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RFP for XC State Meet: Will 2006 be the last year that the XC State Meet is at Woodard Park? With cost going from $0 to $17,000+ it would appear Fresno is pricing itself out of the meet. Any Section want to bid on the Meet - the Request For Proposal can be found to the left.
Unnofficial CCS Minutes: From the year end Track meeting as taken by the SCVAL rep - these are unnofficial.
Olivia's Miles: One Mile run results are here, 5K also posted.
State At-Large Marks: For those of you that are thinking about Track 2007 - here are the State At-Large Marks for next year.
CPR Class: FUHSD Coaches - do you need to renew your CPR and/or First Aide? Click to the left for the class times.
Coach Mike Dudley: continues his support of distance running with his annual cross-country camp, open to anyone who wants to join.
LynbrookSports moving to a new server: Folks - due to space limitations and band width useage I will be moving all of LynbrookSports data (history and all) to a new server. The switch over will occur sometime during the next 2 weeks. Any links you have to the old Lynbrook server will no longer work after July 1st. If a link doesn't work, please email me at Hank Lawson and let me know what sport, year, and URL that is broken - so I can fix it.
SJMN State Preview: Can the CCS come home with more than 4 State Championships?
Best State Meet Teams: Ever wonder who are the best State Meet teams of the 20th Century are? Now you can know - just click on the link to the left for the guys & gals and the backup data. But before you do, think of who you would pick and see how close you are.
LG All-Comers: The First one starts June 22nd and it is the Marshall Clark/Bud Winter AC Meet.
300/500 Mile Club: You can start anytime between now and June 30th. The "Hank Lawson XC Club" will meet on Mon & Wed at 5:30 at Lynbrook HS (by the pool) starting on June 19th to run anywhere from 3-7 miles..
CCS Dope Sheet: I've since added 'The Greeks' predictions. Mark Foyer (HMB Review) gives us his 'dope' sheet for Friday night.
Saratoga News: Douglas, Dolbec headed to CCS Finals.
Saratoga News: Rimbach a Champ at BVAL Track Finals.
Basketball Story: A very inspiring 2:45 video on a HS Basketball player.
Lynbrook Slide Show: Something we weren't able to get to at the end-of-year track party - thanks Jonathan.
Don't Try This at Home: and now a little break from Track & Field... ya gotta luv dose tings us gize dew.
CCS Trials: Sameer Thadani is the only Lynbrook athlete to qualify on to CCS Finals and he does so by a mere 6/1000's of a second in the VB 100. Margaret Gallagher Photos. And more photos are here. And one more photo album - if you can stand it.
CCS Trials Team Doping: Based on the entries from Leagues to CCS Trials, this is how the doping on Team Scoring looks.
SCVAL Qualifier: is a great affair with 10 girls meeting the auto-qualifier mark in the 1600. Cynthia Siu establishes a Lynbrook School Record in the PV.
Tori Anthony (Castilleja): On the PV watch - Anthony clears 13-04 @ WBAL Finals - new CCS record.
Justin Ta (Silver Creek): is the Merc News Athlete Of the Week.
DAL Finals: You really have to see it to believe it but Nikki Zeiter (LG) does a cartwheel in the VG Shot (video clip here).
Track Clinic: Los Altos HS is having their first ever Los Altos Track Festival which is a combination track clinic and Community Track Meet.
Aly Millett (HMB): will be running for Vermont next year.
McKayla Plank (ex-Mitty): An interview with McKayla Plank who as a frosh is running for Iona College (NY).
Tri-County Camp: Summer Running Camps are starting to spring up - check out this one in the Tri-County area.
Eliminate Mile, 3000 & 4x800 Records?: Hey old guys (that means anyone over 40), are you still running & racing? Do you dream of getting a Masters Age Group record? Looks like the powers at be on the Masters scene want to do away with some seldom run race records - check the link out and see what's happening.
DAL Results: Lynbrook finished about where expected and had some wonderfull races along the way. About 25 athletes qualified on for PostSeason play. Check out the DAL Photos.
