Saturday, November 25, 2017

CIF State Meet

CIF State Cross Country
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November 25, 2017 -Woodward Park
Fresno, CA

Official Results:
Live Race Stats:
D V Girls 830am PT
D I Girls 905am PT
D V Boys 935am PT
D I Boys 1005am PT
D II Girls 1035am PT
D III Boys 1105am PT
D IV Girls 1135am PT
D II Boys 1205pm PT
D III Girls 1235pm PT
D IV Boys 105pm PT
Entries List

Combined Girls
Combined Boys

Timing and Results by Record Timing


Friday, November 24, 2017

Martin Maric
Martin  Maric

Assistant Coach - Throws

Alma Mater:
California, 2009


Virginia Men Place Second at ACC Outdoor Championships

Young named Most Valuable Male Field Performer

Virginia Women Finish Ninth at ACC Outdoor Championships

Guy breaks school record in pole vault

Martin Maric Named Croatian Athlete of the Year

Virginia assistant coach honored in his home country

Two-Time Olympian Maric Named Assistant Track and Field Coach

Croatian Olympian will coach throws for Virginia
Two-time Olympian Martin Maric was named assistant track and field coach in September 2012. Maric works primarily as the Cavaliers’ throws coach.

Maric led UVA to a program-best third place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Cavaliers scored in five-throwing events, tallying all 36 of the team’s points, the most by any throwing unit since SMU in 2002. Additionally, Filip Mihaljevic captured the shot put and discus NCAA titles, earning him recognition as a Bowerman Semifinalist. Mihaljevic also earned ACC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year, ACC Championships Outdoor Field MVP, the 2017 USTFCCA Southeast Regional Field Athlete of the Year and ACC Outdoor Scholar Athlete. At the ACC Championships, Mihaljevic earned first in the shot put and discus, while Hilmar Jonsson captured the hammer title. Maric led five males and one female student-athletes to All-American honors.

During the indoor season, Jordan Young finished as an All-American in the weight throw with a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships. He claimed the ACC title in the event. Mihaljevic finished first in the shot put at the conference championships. Young was named the Indoor ACC Field Performer of the Year.

Maric’s group had a stellar 2015 season, which earned him USTFCCCA Southeast Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year honors. He guided the throwers to six NCAA Championship entries during the outdoor season, as Jordan Young was the only male to compete in three individual events in Eugene. Young earned first-team All-America honors in both the discus and hammer throw, while Filip Mihlajevic finished third in the discus. 

The Cavaliers broke four school records during the outdoor season, with Mihlajevic setting the marks in the shot put and discus, Young in the hammer throw and Christine Bohan in the women’s shot put. During the indoor season, Young had a fourth-place finish in the weight throw at the NCAA Championships. Between the indoor and outdoor seasons, Mihaljevic and Young won a combined four ACC Championships.
In 2014, Maric coached Mihaljevic, the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Freshman of the Year. Mihaljevic won the ACC Outdoor Championship in the discus and earned first-team All-American honors in both the shot put and discus.
Maric is the Croatian national record holder in the discus and he represented his home country in the discus at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London. He finished 29th in 2008 before placing 17th in 2012. He was named Croatian Athlete of the Year for these efforts in London.
He also represented Croatia at the 2011 World Championships in Dague, South Korea, and at the 2007 and 2009 World University Games.
At the University of California, Maric was the NCAA Champion in the discus in 2009, as well as an All-American in the discus in 2008 and the javelin in 2007.
Maric spent the springs of 2010 and 2011 as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Florida and served as an assistant coach at the ASK Split Athletic Club in his native Split, Croatia.

Maric did not coach during the 2016 season while working for the University's IM-Rec department.
Maric graduated from California with a bachelor’s degree in political economy of industrial societies in 2009.

