9/7/04 – Pre-Season SCVAL XC Meeting

This meeting was held from 5PM until 6:00PM in the faculty lounge at Wilcox high school. Those in attendance included:

Cupertino – Paul Armstrong

Fremont – Pat Lawson

Gunn – Ernie Lee

Homestead – Sean Bowman

Los Altos – Julia Widstrand

Los Gatos – Tom Newman

Lynbrook – Hank Lawson

Monta Vista – Mike Morris

Mt. View – Evan Smith

Santa Clara – Julie L’Heureux

Saratoga – Peter Jordan

Wilcox – Walt Van Zant

Milpitas – absent

Palo Alto – absent

The items discussed included:

CCS Pre-Season Meeting

Nothing of significance was discussed at this meeting. The CCS finals will be run at Toro Park in Salinas on 11/13 (or 11/16 if the meet is rained out on 11/13).

If the meet is rained out on 11/13, the CCS meet director will notify the league representatives as close as possible to 6AM and the league representatives will then notify the coaches in their league.

The league representatives will submit the entries for all teams to the CCS office and Mark McConnell by noon on 11/8/04. All coaches should submit the names of their intended entries to the CCS to the league representatives (Tom Newman and Walt Van Zant) no later than 10/31/04. The names of your entrants can be changed on race day.

Division Splits for SCVAL teams

SCVAL cross country teams will run in the following divisions at the CCS and State meets for 2004. These classifications are based upon the latest listing on the CCS website.


DeAnza El Camino

Div 1 Monta Vista Div 1 Milpitas

Div 1 Fremont Div 1 Wilcox

Div 2 Homestead Div 2 Gunn

Div 2 Lynbrook Div 2 Santa Clara

Div 2 Los Gatos Div 2 Palo Alto

Div 2 Cupertino Div 2 Mt.View

Div 3 Saratoga Div 3 Los Altos

2004 CCS Meet

You must finish in the top half of the league or be the top team in your division in order to qualify for the CCS meet.

If you run the team times shown below at the league finals, you will qualify as an at-large entrant to the CCS meet even if you do not finish in the top half of the league.

Boys Girls

Div 1 85:58 107:50

Div 2 87:25 106:32

Div 3 86:46 106:53

The time schedule for the CCS meet is as follows:

Div I Boys 10:00AM Girls 10:30AM

Div II Boys 11:05AM Girls 11:35AM

Div III Boys 12:10PM Girls 12:40PM

Div IV Boys 1:15PM Girls 1:45PM

Div V Boys 2:20PM Girls 2:50PM

Central Park Invitational – 9/28/04

This meet will be run at Central Park in Santa Clara. All schools must participate in this meet.

SCVAL Center Meet at Crystal Springs – 10/5/04

As per our discussion at our post-season 2001 XC meeting, we will all run in this meet.

Sam Read of Mt. View is the meet director. She will assign the duties for each school prior to 10/5/04.

There will be no awards for this race.

The cost for each school is $15. A check for this amount should be made out to Mt. View high school and given to Sam.

The time schedule will be:

3:00 PM F/S Girls

3:20 PM F/S Boys

3:40 PM JV Girls

4:00 PM JV Boys

4:20 PM Varsity Girls

4:40 PM Varsity Boys

SCVAL League Finals – 11/2/04

The directors of this meet for the next several years will be:

El Camino DeAnza

2004 Palo Alto Cupertino

2005 Gunn Saratoga

2006 Mt.View Monta Vista

2007 Los Altos Fremont

2008 Milpitas Los Gatos

2009 Santa Clara Homestead

2010 Wilcox Lynbrook

2004 Job Assignments

DeAnza El Camino

Starter Santa Clara (Kappen)

Finish Table Palo Alto

Chute Wilcox/Los Altos/MV (2 each)

Medals Milp will hand out

Timer Gunn (2 watches)

Results Palo Alto

The results will be computed in the same manner as done for the Central Park Invitational (EC only). That is, each school will fill out a sheet for each race that shows the names and grades of their runners. The runners will receive a place stick as they finish the race, continue through the chute, and then give their place stick to the finish-table officials, who will then record their place on the sheet for their school.

Santa Clara will furnish the place sticks for the El Camino division.

Paul Jones of Palo Alto is the meet director for the El Camino division.

Paul Jones of Palo Alto will arrange to have the results for the El Camino division compiled at Palo Alto high school after the race or, if Palo Alto is not available, will arrange for another site. All coaches are welcome to help Jones compute the results.