CCS Coaches: There was a mistake in the CCS Bulletin that was sent out. Check link to left, notice that some leagues qualifying numbers have been changed - SCVAL for one.
CCS Team Results: Another slick little toy from coach Rand at Gunn - now we don't need to run the CCS meet. It also allows team results in the F/S division, something we havn't had at the CCS finals for 20+ years.
SCVAL-EC Coaches: Why run the league meet when you can see who'll win by clicking to the left - thanks Rand.
Taylor Johnson (SLV): Runs a 10:50.1 3200 for the first one of the season in a dual against Aptos - Barientos second in 11:15.3. This is the new CCS leader in this event.
Track Tid-bits: Track and field: St. Francis' Ben Sitler ran the 1,600 meters in 4 minutes, 11.45 seconds to finish second to Lower Lake's Mike Perez (4:09.91) at the James Logan Bay Area Top 8 Invitational, but he broke Mike Kasser's school record of 4:16.0 (converted from one mile) that had stood since 1974.
• Live Oak senior Christine ``Cobbie'' Jones is finally off crutches, but is out for the season because of a stress fracture in her foot. The UCLA-bound Jones medaled (top six) in the 800 at the state finals the past two years.
Peter Gilmore: Local boy takes 7th at Boston - nice article.
CCS At-Large Standards: If these marks are achieved at your League Qualifying Meet, then you automatically advance to CCS Trials regardless of your place at Leagues.
CCS Top 8: Surprenant pulls off a Super night with three PR's and brings home hardware in 2 events. DeBruycker also PR's, twice. Blomquist ties a PR with a great attempt to break one. PICTURES, click here.
Eric Hersey (Los Altos): Nice to see the Merc adding some Friday coverage for HS athletics - this week it's on hurdler Eric Hersey.
Athlete Of The Week: Chidinma Onyewuenyi (Oak Grove) is top dog this week as the Mercury Athlete Of the Week.
Summer Track Camps : Some are already starting to put their programs together. This is from the Silver Bullets.
F/S Girls Top 8: The rescheduled event ended up being quite an affair. Congrats to Lynbrook Vikes that finished 6th overall in the team standings with some excellent performances.
Run with Alberto Salazar or Tim Broe: A unique fund-raising idea that the Gunn HS Sports Boosters has come up with. Start training now so you can get your monies worth.
Titanic - the Sequel: If you're a Titanic lover check this out, it's quite good (4:30).
Athlete Of The Week: Mercury News has TWO articles on track today while also choosing Ben Sitler (SF) as their Athlete Of the Week.
Athletic Net: Check this out, it's kind of cool. The schools with little green squares next to them seem to have dual meet results - would really be something if everyone used it.
Lynbrook @ Milpitas: Finally, some real Track weather! Came down to the Mile Relay for both the VB & JVG and Lynbrook held close but dropped them both. FS Boys came out on top and the VG held tough but came away empty.
Mercury News Athlete Of the Week: Sela Paini (SF) was chosen as one of the Mercury News Athletes Of the Week.
CCS Top Marks in SJ Mercury News: Folks - just so you know what's going on... I have been sending the SJ Mercury News the Top 10 CCS Track marks since the K-Bell meet. I asked when they were going to publish in the Merc - seems that the Top Track & Swim marks take up a bit more space then they planned on allocating to the HS section so they will not be publishing them (although they will continue to list them on the SJ Merc site). I, however, will only continue to list the marks here on LynbrookSports.Com and will not be providing the Merc with the info (although they are welcome to link to my site). So, all future Top 20 lists will only be available on LynbrookSports (until they are requested by the Merc).
SCVAL Meet Preview: Here's something rather slick that Gunn HJ coach Rand Crippen came up with. It uses data from last seasons SCVAL Top Marks list and will calculate, based on retunees, how your team will do matched up against other schools in the league.
