2017 XC: No more updates, except results, are being made to the TRACK page.
CCS All-Time Top 100 additions: 81 girls got on to the list from 2017, boys added 30 to the list in 2017 (updates can be made throughout the summer, just let me know).
World-Class Track and Field at Stanford, June 29th : Witness the new professional track and field series at Stanfordís Cobb Track and Angell Field on Thursday, June 29th. While the world class athletes compete for individual victories and team points, fans will be up front and center, close to the action on the infield and in the outside lanes, or track-side in the beer garden. Professional events are slated to begin at 6pm with the Men's and Women's Hammer, followed by the remaining field and running events at 7pm and concluding at 8:30pm. TICKETS for all areas are $10 and may be purchased HERE sftracktown.eventbrite.com. In addition to the professional events and an elite high school boys mile / high school girls 800m, we invite you to PARTICIPATE in the action through these additional events: All-comersí 100/mile/400: $10 entry into the all-comerís events (starting at 5pm) includes entry into the TrackTown Summer Series! Open 4x400 and Community 8x400: Grab your friends and co-workers for a chance to race on the Stanford track! Each participant will receive a tee shirt and a drink ticket for the trackside beer garden. Kidsí Half-Lapper: The meet will conclude with a 200m (half-lap) race for kids 12-and-under where they will be cheered on by the pros! Pre-registered kids will receive FREE entry into the meet. Volunteer: All volunteers will receive a tee shirt and free entry into the meet. To register for the community events, or to volunteer, click HERE. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tracktown-summer-series-all-comers-corporate-kids-registration-registration-34812317579
From Steve Nelson: As you know, Iím the new Track & Field, Cross Country coach at San Jose City College. This will be our first season developing our new program at San Jose City College. Iím looking for assistant Cross Country coach(es) to help with the middle and long distances during cross country season and hopefully Track. Ideal assistant cross country coaches would be: - From a distance running background, love cross country, and committed to developing future distance runners. - Available daily 3:15 - 5:30pm (hours negotiable) - Have a clean driving record. This is a paid position. IM or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Please share and forward widely to friends and former distance runners / track athletes. Thank you, everyone!!
Tarab Ansari: is a CCS Champion. Dylan Bouziques takes 3rd and punches his ticket to States. Maryam Jawid breaks 11:00 in the 3200 for the 3rd year in a row.
Lynbrook Summer Running: Open to anyone that wants to join in for some summer runnin' fun.
4x1mi Record: Back in the day (1971 to be exact) a quartet from Clairemont HS (San Diego area) went after the 4x1 mile National record and came pretty darn close. Members are: Rick Lord (my SDSU teammate a few years later), Dale Fleet, Dave Harper & Mark Novak. List of current marks thru 2015.
SCVAL End Of Season Meeting (Agenda): Thursday May 18th at the Fremont Union High School District Offices in the PLC room at 7pm. A map is attached. Brad Metheany, our SCVAL commissioner, is attending each of the post season meetings this year to get a feel for each sport. 2018 Preliminary Schedules: DAL and ECL.
Elite Speed Clinic: At Palo Altos HS, June 12-14.
Silver Bullets: Track Team for some summer "Run for Fun".
Podium at CCS, free entry to One Mile Bang.: The 7th Annual One Mile Bang, being held June 25, 2017, is a One Mile Road race in Los Gatos, CA. Adding to the mix this year is a new event: the High School Challenge. It will consist of a combined heat of both High School Boys and Girls. The course is flat, fast, and point-to-point, with a slight downhill finish. So, a great chance to go for an all-time P.R. Awards given to Top 3 overall for both Boys and Girls divisions. ** Special Invite: Top 6 runners in CCS in the 1600M for both Boys and Girls all get comped entries (pre-register only). The Race is also a fundraiser for City Team Ministries of San Jose, an agency that helps the homeless in the Bay Area. So, come on down to run a fast race, and support a good cause at the same time. Register now at https://raceroster.com/search?q=one+mile+bang.
SCVAL Realignment: Attached are the standings for the last 2 years and the realignment calculations. An error was made last year in the DAL F/S Boys calculations. The standings have the corrections. Currently, I have Mt. View going up to DAL and Homestead going down to ECL.
Lynbrook Vs Homestead Meet Records: Final dual meet for the Viking season pits them against the Mustangs, will any Meet Records be broken?
Derek Clayton:: With the Boston Marathon just being completed, back in '69 Derek Clayton ran 2:08:34 for a World Record that lasted for 12 years. He was the first person to break 2:10 in the marathon. Why did I feature Derek... I worked with him for two years at Runner's World and we competed together on the RW Track Team at the Corporate Relays.
