Carrillo boys, Santa Rosa girls claim NBL meet

By RICHARD J. MARCUS
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Amid nearly seven hours of team competition, one of the premier individual events at Friday’s North Bay League Track and Field Championships came down to a duel under the lights at Rancho Cotate stadium in the girls’ 200-meter sprint. The much-anticipated race was one of a multitude of events that made up the pursuit for team NBL titles.

The overall NBL varsity boys’ championship went to Maria Carrillo, which won both the regular season and Friday’s event with 144 points. Rancho Cotate finished second with 73 points. The final team scoring was Maria Carrillo 144, Rancho Cotate 73, Casa Grande 72, Windsor 63, Cardinal Newman 51, Ukiah 34, Santa Rosa 32, Montgomery 25.

The NBL varsity girls’ competition ended with league co-champions — regular-season champion Maria Carrillo and Santa Rosa, winner of Friday’s event. The scoring for the NBL girls’ championships was Santa Rosa 149, Maria Carrillo 110, Montgomery 61, Casa Grande 61, Windsor 59, Ukiah 31, Cardinal Newman 17, Rancho Cotate 5.

“We haven’t had any problems at all with this event, which I’m grateful for,” Rancho coach John Anderson said. “We had good performances, good times and good distances. That’s what you expect at this time of year.”

Individually, the women’s varsity 200-meter race featured the two best female sprinters in the Redwood Empire — Montgomery’s Jackie Chalmers and Santa Rosa’s Sadia Ibrahim. Chalmers won the race with a 26.11-second mark followed by Ibrahim with a 27.00 mark.

The difference was the start. Chalmers burst out of the blocks in Lane 4 while Ibrahim in Lane 5 had an uncharacteristically slow start, which cost her any chance to win the race.

“Sadia was left in the blocks. She took a bad first step and didn’t explode out of there,” Santa Rosa coach Doug Courtemarche said. “Chalmers ran a terrific race. She is a very talented runner.”

“I had a good start, which is something I have been working on,” Chalmers said. “I didn’t feel her (Ibrahim) next to me but I knew she was right behind me and it made me run faster.”

Both girls are seniors and leaders for their respective teams. Chalmers will run in the fall for UCSD and Ibrahim for UCLA. But in the immediate future the duo will likely face off again in the upcoming Redwood Empire championships, which begin next Saturday at Santa Rosa High. The girls could meet up again the following weekend at the North Coast Section championships at UC Berkeley’s Edwards Stadium. The last stop, if either qualifies, is the California state championships in three weeks.

Ibrahim’s specialty is the 800 meters, which she handily won with a time of 2:14.51, a few minutes before running the 200 meters. “The 200 is not really my race and I tried to give it my best. I’m content with my race,” Ibrahim said. “I’m still working on my starts.”

Chalmers’ specialty is the 400 meters, which she easily won earlier Friday evening with a 57.17 time. Chalmers set the Montgomery school record for the 400 earlier this year with a 56.93 mark.

“Getting the school record for Montgomery a few weeks ago was very rewarding,” Chalmers said. “Medaling at the NCS is another goal to look forward to.”

“Jackie has improved every single year and she works very hard. She is a coach’s dream,” Montgomery coach Alan Bursch said. “The last 100 meters of every race she always finishes strong.”

In the girls’ 4×100-meter relay event, Chalmers anchored the Vikings team while Ibrahim anchored the Panthers squad. Santa Rosa (50.61) won the event, while Windsor and Montgomery tied for second place (50.95).

“I love the 4×100 relay race,” Ibrahim said. “I love my team. Everything about that race is fun.”

The two fierce competitors, both four-year varsity starters, have faced each other in individual sprint events three times previously this year. Ibrahim beat Chalmers in the 200 meters in the Big Cat Invitational earlier this year at Santa Rosa High. Chalmers beat Ibrahim in the 400 meters at the Stanford Invitational while Ibrahim won the 400 meters over Chalmers at the Woody Wilson Invitational at UC Davis.

Both girls would not classify their competition as a rivalry but agreed that competing head-to-head was an advantage.

“It is fun having Jackie in the race because she pushes me to go faster,” Ibrahim said. “She has this drive when she gets in the final 100 meters. She is so beautiful to watch.”

Chalmers returned the compliment.

“Sadia looks absolutely effortless when she runs, I’ve always admired that,” Chalmers said. “I didn’t realize this race (200 meters versus Ibrahim) was so anticipated. It will be fun to have more competitions with her.”

