NorCal Preview at Crystal Springs
September 26, 2014
The #1 NorCal and #3 State ranked American River College men’s cross country team won the 2014 NorCal Preview held at Crystal Springs Cross Country course in San Mateo. The Beavers grabbed 12 of the top 27 places of the 129 runner field. Patrick Jagerson was the first ARC runner in covering the 4.19 miles in 21:45 (4th overall). Abdul Hamid was #2 man for the Beavers finishing 6th in 21:47. Securing the 10-13 places were Beavers Sean Gregg (22:06), Sean Jagerson (22:10), Aidan Schraer (22:11), and David French (22:13). The Beavers are also ranked #3 in the State, up one spot from the previous ranking. The Beavers outscored 2nd place Hartnell College 43-68. Other Big 8 teams were Modesto (6th – 167), Santa Rosa (8th – 176), Diablo Valley (11th – 311), Delta (11th – 311), Sac City (14th – 404).
Complete results at http://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/6522.html
SoCal Preview – Woodley Pak, Sherman Oaks
September 19, 2014
The “A” team went against the best teams in Southern California, taking third behind Mt SAC and College of the Canyons. The Beavers, ranked #1 in NorCal and #4 in the State, placed 7 runners in the top 23 of the 195-man field. They were led by Abdul Hamid (5th overall), who covered the 4.04 miles in 20:29. Closely behind were Sean Gregg (11th, 20:40), Aidan Schraer (14th, 20:45), Patrick Jagerson (18th, 20:51), Jason Morris (20th, 20:52), David French (22nd, 20:54) and Sean Jagerson (23rd, 20:54). The same two teams beat the Beavers two weeks ago in Fresno, but this time ARC closed the gap considerably. In Fresno Canyons and MtSAC beat the Beavers by 1:40 and 0:56 respectively. At the SoCal Preview ARC closed the gap to 46 and 36 seconds respectively. This Friday the Beavers travel to Crystal Springs Cross Country course in San Mateo for the NorCal Preview.
Complete results can be found at http://royalresults.com/results/2014/MA.htm
Lou Vasquez Invitational – Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
September 18, 2014
The men’s team split squads for the Lou Vasquez Invitational and the SoCal Preview last week. The “B” team ran at the Lou Vasquez Invitational on Thursday and placed 2nd out of 10 teams. The Beavers averaged 21:35 between their top 5 runners over the 4.02 mile course. Hartnell won the meet with a 21:11 average – College of Sequoias was third at 21:38. ARC was led by sophomore Logan Stahl at 21:19. Epi Nunez was ARC’s #2 man (21:32), followed closely by Luke Rodgers (21:40), Casey Aguirre (21:44) and Xavier Gaulman (21:48).
Complete results can be found at http://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/6632.html
Fresno Invitational – Woodward Park, Fresno
September 6, 2014
The 3-time defending California State champions ran well enough on the state championships course for 3rd place out of the 19 teams competing. College of the Canyons won the 4-mile race with a score of 64 points. MtSAC was 2nd with 80 and the Beavers were third with 108. ARC was fresh off a 5-mile race last week and showed the effects late in the race as they faded in the last mile. ARC’s #1 runner was freshman Abdul Hamid, running his first race of the year, in a time of 21:18. He was followed closely by Aidan Schraer (21:22), Sean Jagerson (21:22), Jason Morris (21:40), Patrick Jagerson (21:43), David French (21:44), Sean Gregg (21:44), Galen Fritz (21:49), and Xavier Gaulman (21:51). Only 33 seconds separated the Beavers 1st through 9th runners (and only a 25 second top 5 gap), but with no front runners in the race ARC had no chance of beating Canyons or MtSAC. Next weekend the Beavers are off, followed by a Thursday race for the “B” team in San Francisco and a Friday trip to the SoCal Preview in LA for the “A” team.
Complete results can be found at http://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/6602.html