CROSS COUNTRY 2013

What’s New - NCS Dublin Results    Hayward High School All-Time List    NCS Evaluation Form    NCS Complete Results    Practice Calendar (updated 11/10/13)    NCS Rankings 11/7/13    New Balance Local Heroes


*Awards Banquet Date Change - Saturday, December 14 - 5:00 PM - DHS Student Union*


Schmidt 9th, Boys Team Time Fastest in DHS History!

November 23, 2013 - NCS Championships - Hayward High School, Hayward - The Dublin Gaels Cross Country Team capped off their amazing season with another historic performance at the North Coast Section Championships.  The Girls Team ran to the second fastest team time in Dublin High School history and had many all-time performances - juniors Karina Gurusiddaiah (21:26 - #9 Junior) and Annalisa Watson (20:52 - #4 Junior) and sophomores Nicole Chen (20:46 - #8 Sophomore), Gabrielle Gamboa (19:24 - #6 All-Time & #3 Sophomore) and Lilian Kim (21:44 - #12 Sophomore).  The Boys Team stamped their way into the DHS record book, running the fastest team time in school history by nearly two minutes!  It is interesting to note that the previous record holding team of 2007 featured the likes of James Attarian (2007 CIF Division 3 State Champion) and Jeremy Grace (2007 CIF Division 3 State Medalist).  Not only that, but their 5th place finish was the highest place since 1999. They were lead by medalist junior Zachary Schmidt, who became the first boy Gael since Attarian and Grace to medal at NCS.  His 9th place finish in 15:52 is good for #5 AT and #3 Junior and was one spot away from qualifying for the CIF State Championships.  To round out the historic team were seniors Garret Garcia (16:30 - #13 AT & #6 Senior) and Ryland Lyons (16:15 - #8 AT & #3 Senior); junior David Yeshiwas (17:03 - #10 Junior); sophomores Anders Colwell (16:53 - #7 Sophomore) and Davis Zamboanga (16:34 - #14 AT & #2 Sophomore); and freshman Anirudh Surapaneni (16:58 - #2 Freshman).  NCS Dublin Results    Hayward High School All-Time List    NCS Complete Results    NCS Evaluation Form


Schmidt 1st Team All-DFAL; Register Medals

November 9, 2013 - DFAL Championships - Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Pleasanton - 1:00 PM - Story to come.......  DFAL Complete Results    DFAL Evaluation Form


Boys Now Ranked 3rd in NCS D2, Girls Still “On the Bubble”

November 7, 2013 - On the eve of the Diablo Foothill Athletic League Championships, the Boys team have slid up a slot to 3rd since the last posting on October 2 after winning the Artichoke Invitational and taking a strong third at the Roughrider Invitational.  The Girls Team is still hanging around with their “on the bubble” ranking and with three spots available to qualify for the CIF State Championships, anything can happen!  NCS Rankings 11/7/13


Kim & Tokunaga 2 Minute Improvement vs. 9/25

October 30, 2013 - DFAL Center Meet #2 - Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Pleasanton - 3:30 PM - Running in their final tuneup before the Diablo Foothill Athletic League Championships, the Dublin Gaels continue to gain ground with huge strides on the competition.  Junior Cameron Tokunaga (13:40.9 - 2:06 improvement) and sophomore Lilian Kim (22:08.0 - 2:10 improvement) both took more than 2 minutes off of their times from the first DFAL Center Meet on September 25!  In total, 23 Gael harriers improved their performances.  Senior Ryland Lyons (13th - 16:17.7 - 0:13 improvement) and junior Zachary Schmidt (9th - 16:00.5) both enjoyed top 15 finishes, putting themselves in serious contention for all-league berths next week.  DFAL #2 Dublin Results    DFAL #2 Complete Results (w/ FSB times added)    DFAL #2 Evaluation Form