DAL will do their results in the same manner that they have in the past. Each athlete will be given a label to attach to their uniform, as they come out of the chute, the label will be posted on a results board. Job assignments are as follows:

DAL League Rep – Tom Newman (LG)

Starter – Monta Vista

Recall Starter – Monta Vista

Jewlery/Uniform checker – Monta Vista

Scorer from board – Homestead

Results board – Homestead

Backup Timer – Fremont

Finish line & Chute Mgmnt – Saratoga, Los Gatos, Cupertino

Create Tags – Lynbrook

Timer – Lynbrook

Computer scoring & results – Lynbrook

Data Entry of Results:

F/S Boys – Cupertino

VB – Los Gatos

VG – Lynbrook

JVB – Cupertino

JVG – Los Gatos

Excel files of results will be emailed to Hank as soon as possible so that the results can be posted on the web that evening.

Time Schedule

DeAnza El Camino

F/S Boys 2:00 2:15 Max 10 entries

Var Boys 2:30 2:45 Max 7

Var Girls 3:00 3:15 Max 7

Open Boys 3:30 3:45 Unlimited

JV Girls 4:00 4:15 Unlimited

Qualifying to the State Meet from the CCS Meet

Teams will qualify as follows:

# of Boys Teams # of Girls Teams

Div 1 2 2

Div 2 3 2

Div 3 4 3

Div 4 3 3

Div 5 3 3

The CCS webpage should be checked periodically to see if any corrections have been made to the above allocations.

The top 5 individuals in each division who are not on a qualifying team go the the State Meet as long as they finish in the top 12.

California Coaches Alliance Membership

All coaches were encouraged to join this organization. Applications to join the Alliance can be found on the Lynbrook high school website. One of the benefits of joining this organization is that you get $1,000,000 liability insurance.

Post-Season Evaluation Meeting

The post-season meeting will be held on Monday, 11/29/04, at Wilcox high school, beginning at 4PM.

DeAnza League XC League Representative

After a half-hour campaign speech by Tom Newman of Los Gatos, he was overwhelmingly (4-3) voted to be the DAL league representative. Tom, who was ecstatic about his victory, offered to buy drinks for everyone, payable whenever you are near a drinking fountain at Los Gatos high


School Uniforms & Jewelry Rules

These rules will be enforced at the league finals. The meet director will attempt to warn violators of these rules prior to the start of the race but if he misses anything, violators of the rules are still subject to disqualification as it is their responsibility to comply with the rules.

Rules for using the Crystal Springs course

At no time is there to be anyone up on water tank hill.

Buses are to drop off athletes at the gate between the last 2 houses on the right side of Hallmark Avenue. After dropping off the athletes, the buses are not to turn around using the driveways. They should use the streets.

The buses should not double park while dropping off the runners. If they do so and a police officer observes them, they will be given a ticket. Further, the school will be

subject to banishment from the course in the future.

There is to be no throwing of objects, including rocks, frisbees and footballs. There is also no music boxes that others will hear. Personal CD players/ radios are okay.

There is to be no hanging out in people’s yards. It is private property.

There is no smoking or pets in the park. Please remind the parents.

Each team is responsible for clearing their own trash before leaving their area.

Bob Rush, who is in charge of the park for cross country races, will periodically check to see whether the coaches have their emergency cards with them. If not, their teams will be asked to leave the park.

Tickets with a minimum fine of $25.00 will be issued for any rule violations.

Schedule of Invitationals for 2004

9/16/04 Firebird Invtl – Fremont H.S.

9/16/04 Toro Park Center Meet

9/18/04 Chieftain Classic Invtl – Toro Park

9/18/04 Lowell Invtl – GG Park in San Francisco

9/25/04 Ram Invtl – Daly City

9/25/04 Stanford Invtl

10/2/04 Artichoke Invtl – Half Moon Bay

10/2/04 Pacific Grove Invtl

10/9/04 Castro Valley Invtl

10/9/04 Serra Invtl – Crystal Springs

10/9/04 Clovis Intl – Fresno

10/14/04 Crystal Springs Center Meeet #1

10/15/04 Monterey Bay Invtl – Toro Park

10/16/04 Monterey Bay Invtl – Toro Park

10/20/04 Toro Park Center Meet

10/21/04 Crystal Springs Center Meet #2

10/22/04 Mt. SAC Invtl

10/23/04 Mt. SAC Invtl

10/23/04 King City Invtl

10/28/04 Crystal Springs Center Meet #3



We will hold our pre-season XC meeting at 5PM on 9/7/04 at Wilcox high

school. I have tentatively (pending approval by the school) scheduled the meeting

for the Teacher's Lounge (right off the front parking lot).

The meeting was over by 5:30PM last year.

Agenda items include letting everyone know what happened at the CCS

pre-season meeting on 9/1, discussing the SCVAL Center Meet at Crystal Springs, and

discussing the league finals. If any coaches have other items that they would

like placed on the agenda, please let me know.

As far as I know, the DAL does not have a league rep. Both the DAL and the

El Camino should have a rep at the 9/1 CCS meeting (7PM). So, the DAL coaches

might want to talk to each other and appoint someone to attend the meeting.