Some History:: When 5'7" Johnny Mathis (accomplished recording artist) competed against 6'10" Bill Russell (famed basketball player) at a HS meet and then again in the HJ at San Francisco State. Last photo is >Johnny and brother Ralph.
Illegal Uniform: Note the winner in this photo... this is an illegal uniform. "Any visible garment(s) worn underneath the uniform bottom and extending below the knees shall be of a single, solid color". Don't take the chance of getting DQ'd.
Fisher MS: is looking for a Head Track Coach. It is a paid position. It is for 5 weeks, and for 4 days a week. If interested, call Willie Harmatz at 408 206-9973.
Lynbrook Vs Gunn Meet Records: Lynbrook takes on the Mighty Titans on Wednesday, I'll be there - will you?
Arcadia entries: Coaches/Meet Mgrs, note the following from Arcadia website... "For California schools, the results link must be to a PrepCalTrack.com results page as those marks cannot be edited by coaches after a meet and will expedite our verification process. For out-of-state schools, only use a results link to a set of verified results. Linking to unverified results will cause us to reject all your entries". LynbrookSports.com is considered a "PrepCalTrack results page" so be sure to send me Invitational results for posting as soon as they are complete. Also note ... "Marks must be from invitational meets or postseason meets. NO dual meet marks will be accepted and will be flagged as a fabricated mark, meaning all marks from your school will be rejected".
Lynbrook Vs Paly: Oh those Green Vikings, won all 4 divisions today against the Blue Vikings.
Mady Fagan (Los Gatos '14): Winning the NCAA Indoor Championships HJ at 6-04.
Run For Zimbabwe: The 18th Annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair is: Sunday March 26 at St. Joseph School, 1120 Miramonte Ave. Mountain View from noon to 4 p.m. Itís a great event especially for kids..
Lynbrook Vs Paly Meet Records: Next up for the Vikings... the Vikings. Yup, that's right.
Lynbrook Vs LG results: Ahh those WildCats... not even the threat of darkness could keep them from winning both of the Varsity divisions and the FSB. The Vikes got redemption by winning the JVG's.
Lynbrook Vs Los Gatos Meet Records: Dual meet season kicks off on Tuesday and Lynbrook takes on the WildCats. Meet Records are to the left.
RustBuster: Couple of pics from the 1st Annual RustBuster. Pic 2 / Pic 3 / Pic 4
Monta Vista Shootout: Couple of pics from the Time Trial. Pic 2 / Pic 3 / Pic 4
Some marks from Simplot... Hawa Kamara - 400 Meters - 57.83 Medal Stand 6th place ( Leigh), Ariana Fisher - Triple Jump 38'3.50 Medal Stand 6th place ( Silver Creek), Long Jump 17'5, Jazzlynn Shearer - Triple Jump 37'3.50. ( Silver Creek), Audrey Agcaoili - Pole Vault 10'8 ( Mt. Pleasant), Mikayla Revera - 200 Meters - 25.28 ( Santa Catalina), Rachel Estell - Long Jump - 17'00.50 ( Mt. View).
Christopher HS: We are looking for a school for a low key track practice meet on Thursday March 2nd at 3:30 at Christopher High School. Anyone interested can contact me at 408-807-1694 or email@example.com
Tracy Weber (Lynbrook): School Record holder in the 800 & Mile while also running for the SJ Cindergals.
Some of the Greats in their HS days : Alberto Salazar (5th), Eric Hulst (1st), Thom Hunt (2nd) & Ralph Serna (19th). Saturday, February, 28th, 1976 - IAAF World International Cross Country Championships Chepstow Racecourse, Whales.
Valentines 5K & 10K: Beautiful day for a road race.
LGAC Ironmen: Why are these 4 guys smiling? Because three of the above 4 did something that no one else has done in the 39 years that Los Gatos has been hosting these All-Comer meets, they competed in EVERY track event, finishing with the 4x400 and using a banana as their baton - Go Stanford Track Club!
Steve Scott: (former American record holder in the Mile) has one World Record that has lasted 38 years and most likely will never be broken, the fastest round of Golf, ever. He shot a 95 on a 6500yd course (3.7mi) in 29:33 minutes (under 8:00 pace). Speed Golf.
Track timing: from the 60's, the 70's, the 80's and today.
Hoka One One Clinic: Super Clinic (T&F) on Feb 4th at Sacramento City College.
SCVAL Pre-season Track Meeting: is Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 4pm at Santa Clara High School, per League schedule. The meeting will be held in the Conference Room in the Administration Building. If you have anything you would like to put on the agenda, please email Julie by Sunday, Jan. 15. SCVAL Jan. 2015 Track ByLaws. SCVAL Meeting Handouts.
CCS XC Statistics: From Peter Jensen... CCS at Crystal and CCS at Toro.
