2011 XC: No more updates are being made to this page - goto 2011 XC (link on left). Even TRACK updates will be referenced on the XC page.
CCS Top 100: Congratulations to the following 79 individuals/teams that made it on to the CCS Top 100 All-Time list. Top 100 updates have been completed (still working on 4x1, 100/110H, 100 & 200).
Athletes Of the Year: San Jose Mercury News publishes the Santa Clara County Athletes Of the Year.
NorCal XC Clinic-June 18th: Speakers: Bill Gregg of Davis Senior High School, Walt Lange of Jesuit High School, Evan Smith of Mountain View High School, Chuck Woolridge of Campolindo High School. RSVP by June 10th with shoe size and preference between neutral or stability shoes. Cost: $35 gets you shoes and lunch and a great chance to listen to some of the best coaches inNorthern California and find out how they get their teams to compete and win at the state level. (bring check or cash to the clinic, make checks payable to SRV Cross Country). You must be at the clinic to get your shoes. If you questions contact Tim Hunter at email@example.com. At San Ramon Valley HS.
Buster Keaton: With State coming up, here is a reminder of the "lighter side" of Track & Field.
Lynbrook School Records: The Top 20 list (by grade/gender) has been updated for 2011 - check out where you ended up.
CCS Videos: Set 1 - Set 2.
LA84 Foundation: XC Clinics this summer.
CCS Prediction Contest: How well do you know your CCS athletes - give it a shot, you might win.
SCVAL Qualifier: Meet Pix Here.
Del Mar Track Camp: I'm holding my 2nd summer camp at Del Mar High school this summer. Starting June 6, 2011 6:00 PM. Coach De La Cruz.
Cupertino Pride Running Club: It starts at the end of June and runs through July. Numerous middle school champions, record holders and current high schoolers have come through this club.
XC Boot Camp: It’s time to lace ‘em up and continue our journey. For those of you returning to the “FAMILY”, welcome back!!!! For those of you finding us for the first time, this will be an experience you will not soon forget.
Tri County Running Club: Get in shape, run some races (track and road), and have fun becoming a great runner.
Silver Bullets Running Camp: Track is over for 90% of your team so why not start looking at Summer Running Camps.
Bay Area Running Camp: New Local Running Camp to Begin in 2011. The Bay Area Running Camp will be held August 1-5 from 8am-12pm in Portola Valley. Early Bird registration, team discounts, and some individual financial assistance is available. REGISTRATION INCLUDES A PAIR OF NEW BALANCE SHOES.
Coach Bell Summer Jumps Camp: It will be at Bellarmine: Monday- Thursday 4-6:30 first half is jumping second half will be weight lifting, plyometric jumping, and lots of running. Anybody that want to train hard over the summer is welcome! Contact Coach Bell by phone or email…firstname.lastname@example.org 408-394-1991. Camps starts June 14- ends July 21.
Bill Kearney passes: Bill Kearney (Salinas/N Salinas/Alisal) passes on Saturday (May 7th).
Run For The Bulls: Took place on Sunday at Gunn HS with many Olympians starting BEHIND all the runners and acting as "bulls" (and "cows").
CCS Patch: Coaches, The CIF Central Coast section is proud to offer Championship Chenille patches at its events beginning in 2011. I have attached an information/ordering form to this email. An order form will also be in your T/F packets you will pick up on the 21st. If you are interested, you can order the patches with me, send a payment in the mail and I can bring the patches to the CCS Track and Field Meet on May 21st. The cost is $15 each for the patch and a pin to indicate the event (ie. Track and Field) the athlete participated in. Let me know if you are interested. Could you please forward this to your T & F coaches? Thanks, Ray Miailovich, CCS Events Coordinator.
League Meet Directors: Just got an e-mail from Mark McConnell (person timing/scoring CCS Trials & Finals) and he would like all timing companies to use Meet Manager 2.0 (NOT the newer 3.0 version) for your League Finals. This will eliminate the possible problems of having to conver a 3.0 MM Back-up file to a 2.0 MM file. Please pass this on to your timing personnel.
The Race: Inspiring - time to go run.