NBL track finals

Friday

At Rancho Cotate High School, Rohnert Park

Varsity results (Top 3 — see complete results at running.blogs.pressdemocrat.com)

BOYS

Team Rankings

1. Maria Carrillo 144

2. Rancho Cotate 73

3. Casa Grande 72

4. Windsor 63

5. Cardinal Newman 51

6. Ukiah 34

7. Santa Rosa 32

8. Montgomery 25

100 Meter Dash

Finals (Top 3)

1. David Forman, 12, Rancho Cotate, 11.08

2. Hugh Pegan, 11, Ukiah, 11.17

3. Beau Muster, 12, Cardinal Newman, 11.34

200 Meter Dash

Finals (Top 3)

1. Herbie Polk, 12, Maria Carrillo, 22.29

2. Hugh Pegan, 11, Ukiah, 22.29

3. David Forman, 12, Rancho Cotate, 22.64

400 Meter Dash

Finals (Top 3)

1. Herbie Polk, 12, Maria Carrillo, 48.34

2. Dante Hay, 11, Maria Carrillo, 49.92

3. Dontae Garcia, 12, Maria Carrillo, 50.20

800 Meter Run

Finals (Top 3)

1. Dante Hay, 11, Maria Carrillo, 1:56.15

2. Cameron Long, 11, Montgomery, 2:00.65

3. Zach Price, 11, Windsor, 2:01.70

1600 Meter Run

Finals (Top 3)

1. Ryan Anderson, 11, Maria Carrillo, 4:23.70

2. Cristian Nazarek, 12, Santa Rosa, 4:24.34

3. Nicholas Rauch, 10, Casa Grande, 4:24.62

3200 Meter Run

Finals (Top 3)

1. Paul Holden, 12, Ukiah, 9:32.16

2. Ryan Anderson, 11, Maria Carrillo, 9:37.40

3. Harrison Luft, 12, Maria Carrillo, 9:45.06

110 Meter Hurdles

Finals (Top 3)

1. Nolan Sheahan, 12, Cardinal Newman, 15.90

2. Alex Netherda, 10, Maria Carrillo, 15.90

3. Geddi Tavares, 10, Windsor, 16.30

300 Meter Hurdles

Finals (Top 3)

1. Alex Netherda, 10, Maria Carrillo, 40.38

2. DJ Russell, 11, Maria Carrillo, 42.77

3. Mason Long, 11, Maria Carrillo, 42.93

4×100 Meter Relay

Finals (Top 3)

1. Maria Carrillo, 42.70

2. Rancho Cotate, 43.17

3. Casa Grande, 44.97

4×400 Meter Relay

Finals (Top 3)

1. Maria Carrillo, 3:27.57

2. Montgomery, 3:29.42

3. Santa Rosa, 3:31.27

High Jump

Finals (Top 3)

1. Brycen Poarch, 12, Casa Grande, 6-04.00

2. Justin Zinnerman, 10, Rancho Cotate, 6-04.00

3. Hunter Straub, 10, Windsor, 6-00.00

Pole Vault

Finals (Top 3)

1. Andy Kotval, 12, Windsor, 14-04.00

2. Alex Graham, 11, Maria Carrillo, 13-00.00

3. Alex Kotval, 11, Windsor, 12-06.00

Long Jump

Finals (Top 3)

1. Brycen Poarch, 12, Casa Grande, 22-03.50

2. Tariq Burton, 12, Rancho Cotate, 21-05.25

3. Beau Muster, 12, Cardinal Newman, 21-01.25

Triple Jump

Finals (Top 3)

1. Brycen Poarch, 12, Casa Grande, 45-04.25

2. Juwan Morales, 11, Rancho Cotate, 45-02.00

3. Carlos Franco, 10, Rancho Cotate, 42-05.00

Shot Put

Finals (Top 3)

1. Nolan Nagle, 12, Cardinal Newman, 53-02.00

2. Damian Salinas, 12, Windsor, 48-11.50

3. Caleb Lundquist, 11, Casa Grande, 47-11.00

Discus Throw

Finals (Top 3)

1. Nolan Nagle, 12, Cardinal Newman, 158-05

2. Caleb Lundquist, 11, Casa Grande, 152-00

3. Damian Salinas, 12, Windsor, 141-05

GIRLS

Team Rankings

1. Santa Rosa 149

2. Maria Carrillo 110

t3. Casa Grande 61

t3. Montgomery 61

5. Windsor 59

6. Ukiah 31

7. Cardinal Newman 17

8. Rancho Cotate 5

Note: Santa Rosa and Maria Carrillo share pennant based on finals points plus dual points.

