Post SCVAL XC Season Evaluation Meeting
November 29, 2004
Wilcox High School 4PM
All schools were represented at the meeting except Homestead and Milpitas.
2. League Meet Team Winners:
Congratulations to Monta Vista, who won the DAL varsity boys team championship,
Cupertino, who won the DAL varsity girls team championship, Los Gatos, who won
the DAL frosh/soph boys and JV girls team championships, Gunn, who won the El
Camino varsity boys and frosh/soph boys team championships, and Palo Alto, who
won the El Camino varsity girls and JV girls league team championships.
3. CCS Finals:
Congratulations to the Monta Vista and Milpitas girls, who finished 2nd and 4th in
division 1, the Gunn, Palo Alto, and Los Gatos boys,who finished 3rd, 4th, and 5th
in division 2, the Los Gatos, Cupertino, and Palo Alto girls, who finished 2nd,
3rd, and 4th in division 2, the Saratoga and Los Altos boys, who finished 4th and
5th in division 3, and the Los Altos and Saratoga girls, who finished 3rd and 5th
in division 3.
Individually, Kevin Schneider of Fremont won the division 1 boys race, Tori Tyler
of Gunn won the division 2 girls race, and Alicia Follmar of Saratoga won the
division 3 girls race. Eric Day of Milpitas, Garrett Reid and Zach Klaphotz-Brown
of Gunn, and Hari Iyer of Saratoga finished in the top 10 of their boys CCS races.
Stephanie Cham and Lisa Worsham of Monta Vista, Aarushi Bhargava of Milpitas,
Julianne Hansen and Sumika Shiokawa of Cupertino, Renata Cummins of Palo Alto, MayC
Huang of Lynbrook, and Vivian Chiu of Los Altos finished in the top 10 of their
girls CCS races.
4. State Meet:
The Gunn boys were our top team at the State Meet for the 2nd year in a row,
finishing 8th in the Division 2 race. The Monta Vista girls finished 19th in the
division 1 race, the Cupertino and Los Gatos girls finished 9th and 12th in the
division 2 race, the Saratoga boys finished 18th in the division 3 race, and the
Los Altos girls finished 19th in the division 3 race. Tori Tyler and Alicia
Follmar led the CCS individual runners as Tori finished 3rd in the division 2 girls
race, and Alicia finished 3rd in the division 3 girls race.
5. Comments Regarding the League Finals:
All agreed that Paul Armstrong and Paul Jones did an excellent job of directing our
league finals this year.
The directors for our meet next year will be Gunn and Saratoga.
6. Comments Regarding The CCS Meet:
All agreed that Alan Green of North Salinas did a great job of directing this meet.
7. Comments Regarding the State Meet:
Some coaches complained that the porta johns were locked on the day before the
race, that no free programs were provided for the coaches, that the selling prices
of State Meet shirts and sweats were too high, and that some of their runners were
treated roughly in the finish chute.
8. By-Law Changes:
We voted to make several by-law changes two years ago. The suggested by-law change
shown below has not yet been made.
Add Article III – Section 6
"Schools may compete in a maximum of 3 scrimmages during their
season. These scrimmages will not count against their 13 meet
maximum. (A scrimmage is no score, no charge, and no awards)."
The CCS by-laws limit cross country teams to 13 meets but allow
each league to determine how many scrimmages that they want to
hold. In general, SCVAL schools do not hold any scrimmages.
However, most of the meets that they participate in must be
sanctioned by the CCS office no later than the prior April. In the
event that some meets that we normally participate in are not
timely sanctioned, we want to have the option of holding
scrimmages. Therefore, we have proposed the 3-scrimmage rule.
We also voted two years ago to change the wording of Article III, section 4 to
read as follows:
"Teams may not start mandatory practice prior to the starting dates established
annually by the Board of Managers."
We added the word "mandatory" so coaches would know that voluntary practices are
okay. The coaches voted today to not pursue this change.
9. Honor Coaches:
Ernie Lee of Gunn was voted the honor coach for the boys and Mike Morris
for the girls.
10.SCVAL Center Meet For 2005:
We voted 6-4 to discontinue holding this race.
11.Central Park Race For 2005:
We voted to continue holding this race.
12.Race at Shoreline Park
We asked Hank Lawson to investigate the feasibility of holding a race at this park
at some time in the future. Since only 6 schools were interested in competing in a
race at Shoreline next year, we agreed that no race would be held at that park next
13.CCS By-Law Change
The coaches voted unanimously to propose that the CCS CBED division splits be
changed to 1450+ for division 1 schools, 1150/1449 for division 2 schools,
900/1149 for division 3 schools, 350/899 for division 4 schools, and 349 and under
for division 5 schools. This would do a better job of equalizing the number of
schools in each division in the CCS.
14.Ernie Lee discussed various cross country issues considered by the coaches who
attended the California Coaches Alliance meeting on Friday night.