CCS All-Time Top 100 additions: 76 girls got on to the list from 2018, boys added 28 to the list in 2018 (updates can be made throughout the summer, just let me know). The lists have been updated for 2018.
Jason Gomez (Westmont): won a CCS XC title and a CCS Track title, the only athlete to do so this year. Add to that his State Title in the 800 and the 2nd fastest time ever run in the 800 for a CCS athlete (trailing only Rick Brown, Los Altos, 1970). Jason has until Aug 31st to still claim #1 All-Time if he can drop .12 seconds.
Jason Balkman (Lynbrook): held the Freshman All-Time CCS 1600 record since 1992 when he ran 4:21.31 (4:22.7 mile) at the Top 8 meet. This season saw not one but two break that 26 year old record with Colin Peattie, 4:16.83 (Bellarmine) and Kevin Andrews, 4:20.11 (Los Altos) both breaking the mark. For some perspective, Balkman ran 4:28 mile as an 8th grader (no info on his 7th grade time) while Peattie ran 4:40 (8th) and 4:49 (7th) and Andrews ran 4:48 (8th) and 5:09 (7th). The Sophomore record is 4:13.86 by Ken Bergkamp (Leigh) set in 1978.
1500/1600/mile?: which should it be? Even in 1990 (has it been that long...?) there was a debate about the "Short Mile" and "Short 2M". I vote for the 1500 but then we loose all of that history and our School Records will be re-written.
SCVAL Post-season Track Meeting: is Monday, May 21 at 6pm at FUHSD District Office, per League schedule. The meeting will be held in the PLC Room. If you have anything you would like to put on the agenda, please email Julie by May 20.
Blast From The Past: Before heading into CCS, this pic is from 8th grade track - Alex Scales, Jorge Estrella, Kevin Chacko, Zack Walker & Jake Davidson.
Changes Are Coming: for LynbrookSports.com - Starting with XC 2018 this site will focus on Meet Information and Meet Results that are sent to me to post. Running Club info, coaching openings, etc will no longer be posted (other sites are already doing this). I will also no longer "actively" look for current results - if they are sent to me, I will post. No point in having the same data in 3 or 4 places. LynbrookSports will instead be focusing on getting past results online, we must not lose the rich history that CCS has so I will be focussing this new found time on getting past pictures & results posted. LynbrookSports.com will still be here but in a smaller "footprint" for the present with a larger "footprint" from the past. Hank.
Golden Gate Bridge: First it was a shot of Moffett Field from 1933, now this gem is the Golden Gate Bridge in 1935.
Lynbrook Dual Meet Champs: The Frosh-Soph Boys and JV Girls both go 6-0 to finish the dual meet season at Champions. The Varsity Girls finish 3rd while the Varsity Boys take 4th.
Hayward Field - Old or New?: A note from Kenny Moore... I am Bill Bowerman's biographer. He coached me to two Olympic marathons. One of the great pleasures of my life is meeting with star struck Nike employees in the East Stands, by the Presidents' Box, on their heritage tours. There, I explain that Nike's corporate success began right there on the track in 1964, when Bowerman introduced jogging from New Zealand. Bill had made us better cushioned shoes for the road. Phil Knight and the new company found a market greedy for them, and never looked back. That was the beginning of Phil's staggering generosity to the University of Oregon. A crucial part of Nike's success was its competitive ethos, its Just Do It insistence that we are all athletes here, all subject to the training effect, no matter our ages. Of course, the most insistent reminder of that truth was Bill Boweman himself. Accordingly, Nike rightly tried to imbue the company with his spirit. Employees carry a list of moral practices. Number 11, supposedly paramount, is "Remember the Man." When I cast my eyes over the planned transformation of Hayward Field, all I can see is a perversely ignorant "remembering" of the man, the character and wishes of the man. Bill Bowerman would never expose fans to both heat and rains without proper protection. Bill Boweman would cringe at the height and shape of his honorary tower. Bill Bowerman would look to preserve the East Stands and President box. Bill Bowerman, that great problem solver, would urge us to wait, to reconsider, to rethink what we are about to do in his name. And I concur. Kenny Moore April 23, 2018.
Lynbrook Alum Varun Pemmaraju (2009): finishes this year's horrendous Boston Marathon in 2:48:51 for 500th place.