100 Meter Dash

Finals (Top 3)

1. Nicole Kemper, 11, Windsor, 12.88

2. Annette Sutton, 11, Santa Rosa, 12.94

3. Kayla Holland, 12, Ukiah, 13.03

200 Meter Dash

Finals (Top 3)

1. Jackie Chalmers, 12, Montgomery, 26.11

2. Sadia Ibrahim, 12, Santa Rosa, 27.00

3. Annette Sutton, 11, Santa Rosa, 27.18

400 Meter Dash

Finals (Top 3)

1. Jackie Chalmers, 12, Montgomery, 57.17

2. Brynna Thigpen, 12, Maria Carrillo, 62.06

3. Claire Greco, 12, Maria Carrillo, 63.48

800 Meter Run

Finals (Top 3)

1. Sadia Ibrahim, 12, Santa Rosa, 2:14.51

2. Ileana Moon, 9, Casa Grande, 2:18.63

3. Juliana Mendez, 12, Windsor, 2:23.35

1600 Meter Run

Finals (Top 3)

1. Juliana Mendez, 12, Windsor, 5:11.88

2. Delaney White, 9, Santa Rosa, 5:14.47

3. Saskia Van Ommeren-Egber, 9, Casa Grande, 5:19.78

3200 Meter Run

Finals (Top 3)

1. Andrea Natoli, 10, Maria Carrillo, 11:33.76

2. Delaney White, 9, Santa Rosa, 11:33.90

3. Cecilia Avelar, 9, Maria Carrillo, 11:39.74

100 Meter Hurdles

Finals (Top 3)

1. Brittney Kozenko, 11, Santa Rosa, 16.37

2. Amanda Morton, 12, Windsor, 16.63

3. Courtney Accurso, 11, Casa Grande, 16.77

300 Meter Hurdles

Finals (Top 3)

1. Stephanie Fernandez, 10, Montgomery, 47.90

2. Mackenzie Segraves, 11, Maria Carrillo, 48.22

3. Courtney Accurso, 11, Casa Grande, 48.73

4×100 Meter Relay

Finals (Top 3)

1. Santa Rosa, 50.61

2. Windsor, 50.95

3. Montgomery, 50.95

4×400 Meter Relay

Finals (Top 3)

1. Maria Carrillo, 4:07.82

2. Montgomery, 4:08.61

3. Santa Rosa, 4:13.52

High Jump

Finals (Top 3)

1. Morgan Bertsch, 11, Santa Rosa, 5-06.00

2. Allegra Von Arx, 11, Santa Rosa, 4-10.00

t3. Taylor Cerini, 12, Maria Carrillo, 4-10.00

t3. Kayleigh Mattoon, 12, Cardinal Newman, 4-10.00

Pole Vault

Finals (Top 3)

1. Jordan Codding, 11, Santa Rosa, 9-00.00

2. Claire Greco, 12, Maria Carrillo, 8-06.00

t3. Sarah Catching, 9, Santa Rosa, 7-06.00

t3. Sienna Lish, 12, Santa Rosa, 7-06.00

Long Jump

Finals (Top 3)

1. Kate Mayfield, 12, Ukiah, 16-00.75

2. Eva King, 11, Casa Grande, 15-07.75

3. Paige VanDenburg, 11, Maria Carrillo, 15-07.50

Triple Jump

Finals (Top 3)

1. Paige VanDenburg, 11, Maria Carrillo, 34-02.00

2. MeiLi Bartholome, 11, Montgomery, 33-03.50

3. Eva King 11, Casa Grande, 33-02.00

Shot Put

Finals (Top 3)

1. Louise Shurvinton-Bradle, 12, Santa Rosa, 37-05.00

2. Allyson Milone, 11, Ukiah, 36-02.50

3. Lara Ryzanych, 12, Cardinal Newman, 35-01.50

Discus Throw

Finals (Top 3)

1. Kathleen Durand, 12, Maria Carrillo, 129-02

2. Louise Shurvinton-Bradle, 12, Santa Rosa, 110-03

3. Nicole Purter, 12, Windsor, 109-09

MORE RESULTS

To read the complete results, including junior varsity, please visit running.blogs.pressdemocrat.com.

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