October 20, 2013 - SeeDubRun - Dublin High School, Dublin - This Sunday, October 20, Dublin Unified School District is hosting a wellness fair and 5k run/walk with proceeds supporting DUSD Wellness, Anti-Bullying and Character Education programs entitled SeeDubRun at Dublin High School and they are in need of 50 volunteers from our cross country program.  We do apologize for the tardiness of asking for volunteers, but we just received today the final tallies and schedule of how many and when the volunteers are needed.  The cross country team is also expected to benefit from the proceeds of this event.  We will need 10 volunteers on Saturday afternoon from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, 20 volunteers on Sunday morning from 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM, and 20 volunteers on Sunday morning from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.  Since this is a running event put on by our district and since we are a running sport, it would be great if our cross country program can pull together enough volunteers to help make this event a successful one.  We have also asked our student athletes to volunteer as well.  If you have the time to volunteer, please sign up.  We know this is last minute but we can make this happen!  SeeDubRun Volunteer Link


Frosh/Soph Boys 2nd; G. Gamboa, Salud, Schmidt & Sweeney Medal

October 17-18, 2013 - Roughrider Invitational - Woodward Park, Fresno - In what is becoming a reoccurring theme, the Dublin Gaels Cross Country team continue to bring home the hardware, no matter how far they have to travel to get it!  The Frosh/Soph Boys for the 4th invitational in a row medaled, taking 2nd place at the prestigious Roughrider Invitational at Woodward Park, the same venue as the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships, against nearly 80 high schools from the state.  They were led by individual medalists freshman Jeremiah Salud (11th - 12:22.2) and sophomore Daniel Sweeney (16th - 12:30.7) and had scoring contributions from sophomore Ulises Jimenez (12:50.8) and freshmen Rafael Gamboa (12:59.5), Nikhil Gurusiddaiah (12:57.4), Matthew Koay (12:50.0) and Trent Wakaluk (13:08.5).  Making the medals even sweeter was that they knocked off league rival Campolindo off of the medal stand!  Other medalists throughout the day for the Gaels were junior Zachary Schmidt (5th Varsity Boys - 16:24) and sophomore Gabrielle Gamboa (25th Varsity Girls - 20:50) while junior Aleia Villanueva (27:43) had over a 2 minute improvement from 2012 and sophomore Grant Lemen improved 1:26 vs. ’12.  The Varsity Boys Team were one place away from a team medal, taking 3rd.  Roughrider Dublin Results    Roughrider Complete Results    Roughrider Evaluation Form


**Varsity Boys Artichoke Champions!**

*Frosh Boys 2nd; 9 Medal*

October 5, 2013 - Artichoke Invitational - Half Moon Bay High School, Half Moon Bay - 1:00 PM - There is a theme brewing halfway through the cross country season - when the Dublin Gaels race, they come to win!  The Varsity Boys Team claimed their second invitational championship in a row, defeating a tough field over 40 high schools from California and Nevada and even a tougher course that featured hurdling over hay bales and Coach’s infamous hill with an “undefined slope”!  Junior Zachary Schmidt continues to lead this triumphant group, medaling in 4th with a time of 12:17 over the 2.33 mile course.  Joining him for the 2nd invite in a row on the medal stand was senior Ryland Lyons (20th - 13:10).  But team championships are won from the back scorers, and Dublin showed the toughest grit as 4 of the next 5 Gaels had to start nearly 10 meters behind the front 3 of every team, putting them in 100th place at the start!  Overcoming this enormous obstacle were senior Garrett Garcia (13:38) and a quartet of sophomores - Anders Colwell (13:26), Quinn Heinbaugh (13:34), Grant Lemen (13:37) and Davis Zamboanga (13:24).  They weren’t the only Gaels earning hardware - the Frosh Boys Team finished a close 2nd and featured 4 medalists - Rafael Gamboa (16th - 15:18), Matthew Koay (6th - 14:36), Jeremiah Salud (5th - 14:35) and Trent Wakaluk (20th - 15:26).  Other medal winners were senior Balkirat Sahota (Varsity “B” Boys - 14:19), junior Matthew Register (3rd Varsity “B” Boys - 13:42) and sophomore Gabrielle Gamboa (15th Varsity Girls - 15:41).  Artichoke Dublin Results    Artichoke Complete Results    Artichoke Post Race Evaluation


