I started putting together info on the upcoming season below but then the PD wanted a story which you can see here.

Still the stuff below may be interesting to some.

First though a look at Spring Lake.
The Spring Lake course is the oldest and most used course in Sonoma County. It has been used since 1988. This year all three league finals are scheduled to be run there, NBL, SCL & CMC.
Casa coach Carl Triola has a cool little app called MapMyRun. When he uses it on his runs it tells him about how far he ran, time, pace, calories burned and shows him a map of where he ran with splits and elevation changes. I asked Carl if he would run the Spring Lake course for me to see what it would show. Official distance for the course is 3.05 miles. MapMyRun estimated it at 3.11 the day he ran. What I liked was looking at the elevation changes. It’s not perfect but still fun to look at. See below. The course will be used Wednesday for the Super Septo meet and then the 2 mile version for the Viking Opener on Saturday.

Girls
Notes on 2012 preview

SONOMA COUNTY LEAGUE

2012 SCL returning times from 2011, how they ended up in 2012

102:10 Petaluma, 104:27-1st in finals

107:49 Analy, incomplete

111:09 Piner, 106:07-3rd in finals but won pennant off dual wins.

incomplete Sonoma Valley, 104:21-2nd in finals

incomplete Healdsburg 123:26-4th in finals

El Molino, Elsie Allen incomplete both years.

Fastest Individual returners in SCL from 2011, how they ended up in 2012

4 Ohanlon, Jessica 9 Petaluma 19:03, 7th 20:30

7 Foster, Molly 10 Analy 19:35, 1st 19:15

NBL12 Villa, Mayra 10 Piner 19:42, 6th 20:15

11 Bernard, Liza 9 Petaluma 19:50, dnc

12 Biaggi, Gianna 11 Sonoma 19:54, 8th 20:32

13 Behen, Audrey 10 Petaluma 20:02, dnc

14 Lynch, Hailey 11 Petaluma 20:17, 15th 21:33

15 Purcell, Rita 11 Analy 20:22, 5th 20:02

16 Cenci, Hannah 11 Sonoma 20:22, 2nd 19:20

17 Barragan, Maria 11 Healdsburg 20:37, 10th 20:44

Fastest Individual returners in SCL from 2012

1 Foster, Molly 11 Analy 19:15

3 Romero, Paloma 11 Piner 19:48

6 Villa, Mayra 11 Piner 20:15

7 O’Hanlon, Jessica 10 Petaluma 20:30

9 Stypa, Sarah 9 Petaluma 20:39

16 Libbey, Maddy 9 Sonoma 21:40

19 Roper, Alison 9 Petaluma 22:02

1JV Broudy, Kiara 11 Analy 22:23

20 Villagomez, Diana 9 Piner 22:29

21 Munoz, Zuley 9 Piner 22:42

2013 SCL returning times from 2012

108:13 Piner, had 13 non-Seniors compete in 2012 finals

Not a single other SCL team in 2012 finals had 5 non-Seniors compete in 2012 finals.

Analy and El Molino had 4, Petaluma & Sonoma 3, Healdsurg & Elsie Allen 2 each.

NORTH BAY LEAGUE

2012 NBL returning times from 2011, how they ended up in 2012

96:16 Maria Carrillo 95:13 1st in finals

99:24 Casa Grande 96:54 2nd

106:13 Santa Rosa 106:41 5th

108:00 Windsor 102:17 3rd

108:13 Montgomery 104:58 4th

116:24 Cardinal Newman 107:52 6th

118:39 Rancho Cotate 111:00 7th

Incom. Ukiah Incomplete

Fastest Individual returners in NBL from 2011, how they ended up in 2012

2 Lauren Kraus, 11, Maria Carrillo 18:16, dnc

3 Andrea Natoli, 9, Maria Carrillo 18:17, 7th 19:08

SCL2 Ashley Moffett, 11 Casa Grande 18:18, 4th 18:46

SCL3 Victoria Tomaszewski, 10 Windsor 18:41, 6th 19:00

4 Brynna Thigpen, 11, Maria Carrillo 18:50, 2nd 18:20

SCL6 Chloe Hall, 11 Casa Grande 19:07, 8th 19:10

6 Sadia Ibrahim, 11 Santa Rosa 19:11, dnc

SCL8 Hannah Haley, 10 Windsor 19:37, 3rd 18:22

SCL10 Andrea Gonzalez, 9 Casa Grande 19:40, 11th 19:23

13 Sarah Withers, 10 Santa Rosa 20:08, 27th 21:26

Fastest Individual returners in NBL from 2012

1 White, Delany 9 Santa Rosa 18:17

3 Haley, Hannah 11 Windsor 18:22

5 Breedlove, Shaz 10 Maria Carrillo 18:57

6 Tomaszewski, Victoria 11 Windsor 19:00

7 Natoli, Andrea 10 Maria Carrillo 19:08

9 Van Ommeren-Egberts, Sas 9 Casa Grande 19:11

10 Avelar, Cecilia 9 Maria Carrillo 19:13

11 Gonzalez, Andrea 10 Casa Grande 19:23

12 Palladino, Shannon 10 Maria Carrillo 19:35

13 Cichosz, Shawn 10 Maria Carrillo 19:45

JV1 Ahern, Allie 9 Maria Carrillo 19:55

14 Ruiz, Erika 11 Rancho Cotate 19:56

JV2 Perry, Samantha 10 Maria Carrillo 19:56

2013 NBL returning times from 2012

.95:13 Maria Carrillo

100:27 Casa Grande

107:52 Cardinal Newman

108:19 Windsor

109:23 Santa Rosa

111:00 Rancho Cotate

111:33 Montgomery

114:18 Ukiah