Mary Decker & Carl Lewis: Both in their HS track days.
Field Events measured in Metric?: It appears that Florida HS meets are going metric in 2017, is California going to follow suit?
Milpitas HS: is looking for a Jumps coach, a Sprints coach, and an Assistant Distance coach. These are paid positions. Please contact Bridget Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Homestead HS: located in Cupertino, the heart of Silicon Valley, and a member of the Central Coast Section (CCS), is seeking Jumps, Sprint and Hurdles coaches for the 2017 track and field season. This just concluded cross country season, we won our third consecutive CCS Team Championship, and have a very young nucleus as a team that are returning from last year to continue the success that we have been moving toward. Interested persons should contact Kenrick Sealy at 408-410-7654 or through email at email@example.com.
Eileen Claugus, Kathy Gibbons and Francie Larrieu: Francie is the CCS record holder in the 1500. Oldest one on the books for girls if you don't count the Baseball Toss from 1922.
Walt Lange (Jesuit): and how he got into coaching. From 1980 CTRN.
Carlmont HS: is looking for assistant track coaches. Stipends are available. The season starts on Jan. 30 and runs through the end of May. Practices typically go from 3:30 to 5:30 Monday through Friday.
CSM All-Comer Jan 28th: and Winter Championships qualifier.
Junior Olympics: Los Gatos Track Club summary and pictures.
LA84 Foundation: Coaches Clinics. I've been to a couple of them and they are quite good.
Burlingame HS: Track and Field Coaches Needed at Burlingame High School: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put and Discus are events we need coaches for. If interested please contact Daniel Haas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stipends are included.
Sequoia HS (Redwood City): is looking for a Throws coach for the 2017 season. Practice times are 4-6pm Monday - Friday, Full or Part time will be considered. Please contact Coach Thayer at email@example.com if interested.
Mills HS: in Millbrae is currently looking for a transitional throwers coach. A new coach would work with our existing throwers staff this season with the intent that a new coach would take over the throwers program next year or the year after. The program currently has about 30 involved throwers and has been very successful in the PAL the past twelve years. Please contact Athletic Director Timothy Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NorCal Power Events Clinic: January 7th @ Prospect HS.
Bellarmine All-Comer Dec 10th: The 9:00 am 2 mile will be broken into heats and used by us, at least, as a Postal time trialÖ runners can run fast heats of the 3200 for Postal. All events will have Brad Lindemann timing FAT with our FinishLynx system.
2016 XC: No more updates, except results, are being made to the XC page.
Harker School: needs two assistant track coaches, duties range from sprints/hurdles/jumps depending on experience and knowledge. This is a paid position, workouts begin January 4, 3:15p-5:15p, Monday to Friday, some Saturdays. Email inquiries to head coach: Scott Chisam, email@example.com.
Cupertino HS: is looking for track coaches for the 2017 season. Coaches for throws, jumps, sprints, and distance are needed. Email Coach Armstrong at CoachA@TinoRunners.org.
Milpitas High School: is in need of a jumps coach. It's a stipend position. Interested should contact Bridget.
Pioneer High School: is looking for a Hurdles Coach, Throwing Coach.
Gunderson High School: is looking for a Throws coach for the upcoming Track & Field season. Gunderson is located in South San Jose (easily seen from the 85 and 87 interchange) and competes in the BVAL. Candidates are preferred who have previous experience coaching throws and/or experience as an athlete. Flexibility of schedule is possible. The team will be around 60 boys and girls of all grade levels, skill levels, and abilities. The throwers team has grown to about 12-15 athletes over the last two seasons and is expected to be about that size this year. These athletes have a great attitude, willing to work hard and several have a solid foundation in throwing. If interested, please contact Joseph Miclette, Head Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or Chuck Ball, Athletic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilcox High School: in Santa Clara is looking for a Head Track and Field Coach for the 2017 season. Stipend available. Contact AD Woody Freitas email@example.com.
Mt Pleasant High School: in San Jose is looking for a head track and field coach. Traditionally 1 of the top programs in the central coast section. Contact athletic director Eric Rocha at Rochae@esuhsd.org.
Priory High School: is looking for an assistant track coach. This position is 5 days per week 3:30-5:30. Experience in sprints and relays required. Jump experience preferred. Priory competes in the West Bay Athletic League and is completing our new track & field project this fall. For more information, visit prioryca.org. Contact Mark Stogner, Director of Athletics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCS All-Time Top 100 additions: 94 girls got onto the list for 2016, boys added 31 to the list for 2016.
School Records within CCS: scroll down and see if your school is listed. If not, email me your T&F Scool Records and I'll post them up.
Lynbrook Top Marks: List of Vikings that were added to Lynbrook's All-Time Top 20 list for 2016.