Campolindo’s Verdon will miss state track due to injury

Campolindo High senior girls distance star Carrie Verdon has been dropped from the 3,200 at the CIF State Track and Field Championships due to an ankle injury, according to Campolindo coach Chuck Woolridge.
Woolridge wrote in an e-mail to me that he would not comment on the exact injury until an MRI has been read by Verdon’s doctor. He said that injury is to the same ankle that Verdon injured at the end of the 2011 cross country season. She began to feel significant pain in the ankle in the North Coast Section Meet of Champions 3,200 on Saturday, which she won in an impressive time of 10:30.76.
The Colorado-bound Verdon finished third in last year’s CIF State Championship 3,200 final. She advanced to the state championships in both the 1,600 and 3,200 last season, but raced in only the 3,200 in this year’s NCS Meet of Champions.

Phil Jensen

  • Our NCS MOC champions will get some points at state in selective events as usual the NCS always comes up with some surprises and has a few state leaders.
    However, look at the Southern CIF times under CIF track and field state meat sponsored by Farmers.
    The times and marks are smoking hot and I mean smokin’.
    I really beleive the bad weather early up North cut into the track season in the Bay Area.
    We do have some stars, Walker out of Kennedy, the BO longjumper, Holy Names triple jumper and polevaulting for both boys and girls.

  • according to the pre-lim entry times the NCS has 19 slots out of 144 ( 13.2 % ) for the top nine in 16 events. The top 9 would represent the possible 9 top times and marks by event for the finals.

  • Prep Fan

    Where is Noel Frazier of Cal in the state high jump marks so far this year? Last I heard he was at about 6’10”. He’s been top 5 in state the past 2 years. Can he top 7′ this year? Will that win it?

  • Sad News- just found out-

    Joe DeDora, Santa Rosa H.S. died in Feb. 27th 2012.
    59 yrs old.
    NCS top 10 in 400- 47.24, 5th and 6th at state espexctively in 1970 and 1971.
    Ran the 100 in 9.6, 220 in 21.2 and long jumped 23″0.
    Anchored many a mile relay to victories including a NCS team in 1970. Relay splits 46.3 and 46.5.
    Nickname ” White Stallion.”
    Ran at Cal for 1 yr. Flanker in football also.
    Comeback track career later in life at Santa Rosa JC where he copped the 400 for Northern Cal Junior College meet.
    Anyone who ever saw or ran against him can attest how he cut runners down in the 400 and relays.
    He will truly be remembered.
    Still holds numerous records for the Santa Rosa- Empire area.
    A man among boys- great teammate.
    RIP Joe.

  • Frazier is at 6-10 still. He’s No. 3 in the state with that mark. He was still a bit off trying to clear 6-11 at MOC on Saturday. I would say 7-0 is a long shot since he’s still only cleared 6-11 one time, and that was last year.

  • S1lverngreen

    Going to miss Trinity, Barton and Verdon at State…all 3 state champs/finalists last year. Jimmy or Any Pitt Fans,
    Did Cotto run hurdles for Pitt this year?

  • S1lverngreen

    Meant Mister Cotton from Pitt…

  • Silvergreen, what happened to Barton for hurdles- last time I heard he was going to run his senior season- also why Cotton not running?

  • pirate football

    yo mama
    most times posted last saturday were very slow due to a strong head wind most of the day if u look on dyestatcal most sprinters times are way off from their season best and lots of other entrants ran theirs or ran close to it in they section finals so entrie times can b decieving at times

    but all in all its going to b a great meet as usual, hey jimmy or phil whos going to clovis

  • Phil Jensen

    Both Jimmy and myself will cover the meet in Clovis, Pirate Football.

  • Pirate, you’re right strong headwinds- that effects the 100, 110 hh and sometimes the 200. but walker ran a 14.0 in hurdles, so that race wasn’t effected by winds. the race with the headwinds was the 100 and 200 looked slow, however the times must come down drastically for any chance to advance out of state trials- the SoCal is loaded this year- would like to see some ncs sprinters sneak in.

  • S1lverngreen

    Not sure on Cotton…Barton – Hamstring, Wilson – broken toe

  • renegades10

    Pirate- what is cotton doing next year? Is he going the JUCO route or did he get any offers?

  • Pitt Grunt

    Mister Marshall Cotton ran a little track for Pitt but I don’t think he ran in the league meet. Regarding next year, Cotton and a handful of players from Freedom and Deer Valley are going the JC route at College of San Mateo. I understand many recruiters were very interesting but the man crushes were extinguished by the dreaded transcripts.

    Can’t wait to start talking Football…..

  • pirate football

    yo mama walker top time is 13.7 and people who know and ran track knows this time in the high school season is when you run your fastest time or close to it it did effect his time wind with hurdles is all bad in any direction

    im not a pitt pirate SL PIRATES BABY dont know whats up wit cotton

  • Pirate- here’s what I know about track.

    Pitt hurdlers Butler 14.0 13.9 w , Busby 14.0, brother Busby 14.1. lows Butler 18.7
    Ligons 9.5, 21.7
    Black 4:13.8
    Alfaro (Nitetrain) 1:52.0
    Lawson 47.4
    Harris 47.6
    440r- 1970 41.5
    mr- 1970 3:18.0
    shot- Gray 61’1 1/4
    Ran aginst several of them. 22.0 in 220- 21.4 relay leg- 10.0 -100, 49.9 440, 3:22.7 long relay, 42.9 short relay. I beleive that’s enough expertise on track.

  • Pirate, now that I have established myself, being from Pitt do you have any info on what ever happened to Tony Lawson 1972? Someone said passed away? Was his family the owner of Lawson BBQ Products several yrs. back? I remember they had a label ” O Tony’s”. Any relation? Any info would be appreciated.

  • Pirate, made a mistake Harris was 46.84. Threatt later on ran 10.56 and 21.12. Pierce jumped 7’0 and Shaw scaled 6’11.
    The Pirates were one of the strongest teams in NorCal and represented at state well.

  • On the eve of the state meet researched some stats on one of the greastest sprinters in prep history- Forrest Beaty.(Hoover- Glendale, Ca.)
    100- 9.4 3 times, 9.5 5 times, 9.6 8 times.
    220- 20.2 (National record – .2 off the world record in 1960, 20.4, 20.6 and 8 times under 21.0.
    Now that’s smokin’.
    Dr. Beaty resides in northern california in forestville.

  • Congrats on the NCS kids at the state meet- some gusty performances, personal PR’s and upsets. Overall they faired very well.
    SS section Norte Dame and Serra were smokin. Poly not a factor this year.