D1, D2 l.a city rankings IP: 126.96.36.199 Posted on October 24, 2014 at 02:04:23 PM by monroerocks
I copied D1 rankings from Coach Thomson San Pedro and the D2 rankings are Solely based off Athletic.net.... No D3 ranking due to insufficient results from their coaches
1) Palisades: Still not running as well as last year yet, but solid depth definitely puts them atop the rankings. Williams is class of City and hopes to place at State again.
2) San Pedro: Same as Palisades, not at full strength and still working on pack. Depth improving, but will need everyone ready to go in 6 weeks to have shot at Dolphins. Runs at Bell Gardens Invite this coming Saturday.
3) Granada Hills: Decent opener at Pierce on Thursday, still working on that #5 spot. Through 4 runners could be right there with top 2, after that they lose big points as of right now.
4) Taft: Should be running at Sac, have tough West Valley League battles coming up. Decent depth but will have tough battle against Granada for the league title. Tough duo up front leads them.
5) Marshall: Solid group but with no front runner, chance at podium is up for grabs. Top 5 gap of around a minute helps.
6) Bravo: Nice marks from Wednesday dual at Elysian puts them into the top 10, for now. Meet this Saturday at Bell Gardens should be a good test to see if they can move into medal contention in 6 weeks.
7) Santee: No invites until Sac, but has look much improved over last year and gap of slightly over a minute could keep them in the hunt for hardware.
8) Polytechnic:: Ran decent at tough Kenny Staub last week, will have battle in league with Monroe.
9) Birmingham: Looked good on Thursday, but only 3rd in tough West Valley right now. Making City Finals might be best case scenario right now.
10) El Camino Real: Inconsistent so far, but nice run at Woodbridge keeps them in top 10, for now.
Outside looking in: Bell and Monroe.
Individuals: Marissa Williams (Palisades) cruised to a sub 19:00 effort on the tough Kenny Hahn course last week. No super performances last couple of weeks, so Marsh (Pali), Nunez (SP), Alch (Taft), and Realegeno (Granada) still look to be fighting it out for 2nd place.
1) El Camino Real: Another nice effort today in winning at Castaic keeps the Conquistadores at the top. Last year’s frosh/soph champs seem to be developing nicely in quest for first City title in XC.
2) Marshall: New transfer student has Barristers hoping for a team trip to Fresno in less than two months. They have been very solid last few years, will this be the year they finally get that elusive City title?
3) Palisades: Nice development by young talent has Dolphins looking at the possibility of both teams qualifying for State. Dolphins developing good depth, too.
4) Santee: No big meets on fast courses yet, so times are slower than other teams right behind them. Falcons are always tough at end of year, believe that Sac is only invite left for them.
5) San Pedro: Nice 28 second gap at South Bay Cup shows much improved depth. Kircher looked much better on Thursday to win meet, and he was #6 man a week earlier in first race back.
6) Granada Hills: Nice Pierce College debut on Thursday moves the Highlanders up to 6th, and depth is looking better.
7) Monroe: Solid team, should win league title easily. Last invite will be Mt Sac. Hardware by last November is a definite possibility.
8) Birmingham: Super duo up front will give them low points, but if #4 and 5 are still over 17:00, it will be tough to get some hardware at City.
9) Venice: Luevano is looking great, but Gondos another team that needs to develop #4-5 for a shot at top 5. Will need top effort at league finals to beat Dolphins.
10) Taft: Toreadors are 4th in West Valley as of right now, but will be ready to go in November. They’ll have to be at best just to make City Finals
Individuals: Hector Garcia (Marshall) is favorite as of now, but Luevano (Venice) has been very solid so far. Alexander (Birm) is still trying to return to his city championship form, and Cucuta (Granada) continues to impress.