Moffett Field: Alot has changed since 1933, including Moffett Field, I'm sure it will one day be called Google Field.
Santa Cruz 4x800: The team of Anaya Ward-12[2:15.0], Ella Hedrick-12[2:18.0], Lila Roake-11 [2:25,3], Mari Friedman-12[2:09.4] break the CCS record that was held by Mitty (9:10.96, '05 McKayla Plank-12[2:16.5], Janelle English-11[2:19.8], Renisha Robinson-10[2:16.9], Christine Whalen-12[2:17.7]) with a 9:08.84 clocking to take 2nd at Arcadia.
Vincent Peng and Cosmo Cao (Lynbrook): TIE in the Color Dash.
Manny Mahon (Lynbrook): School Record in the 1600 (Mile actually, 4:12.0 '68) is celebrating 50 years this season.
Edward Choi (Lynbrook): had a great race (14.94) at the Stanford Invite this past weekend.
Chuck Rogers (Lynbrook): Chuck Rogers (Lynbrook AD, 1991-2005): Died this month of cancer. A football player and coach, Chuck hired me in 1994 as the Cross-Country coach for Lynbrook and also ran the 200 (33.8) for Team SCVAL in the Corporate Nationals in Maine in 2004, he would try anything.
Michael Davidson (Paly) & Bernie Ramos (Lynbrook): The two Viking Head Coaches before the dual (duel?) meet began. Lynbrook lost the VB but won the other 3 divisions - a good day for the Vikes.
School Record Time: Andy Shao has run within a second of Eric Surprenant's 10 year old School Record of 37.63 in the 300H - will the mark go down this year?
TKA Junior High Track & Field Invitational: which will be held on Friday April 20th, 2018 at The King’s Academy in Sunnyvale, California. Track and Field events will begin at 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm Check the official schedule to come out Wednesday morning before the meet, I will send out via Athletic.net. With a list of what time each event will be held out. Order of events - 4x100, 1600, 100, 800 200, 4x400 meters (if fields are large enough). Music will be played during the distance events and between sprint events. 4-6 grade divisions and 7-8th grade divisions for girls and boys. Maximum of 8 athletes per school per division in the Long Jump. Maximum of 4 athletes per school per division in the High Jump.Maximum of 10 athletes per school per division in the sprints. 1600 and 800 meters entries are unlimited., Fully Automated timing and results will be posted online within minutes of each event being completed. , Inspirational music played during distance races and relays, Medals to the top 5 athletes in each individual event., Relays- medals to the top team only in each event, Great food – Tacos and Concession stand, Free parking, Lemonade and popsicle stand, Strict time schedule, No Parking Fees. For more info and to signup please go to athletic.net and add the TKA Track and Field Junior High 2018 to your schedule and sign up your athletes by Tuesday, April 17th by 11:59 pm. The cost per entry is simply $7.00 per athlete per event and $14.00 per relay. Please bring payment directly to the meet or pay online using the new payment method on athletic.net. All checks must be made out to The King’s Academy, in the memo please write TKA T+F. A maximum of $350.00 per school will be charged. Remember YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR ATHLETES ON ATHLETIC.NET and sign them up for each event. Questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that you can come join us for a day and evening of fast and exciting races. Sincerely, Coach Tompkins.
Lynbrook Alumni: that competed at college in their sport of choice.
NBNI Boys 800 video: Jason Gomez (Westmont) runs 1:51.86 indoors placing him at 14th on the All-Time CCS 800 list.
Coach Stan Dowell (Independence): RIP. He coached Olympians Lee Evans and Andre Phillips.
O-Condon Track Invite: Coaches, We have decided to add a few more teams to our inaugural North Monterey County O-Condon Track Invite on April 6th. We would like to keep the meet around 15 teams for this year and there are a couple more spots open if you are interested in joining us as we honor long-time NMC coaches Roger O'Sullivan and Keith Condon. The meet is on a Friday night under the lights at our brand new track and field stadium. Here is our event website with all the information you will need; https://sites.google.com/view/o-condon-invite Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! Coach Gus Ibarra Meet Director.
