DFAL Championships
Hidden Valley Park
Martinez CA
Saturday, November 5, 2011

 

RESULTS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE

 

Joyce, Verdon Set Records; Cougars Win Five Team Titles at DFAL Championships

Thomas Joyce (12) capped his four years of DFAL competition with a second consecutive individual league title, finishing the Hidden Valley Park course in school record time at Saturday's championships. The poised veteran used a surge at the 2k mark to break his closest challenger, then continued to gap the field through the finish. Joyce's final time of 15:41 break's the school record mark set by Robert Pulford in 2008.

Supporting Joyce, in 2nd and 4th place respectively, Vinson Compestine (12) and Keith Geiger (12) also cracked the 16 minute mark, helping earn Campolindo's fourth consecutive varsity boys' team crown. The effort also moved the squad to the top of the course record board as their 80:28 team time was four seconds faster than the mark set by the Cougars of 2008.

Minutes earlier, in the cool but breezy conditions under overcast skies, Carrie Verdon (12) won the varsity girls' race in a jaw dropping 17:30, crushing her own course record by 21 seconds. Verdon's mark is 30 seconds faster than the #2 time ever run on the 23-year-old course.

Verdon, a national sensation, sprung from the lead pack after 600m and never looked back. Her teammates Megan McMillan (13) and Rachel Johnson (15) finished under 19:00 to land the 3rd and 4th spots on the all-time Campolindo course record list, and propel their squad to a sixth consecutive title. The Cougar's 94:11 team time also eclipsed the course record, set by last year's state titlests, by five seconds.

Michael Peterson (15) won the frosh soph boys' individual honors while Diana Kossakowski (13) used a late charge to overtake teammate Brooke Martini (12) for the junior varsity girls' win.

Isaac Valverde (14) finished second in the frosh soph boys race, improving his time over last season by nearly two minutes! Ben Weinberg (14), Will Moran (14) and Cole Whitley (14) also knocked more than a minute off their 2010 championship performance. Perhaps most impressive however, Nick Hughes (15) dropped 4:05 from his previous season best!

For the girls, Nadia Aquil (15) saved her best for last, shattering her previous two mile mark by almost nine minutes, finishing in 17:01 to take 57th place in the frosh soph girls' division.

In all, the red and blue harriers managed to equal their championship title total of 2010, winning all but the frosh soph girls' crown.

Cross country roundup: Campolindo's Carrie Verdon dominates DFAL meet

By Phil Jensen
Contra Costa Times

Campolindo's Carrie Verdon made her last race on the Hidden Valley Park-Martinez 2.95-mile course a memorable one. Verdon smashed her own course record while winning her fourth Diablo Foothill Athletic League girls championship individual title. All four of her league championship victories have been on the Hidden Valley Park course.

"It was attack the course and run mentally strong," said Verdon about her race. "I just knew I had to run fast." Verdon, who has orally committed to Colorado, already had a six-second lead over second place near the 1,200-meter mark. That gap widened to 12 seconds by the mile mark, which Verdon passed in 5:42. She finished with a time of 17:30.5, well ahead of her old course record of 17:51.4 set at last year's DFAL championships. Acalanes' Annie Marggraff was second Saturday with a time of 18:31.6.

Campolindo's Thomas Joyce defended his individual title in the boys race with a time of 15:40.6. Joyce and Miramonte's Jamie Fehrnstrom passed through the one-mile mark together in 5:08 before Joyce pulled away. Teammate Vinson Compestine used a strong kick to finish second in 15:52.4. "At the 800 mark, that's when the race really started. That's when I went faster than my intended race pace," Joyce said. "The plan was almost exactly the same as last year."

Both the Campolindo boys and girls squads defended their league championship team titles. The Cougar girls had a score of 24, and the boys' score was 31.

 

FROSH SOPH GIRLS COMPLETE RESULTS

FROSH SOPH BOYS COMPLETE RESULTS

JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS COMPLETE RESULTS

JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS COMPLETE RESULTS

VARSITY GIRLS COMPLETE RESULTS

VARSITY BOYS COMPLETE RESULTS

CHECK ALL THE STATS ON CAMPOLINDO'S XCSTATS.COM PAGE!

