Paly & McFarland: In the movie "McFarland", Palo Alto is made out to be the 'Bad Boys' (no matter that they didn't compete against them at State). Well at Clovis, the teams got together for this photo op with the "real" Jim White on the right.
Octoberfest 5k & 10K: was held this past weekend in downtown Campbell and we were able to sneak it in between the rains.
Frank Hunt (Aragon): the 2016 CCS Girls Honor Coach for XC.
CCS is changed to Crystal Springs: After a conversation with Management from Toro Park, Commissioner Morgan and our Staff have determined that, in the best interest of our student-athletes and everyone involved with conducting the CCS Cross Country Championship, the 2016 Cross Country Championships will be moved to Crystal Springs Cross Country Course. As many of you know, Toro Park is still being used by Cal Fire and the USFS to deal with the Soberanes Fire and, due to their extended stay, is not in great shape and will require work and time in order to host the type of event that we have come to enjoy in the “even years”. Knowing that, and due to the recent cancellation of the Monterey Bay Invitational, our Office has officially contacted the management team at Crystal Springs Cross Country Course who have graciously agreed to accommodate the CCS Championships this year. I want to thank you our MBL colleagues for the planning and communication which they have provided our Office this Fall and I thank all those connected with conducting the Meet at Crystal Springs for their willingness to take on the Meet again this year.
Lynbrook Rallye Run: was held last Friday and two teams tied with 20 points each, as we went to the tie-breaker (how far did they run) the team of Irene, Angela, Aaron, Kevin, Edward & Andrew took the title over the team of Tru, Brian, Nachiket & Vincent. Job well done for the 7 teams (30 participants) that attempted this Race of Wit.
Milpitas High School: is in need of a jumps coach. It's a stipend position. Interested should contact Bridget.
SCVAL Cup: What is it? Click on the left to find out. Faux 2015 Standings. Current Standings.
CSM All-Comer 2 Mile: Note that this event is open to ALL athletes. CSM is hosting an All-Comer 2 mile meet on Nov 19. Click on link to the left for more info or go to Meet Website.
Pioneer High School: is looking for a Hurdles Coach, Throwing Coach.
Kent Slaney (Paly): breaks Philip MacQuitty (Paly '09) Course Record by 11 seconds at the Gunn Alumni Meet. Meet Pictures Here.
Gunderson High School: is looking for a Throws coach 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 throws and/or experience as an athlete. Flexibility of schedule is possible. The team will be around 60 boys and girls of all grade levels, skill levels, and abilities. The throwers team has grown to about 12-15 athletes over the last two seasons and is expected to be about that size this year. These athletes have a great attitude, willing to work hard and several have a solid foundation in throwing. 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.
Lowell Invite: Coaches, I need a couple of days to figure out how many schools I can accept to the meet. Prior to Earlybird being cancelled, we were already approaching the all time high in number of schools. If you haven't already, please give me an estimate as to how many runners you will have per division. I may have to ask the larger teams to limited what you can run. If you have somehow been able to get on to the registration page on directathletics, please do not enter any names till I give the OK. Thanks, Andy Leong.
Postal Nationals are back: The 3rd Annual HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals Returns This Fall From August 23rd to December 15th, cross country teams can participate in a 2-Mile or 3200m event on the track with national and state champions determined by their top-5 runners’ cumulative time.
Del Mar High School: is looking for a Stipend position of Head Cross country coach, with possibility to join track coaching staff as well. Stipend is $3,118 for the season. Season runs from August through October. Practice is 4/5 days a week with 3 league meets. Please contact Del Mar's Athletic Director Jason Bumbaca at JBumbaca@cuhsd.org.
Wilcox High School: in Santa Clara is looking for a Head Track and Field Coach for the 2017 season. Stipend available. Contact AD Woody Freitas email@example.com.
EarlyBird is CANCELLED: We regret to inform everyone that the 2016 Earlybird Invitational has been cancelled.
Mt Pleasant High School: in San Jose is looking for a head track and field coach. Traditionally 1 of the top programs in the central coast section. Contact athletic director Eric Rocha at Rochae@esuhsd.org.
Priory High School: is looking for an assistant track coach. This position is 5 days per week 3:30-5:30. Experience in sprints and relays required. Jump experience preferred. Priory competes in the West Bay Athletic League and is completing our new track & field project this fall. For more information, visit prioryca.org. Contact Mark Stogner, Director of Athletics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCVAL Cross-Country Championship Shirts: In 75 days, SCVAL runners will line up on the Crystal Springs course to decide our league championships! Will you have a t-shirt to commemorate your season? You will if you pre-order your SCVAL Championship T-shirt! For the third year, you can order a SCVAL Championship technical t-shirt on-line at the link below. Follow the link to check out this year’s design. If your team orders 30 t-shirts in total (20 for small teams) your team can pick a custom color for the shirt and have your full roster printed on the back of the shirt. A great keepsake! Shirts will be delivered at the meet. Order your shirt now so you are not left out!
JO's Track article: Some fast freshman gals & guys will be joining the SCVAL this XC season.