Boston University indoor: these CCS alumni were running: Gillian Meeks (#538, Gunn graduate, running the 3000m for Harvard in 9:43.15), Lauren Jacob (#604, Los Altos graduate, running the 3000m for Johns-Hopkins in 10:02.69), Dylan Dobler (#2176, Bellarmine graduate, running the mile for MIT in 4:22.31), Kent Slaney (#2180, Paly graduate, running the mile for MIT in 4:19.39).
Los Gatos All Comer (Feb 24th): will have to start one hour earlier because of a CCS Soccer playoff game. Long Jump will start at 11:30am. Track events start at 12:00.
Campbell Valentines 5K/10K: It was a beautiful weekend for a road race.
NorCal patch: Back in the day when patches were handed out for your "Letterman Jacket" in Track & Field.
Don Bowden (Lincoln): Ever wonder what kinds of workouts America's first sub-4 miler did. Check out Don Bowden's workouts. In the above picture, Don is setting a National HS record in the 880 with a 1:52.3 clocking - notice where the finish line is.
Quicksilver Invitational (NEW DATE): Has moved from April 7 to March 31st.
County Track Meet (MS): The VAL, SJMSAL and WVAL are looking for a facility to host this years County Track Meet during the 3rd week of May (One day meet, preferably May 15, 16 or 17). Looking for a site that is willing to allow us host and start the meet at 1:00pm. Willing to pay fees for space usage and custodial costs. Great fundraising opportunity (concessions/gate fees) and help out the next wave of future track stars. If interested in hosting please contact Richard Ponce at Hyde Middle School Ponce_Richard@cusdk8.org
FireBird Relays: has been moved to March 24th, 2018 due to the cancellation of the Cupertino/De Anza Invite - Mark your calendars.
Leland HS: is looking for a Throws Coach and a Pole Vault Coach. This position is a 5 days per week 3:20pm-5:30pm. Stipends are available for these positions. Please contact Coach Rudy Montenegro at email@example.com if you are interested!!!
Avis Kelley Invitational (CANCELLED): Unfortunately due to construction at our site, we will not be hosting Avis Kelley this year. Concerns about student-athlete safety and meet logistics make it difficult to ensure a safe and well-run meet for all participants. We will resume hosting next year and look forward to seeing you then. Thank you for your understanding, Janet Lee.
Cupertino/De Anza Track Invite (CANCELLED): Due to a major mess up with a construction company at De Anza College, our Track and Field/Football Stadium is going to remain a construction site at least until April. We regret to inform everyone this year we will have to suspend the Tino/De Anza High School Invitational for one year. Look for us to be back on the schedule in 2019. Thank You. Nick Mattis, Head Track and Field/XC Coach, De Anza College.
Drew HS (SF): seeks enthusiastic, positive, coaching candidates for the following opportunities: Spring Season (February 5th-Mid May) Varsity Track & Field Assistant Coach, Playing experience and knowledge of sport is a must. Previous coaching experience is preferred; must be available during after-school hour’s weekdays, between 2:00–7:00pm. Requirements also include a valid California driver's license, TB test and fingerprinting. Must have Coaching Fundamentals Certificate (or willing to take class) by ASEP or NFHS. Please contact Athletic Director, Carlos Reed. Carlosreed@drewschool.org
CCS Minutes & Hand Outs: The Pre-season meeting was held at the new CCS office on Jan 10th.
Fisher MS: Looking for a Head Coach for Fisher Middle School in Los Gatos, and assistant coaches, from the middle of April to the end of May for 5-6 weeks. Paid positions. Hours are from 4:00pm to 6:00pm 4 days a week Monday thru Thursday. Fisher is currently getting a new all-weather track as well. If interested, please call Willie Harmatz at (408) 206-9973 or (408) 354-7365
Milpitas HS: is looking for a Jumps Coach. Practice is from 3:20-5:30-6ish every day. This is a paid position. Please contact Bridget Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!!!
SCVAL Pre-season Track Meeting: is Tuesday, Jan. 16 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 14.
Lactic Acid: Have we been looking at this all wrong for the last 100+ years?
Resolution Run: What better way to start the New Year but with a road race. This is exactly what Robert Miranda (Menlo) did by winning this mornings 10K (33:46) at the Kiwanas Resolution Run.
XC Coaches Summit: at Dublin HS.
NorCal Distance Roundtable: more of a sharing of ideas than a straight clinic.