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BOYS' VARSITY
Grd TOTAL PR CR Plc.
THOMAS JOYCE 12 1540 1
VINSON COMPESTINE 12 1552 2
KEITH GEIGER 12 1558 4
ADAM HATHAWAY 11 1615 8
LELAND WONG 12 1641 16
KEVIN FONG 11 1646 17
CAMERON SUN 11 1722 NS
DANIEL JOHNSON 12 DNF

Campolindo 31, Miramonte 50, Las Lomas 81, Dougherty Valley 100, Acalanes 107, Alhambra 135, Dublin 193

 

BOYS' FROSH SOPH
Grd TOTAL PR CR Plc.
MICHAEL PETERSON 9 1104 1
ISAAC VALVERDE 10 1108 2
BEN WEINBERG 10 1126 4
TYLER TAKATA 10 1131 5
WILL MORAN 10 1133 6
PARKER LOTHAMER 9 1139 9
OMID BOOZARPOUR 10 1153 13
KEVIN BUCKLEY 9 1205 19
IAN GILBERT 10 1206 20
SEAN PAPPA 9 1209 21
SAM LEE 9 1211 22
EVERETT TSANG 10 1212 24
NATHANE TUCKER 10 1212 25
DREW FASS 10 1236 35
BRADLEY ZHU 9 1239 38
BAILEY WU 10 1240 42
CHRIS GARVEY 10 1241 43
COLE WHITLEY 10 1241 44
UANOA NELSON 10 1250 45
DYLAN BRODSKY 9 1325 69
NICK HUGHES 9 1421 102


Campolindo 18, Las Lomas 42, Mirmamonte 77, Dougherty Valley 125, Acalanes 157, Dublin 161

 

BOYS' JV
Grd TOTAL PR CR Plc.
ROD FARVARD 11 1101 2
DARREN BRODOWY 12 1113 3
ANDY VANHEUIT 11 1115 4
GRYPHON GOODRICH 11 1119 6
COLIN WONG 12 1121 8
KEVIN GELSTON 12 1131 10
JOSH KOENIGSBERG 11 1132 11
ARMAN MOSTAGHIMI 12 1138 16
CHARLIE CHEN 12 1150 19
STEPHEN IWATA 12 1153 21
TONY KNOX 12 1153 22
BLAKE EAMES 12 1200 27
NATHAN OTO 12 1236 36
JAMIE SANDERSON 12 1246 42
TYRONE YANAGA 10 1249 44
MATTHEW TUAN 10 1250 45
DAVID KUCKUK 9 1320 52
NICHOLAS LOPRESTI 11 1337 60
TYLER BOHON 9 1427 72
RAHIL JETLY 11 1428 73
VIKRAM MELKOTE 10 1925 87

Campolindo 23, Acalanes 58, Dougherty Valley 91, Las Lomas 99, Miramonte 100, Dublin 175

 

GIRLS' VARSITY
Grd TOTAL PR CR Plc.
CARRIE VERDON 12 1730 1
MEGAN MCMILLAN 11 1851 3
RACHEL JOHNSON 9 1855 4
MARY ORDERS 9 1911 5
BRIGHIE LEACH 9 1942 11
JULIET FARNAN 12 1957 15

Campolindo 24, Acalanes 41, Las Lomas 77, Dougherty Valley 118, Miramonte 127, Alhambra 153, Dublin 172

 

GIRLS' FROSH SOPH
Grd TOTAL PR CR Plc.
JENNY SMIT 10 1432 9
ELLEN HANN 10 1440 13
ERIKA WOLFRAM 9 1448 16
ELENA HANCOCK 10 1456 18
MARISSA MONOPOLI 9 1527 27
NADIA AQUIL 9 1701 57

Miramonte 29, Las Lomas 33, Campolindo 77, Acalanes 92, Dublin 150

 

GIRLS' JV
Grd TOTAL PR CR Plc.
DIANA KOSSOKOWSKI 11 1323 1
BROOKE MARTINI 12 1333 2
ERIN ROSS 12 1420 5
JESSIE THOMPSON 11 1442 9
MARGEAUX BERGMAN 11 1448 12
JENNIFER WALTON 11 1544 23
HEATHER EAGLE 11 1636 32
MERINDA ZYWICZ 11 1648 33

Campolindo 29, Las Lomas 68, Acalanes 71, Miramonte 82, Dougherty Valley 92

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