Honor Roll: XCStats Top 100

One way to rank performances is relative to other athletes in the race. That's what this report is all about. Mathematically speaking, it ranks people by how many standard deviations they are above the mean.

The faster a person is compared to the average finisher, and the more clustered the other results, will give a person a higher number of standard deviations. To illustrate, consider this example. Person A runs in 16 minutes and the average finisher is at 20. Most of the other racers are distributed between 17 and 23 minutes. In this scenario, if a racer finished in 15 minutes instead of 16, and everything else being the same, they would have a higher number of standard deviations because they beat the average time by a larger margin. If the 16 minute runner kept that time, but the other athletes were more clustered, say ranging between 18 and 22 minutes, then she would have a higher number of standard deviations because she beat more people. Looking at Mt. Sac 2.93 mile course for example, the boys mean is 18:45 and the standard deviation is 2 minutes, so a person would need to run it in 14:45 to reach 2 standard deviations above the mean.

This method identifies those individuals who dominated a race. Exceptional performances, but those where the field is close behind, won't get recognized, so consider this for entertainment purposes only. Other info: only an athletes' best result (by this measure) is listed, the number of standard deviations must be greater than 1 and the list only includes subscribers.


# Athlete School Event Date Result Distance Pace Place # of Std Dev
1 Kent Slaney Palo Alto PA City Championship 10/27/16 10:24 2.18 4:46 1/26 2.22
2 Patrick Bose Johnston Iowa State Meet 10/29/16 15:37.2 3.1 5:02 1/125 2.15
3 Michael Vernau Davis High Stanford Invitational 10/1/16 14:47.6 3.1 4:46 2/178 2.14
4 Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau Bellarmine CCS Finals 11/12/16 14:58.8 2.95 5:05 1/140 2.08
5 Hunter Kratz Seward ASAA State Championships 10/1/16 15:57 3.1 5:09 2/147 2.04
6 Jared Rodriguez Foothill Technology Morro Bay Invitational 9/10/16 15:08 2.75 5:30 2/230 2.02
7 Kieran Press-reynolds South Pasadena Rio Hondo League Finals 11/3/16 15:42.68 3 5:14 1/43 1.99
8 Andrew Skoy Shasta Stanford Invitational 10/1/16 15:00.9 3.1 4:51 6/178 1.98
9 Azael Zamora James Lick STAL #1 9/8/16 16:17 2.85 5:43 2/51 1.96
9 Erik Olsvold James Lick STAL #1 9/8/16 16:17 2.85 5:43 3/51 1.96
9 Luis Grijalva Armijo Sac Joaquin Section Champ 11/12/16 15:08.5 3.04 4:59 1/80 1.96
9 Jarod Lyles La Costa Canyon Mt. Sac Invitational 10/21/16 15:19 2.93 5:14 6/124 1.96
9 Carson Bix West High School Mt. Sac Invitational 10/21/16 15:19 2.93 5:14 7/124 1.96
9 Christian Ricketts Arroyo Grande Mt. Sac Invitational 10/22/16 14:59 2.93 5:07 1/114 1.96
15 Luca Mazzanti Santa Rosa Viking Opener 9/17/16 9:50.6 2 4:55 1/69 1.95
15 Giovanni Orellana Brea Olinda Mt. Sac Invitational 10/21/16 15:21 2.93 5:14 8/124 1.95
17 Henry Saul Palo Alto SCVAL Meet #3 10/18/16 16:06.3 3.1 5:12 2/93 1.94
18 Kaito Hashimoto Milpitas SCVAL Meet #2 10/4/16 15:50.8 2.95 5:22 2/89 1.93
19 Sean Laidlaw Lick-Wilmerding BCL CC Challenge 10/13/16 16:26.7 3.1 5:18 2/109 1.92
19 Jhavahn Holston Serrano Mojave River League Final 11/2/16 15:09 3 5:03 1/42 1.92