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November 24, 2017

cif state cross country meet
Daily update November 23, 2017


CIF State-qualifying cross-country teams thankful for each other
For the high school cross-country teams that punched their ticket to ... in Fresno by qualifying for the CIF State championship meet, they are certainly ...
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San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles boys cross country teams prepare for CIF State Championships
Both the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles High School boys cross country teams are preparing for the 2017 CIF State Cross Country Championships ...
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Yreka XC ready to compete at CIF State Championships on Saturday
Members of the Yreka High cross country team pose for a photo at an awards ceremony last week. Below is the list of YHS XC runners honored at the ...
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Chemistry carries Long Beach Poly cross country team to state championships
... Long Beach Poly boys cross country team, just done with a Wednesday morning run at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, preparing for Saturday's CIF State ...
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La Cañada, Flintridge Prep cross-country ready to make statement
... and girls' teams and La Cañada High girls' squad heading into Saturday's CIF State Cross-County Championships at Fresno's Woodpark Park.
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Chino Hills' Duarte, Ayala's Ramirez qualify for state
Last year, Ramirez placed 19th overall in Division 2 girls' state race. ... Section cross country finals, earning a spot in this Saturday's CIF State Meet in ...
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Santa Clarita youth cross country club sending runners to USATF Junior Olympics championships
... Valley cross country teams advanced to the upcoming CIF State championships in Fresno. It's evident the valley serves as a hotbed for cross country ...
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One last chance at history for Virtue, Chahal
A Burroughs High cross-country program that has certainly enjoyed a ... at Saturday morning's CIF State Championships at Fresno's Woodward Park.
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LCC cross country boys and girls teams win titles at CIF Division III Championships
LCC cross country boys and girls teams win titles at CIF Division III ... the course and it's the same kind of course we'll see at the State Meet next week.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Jurnee Woodward (LSU)

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Nov. 18, 2017


Card men, women fourth at NCAA Cross Country Championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Stanford men’s and women’s teams each placed fourth at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, earning twin podium finishes for the first time since 2006 by placing in the top four.

Grant Fisher duplicated his 2016 finish of fifth place and led three Stanford runners into the top 17, with Alex Ostberg (16th) and Steven Fahy (17th) earning their first All-America honors – in cross country or track – by placing among the top 40.

The Stanford men scored 221 points and placed among the top four for the fourth consecutive year. Fisher, who ran 29:12.1 on the 10K course at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, extends a Stanford streak of five consecutive years with a top-6 individual finish. Northern Arizona (74 points) repeated as the team winner and Justyn Knight of Syracuse earned his first NCAA cross country title.

The Stanford women earned their highest placing since third in 2012. Fiona O’Keeffe paced the Cardinal in 13th and fifth-year senior Vanessa Fraser was 27th. It was their highest finishes in this meet. Stanford placed its top five in the top 70 while scoring 165. Individual winner Ednah Kurgat led New Mexico (90 points) to the team crown.

No other school had two teams on the podium or had two in the top seven.

“This speaks to the culture that our men and our women have built together, that we can be solid every time we’re out here,” said Chris Miltenberg, Stanford’s Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field. “The men didn’t hit a home run today, but we ran really solid and that’s what you have to do to get on the podium. If you can do that year after year after year, eventually we’re going to win one.”

The Cardinal men started at almost the extreme right side of the field and after about 200 yards, the narrowing space nearly forced them into a fence. A runner in front tripped and two Stanford runners, Alek Parsons and Blair Hurlock went down, though they were able to get back up quickly, a spike wound to Parsons notwithstanding.

Fisher was 33rd after 2K and 21st at 4K. However, the deficit became too great to make up. Northern Arizona’s Matthew Baxter and Tyler Day took the lead early and held it until Knight surged past on the homestretch to win. Fisher moved up to the second pack, but the gap was too great to attempt to bridge the distance on his own.

Instead, Fisher evaluated the situation and decided to hold his position to help the team and then push it near the finish. He didn’t want to risk trying to catch the lead group and blowing up, which could cause him to drop back considerably and lose points.

“I didn’t end up winning the matchups that I’d hoped, but I wanted to be a reliable finish for my team,” Fisher said. “The gap did open up a little bigger than I’d hoped. I knew if I tried to close it down by myself and fighting the wind out there might have dropped me back.

“I wanted not to take a big risk and do what I could for my team. They were depending on me to get top 10. Mixed emotions for how I handled the matchups, but we’re on the podium. In August, a lot of people thought podium would be a stretch for us. But we’re happy to be back.”

Also consider that Stanford returns its entire seven-man NCAA lineup, though it loses Sam Wharton and Jack Keelan, mainstays who were not at full strength at the time of this race.

The Cardinal women will lose Fraser and senior Abbie McNulty, but there seems to be a feeling that this team will contend for more championships in the coming years. The rest of the lineup consisted of three sophomores, including O’Keeffe, a freshman and junior Elise Cranny, one of the nation’s best runners who is returning to form. With the addition of freshman Nevada Mareno, who is redshirting, and a strong recruiting class, the future looks bright.

