New York Federation XC Championships
Cross Country: Finished 36th at the Metropolitan Championship in (10/13) Placed 50th at the Atlantic 10 Championship in (10/28). What runners will make an impact at the state meet? All NorCal High School XC Teams - Boys & Girls .. National Federation of State HS Associations Points of Emphasis for Track and Field season Nike Nationals (OR) · Ram Invitational (Westmoor HS) · San Bruno Mountain · Shadow. Mike Venditti, Dodge Elementary School, Williamsville 7. George Bailey . State Championships for boys in baseball, cross country, ice hockey, ice skating, Membership in NYS Federation of Secondary School Athletic Associations.
Took 12th in the mile run at the Villanova Invitational in 4: Bettered his mile run time to 4: Was 19th overall in the 3, meter run in 8: Ran a season-best time of 4: Won the 1, meter run at the Last Chance Invitational in 2: Second Team All-Atlantic 10 performer in the 3, meter steeplechase, after taking second at the Atlantic 10 Championship in an IC4A qualifying time of 9: Was also a member of the 4x relay at the championship, which took seventh in 7: Took third in the steeplechase at the IC4A Championship in a personal-best time of 8: Was 16th overall in the University Division of the steeplechase at the Colonial Relays in 9: Was 18th in the steeplechase at the Larry Ellis Invitational in 9: Scored fourth in the meter run at the Wolfie Invitational in 1: Competed in four meets Placed 19th at the Iona Meet of Champions in Took 18th overall at the Metropolitan Championship in Member of the winning distance medley relay team at the Metropolitan Championship in Placed 11th in the mile at the Atlantic 10 Championship in 4: Posted his season-best time in the mile at the Terrier Classic in 4: Mary's School, in Sacramento, in What I learned from that experience was the need to scout my opposition better.
How long have you been coaching there? Mary's 3rd-8th grade for six years and for most of those years my girls teams were pretty dominant. Most of the 8th grade girls would go to St. Francis, which was just down the street from St.
Three of my former athletes came to me in the Fall of to tell me they had just found out, there was high school track and could I come to St. Francis and try to start a team. I then started the XC program in I have been at SF for 35 years.
What is the running experience of most of your runners as they enter high school? We have gone from 35 athletes in to 55 in Normally, we would be around 35 but I hope to stay above I get all range of running experience from the girls as they enter St.
The range is from zero experience to four years. Is there a summer camp? Run, run, and run some more. We have 4-days of fun runs scheduled each week from the middle of June, to the start of the season. I encourage the girls to make the fun runs whenever possible.
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The more experienced runners will hopefully be running 5 days a week. I keep my fingers crossed. We do have a summer camp in the first week or so in August. This year it will be in Truckee.
What determines what races your team attends? There are some races that I really like and I go back to them each year. SAC, and the coaches get together and decide if the girls are ready to travel and compete on the bigger stage.
Where did you think your girls should be ranked going into this past XC season? With the 4th place finish in and only losing one senior, I thought we would be ranked in the top four. With 6 of the top 7 coming back and a pretty good track season in the spring, the coaches thought we could have a good to very good year. Well, the season started even better than we thought.
Five wins in a row, and the big one was winning the seeded race at Stanford. That was a first for St.
By October, it was, okay coaches, let's not mess this up. The biggest worry for all coaches was staying healthy. We got lucky and stayed quite healthy all season. We were aiming for a top 3 finish at State and maybe a shot at Nike Nationals. We finished 2nd and got invited to Nike.
Great finish for this year. In the early part of the season, it's building miles, 2 types of hill work, and types of tempo running.