CMC Championships, 11/12/08
College of Mendocino, 3.1 Miles
 

The 2008 edition of the Coastal Mountain Championships had something for everyone… perfect 
weather, slightly overcast with a cooling breeze, a challenging course, the 3.1 mile layout 
with numerous hills over dirt trails and grass and one of the most hotly contested fields 
in recent memory.  The Varsity Girls’ race was led from start to finish by Sonoma Academy’s 
Grace Hafner, undefeated in CMC dual meets this season.  The team race was won by a close 
knit group of five girls from Santa Rosa Christian whose point total edged Sonoma Academy 
63 to 72, the team time was even close as SRC prevailed by a scant 15 seconds. (2:03:28 to 
2:03:43).  Rincon Valley Christian edged Middletown 83 to 95 as the Southern half of the 
Conference took the first three places.  

In the complex scoring for the North and South CMC pennants, Sonoma held off Santa Rosa 
Christian 39 to 44 to win the CMC South, while Cloverdale edged Middletown 37 to 51 for the 
North title.  Santa Rosa Christian, Sonoma Academy, and Rincon Valley Christian are hopeful 
of landing a spot at the Division 5 State Meet finals as they compete for the 4th and last 
qualifying position at next week’s Sectional Finals at Hayward.  The first three places are 
considered a lock for University, College Prep, and Marin Academy, with Uni and CP ranked 
in the top ten in the state among D-5 schools and Marin close behind.  As many as 7 schools 
including the 3 teams from the CMC will vie for the coveted 4th position and a trip to 
Woodward Park for the state finals.  

The Varsity Boys’ race was led from start to finish by Skylar Thomas of Mendocino, but the 
team race was captured by Willits, a Division IV school, edging the previously undefeated 
team from Santa Rosa Christian, in a mild upset 71-74.  The Boys’ team race was a real 
donnybrook with five teams finishing within 15 points of each other and all 5 team times 
within 2 minutes of each other.  Willits prevailed in the all important point totals, 
winning the conference meet and the league pennant for the CMC North, while Santa Rosa 
Christian won the Southern pennant  in a nail-biter over Rincon Valley Christian.  As  the 
schools move on to the Sections, SRC, Upper Lake, RVC, and Cloverdale will battle for the 
5th and final State meet berth at Hayward with St. Joseph’s, Lick Wilmerding, and Marin Academy.

SRC dominated the JV competition with a perfect score of 15 for the first 5 team positions, 
as Willits edged Clear Lake for 2nd 55-56.  Garik Badalans of SRC led from the beginning.

Notes
Skylar Thomas, Mendocino's first ever known winner. Records back to 1973.
Grace Hafner, Sonoma Academy, defending champ
First-ever CMC title for Santa Rosa Christian girls.
 

Varsity Boys All-Conference CMC 2008                                   Team Standings

 

1.  Skylar Thomas   Mendocino                18:03                     1. Willits       71          7- 8-12-20-24                1:39:10
2.  Brandon Hicks   Santa Rosa Christian     18:30                     2. SRC           74          1- 2-19-25-27                1:38:08
3.  Justin Watkins  Santa Rosa Christian     18:32                     3. Upper Lake    85          4-13-15-22-31                1:39:54
4.  Sergio Cardenas Cloverdale               18:53                     4. RVC           86          9-11-14-23-29                1:39:47
5.  James Lolonis   Upper Lake               19:10                     5. Cloverdale    86          3- 5-10-26-42                1:40:08
6.  Jesse Lee       Cloverdale               19:18                     6. Sonoma A.    132          6-18-21-39-48                1:43:28  
7.  Jonathan Izen   Sonoma Academy           19:24                     7. St. Vincents 164         16-17-35-40-56                1:46:12
8.  Sam Harrison    Willits                  19:29                     8. Middletown   209         28-33-44-50-54                1:49:36
9.  Valle Rogers    Willits                  19:29                     9. Clear Lake   239         36-45-51-52-55                1:52:13
10. Evan LaBruzzo   Rincon Valley Christian  19:30                     10.Ft. Bragg    264         38-46-47-65-68                1:57:25
11. Jesus Cardenas  Cloverdale               19:34                     11.Lower Lake   291         49-53-62-63-64                1:59:52
12. Jonathan Edens  Rincon Valley Christian  19:34                     12. St. Helena  Inc. 
13. Chris Orr       Willits                  19:35                     13. Mendocino   Inc.
14. Michael Dolan   Upper Lake               19:40
15. Stephan Cann    Rincon Valley Christian  19:40                     

CMC North                               CMC South
1.  Willits    38                       1. Santa Rosa Christian    40
2.  Upper Lake 45(21)                   2. Rincon Valley Christian 42
3.  Cloverdale 45(23)                   3. Sonoma Academy          63

 

Varsity Girls All-Conference CMC 2008                                         Team Standings

1.    Grace Hafner          Sonoma Academy          21:48                     1. SRC           63         3- 7-16-17-20                2:03:28
2.    Miriam Lane           Middletown              22:10                     2. Sonoma A.     72         1- 4- 6-15-46                2:03:43
3.    Noelle Hosler         Santa Rosa Christian    22:35                     3. RVC           83         8-10-19-22-24                2:07:09
4.    Savannah Turley       Sonoma Academy          22:44                     4. Cloverdale    95         5- 9-23-25-33                2:08:16
5.    Whitney Edens         Cloverdale              23:01                     5. Middletown   117         2-18-21-35-41                2:13:18
6.    Bonnie Campbell       Sonoma Academy          23:02                     6. St. Vincents 134        11-13-27-34-49                2:17:27
7.    Beka Jackson          Santa Rosa Christian    23:16                     7. Ft. Bragg    148        12-28-30-38-40                2:18:43
8.    Atalie Halpin         Rincon Valley Christian 23:38                     8. Clear Lake   163        14-31-32-42-44                2:21:10
9.    Ashley Burns          Upper Lake              23:42                     9. Lower Lake   222        29-39-47-53-54                2:34:32
10.   Diana Martinez        Cloverdale              23:54                     10.Upper Lake   Inc.
11.   Alicia Kruger         Rincon Valley Christian 24:29                     11. St. Helena  Inc.
12.   Kelly Knies           St. Vincents            24:30                     12. Willits     Inc.
13.   Alexandra Sciocchetti Ft. Bragg               25:20                    
14.   Maddie Wilmott        St. Vincents            25:30                     CMC North                  CMC South
15.   Jessica Hensen        Clear Lake              25:31                     1. Cloverdale 37           1. Sonoma A.  39
                                                                              2. Middletown 51           2. SRC        44
                                                                              3. Ft. Bragg  64           3. RVC        57

 

JV Boys                                                                   Team Standings

1.       Garik Badalans    Santa Rosa Christian  20:41                     1. Santa Rosa Christian   15           1-2- 3- 4- 5                1:49:28
2.       Ryan Carrillo     Santa Rosa Christian  21:23                     2. Willits                55           8-9-11-13-14                2:04:31
3.       Jess McCafferty   Santa Rosa Christian  22:10                     3. Clear Lake             56           6-7-12-15-16                2:04:28
4.       Spencer Peterson  Santa Rosa Christian  22:18
5.       Angel Aguilar     St. Helena            22:48

 

Submitted by Harry Skandera – Coach- Santa Rosa Christian