Lynbrook Vs Los Altos Meet Records: Last dual of the year happens Thur (4/28) at Los Altos.
Sometimes Everytime: Great clips of some major races.
Lynbrook Vs Mt View: F/S Boys continue to get the W's. Down to one more meet - Los Altos, here we come.
CCS Team Predictions: Based on the new State scoring tables (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1) as of 04/07.
Lynbrook Vs Mtn View Meet Records: Two duals in one week - let's see how the Vikes are able to bounce back.
Lynbrook Vs Gunn: Three divisions were already settled but it came down to the LJ in the FSB competition. Gunn got the needed place - it was amazing watching both teams crowded around the runway, cheering.
Wildcat 5K: 2nd Annual 5K had a great turnout.
Lynbrook Vs Palo Alto Meet Records: After the Gunn meet got rained out (rescheduled for April 4), the Vikes visit the Vikes thus guaranteeing a win for the Vikes (or at least a split).
Beatles A-Z: What can I say, I'm a die-hard Beatles fan as well as runner. Some footage I've never seen before (and I'm older than dirt).
Lynbrook Vs Gunn Meet Records: Titans Vs Vikings - Thur at 3:15 at Gunn HS - be there.
Lynbrook Vs Milpitas: It took a sweep in the VG 200 & 3200 for it to come down to the 1600R. On the F/S side, the LJ decided the victory. Lynbrook came out on top in both divisions. Meet Pix Here.
K-Bell: K-Bell sports a winning time of 10.70 in the VB 100 - fastest time in the state. A toss in the VG disc and then on to the entertainment, the VB 3200 won by Plazola (Willow Glen). Full Results. Some Pictures. Lynbrook F/S Boys take 3rd as a team! K-Bell Video Highlights. Even More K-Bell Photos.
Tsunami: Some amazing footage of the destruction. A 2nd view as well (scroll down). A sea view as the tsunami approaches. Taking out Cars & Buildings.
PacBay Throws Clinic: Clinic on Shot, Disc & Hammer at Stanford University for College and High School athletes.
Lynbrook Vs Milpitas Meet Records: The Vikings travel to Milpitas (actually they travel everywhere this year) on Thur (3/17) at 3:15 to see if they can snag their first Varsity win of the season.
Lynbrook Vs Los Gatos: Now this is how all track meets should be... comes down to the 4x400 to decide. Vikings Boys finished a clock tick back loosing their opener. The Girls had a long day while the JV Girls won a squeaker 63-62 and the F/S Boys started off with a convincing win. Pix.
Lynbrook Vs Los Gatos Meet Records: The Vikings take on the Wildcats at LGHS this Thur (3/10) at 3:15 to start off the dual meet season.
HS Indoor Track: Pretty sweet setup for a HIGH SCHOOL indoor track. Eight laps to the mile with a large display scoreboard. It's located in Richmond, VA.
Snow Run: Bellarmine distance runners go for a "Snow Run" a mere 20 minutes from campus last week.
Simplot: Cindy Huang (Lynbrook) leading the pack en-route to a 2:22.22 800 at the Simplot Games.
iPhone Stopwatch app: Distance coach at Los Altos gives it a good rating. Allows you to give splits to multiple runners in the same race and then emails you their splits.
iPad Running Coach Clipboard app: Another cool app that works well (lots of data displayed too) for the iPad. Will also email you the data.
Results of LGAC's: The Los Gatos Winter All-Comer Meets. Results 02-26.
XCStats now does Track & Field!: XCStats is no longer only for cross country! Our new Track & Field solution delivers 7 "improvement-focused" reports and interactive charts along with all the other features that cross country coaches have come to love (email system, training logs, goal setting tools, team website, discussion forum, team management tools and more). Read more about the Track & Field solution here. We are running an early sign-up special. Only $95 for the entire season if you sign up by 3/1.
LA84 Foundation Clinic: There will be a great LA84Foundation Track and Field clinic offered free this Sunday, February 20, at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys beginning at 9:00 am.
Campbell Valentines Race: Results for both the 5K & 10K with almost 1100 reg'd runners (chip timing was used for the first time).