Crystal Springs Schedule (as of 08/17/16): Check it out to see who is running when on the Crystal course. The Crystal Springs Handbook can be found here. Current policy & rules... "Race Director will conduct a meeting of all coaches AND ATHLETES before the first race and explain the rules of conduct like no dogs, bikes, rock throwing, footballs, soccer balls etc. And that each team is responsible to help clean up the course. If the same group is involved in more than one competition on the course, there only has to be one meeting taking place on the first competition." 2015 letters from Rush & Tapia.
Gunn High School: is looking for one assistant cross country coach for the 2016 season. The ability to run with the athletes is a plus, but not required. Stipend is available. Interested individuals should send their resumes to Athletic Director Curt Johansen at email@example.com.
SCVAL Pre-season meeting: Aug 16th, 5:30 pm at Monta Vista HS Library.
Jillian Weir (Homestead '10): 2-Time Girls CCS Champion in the Discus, #1 NorCal in the Discus, ranked as high as #3 in the State in Discus, San Jose Mercury News Girls Thrower of the Year, PAC-12 Champion in the Hammer, #4 in the NCAA for the Hammer, 4-Time NCAA Div I Women's National Championship team member with the University of Oregon) placed 3rd today at the Olympic Trials for Canada in the Hammer! Unfortunately, however, she just missed the qualifying mark. She is now getting ready for the World Championships next summer.
Hoka One One: Endurance Crossroads Clinic at Sacramento City College.
Live Oak All-Comer Meet: Wed, July 20th. Here are the details: The meet is open to all participants of any age, 1-100. All money collected will go to the Live Oak HS Track team. Masters, Open, HS, JHS, 1-12 year olds. $8 For unlimited events. $2 For spectators. Here are the events and approximate times: 5:30PM- High Jump (bar will start low, and we will keep raising it - we will not lower it once it goes past a height), Shot Put then Discus, Long Jump then Triple Jump, 6:00PM (Rolling Start) - 4 x 100 Relay, 800m, 60m Hurdles, 110M Hurdles, 100m, 400m, 3200M, 60m, 200m, Mile, 300MH, 4 x 400 Relay. No registration is necessary, simply go the start line when the event is called, heats will be determined based on participants. 4X100 RELAY TEAMS NEED TO CHECK IN EARLY TO RESERVE A LANE (we have batons). We will have electronic timing. Parents are encouraged to help their VERY little ones get into the correct events. We have everything you need to compete! If you have further questions, please call 408-427-5922.
SJSU Track: will be making a comeback, announcement on August 1st. RSVP Here by July 25th.
Rich Stiller: Lynbrook Assistant coach & volunteer from 2010 to present - you will be missed - RIP.
State Meet Proposal: It would appear that they tried to get a State Meet in Fresno in 1980, 7 years before the first one was actually held.
St Ignatius College Prep: in San Francisco, CA (CCS) is seeking a High School Assistant for the Cross Country Program. The SI program is a successful and competitive program in the WCAL and Central Coast Section. An applicant should be willing to work with the existing coach & assistants, and have a willingness to learn and contribute to help the program continue to move forward. High school practices Monday through Friday and some Saturdays. This is a paid position. Interested candidates should email their resume and letter of interest to distance coach Nicholas Alvarado at NAlvarado@siprep.org.
CSUS: is looking for two cross country assistant coaches for the 2016 fall season. CSUS is located in Hillsborough and competes in Division 5. This is for the 2016-2017 school year. A zest for distance running, a positive attitude, and running experience is a plus. Practice will start on August 5th and will run until the end of November. Stipend is available. Interested individuals should send a resume with references to athletic director Michael Flynn at MFlynn@crystal.csus.org and Albert Caruana at ACaruana@crystal.csus.org.
Los Altos HS: Is looking for a Head XC coach.
San Lorenzo Valley High School: Is looking for a experience Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach, starting in the fall of 2016. We are seeking someone with a passion to learn and teach a already established successful program. This will be a paid position with a full stipends. Interested candidates should contact Athletic Director Mark Mercer (email) firstname.lastname@example.org, Principle Karen Van Putten (email) Kvanputten@slvusd.org, Coach Rob Collins email@example.com.
St. Francis High School : is looking for an assistant girls Cross Country coach for the Fall of 2016. The ability to run with the athletes is a necessity. There are teaching positions possible at this time. There is also a stipend for the coaching position. If you are interested, please contact A. D. Michael Pilawski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-968-1213 ext 245.
Vertical Assualt: A Pole Vault Club for the summer.
WVJS Summer Running Club: "Getting fitter makes you feel good and it's fun to run".
Silver Bullets: Track Team for some summer "run for fun".
Los Gatos All-Comers: Will begin in June.
Open Space Application: Coaches: If you plan on running your teams at either Rancho San Antonio or Fremont Older, beware. You need to have a permit or you may be cited. Print off attached application and FAX in - there is NO COST for the permit. Lynbrook HS example. An on-line permit can be found here.
It's What We Do: by Stephanie Claussen, Class of '01.
2016 Track: Still looking for 2016 Track results (GWI, NBNO,...).