Lynbrook @ Gunn: What a great meet! PR's all over the place, a fast track, out before drak and we were able to coach. Oh yeah, we lost all four divisions but what a great meet! PICTURES
Lynbrook Picture Page: Vikings - thanks to Jon Tsai (yearbook photographer), he has started a Yahoo Photo album and will be adding to it on a regular basis.
Ashleigh Smith: Daughter of Seaside XC & Track coach Dwight Smith (an Aggie Brother), died Friday in a car accident. She was a runner at Grace Davis HS. Prayers are with the Family. Picture..
Jeneba Tarmoh (Mt Pleasant): "She's in her stride now", according to the Mercury News - nice coverage.
Los Gatos @ Lynbrook: Second week in a row it started to rain during the 2 mile, second week in a row the VG came down to the Mile Relay and second week in a row the girls came up short. FS Boys were the only winners this week.
K-Bell Invite: Vashisht PRs in the 800 &1600, Cramer does the same in the 200 & 400, Hsiu PRs while running with a cold. Flint scores a PR in the 1600 as well. PICTURES. Margaret Gallagher PICTURES.
Los Altos @ Lynbrook: Great meet - until in started to POUR during the 2 mile & Mile Relay! Both Girls divisions came down to the Mile Relay with Los Altos getting the nod in VG and Lynbrook taking the JVG. Lynbrook VB won, FS Lost.
International Age Records: So Jordan Hasay just ran a National Age Group record with a 9:26.32 3K time - but just how good is that on the World scene? Check out the link on the left. Ernie Lee (Gunn HS) pointed out that these records appear to be only for Europe and North America. He is trying to get me a World List (which he says most of the distance records are held by Kenyans).
Carol Kappen: Wife of long time Santa Clara Track coach Chuck Kappen passes on. Memorial on Thur (3/2), 7:30pm at St Mary's Church in LG.
Santa Clara Relays: The Girls 4x300 of Begonia, Olson, MayC & Eirich set a Meet Record while the Boys DMR of Burinskiy, Olson, Liu & Wang ran the #3 All Time mark for the Vikings. PICTURES.
All Results of LGAC's: The Los Gatos Winter All-Comer Meets. Results 02-25.
Richard Chamberlin (Pacific Grove): Richard Chamberlin's memorial is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 1 pm at Breaker Stadium, Pacific Grove HS. XC/Track coach Richard Chamberlin of Pacific Grove dies in a car accident. A very fine article.
New CCS Record: Mt Pleasant sets a new CCS Record (1:41.12) in the 4x200 relay at Simplot by finishing fourth with a team of Jeneba Tarmoh-11 (24.3), Vashti Thomas-10 (25.5), Kayla White-9 (25.8), Diedre Pettigrue-11 (25.5).
Alumni Meet: The Lynbrook Alums (Justin Teng, Jason Balkman, Taimur Khan, Luis Jensen, Johnny Huizar, Chris Deal & Durrell Roberts) proved that, where a squad of 7 showed up on a rain soaked track to take on a team of 60. The Alums prevailed with a 49-33 win.
Brian Martin (Gunn-XC): Is out of the running in the Luge after getting Silver in 2002 and Bronze in 1998.
Valentines 10K (Campbell): Matt Petrillo (LG) DOES NOT come back to defend his title, 1st place woman Lisa Gillas is 2nd overall breaking the CR with a 36:23 time and 3rd place overall is a dad pushing a baby stroller - Happy Valentines Day!
Auto Entries from Leagues to CCS Trials: There is a proposal out there that will change the automatic entries from Leagues to CCS Trials (this is not in regards to the Auto-Qualifying Mark proposal). Leagues that only get 1 entry would now get 2 entries and Legues getting more than 3 entries would loose entries to make up for the shift. This might be in effect for 2006 or wait til the 2007 season - depends on the BOM.
American Athletics: One coaches view on why HS athletes marks were so much better some 30 years ago.
Lynbrook Alums: The CCS Banners are finally hung in the Gym. If you come to the Alumni Meet (2/17 @ 3:30) you'll be able to check them out.
