2016 TRACK: No more updates are being made to this page - goto 2016 TRACK (link on left). Even XC updates will be referenced on the TRACK page.
Los Gatos TC: this group of young ladies (not coach Harmatz of course) were running the USATF Jr Nationals and they came away with 2nd place in the 13-14 age group. All 9th graders, except one 8th grader, they are (left to right): Lila Roake (S.Cruz), Emily Harris (Sobrato), Skyler Miller (Branham), Annika Paylor (Fisher Middle School), Coach Willie Harmatz, Jessica Kain (Scotts Valley), Sophie Zachau (SLV), Reina Garcia (Aptos), Dimtra Constantin (Mitty).
SJ Cindergals: for they are a "Team". Cindergals '79 (91:18): Karen Devine (Westmnt), ?, Maria King (Ayer), K Kwong (Home), Cathy Demmelmaier (Lyn), ? and Aida Stearns (Silver Crk).
Carlmont '07 (91:20): Hayley Pascale, Justine Fedronic, Mary Rhoades, Jessie Petersen and Georgia Cottong.
Aptos '15 (91:22.9): Marea Zlatunich, Matti Peoples, Reina Garcia, Annika Niles and Olivia Quinn.
Elisa Barragan (Ann Sobrato HS): located in Morgan Hill, has an opening for the position of Track & Field Head Coach. This is a paid stipend position. Please submit your resume’ to AD, Elisa Barragan, at email@example.com. Sobrato track is part of the BVAL in the Santa Teresa Division.
XC State Finals: will continue to be at Woodward Park thru 2021.
Andy Chan 415-775-6626 x877 (Sacred Heart Cathedral): is searching for a throwing coach for the 2016 season (Feb-May). Practice times are M-F afternoons with some Saturday competitions or practices. Note: There is some flexibility on Tue/Thur practices. In addition, SHC would be interested in any applicants to help coach sprinters/jumpers/hurdlers or distance. Please contact SHC Head Track & Field Coach Andy Chan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-775-6626 x877. There are stipends for all these positions.
Stacey Mallison 408-264-1664 (Presentation HS): is searching for a Head Track & Field Coach, Sprints coach and Throws coach for the 2016 season, which runs from February through May. The positions are paid positions; practice times are Monday-Friday afternoons with some Saturday competitions. Previous high school or college coaching experience is preferred. Contact Athletic Director Stacey Mallison, email@example.com.
Crystal Springs All-Time List: has been updated. I'm currently working on the 2nd Generation List, let me know if your family should be added.
Justin Robison (Lynbrook): a great video interview after winning CCS and a follow up interview on Justin.
Shelley Smith 650-940-4626 (Mt View HS): is searching for a Head Track Coach for the 2016 season. Coach needs to have experience with the sport of Track and Field be able to work well with existing coaches. Practice times are M-F afternoons with some Saturday competitions. Please contact MVHS Athletic Director Shelley Smith 650-940-4626. This is paid position.
DAL Finals Video (Lynbrook HS): There is the 10 minute version (Varsity races only) or the 28 minute version (all races) along with Senior memories.
Dan Molin (Harker): is looking for a throws coach and a hurdle coach for the 2016 season. These are paid positions from January through May. Previous high school or university coaching experience is preferred. Harker has an outstanding throwing and training facility. Contact Athletic Director Dan Molin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gus Ibarra (N Monterey High in Castroville): is searching for a sprint coach for the upcoming track and field season. Practice starts in February and is Monday-Friday from 3:30 PM-5:30 PM. The season lasts 3-4 months. There is a stipend available. Any interested individuals please contact Head Coach Gus Ibarra at email@example.com.
SCVAL Post Season meeting: Nov 17th, 5:30 at Jake's Pizza in Saratoga.
Kevin Krail (Pioneer HS): is looking for a Hurdles Coach and a Pole Vault Coach.
San Jose Mercury Athlete of the Week: Justin Robison (Lynbrook) grabs the honor.
They raced in Jr Hi: and they will finish off their HS careers racing each other at the SCVAL Finals. Shawn Silverman, Justin Robison, Ryan Sadjadi (Lynbrook), Ben Zaeske (Los Altos) & Brent Mogensen (Monta Vista).
