Toro Park Clean-up Day: Aug 26th, 9:00 am - because of the course not being used in 2016 and all of the rains, Toro Park needs your help.
SCVAL Pre-season meeting: Aug 15th, 5:30 pm at Monta Vista HS Library.
4th Annual Postal Nationals: HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals Returns This Fall From August to December, 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 runnersí cumulative time.
CCS Track All-Time Top 100 additions: 81 girls got on to the list from 2017, boys added 30 to the list in 2017 (updates can be made throughout the summer, just let me know). All events are completed.
Crystal Springs Schedule (as of 06/21/17): 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." Course Contract (new). 2017 Newsletter.
Dougherty Valley (NCS-D1): with their summer running camp.
Harker HS: is looking for an assistant boys and girls cross country coach. Paid position at this very successful small private school in San Jose. Practices are Monday thru Friday, during the school year, 4:00p-6:00p, some Saturdays for competitions. Please send intro letter and resume to: email@example.com
Jackie Henderson (NMC): Tragic news. Jackie Henderson passed away yesterday. She was starting her 3rd year at NMC as a science teacher and coach. She was my assistant in both cross country and track and was about to take over the head girls cross country job this fall. I have never met a more inspiring teacher and coach. The staff and kids are heartbroken - Coach Ibarra.
Live Oak All-Comer meet, July 21st: 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, 1 Mile, 60m, 200m, 3200M, 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!
World-Class Track and Field at Stanford, June 29th : Witness the new professional track and field series at Stanfordís Cobb Track and Angell Field on Thursday, June 29th. While the world class athletes compete for individual victories and team points, fans will be up front and center, close to the action on the infield and in the outside lanes, or track-side in the beer garden. Professional events are slated to begin at 6pm with the Men's and Women's Hammer, followed by the remaining field and running events at 7pm and concluding at 8:30pm. TICKETS for all areas are $10 and may be purchased HERE sftracktown.eventbrite.com. In addition to the professional events and an elite high school boys mile / high school girls 800m, we invite you to PARTICIPATE in the action through these additional events: All-comersí 100/mile/400: $10 entry into the all-comerís events (starting at 5pm) includes entry into the TrackTown Summer Series! Open 4x400 and Community 8x400: Grab your friends and co-workers for a chance to race on the Stanford track! Each participant will receive a tee shirt and a drink ticket for the trackside beer garden. Kidsí Half-Lapper: The meet will conclude with a 200m (half-lap) race for kids 12-and-under where they will be cheered on by the pros! Pre-registered kids will receive FREE entry into the meet. Volunteer: All volunteers will receive a tee shirt and free entry into the meet. To register for the community events, or to volunteer, click HERE. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tracktown-summer-series-all-comers-corporate-kids-registration-registration-34812317579. Meet Pictures Here.
"Catch Me If You Can": Yes folks, it's that time again, I'm in a show that opens Saturday (June 24th) and plays for 5 weekends. If you know the movie, I play the Christopher Walken part, Frank Sr. So, "Catch Me If You Can", I'd love to see you there - Hank. Information & Tickets.
Roger Chagnon: Dear Members of the CCS Cross Country Committee, Last week I had the opportunity to join our colleague Roger Chagnon (Salinas HS), Lavonne Chin from the County of Monterey and John Akeman, Monterey Parks Planning Manager in a walk/inspection of the Toro Park Cross Country Course. As you probably recall, we were scheduled to race at Toro last Fall but, due to the fires in Monterey County, the course was not available to us. We are scheduled to return this year, as are several invitational and league meets, and we felt it prudent to determine well ahead of time, the work that would be required to restore the course to its condition prior to the fires and the rains that followed the fires. During our walk/inspection we noted the normal needed trimming etc. of vegetation/branches/overgrown bushes that infringe on the course which are needed every year. But we also played special attention to some of the outcomes of this past year including: the condition of the large field (the start) where sprinklers were inadvertently broken by heavy equipment and some uneven ground has occurred from heavy equipment; crevices created due to erosion on the hills on the second half of the course due to heavy rain, and grass growing through the trail parallel to Hwy 68; some uneven ground in the finish area. In our efforts to restore the course to championship form, two major events will be occurring this summer: John noted that they (Monterey County Parks) are currently addressing the sprinkler repair issue and also indicated that he will be working to address some of the other areas that we identified on our walk during this summer. As many of you may know, a work day has been scheduled for Saturday, August 26th to address as many of the concerns that may still exist at that time. This workday is a cooperative effort between the Monterey Parks staff and the local coaches. However, we would like to invite all our CCS schools who wish to participate (perhaps it could be an opportunity to earn any required Community Service hours). Please spread the word to your coach colleagues in your leagues and encourage them to contact Roger Chagnon (firstname.lastname@example.org), who has graciously consented to coordinate our volunteers, if they are able to provide some workers or would like to help in some way. I would like to thank John, Lavonne and Roger for their commitment to the sport of cross country and taking the time to walk the course. Please let me know if you have any questions or are in need of additional information. Steve Filios.
Woodside Priory: is looking to hire an assistant Cross Country coach for the 2017 season. Priory is located in Portola Valley and competes in the WBAL. Candidates should have experience as a long-distance runner, but don't necessarily need previous coaching experience. Practices generally run from 4-5:30 Mon-Thu and 3:00-4:30 on Fri, and there are meets on some weekday afternoons and some Saturdays. Stipend available. Please contact Matt Lai, Head Coach, at email@example.com.
From Steve Nelson: As you know, Iím the new Track & Field, Cross Country coach at San Jose City College. This will be our first season developing our new program at San Jose City College. Iím looking for assistant Cross Country coach(es) to help with the middle and long distances during cross country season and hopefully Track. Ideal assistant cross country coaches would be: - From a distance running background, love cross country, and committed to developing future distance runners. - Available daily 3:15 - 5:30pm (hours negotiable) - Have a clean driving record. This is a paid position. IM or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Please share and forward widely to friends and former distance runners / track athletes. Thank you, everyone!!
National Postals: 4th Annual Hoka One One Postals return this fall.
Lynbrook Summer Running: Open to anyone that wants to join in for some summer runnin' fun.
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.
2017 Track: Still looking for 2017 Track results (GWI, NBNO,...).
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