21 Matt Strangio Jesuit Lagoon Valley Classic 9/3/16 11:12 2 5:36 1/173 1.90
21 Carter Joiner Arrowhead Christian Ambassador League Meet #2 10/4/16 16:18.7 3.1 5:16 2/42 1.90
21 Ethan Frisone Valencia Pat Hadley Memorial Inv 9/10/16 15:38.78 3 5:13 1/61 1.90
24 Collin De Julio Vista Del Lago Stanford Invitational 10/1/16 15:07.8 3.1 4:53 11/178 1.89
25 Daniel Perez Brea Olinda Mt. Sac Invitational 10/21/16 15:30 2.93 5:17 11/124 1.88
25 Nery Tello Valencia Pat Hadley Memorial Inv 9/10/16 15:41.51 3 5:14 1/40 1.88
25 Jacob Korgan Great Oak Stanford Invitational 10/1/16 15:09.4 3.1 4:53 12/178 1.88
28 Preston Pope West Ranch Mt. Sac Invitational 10/22/16 15:10 2.93 5:11 5/128 1.87
29 Carlos Carvajal Great Oak Stanford Invitational 10/1/16 15:10.7 3.1 4:54 13/178 1.86
29 Nathan Bernardo James Lick STAL #1 9/8/16 16:35 2.85 5:49 5/51 1.86
29 Brent Smith Palisades Charter LA City Finals 11/19/16 15:33.25 3 5:11 5/77 1.86
32 Owen MacKenzie Los Altos SCVAL Meet #2 10/4/16 16:02.3 2.95 5:26 5/89 1.85
32 Oliver Chang South Pasadena Rio Hondo League Finals 11/3/16 16:04.41 3 5:21 2/43 1.85
32 Alex Egan San Pasqual South Bay Invitational 9/23/16 16:05 3.1 5:11 1/189 1.85
32 Shyam Kumar St. Francis CCS Finals 11/12/16 15:18.3 2.95 5:11 1/99 1.85
32 Sam Craig Palo Alto SCVAL Meet #2 10/4/16 16:03.3 2.95 5:27 6/89 1.85
32 Elias Opsahl Redlands East Valley Colton Swarm Invitational 9/3/16 15:17.51 3 5:06 1/99 1.85
38 Joseph Vasquez Arcadia Mt. Sac Invitational 10/22/16 15:14 2.93 5:12 8/128 1.84
38 Kevin McNulty Brea Olinda Mt. Sac Invitational 10/21/16 15:37 2.93 5:20 13/124 1.84
38 Rory Abberton West High School Woodbridge XC Classic 9/16/16 15:08.7 3 5:03 4/116 1.84
41 Elliott Portillo Liberty Bay Valley League Champ 11/2/16 16:28.62 3 5:30 1/41 1.83
41 Daniel Frees Mountain View SCVAL Meet #2 10/4/16 16:06.3 2.95 5:28 7/89 1.83
43 Jordan Olson Ventura Ventura Twilight Preview 10/5/16 9:41 1.9 5:06 3/240 1.82
43 Chad Conway Moorpark Friendship Meet 9/1/16 17:32.38 3 5:51 1/58 1.82
43 Alex Scales Bellarmine Serra Invitational 10/8/16 15:18.5 2.95 5:11 1/149 1.82
43 Ike Tamanaha West High School Mt. Sac Invitational 10/21/16 15:39 2.93 5:20 14/124 1.82
43 Takahiro Mollenkamp Mills PAL Meet #1 9/14/16 12:59 2.4 5:25 1/106 1.82
43 Alejandro Herrera Ventura Ventura Twilight Preview 10/5/16 9:41.5 1.9 5:06 4/240 1.82
43 Sam Nanni Conard Conard v Glastonbury 10/4/16 17:04 3.1 5:30 1/92 1.82
43 Brett Beattie Buena Ventura County Champ 10/28/16 16:11.43 3.15 5:08 4/141 1.82
51 Damian King Bella Vista Bella Vista Bronco Invite 10/15/16 11:15.1 2.1 5:21 1/234 1.81
51 Andrew Teasdale Simi Valley Ventura County Champ 10/28/16 16:11.98 3.15 5:09 5/141 1.81
51 Jacob Stanford La Costa Canyon Mt. Sac Invitational 10/21/16 15:41 2.93 5:21 16/124 1.81
54 Fuyuki Kuroiwa Rancho Bernardo Mt. Carmel/Movin Shoes 9/17/16 15:39.49 2.95 5:18 4/260 1.80
54 Noah Tellez Velazquez San Pasqual Vaquero Stampede 8/27/16 8:17 1.65 5:01 1/155 1.80
54 Liam Pereira Moorpark Friendship Meet 9/1/16 17:35.89 3 5:52 2/58 1.80
54 Spencer Morgenfeld Palo Alto SCVAL Meet #2 10/4/16 16:10.5 2.95 5:29 8/89 1.80
54 Mark Murdy Southington Southington vs Hall 9/13/16 17:56 3.1 5:47 1/51 1.80
54 Naveen Pai Palo Alto SCVAL Meet #1 9/27/16 11:56.2 2.3 5:11 3/102 1.80
60 Jacob Smith Pacifica Dana Hills Invitational 9/24/16 14:44 3 4:55 4/226 1.79