Boys Ranked 4th in NCS D2; Girls “On the Bubble”

October 2, 2013 - After winning the Farmer Invitational, the Dublin Gaels Boys Cross Country Team have earned their place among the best in the North Coast Section, being ranked 4th in Division 2 by the Cross Country Express.  Surprisingly, they are ranked behind Livermore, a team they defeated by nearly 50 points at said Farmer Invitational.  Joining them among the rankings after their shocking 4th place finish at Farmer was the Girls Team, who were mentioned as a “bubble” team.  Congratulations Gaels!  NCS Division Rankings 10/2/13


Gamboa, Heinbaugh, Lemen & Schmidt Top 10

September 25, 2013 - DFAL Center Meet #1 - Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Pleasanton - 3:30 PM - Running in their second race in five days, the Gaels opened their Diablo Foothill Athletic League season running extremely tough, featuring 4 individuals finishing in the top 10.  In a league with 3 schools currently ranked in the top 10 in California, the Gaels did not back down.  Junior Zachary Schmidt had the highest placing, taking 3rd in the Varsity Boys race, covering the 2.95 mile course in 15:51.6.  Sophomore Gabrielle Gamboa led the way for the Varsity Girls, taking 10th in 19:27.4.  The Frosh Soph Boys Team continues to stay hot, with sophomores Quinn Heinbaugh (6th - 10:58.2) and Grant Lemen (7th - 11:05.8) also enjoying top 10 finishes.  DFAL #1 Dublin Results    DFAL #1 Complete Results    DFAL #1 Post Race Evaluation


**Varsity Boys & Frosh/Soph Boys Champions!**

*Heinbaugh Victorious, Gamboa Breaks Sophomore Record, 10 Medal*

September 21, 2013 - Farmer Invitational - Hayward High School, Hayward - Racing at the site of the North Coast Section Championships, the Gaels showed that they will be ready to bring it come championships season!  The Frosh/Soph Boys Team got it started off in grand fashion, absolutely crushing the field in their section (the “overall” results were compiled from two seperate races) and also winning the “overall” race.  Sophomore Quinn Heinbaugh showed he cannot only run through screen doors unscathed, but he can run through every one of his opponents, winning his race in 11:10.6, which is good for #8 All-Time and #5 Frosh/Soph.  Classmate Daniel Sweeney (11th - 11:42) and freshman Matthew Koay (15th - 11:51) joined him on the medal stand.  Sophomores Ulises Jimenez (11:54) and Brandon Francisco (12:07) and freshmen Nikhil Gurusiddaiah (12:05) and Jeremiah Salud (11:52) rounded out the scoring seven.  Showing dramatic improvement was freshman Anthony Casasos (14:58), who ran over 6 minutes faster than he did at the on August 29 at the same course!  Senior Thomas Lee (10th - 11:32 - #4 JV) and junior Calvin Loebrich (11th - 11:42 - #6 JV) medaled in the JV boys race while senior Ajay Singh (12:34 - #10 JV) and junior Jesus Jimenez (12:10 - #8 JV) etched their names on the all-time list.  The Varsity Girls Team took 4th lead by sophomore Gabrielle Gamboa (4th - 19:15), whose performance set the DHS sophomore school record and is #4 AT.  The remaining scorers were juniors Karina Gurusiddaiah (21:37 - #9 Junior) and Annalisa Watson (20:49 - #3 Junior) and sophomores Nicole Chen (20:12 - #13 AT & #5 Sophomore) and Lillian Kim (22:00 - #12 Sophomore).  The cherry-on-top was the Varsity Boys Team, who not only won the meet in commanding fashion but knocked off NCS Division 2 2nd ranked Livermore and DFAL rival Miramonte in the process!  Four Gaels Medaled - senior Ryland Lyons (11th - 16:36 - #12 AT & #5 Senior), juniors Zachary Schmidt (3rd - 15:43 - #4 AT & #2 Junior) and David Yeshiwas (9th - 16:28 - #10 AT & #4 Junior), and sophomore Anders Colwell (19th - 16:43 - #4 Sophomore); while 5 more made historic performances - senior Garrett Garcia (16:46 - #7 Senior), junior Matthew Register (17:41 - #11 Junior), sophomores Grant Lemen (17:21 - #8 Sophomore) and Davis Zamboanga (16:49 - #5 Sophomore), and freshman Anirudh Surapaneni (17:20 - #3 Freshman).  Farmer Dublin Results    Hayward High School All-Time List    Farmer Complete Results    Farmer Post Race Evaluation