Oak Grove High School: is looking for a part time pole vault coach. There is a small stipend available. Please contact Coach Pappadakis at email@example.com or Coach Wulczynski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Baby Buggy Roster: I mentioned this during XC but couldn't find the team members until someone recently sent it to me. Joe Fabris (MP) got his mug in the paper on our way to the record. Dan Cruz running a leg. Hand-off, Paul Sechrist to Joe Fabris.
1st Disc Drive: It's one of the FIRST disc drives (1956) and at one ton it had a storage capacity of a full 5 MG (that's NOT gig but MG).
Rich Kimball Vs Steve Prefontaine: Great article on Pre and a hard fought race he had against Rich Kimball.
Woodside Priory: is looking for a throws coach who can coach 1-3 days per week. Our schedule is flexible, and we're located about 10 minutes from Stanford. Stipend available. Please contact Matthew Lai at 650-851-6170 or email@example.com
Throws & High Jump Coaches: Monta Vista HS is looking for coaches for the men and women throwers, and for men and women high jumpers. MV has some flexibility if the coach is only available a couple days a week and will try to work out a convenient schedule for coaches. Contact Kirk Flatow (head T&F coach) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nike Stanford Running Store: why won't they talk with the Mercury News about a complaint? Action Line: Stanford Running Shoes tells customer one price then ups it at the register.
Presentation HS: is looking for a Hurdles, Sprints and Throws coach for this 2011 Track and Field Season. There are stipends available for all of these positions. Plus, Presentation has a great group of kids and a fun atmosphere. Sammy Cai 408-431-4874 email@example.com.
Where Are They Now?: Lynbrook School Record Holder in the Mile (4:12.3) Manny Mahon finishes 3rd in the 60+ Category at the Annual Los Gatos Resolution Run on Jan 1st.
Starters Clinics: We are very short of starters, many of our dual meets will not get the coverage they are asking for this year, can you put in a note on your site that we are short and have several clinics coming up for those interested in joining the starter's ranks: Jan 29 UC Davis, Jan 30 Serra HS, Feb 19 Los Gatos HS. More Clinics information here.
Indoor Steeplechase: 600m of pain but now we're talkin' - where do I sign up!
It's not a Scholarship - it's a Job: Be carefull what you wish for, you might actually get it.
College Athletic Schloarships: Parents & Athletes - do your homework on how few FULL scholarships there actually are. Slicing up the Scholarship Pie.
VSAthletics Clinic: January 22nd at Sacramento City College.
Alvin Harrison: Olympic Gold Medalist is the new Head track coach at Gilroy HS.
CCS Minutes: Unnofficial minutes from the CCS pre-season track meeting. Please re-read these minutes - there was a change in regards to the Uniform/Jewelry rule, Steve Filios has corrected the confussion. Meeting Agenda.
Bay Area XC Challenge: If you are still look for an XC race to run before Track season officially starts then this is for you.
Expectations Lose to Reality of Sports Scholarships: What can athletes really expect when it comes to College Scholarships?
SCVAL Coaches Pre-season Track Meeting: will be held on Tues., Jan. 18 at 4:00pm. Location is Santa Clara High School in the Administration Bldg. If you have any items for the agenda please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sprint Coach: Santa Clara High School is looking for a sprint coach for the 2011 Track Season. It is a paid position. Contact the Head Coach Julie L'Heureux at email@example.com if interested.
Sprint & Jumps Coach: Harker is in the same boat looking for a sprints/jumps coach, feel free to pass on my info as well. Thanks, Paul. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercy SF: We are looking for an assistant track coach at Mercy San Francisco. If any of you know anyone who's interested and available please pass along my email. email@example.com.