“We ran great,” said Stanford women’s coach Elizabeth DeBole. “We felt like on a great day we could win, but we could also finish seventh. We knew we could only control us.

“We said we were going to own that back 2K and be really tough back there. I think all of them moved up back there. We executed really well. It was a good day.”

Two years ago, Stanford was 14th. Last year, the Cardinal moved up to seventh. This seems like a natural progression.

“We’re such a better team than we were last year,” DeBole said. “We’re getting better every day. Next year, we lose Vanessa and Abbie, but they’ve definitely left the program better than what they found it. We’re just going to keep getting better.”

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NCAA Championships
At E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park

Men (8K, 6.21 miles)
Team leaders – 1, Northern Arizona 74; 2, Portland 127; 3, BYU 165; 4, Stanford 221; 5, Arkansas 259; 6, Oregon 274; 7, Iowa State 279; 8, Colorado 294; 9, Colorado State 318; 10, Michigan 328.
Individual leaders – 1, Justyn Knight (Syracuse) 29:00.1; 2, Matthew Baxter (NAU) 29:00.8; 3, Tyler Day (NAU) 29:04.6; 4, Gilbert Kigen (Alabama) 29:11.9;  Other Stanford – 16, Alex Ostberg 29:41.7; 17, Steven Fahy 29:42.1; 63, Tai Dinger 30:31.1; 138, Callum Bolger 31:00.7; 145, Alek Parsons 31:05.6; 156, Blair Hurlock 31:11.7.5, Grant Fisher (Stanford) 29:12.1.

Women (6K, 3.73 miles)
Team leaders – 1, New Mexico 90; 2, San Francisco 105; 3, Colorado 139; 4, Stanford 165; 5, Oregon 203; 6, Boise State 264; 7, Furman 271; 8, North Carolina State 280; 9, Michigan 295; 10, Wisconsin 318.
Individual leaders – 1, Ednah Kurgat (NM) 191:19.5; 2, Amy-Eloise Neal (Washington) 19:27.0; 3, Charlotte Taylor (USF) 19:28.6; 4, Allie Ostrander (Boise St.) 19:31.2; 5, Veronika Pyzik (USF) 19:34.0. Stanford – 13, Fiona O’Keeffe 19:49.4; 27 Vanessa Fraser 20:03.5; 57, Elise Cranny 20:23.1; 67, Christina Aragon 20:28.6; 69, Ella Donaghu 20:29.1; 149, Abbie McNulty 21:04.4; 186, Jessica Lawson 21:24.8.

For more information, contact:

David Kiefer
Athletic Communications
Stanford University
(650) 759-0258, cell

cif state cross country meet
Daily update November 20, 2017


Local Report: Braves' Chau reaches third state meet
Justin-Siena senior Hannah Chau earned her third straight trip to the CIF State Cross Country Championships with a third-place finish out of 136 runners ... The Braves needed to finish at least third as a team at Saturday's North Coast Section meet at Hayward High to advance to the state meet, but were ...
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The week ahead: Quiet week will still make some noise
The CIF State Cross Country Championships are at Fresno's Woodward Park with Armijo senior Alysia Foley and freshman Madison Denny competing in the girls Division 1 race. They will be joined by the Vacaville girls team, which includes Ella Bernard, Emma Digman, Gabriela Hernandez, Madeleine ...

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Daily update November 21, 2017


Week Ahead: CIF State Cross Country Championships headline Turkey Week sports action
Sports is one of them. Plenty of good national football, basketball and hockey games highlights Turkey Week. On Thanksgiving day alone, the ...
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State Cross Country: Full list of all 61 Kern County athletes running on Saturday
Moises Medrano of Highland finishes first in he Div. II boys race at the CIF Central Section cross country championships held at Woodward Park on ...
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All-Time Girls And Boys Rankings At CIF State Championships Since 2000
With the California Interscholastic Federation Cross Country Championships set for Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno, we could be in store for ...
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Lozano punches ticket to state finals
HAYWARD >> Yareli Lozano is going to the CIF State Cross Country Championships and the Kelseyville High School senior earned it with a rigorous ...
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Texas A&M's early signing class includes 18 national letters of intent
In the sprints, Texas A&M adds a state 5A 200 and 400 meter champion in ... California, who finished second in the CIF State Championships and has a best of ... while McPhail finished eighth in the 2016 State 6A cross country meet.