60 Jayson Espinosa Gabrielino Mission Valley Cluster #2 10/5/16 15:56 3 5:19 3/49 1.79
60 Garrett Stanford La Costa Canyon Mt. Sac Invitational 10/21/16 15:44 2.93 5:22 18/124 1.79
60 Isaias De Leon De La Salle Mt. Sac Invitational 10/22/16 15:21 2.93 5:14 9/114 1.79
60 Justin Eipp Great Oak Mt. Sac Invitational 10/22/16 15:21 2.93 5:14 11/128 1.79
60 Isaiah Labra Bonita Vista Metro Conference Champ 11/11/16 16:20 3.1 5:16 4/42 1.79
60 Henry Pick Foothill Technology Morro Bay Invitational 9/10/16 15:37 2.75 5:41 2/227 1.79
60 Timo Dohm Valencia Pat Hadley Memorial Inv 9/10/16 15:54.08 3 5:18 2/61 1.79
68 Kevin Chacko Lynbrook SCVAL Meet #1 9/27/16 11:57.6 2.3 5:12 5/102 1.78
68 Jorge Rodriguez West High School Mt. Sac Invitational 10/21/16 15:45 2.93 5:23 19/124 1.78
68 Bailey Ipcizade AO Beckman PCL Finals 11/3/16 15:44 3 5:15 6/40 1.78
68 Ben Hamer Palisades Charter Bell Gardens Inv 10/15/16 14:43.65 3 4:55 1/243 1.78
68 Ryan Wilson Carlmont PAL Meet #1 9/14/16 13:05 2.4 5:27 2/106 1.78
73 Mathis Wouters San Pasqual Vaquero Stampede 8/27/16 8:19 1.65 5:02 2/155 1.77
73 Raul Jackson La Jolla Serra vs La Jolla 10/13/16 17:25 3.08 5:39 3/14 1.77
73 Trevor Woodward Centennial Central Park Invitational 10/1/16 15:25.69 3.01 5:08 3/224 1.77
73 Jonathan Fierro Miramonte Monte Vista Invitational 9/6/16 10:47.37 2 5:24 1/129 1.77
73 Connor Blodgett Hall High School Southington vs Hall 9/13/16 12:01 1.94 6:12 1/78 1.77
73 Neil Braganza Dougherty Valley Lynbrook Invitational 10/27/16 10:09.4 2.1 4:50 1/84 1.77
73 Zachery Esponda Casa Grande Viking Opener 9/17/16 10:09.2 2 5:05 3/69 1.77
73 Anthony Grover JSerra Mt. Sac Invitational 10/21/16 15:47 2.93 5:23 2/104 1.77
73 Nicolas Vomund Monte Vista Monte Vista Invitational 9/6/16 10:48.14 2 5:24 3/129 1.77
73 Solomon Fountain Great Oak Mt. Sac Invitational 10/22/16 15:24 2.93 5:15 12/128 1.77
83 Bennett Zhang Monta Vista Artichoke Invitational 10/1/16 12:18 2.33 5:17 2/140 1.76
83 Nick Abbinanti Simi Valley Ventura County Champ 10/28/16 16:19.45 3.15 5:11 6/141 1.76
83 Caleb Myers Brea Olinda Mt. Sac Invitational 10/21/16 15:48 2.93 5:24 23/124 1.76
83 Tristan Miller Monte Vista Monte Vista Invitational 9/6/16 10:48.95 2 5:24 4/129 1.76
83 Eduardo Toris Hemet UCSB Gaucho Invitational 9/3/16 15:50.52 3 5:17 3/200 1.76
83 Senri Kuroiwa Rancho Bernardo Mt. Carmel/Movin Shoes 9/17/16 15:45.84 2.95 5:21 8/260 1.76
83 Reece Proctor Piedmont WACC League Championships 11/5/16 15:32.71 3 5:11 1/72 1.76
83 Jesus Moreno Valencia Pat Hadley Memorial Inv 9/10/16 15:57.62 3 5:19 4/40 1.76
83 Jared Yabu Campolindo DFAL Center Meet #1 9/28/16 15:52.8 3 5:18 1/84 1.76
83 Ian Converse Marin Catholic MC v Tera Lnda v SanMarin 9/22/16 17:21 3.1 5:36 1/56 1.76
83 Nick Randazzo Ventura Ventura County Champ 10/28/16 16:20.47 3.15 5:11 7/141 1.76
94 Spencer Cochran Bella Vista CVC Center Meet #1 9/28/16 10:44.66 2 5:22 1/104 1.75
94 Amit Nag Saratoga SCVAL Meet #3 10/18/16 16:36.9 3.1 5:22 8/93 1.75
94 Guillermo Hernandez Ventura Ventura Twilight Preview 10/5/16 9:48.8 1.9 5:10 6/240 1.75
94 Daniel Maneloveg Monte Vista Monte Vista Invitational 9/6/16 10:50.69 2 5:25 5/129 1.75
94 Nathan Nickeson Clovis Central Section Finals 11/17/16 15:45.3 3.1 5:05 3/75 1.75
94 Andy Fang Monta Vista 3 Course Challenge 9/17/16 19:33 3.09 6:20 13/166 1.75
94 Frankie Varela San Pasqual Vaquero Stampede 8/27/16 8:21 1.65 5:04 3/155 1.75