Sunnyvale Invite Letter - 09/24/77

Dear Parents, Results of the Sunnyvale Invitational @ Sunnyvale High School 9-24-77 Colvin, Jesse 12:31 last year 12:59 Deagen, John 12:51 Slavin, David 13:37 last year 13:39 Johnson, David 13:43 Fishback, Dave 13:39 last year 12:59 Townsend, James 13:56 last year 13:36 Hathaway, Scot 14:05 Holdbrook, Kalon 14:24 Ramirez, Mark 14:31 Clemes, Pat 14:35 Brown, Blaine dnf Krumm, Lewis dnf This is the smallest group of Lynbrook runners ever to appear at the Sunnyvale meet. I hope that we will double our size Thursday at Stanford. The top five times are either sophomores or freshman. Sunnyvale is a very flat and fast course, whereas the upcoming meets will not be. The Sunnyvale results show little when comparing it to the big meets in November; however, experience was gained. Several runners had a very good day at Sunnyvale. Jesse Colvin finished 7th in the varsity race. As far as I know, he was the only sophomore in the top ten runners. Jesse may give some of them a more difficult time when it comes to the hills. John Deagan, a freshman, ran an outstanding race in the sophomore division and finish 7th. His time would have tied him first had he run in the freshman race. His time of 12:51 also breaks Jesse's record of 12:59 there last year. For this, John is our cross country runner of the week. Two other runners who ran very well were freshman Dave Johnson and senior Pat Clemes. The Stanford Invitational course is changed. We start near El Camino Real in the parking lot for baseball and football games. It is a 2.8 mile course around the football and baseball stadiums and thru the athletic fields and parking lots. You will run around it twice. The first race starts at 3:10 pm (JVs). The varsity race is at 4:10; the sophomore race at 5:10 and the frosh race at 5:50. Since it is a very long day, some of you may wish to drop by to see your son run and then take him home with you, if he runs early. The Lynbrook Boosters Club is a social organization that helps support our various athletic teams at Lynbrook. They need as many members as possible, so they are now on a membership drive. I realize that some of you already belong, but if you don't, Mrs Hathaway or myself will be happy to sign you up. Cross Country receives three scholar-athlete awards each year from the club. We also use the ice-making machine that they gave to the athletic department. Thus, cross country does benefit from this group. It costs $1.00 per parent for the school year. I'll be in touch with you later about membership. At Sunnyvale, the soph team finished 5 out of 10 and the varsity team was 9 out of 13. We hope to have enough freshman to run a freshman race at Stanford and hope to improve our team's finish. Verne Thornburg