Willie Harmatz: Is looking for Finish Lynx Operators for the Los Gatos All-Comer Track Meets held every Saturday starting this week (01-06) for 8 weeks. The first event is at 1:00pm and ends around 3:15. It is a paid position. Please call Willie Harmatz at 408 206-9973 or 408 354-7365.
Menlo-Atherton HS: Ever wonder how M-A got it's name? Seems there was quite an uproar in 1950 over it before opening in 1951. AND did you know that Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac went there as did Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead - cool.
T&F Clinic: Speed City Tech presents a clinic with some "Speed City" athletes & Olympians.
Loren Lansberry (Carlmont HS): a look back... was a long time coach at Carlmont High School.
Los Gatos HS: is looking for a Track and Field head coach interested candidates can apply at https://www.edjoin.org/. LG is also in need of Throws, Jumps, Hurdles and Sprints coaches
Archbishop Mitty HS: is seeking an Assistant Woman's Distance Coach for this upcoming 2018 Track & Field season. Prior coaching experience is required, as well as the ability to run off campus with the athletes. If interested please reach out to Head Woman's Coach - email@example.com
Harker School: is looking for an assistant track & field coach for the jumps and possible other events depending on background. Position has a stipend, practices begin January 8th. Contact Head Coach, Scott Chisam, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jumps Clinic: NorCal Jumps Clinic.
XC Stats: I know it's track time but these Stats that were sent to me from Peter Jensen were just too good not to post. CCS at Crystal and CCS at Toro, check it out.
Clinic @ Bellarmine: by Bellarmine grad Andre Chapman.
1976 Jr Nationals: with Hulst, Salazar, Hunt, Aguirre, Serna, unidentified & Moses floating along.
Private Coaches: Even back in 1978 this was a Hot Topic.
Speed Clinic: High Intensity Interval Training clinic in Palo Alto for the month of December - check it out.
2017 XC: No more updates, except results, are being made to the XC page.
King's Academy 3200 All-Comer: On Dec 8th, TKA is hosting an All-Comer 3200 for anyone. Check out the flyer on the link to the left.
Castillero MS: is looking for track and field coaches for it's inaugural track and field season. A head coach and event specific, part time, coaches are desired. The season will run from March 19th-May 16th with meets about once a week, the final schedule is still being finalized. Practices will be held around 4pm on weekdays, as our school release time is 3:54pm. A stipend is available for coaches who choose not to volunteer.
Sequoia HS: is looking for a Head Track and Field coach for the upcoming 2018 season. Stipend available. Please contact the school's AD Melissa Schmidt for more information (email@example.com).
Terra Nova HS: is looking for a sprints coach for the 2018 season. For more information, Contact Head Coach, Jared Steele, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vertical Assault PV: SOUTHBAY POLE VAULTING LESSONS Vertical Assault Pole Vaulting Club National HS PV Coach of the Year: Mike Lawryk Pole-Vault practices and equipment for all level athletes. Ongoing. www.verticalassaultwest.com.
Stacey Mallison (Presentation HS): is looking for a sprints coach for the Spring 2018 season. This position is 5 days per week 3:30-5:30pm. Season starts on January 29 and ends in late May. Experience in sprints and relays required. Presentation competes in the West Catholic Athletic League and practices at Bellarmine. For more information, Contact Athletic Director, Stacey Mallison, at email@example.com.
Rob Hickox (St Ignatius): is seeking a pole vault coach for the 2018 season. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter as attachments to Coach Rob Hickox at firstname.lastname@example.org with “S.I. POLE VAULT COACH 2018” in the subject line.
Alan Perry (M-A): is looking for a hurdles coach for the upcoming season. The team has a talented group of hurdlers and a stipend is available. Please contact Alan Perry email@example.com, if interested.
Joseph Miclette (Head Track Coach): Gunderson High School is looking for assistant coaches 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 and/or experience as an athlete. Flexibility of schedule is possible. Coaching stipends are also available. The team will be around 60 boys and girls of all grade levels, skill levels, and abilities. These athletes have a great attitude, willing to work hard and several have a solid foundation in multiple events. 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.
School Records within CCS: scroll down and see if your school is listed. If not, email me your T&F School Records and I'll post them up.