Frosh/Soph Boys 2nd; A. Colwell, G. Gamboa & Schmidt Medalists

September 14, 2013 - Ed Sias Invitational - Hidden Valley Park, Martinez - In their first official race of the season, the Dublin Gaels came out of the gates swinging for the fences.  Three of the four boys teams enjoyed top 10 finishes, including a 2nd place finish from the Frosh/Soph Boys team.  They were led by individual medalist sophomore Anders Colwell, who took 3rd with a time of 11:00.2 over the 2 mile course.  Note far behind were classmates Davis Zamboanga (11th - 11:23.0), Grant Lemen (23rd - 11:39.3), Quinn Heinbaugh (29th - 11:46.4) and freshman Anirudh Surapaneni (27th - 11:42.6), rounding out the scorers.  Also on the team were sophomore Brandon Francisco (12:51.7) and freshman Matthew Koay (12:50.7).  Junior Zachary Schmidt ran the fastest time of the day for the Gaels, medaling in 6th place in the super competitive Varsity Boys Large Schools race with a fine time of 10:29.2.  Helping the Frosh Boys Team to a 6th place finish and running in their first races for the Gaels were freshmen Chris Song (14:04.9) and Trent Wakaluk (13:00.4).  Also making his debut for Dublin was junior Mateo Ronquillo (15:02.2).  Senior Jillian Colwell was the fastest Lady Gael, coming in at 13:15.3 in the Varsity Girls Large Schools race while sophomore Gabrielle Gamboa brought home some hardware in the Frosh/Soph Girls race, taking 8th in 13:17.8.  Ed Sias Complete Results    Ed Sias Dublin Results    Ed Sias Post Race Evaluation


Colwell Named New Balance Local Heroes Winner

September 3, 2013 - Senior Jillian Colwell has been named a New Balance Local Heroes Winner for her contributions to the community, Dublin High School and our cross country and track and field programs.  Congratulations Jillian!  New Balance Local Heroes


Colwell & Schmidt Winners, Lead Dominating Gaels Performance

August 29, 2013 - Scrimmage vs. Hayward High School - Hayward High School, Hayward - Even though it was only a scrimmage, the Gaels were not going to take it easy on the course that will decide the North Coast Section Championships in November.  Senior Jillian Colwell lead a 1-3 finish for the girls, running the fastest 2-mile time ever for Dublin at the Hayward High School course in 12:48.  Sophomores Gabrielle Gamboa (13:21) and Nicole Chen (13:51 - 1st XC race ever!) rounded out the top 3.  Junior Zachary Schmidt (10:42) lead a dominating boys performance, with the Gaels taking the top 9 places and featuring a spread of a mere 35 seconds for their scoring members.  Also running in their first races for the Gaels were juniors Jesus Jimenez (13:28), Calvin Loebrich (12:27) and Cameron Tokunaga (20:48); sophomores Brandon Francisco (13:01), Miles Hansen-Judd (13:30), Ulises Jimenez (13:15) and Lillian Kim (15:51); and freshmen Anthony Casasos (21:03), Rafael Gamboa (14:14), Nikhil Gurusiddaiah (13:47), Matthew Koay (12:47), Henry Lee (15:00), Jeremiah Salud (13:32) and Anirudh Surapaneni (11:40).  Complete Results    Hayward High School All-Time List    Post 8/29 Scrimmage Evaluation