LA84 FREE Track Clinics: Get yourself excited and better prepared for the 2011 track season by attending one of the four great free LA84 Foundation Track & Field Clinics, which will be held in Southern California during January and February and feature many of the finest college and high school coaches in the country as presenters. Our first free clinic will be the Beginning/Intermediate level clinic that will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Paramount High School. This clinic will have a minimum of six hours of instruction in all seven event areas: Sprints, Hurdles, Distances, High Jump, Long/Triple Jump, Throws and Pole Vault—as well as additional sessions on basic block technique, 4 x 100 relay success, dynamic warm up, and others. Our second free clinic will be our Advanced Clinic, which will feature the legendary USC coach, Ron Allice, and his USC coaching staff along with several other outstanding presenters. There will be more than 40 sessions offered in every event area at the Advanced clinic, which will be held at Mt. SAC College in Walnut. We will offer two more free Beginning Level Clinics on Sunday, February 20, at Birmingham High School in Los Angeles, and on Sunday, February 27, at Moorpark High School in Ventura. Not only is each clinic absolutely free to all coaches and interested adults who would like to attend but each attendee will also receive a free CD that contains the 457 page LA84 Track & Field Coaching manual. Any coach at any level or other interested adult can pre-register for the clinic, see the full clinic agenda, and get clinic directions at our web site: LA84foundation.org . You can also get additional information by calling Devin Elizondo at the LA84 Foundation (323-730-4618) or clinic director, Tim O’Rourke (626-253-0693). Thanks a million, Tim O'Rourke
Throws Coach: Palma and Notre Dame High School in Salinas is in need of a throws coach. There is a stipend available. Please contact Jason Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or 831 970 1128.
The Christmas Song: To get you into the Christmas spirit (if you're an animal rights activist you might want to just skip this song).
2010 XC: Still want to look at the XC page? - goto 2010 XC (link on left).
XC Dual Meet/Invite Results generator (11-27-10): Meet Directors, tired of taking hours to generate your meet results after a cluster meet? I've created an Excel file (using a Macro written in VB) that makes creating results less time consuming (I actually use it to time/score League Meets). Ctrl-S is the command that does the calculations. The link to the left is the Excel file (be sure to say YES to enable Macros and read the INSTRUCTIONS tab to see how it works) and this link (WBAL Results) is what it can generate for you. If you have any questions or suggestions on how to improve it, let me know at HANKLAW@IX.NETCOM.COM - enjoy.
Jump & Sprints Coach: The Harker School is looking for an assistant track coach for sprints and jumps with an emphasis on jumps. If you are interested please contact Paul at email@example.com.
3rd NorCal Distance Clinic: Is set for Jan 8th at Crystal Springs Uplands School.
Sprint & Jumps Coach: Henry M. Gunn High School is looking for two assistant coaches for Track and Field 2011. A jumps coach and a sprint coach. A stipend will be provided for each position. Please contact Matthew A. Tompkins at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The position begins in late Jan. and ends in May.
Head Track Coach: Woodside HS seeks a Head Boys and Girls Track Coach. Woodside boys won PAL and girls tied for second in PAL in 2010. First place finishes at Stanford and Arcadia in 2010. XC Coaching position also open. Paid stipend position. If interested, please contact Athletic Director Wendy Porter at email@example.com soon.
2011 Track Clinics: Lots of 'em - in Jan & Feb.
CCS By-Laws: *New* out of season practice guidelines - Section 4-A (starts at bottom of page 5). Where coaches can work with a group of 4 athletes on skills, twice a week for 1 hour each session.
Jumps Coach: DEL MAR High School needs a men's and women's JUMPS coach for the 2011 Track Season. Please contact Eric Ostrowski firstname.lastname@example.org Call: (408) 626-3403 Fax: (408)295-9476 or Bob De La Cruz (408) 221-6247 email@example.com
Throws Coach: Burlingame High School needs a men's and women's throws coach for the 2011 Track Season. Small stipend available. Please contact Megan Fish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throws Coach: Archbishop Mitty HS is seeking a throws coach for both men and women for the 2011 track season. All interested should contact Kevin Dunn (email@example.com) or Dina Oakland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Valley Christian HS: is looking for a throws and hurdles coach for the 2011 track season. If interested, please contact Tammie Marshall at email@example.com.
Wilcox Head Track Coach: Wilcox HS seeks a Head Boys and Girls Track and Field Coach for the 2011 Season. Paid Position. Successful program, with very good school/staff support. Contact Athletic Director Woody Freitas: firstname.lastname@example.org