Alex's Unofficial Athlete of the Meet Award!

Here is where I will post who I think deserves the most honored (ha!) title of Alex's Unofficial Athlete of the Meet! My choices are not based soley on the fastest, but who did the best for where I happen to think they are at this time, or if they did something special, or whatever... Seeing as I am not as knowledgable about everyone and their talents, this will not be perfect, so don't get upset if you think you deserve this or whatever, its very informal and yea... its fun! And on that note...

   

11/27/04: State

Male:

Alex Wolf-Root (me): We all sucked it up at state, but I sucked it up the least, especially considering I was sptting up phelm and blood that morning. Pretty, huh?

Female:

Leanne Fogg: Led the team to a 2nd place finish, best our team has ever done. Ran a very strong race, just missing an individiaul medal.

 

11/20/04: NCS

Male:

Ryan Alrdige: After hurting his back and sitting out/ taking it super easy for about two weeks, Ryan came back stronger that expected. Though of course not as fast as he will be at State, he still ran a very solid race and helped our team to a state berth. If he can run this well after not running for two weeks, he will be in prime shape come the State meet.

Female:

Leanne Fogg: Though the PD didn't give her much credit, Fogg overshadowed the competition on Saturday. Coming from behind (well, as behind as a Carrillo girl ever gets...) she powered the end of the race to finish a phenominal second, leading our team to our first ever NCS title! Her time is also the 4th fastest EVER for a D3 girl. Way to go Leanne!

 

11/12/04: NBL

Male:

Tim Cumbo: All year, Tim has been having trouble racing to his potential. He's been in phenominal shape, yet something always happened during his races. At NBL this all changed. Tim ran a phenominal race, busting out a 16:16 on Spring Lake, a 46 second PR! Intense. His time helped our team achieve the 6th best team time EVER on Spring Lake, with a 16:16 average. Nice. Expect Tim to keep up the great racing come State; he's ready.

Female:

Jacqui Wentz: Jacqui did a phenominal job at keeping our girls packed up in the front. She ran an incredibly fast time to PR and keep the Carrillo girls up front, with an impressive 18 point victory. She is quickly closing the gap between her and Kristin Fladseth, learning to work with her teammate even better. Now that she knows she can hold on, she'll greatly help the pack at State and NTN.

 

10/9/04: Clovis

Male:

Ryan Aldridge: Ryan was the only one of us to race with the guts needed on saturday. Instead of sitting back at the start like usual, he flew from the start, something that the rest of our squad has to learn how to do. It worked well, as he was our 3rd man and broke 17:00.

Female:

Kristen Sanzari: Though the girls didn't even have a full roster, they still ran well. Kristen pr'ed on this course by 56 seconds, to finish 5th in the small school varsity race.

 

9/25/04: Stanford

Male:

Ryan Aldridge: The strenght of Carrillo's guys team is that even if a few (or in this case 6) of us have off days, we are deep enough that there is always someone ready to step up. Ryan did that very well on sat. This was his course. While most athletes died on the big hill, Ryan was able to make a big move up it and get into good position to help lead our team to victory.

Female:

Amanda Frank: It's tough to race at a huge invitational like Stanford as a freshman. It's tougher when your team is expected to place in the top 4. It's tougher still when you know this is your last race for your school. It's even tougher when you have massive shin injuries. Yet, despite all of this, Amanda was still able to have a good performance at the Stanford Invite, helping bring our girls to a 2nd place finish. Great job Amanda!  

9/18/04: Woodbridge

Male:

Diego Moulton: Diego has always been one of Carrillo's top guys, ever since he was a frosh. The first two races this year, though, were frankly a little sub par for him. But he kept training extremely well and ran a very smart and fast race at Woodbridge. He helped our team greatly by leading Logan and Tim to a 86-87-88 finish, which is exactly what our team needed. It's that kind of team work that makes our team great. So great job to Diego to putting it back into gear and being a really good team player last night.

Female:

Kristen Sanzari: This was an easy one to pick. Kristen ran a kick ass race last night. She ran the 3 miles in 17:30, taking 4th to lead our girls to a huge upset victory. She also was only 24 seconds behind the leader. She had a standout race, beating girls that most likely no one thought she could hang with. She showed that she is going to be a huge power this year, so watch out Miramonte!  

9/11/04: Ed Sias

Male:

Jason Kitchen: JK the third did an extremely tough thing for Ed Sias. Both he and Matt Lanz made the move from JV to Varsity, to help fill in 2 vacant spots. And he did great, especially for a soph! He placed 6th on the team and 41st overall. Just to put it in perspective, his time was good enough to be Varsity for almost any other team at the entire Invitational (all but 5) , and he would have been the number two Monty runner. It takes a lot to move it on up to race with the big guys, and even more to do as well as J Kitch did.

Female:

Leanne Fogg: Leanne has always been a phenominal runner, and, for the last year, done her part to help lead the Pumas to victory after victory. Yet today she was able to step up even more. Hurt by the loss of one of our frontrunners, we needed someone to have a standout race and fill the void. Enter Miles of Smiles. Leanne was able to pick it up enough to be our number 2 girl, and number 9 overall, just .4 seconds behind Senior Standout Amy Robinson. She did a phenominal job, and still has over 2 years left at Carrillo!  

9/3/04: Rancho

Male:

Andy Roth: Andy was our number 8 man for three years now, always just barely being knocked off the varsity top 7. Now, he put in a hardcore summer of training (including 100 miles in 5 days, WHAT WAS HE THINKING?!?!?!), and it payed off well. He took 4th for the team and 6th overall, helping lead our team to a huge victory over the rest of the field. Doesn't look like he will be knocked off any time soon.

Female:

Alicia Leuth: Our girls' team was sorely lacking a final 7th girl to complete their dominate varsity squad. So, we decided to try a few less seasoned athletes at the varsity level, and see who could step up to the plate. All of them did extremely well, but Alicia did a standout job. As her first high school race as a frosh, she came in 6th on the team, and 13th overall. A great way to start the season. It looks like she will be a great asset to our girls' team in the future.