Lynbrook HS - Cross Country
For the first time in 5 years, Lynbrook will definitely be a question mark team
in the up coming cross country season. In the past Lynbrook has always been a
very slow starter and then comes on strong in the big meets late in the season.
This year will be no exception, as the team will be one of the youngest and most
inexperienced in the league. We have only two letterman returning, senior Tom
Grady and junior Tim Stewart. Add to this the second appendectomy case in the last
three years to one of the top runners and it is easy to see that we'll have
trouble beating many schools early season.
However, on the plus side, junior Tim Stewart, will be out to improve that varsity
9th place finish in last year's league meet. Jeff Phillips, junior, who ran
almost step for step with Stewart in track last year, is now recovering from an
appendectomy but should be ready by the league meet. We do have some very talented
young runners who may with experience run with anyone in the section. Runners
in this category and hoping for a varsity spot are juniors Mike Clark, Mark Carroll,
Tom Neuman and Glenn Howar, and sophmores, Tim Andrews, Craig Kennedy and Alan
We have improved our varsity record each of the last five years and the big question
is whether we can do this in 1971. We have a long way to go, and we'll have to wait
for November's meets to find out.
In the SCVAL varsity this year it should be Los Altos by a big margin, with
Homestead ahead of Awalt for second. From there on will be a dogfight.
Lynbrook has been fourth the last two years, but we have our work cut out if
we intend to finish at least fourth again.
In the Sophmores, Homestead and Lynbrook are the front runners as they went one
two in the Section Frosh division last year. The big question here is simply
which team will be able to keep their talented sophmores on the sophmore team
without hurting the varsity team. That will decide the sophmore championships.
Lynbrook has in addition to the three sophs named for possible varsity competition
Dennis Early, Roger Hileman and Steve Murray who should give the Vikings six
good sophmore runners.
It is always difficult at this time of year to predict the frosh division,
but it should be easy this year. Los Altos will win and Homestead will finally
lose a freshman championship.
The first meet of the season will be the Lynbrook Invitational on
Sept 24th, followed by the Sunnyvale Invitational on Oct 2nd and the Carlmont
Invitational meet on Oct 4th.