  176 points.  Total TT: 1:42.42.6. Average TT: 20:32.52. Team of: Cameron Sierra, Fr, 17th, 19:46. Madeline Rodriguez, Jr, 30th, 20:13.3, Bella Bromberg, Jr, 35th, 20:24.2, Julia Hopkins, Sr, 52nd, 20:55.4, Gracyn Hayunga, Fr, 64th, 21:23.7, Sofia Arleo, Jr, 79th, 21:52.7, Sierra Jackovics, Sr, 83rd, 22:03.

Additional Marin Individuals qualifying for the State Meet

Hannah Chau, Sr, Justin Siena, DIV girls, 3rd, 18:13.

Lyle Rumon, Soph, Marin Catholic, DIV boys, 7th. 15:48.5.

Paul Law, Soph, Tamalpais, DIII boys, 8th. 15:58.5.

Rob Hudson, Soph, Marin Academy, DV boys, 10th. 16:12.9.

Below, Ryan Pole and Paul Law in the pack of the DIII Boys Race; Tam’s top runner, Junior Kelsey Van Allen, narrowly misses qualifying for state.


Link to full results:

NCS Cross Country Championships race schedule

The 2017 NCS Championships will be held Saturday, November 18 at Hayward High School. Race Schedule, with Marin schools listed:


8:30 Division V Girls  (Branson, Marin Academy)

9:05 Division I Girls

9:35 Division V Boys (Branson, Marin Academy)

10:05 Division I Boys

10:35 Division II Girls

11:05 Division III Boys (Redwood, Tam, Novato)

11:35 Division IV Girls (Drake, TL, MC, SR, SM, JS)

12:05 Division II Boys

12:35 Division III Girls (Redwood, Tam, Novato)

1:05 Division IV Boys (Drake, TL, MC, SR, SM, JS)

Drake boys and girls win MCAL Team titles

Liam Anderson and Gillian Wagner of Redwood are County Champions


  1. Liam Anderson, Redwood 16:04
  2. Munir Kabbara, San Rafael 16:13
  3. Gabriel Reuter, Drake 16:21
  4. Cooper McCarthy, Drake 16:24
  5. Lyle Rumon, Marin Catholic 16:29
  6. Ryan Pole, Redwood 16:41
  7. Owen Wolford, Drake 16:45
  8. Nicco Pompili, Drake 16:51
  9. Ian Converse, Marin Catholic 16:51
  10. Amir Barkan, 16:58


  1. Gillian Wagner, Redwood 18:19
  2. Grace Dailey, Branson, 19:21
  3. Callie Jones, Branson, 19:32
  4. Hannah Chau, Justin Siena 19:40
  5. Samantha Wallenstrom, Marin Catholic 20:19
  6. Kelsye Van Allen, Tam 20:23
  7. Zoe Miller, Drake, 20:26
  8. Juliette Nast, Justin Siena 20:27
  9. Emilia Oblites, Novato 20:27
  10. Finleigh Levinson, Drake 20:27