Qualifying Standards for CCS: I've been told that the ADs have accepted the proposal for qualifying standards for CCS (just like we have for State) and that they will be put in effect for the 2006 season. When I get what they are, I will post.
CCS Team Abbrv: Coaches have been asking me what are the abbrviations for the CCS schools - the link to the left is what I have.
CCS Top 100 : CCS All Time Marks have been updated - check it out.
LGAC Action: Marshey Brown (10) Mt Pleasant 60.95 & 26.99, Ben Sitler (12) SF 4:30.17, Justine Fedronic (9) Carlmont 2:23.36 .
School Records in CCS: Want to see what a schools School Records are? Click to the left and scroll down. If your school isn't listed, send me your School Records either elctronically or FAX to 408 446-9060 and I will post.
Salinas HS ineligible for CCS: Top track athlete Ben Branford (LJ-#5) is effected by this ruling.
Officials & HYTEK Clinic: Interested in becoming a USATF Track Official or learning the HyTek Meet Management software? There is a clinic on Jan 29th at Serra HS - more info on link to left.
CIF Advisory Minutes: The State T/F & XC meeting was held last week with Roberta Chisam (SF) and Ernie Lee (Gunn) in attendance. The minutes to that meeting are linked to the left - some interesting "goings-on".
1980 Olympics 1500: A real gem here. 1980 Moscow 1500 final (men) goes out in 2:05, then watch the action.
SCVAL Coaches Meeting: The Preseason Meeting is Tues., Jan. 17 at Santa Clara High School in the Office Conference Room at 4:00pm.
World Record Videos: Lot's of WR videos (800, marathon, LJ) but your German needs to be pretty good if you expect to understand what they're saying.
Starters Clinic: Saturday, Jan 7th at 9:00am at Los Gatos HS Track. Instructors: Bob Hughey & Andy Anderson. For Info: Call Rick Milam 408.275.9448 or 800.597.9897.
Modern Olympics History: The site to go to if you want the complete set of published material for any of the Modern Olympic Games. Results, photos, everything.
All-NorCal Team Members: Ben Sitler, St Francis (Runner & Senior), Brendan Gregg, Davis (Junior), German Fernandez, Riverbank (Soph), Sterling Lockkey, Petaluma (Frosh) and Alex Kosinski, Oak Ridge (Runner & Junior), Mo Huber, Acalanes (Senior), Alexi Pappas, O'Dowd (Soph), Elaine Tanski, Miramonte (Frosh)
Terry Albritton: World Record holder in the Shot dies at the age of 50.
Loren Lansberry: Coach at Carlmont in the 60s, 70s and 80's (32 years), has passed on. It was learned he died mid-November. He had some of the best teams in the Nation back in the 70's.
Vintage Media: Found a gem here. Video of Zatopek's last lap in the '52 Olympics 5000. Read Bill Squires story first (the video is in Finish) and play the Medium Resolution file (the High Res is actually of the '61 Boston Marathon). And then check out the '64 5000 final - great races. Check out the Vintage Photos as well.
DVC All-Comers: Two are lined up for this Winter with a Steeple at the second one.
1956 State Finalists: The State Organizing Committee wants you! At this years 2006 State T & F Meet in Cerritos, they are honoring all finalists from the 1956 State Meet and all Champions they would like to be part of the Opening Ceremonies. Click on the link to the left to learn more.
Lynbrook XC/Track Alums: Another XC/Track reunion. This time on Dec 20th, 12:30 at Le Boulanger in El Paseo. Possible skating or a run afterwards.
CCS Best Returning Marks: Compiled by DyeStatCal and edited by Steve Nelson (MP) for just CCS runners.
Lynbrook ALUMNI Track Meet: attention Lynbrook Alumni - seems that Luis Jensen (class of '05) wants to challenge the Lynbrook Varsity to an Alumni track meet sometime in Feb '06. For more information, contact Luis at email provided (left link) or at his cell (408) 828-4653.
What?! : What ARE you doin? thinking of track? It's still XC season, so go to: 2005 Cross-Country.