August 23-25, 2013 - 10th Annual XC Weekend - Forward Motion Sports - Danville - Forward Motion Sports in Danville is offering a 15% discount on the entire purchase when you purchase two pairs of running shoes.  Since our new shoe week is right around the corner (need new shoes beginning the week of September 1) and since you will need racing flats, this could be a great opportunity to save some money (and get some free stuff, while supplies last!).  Forward Motion Sports XC Weekend Flier


August 19, 2013 - 1st Official Practice - The 2013 Athletic Sports Packet must be turned into the student activities office before you are allowed to practice.  Please make the necessary arrangements to make sure this is turned in on time.  Also, please make sure you arrange to register OUTSIDE of the scheduled practice time during our first week of practice.


Boys Ranked 10th OVERALL in NCS in Preseason Poll

August 11, 2013 - The Dublin High School Boys Cross Country Team has been ranked 10th overall regardless of division in the North Coast Section by CrossCountryExpress.com in their preseason poll.  NCS Overall Rankings (8/11/13)


August 7, 2013 - Fall sports physicals are available at Tri-Valley Orthopedics Specialists, Inc. located at 4626 Willow Road, Pleasanton from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM for $35.  Physical form and parent accompany required.  Remember the Athletic Sports Packet is due by the first day of practice on Monday, August 19.  Fall Sports Physical Flyer    2013 Athletic Sports Packet


Humboldt State University Distance Running Camp (*Departure Update 7/20*)

July 28 - August 2, 2013 - HSU Distance Running Camp - Humboldt State University, Arcata - Student athletes are encouraged to sign up for the camp.  Dublin High School student athletes will receive a discounted rate of $500 when they register by writing “Dublin High School” on your registration form.  Coach will be assigning room assignments the closer we get to camp.  Please send in your forms ASAP.  DEPARTURE UPDATE - We will be leaving Dublin High School on Sunday, July 28 at 8:30 AM.  Coach can take 3 student athletes comfortably (4 squeezed).  We will need 5 more seat belts to drive there on Sunday and then another 5 to drive back on Friday.  Please contact Coach to help arrange the carpool.  HSU Distance Running Camp    Schmidt Steeplechase Video From HSU Camp


Joaquin Miller Park Fun Run

July 20, 2013 - Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland - 10:00 AM - The student athletes are to arrive to and from via their own transportation at Joaquin Miller Park by 8:30 AM.  The fun run is 2 miles and is free.  Travel time from Dublin High School is 30 minutes (the park entrance is at Joaquin Miller Rd and Sanborn Dr in Oakland).  Meet Information    JMP Fun Run Results


Cross Country/Track & Field Incoming Freshman Athlete/Parent Information Night

June 10, 2013 - Dublin High School Room J101 - 7:00 PM - Any incoming freshman interested in running cross country in the Fall and or track & field in the Spring, there will be an informational meeting on Monday, June 10 at 7:00 PM in room J-101 at Dublin High School.  The preliminary season schedule, the summer training schedule and other items will be included in the presentation.  Contact Coach Williams at coachchriswilliams@yahoo.com for more information.



June 6, 2013 - Fall sports physicals are available at Tri-Valley Orthopedics Specialists, Inc. located at 4626 Willow Road, Pleasanton from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM for $35.  Physical form and parent accompany required.  Fall Sports Physical Flyer    Physical Form


Cross Country 2013 Student Athlete Meeting

June 6, 2013 - Any interested student athletes in running cross country in the Fall, there will be a meeting on Thursday, June 6 at 2:50 PM in Coach Velez’ room J-101.  The preliminary season schedule, the summer training schedule and other items will be included in the presentation.  See Coach Velez or contact Coach Williams at coachchriswilliams@yahoo.com for more information.