Joseph Miclette (Gunderson): 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. A coaching stipend will be available for this position. We practice M-F from 3:00-5:00, but flexibility is possible. The team is 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 have a solid foundation in throwing as almost all are multi-year returning athletes. If interested, please contact Joseph Miclette, Head Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or Chris Corbin, Athletic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Bay Area T&F Summit: Hello CCS Track and Field Coaches and Athletic Directors, My name is Tobias McLeod. I am the head Track and Field Coach at Branham High School in San Jose. Last year Branham hosted the San Jose Track and Field Coaches Clinic. The goal was to have an affordable and local venue for successful coaches to share information and that goal was met. This year we are doing doing it again on December 12th from 9am-2pm, because of the success we had last year. We have changed the name to The Bay Area Track and Field Summit to avoid confusion with SJSU's clinic. We will have a number of coaches that have volunteered their time to present on all areas of Track and Field from distance running to throws. Click here for more information and to register. When you register, be sure to select your area of interest so I can build a schedule that fits everyone's needs. You can pay via Pay Pal or bring cash the day of the event. If you have any questions or have trouble registering for the event, please do not hesitate to contact me at the e-mail or phone number below.
Palo Alto HS History: Yup, more archive work, today a lesson on the founding/building of Paly. Oh, and remember the days when you could get a new track for a mere $15K? M-A did just that in 1953 (Carlmont's cost $9K).
Campbell Octoberfest 5K & 10K: While some were racing at Toro, lots of others were racing in downtown Campbell.
Pole Vault coach: San Francisco Section is looking for a PV coach.
SCVAL Championship T-Shirts: You have until Oct 19th to order your shirt, they're only $15.
Craig Virgin: Speaking on Nov 12th at Crystal Springs Uplands School - FREE.
San Jose Mercury: SCVAL teams continue to excel in HS XC.
Monta Vista HS (Cupertino): is looking for a sprint coach and either a horizontal jumps or throws coach for the 2016 season starting February 1. Stipends are available for both positions. A great school with great kids! Please contact head coach Kirk Flatow (email@example.com).
Stevenson Relays Pix: Emily Su puts together a great photo album of the Vikes at the beach after Stevenson Relays.
1981 Oslo 1500: NEVER let the "Rabbit" get away.
San Mateo Section?: 30 years ago San Mateo was considering being their own Section within the State, so there would be 11 Sections.
Firebird Invite: Great to be racing again as the athletes will attest to. Meet pictures here. More pictures here.
Mt Pleasant/Aragon Time Trial: First group out on Crystal Springs this year. Mt Pleasant athletes won both races with Anthony "Chicken" Ramirez winning the guys in 17:26 and Marlene Ramirez with a 22:11 clocking.
Lynbrook Time Trial: It was actually a nice day. Robison, Sadhadi & Chacko go 1-2-3. Jeremy Kitchen reps the teachers (AKA, the old guys).
Wilcox/Fremont Time Trial: JJ Escalera (Fremont) wins the girls race. Zahid Anjum (Wilcox) takes the guys race. More meet pix here.
Lynbrook Vikes (guys) ranked #65 in State pre-season list.
Crystal Springs Schedule (as of 08/29/15): Check it out to see who is running when on the Crystal course. The Crystal Springs Handbook can be found here. New policy... "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." Letters from Rush & Tapia.
Jeneba Tarmoh Track Clinic.: Mt Pleasant alum and Olympian is putting on a clinic Sept 26th & 27th.
Lynbrook Time Trial.: Nope, too hot - but I had the files all set up so I took pictures of the workout at Murdock Park instead.
Five Star Throwers Academy: VC throws coach asked me to post so I did (he has some incredible athletes over there).
SCVAL Pre-Season Meeting: Aug 25th at 5:30pm at Monta Vista HS, in the Library. SCVAL Finals handout.
Day #5 of Cross Country.: Training can be so rough at times... 6 1/2 miles with a little break...
Shannon Rowbury: SJ Mercury News - Runner Shines as her Sport Reels.
Day #2 of Viking XC.: 5.5 to 8.5 total miles, who's having fun...
30 Minute Decathlon?: I'd heard of the 60 minute Decathlon but never one in 30 minutes. Now that is something I could watch.
CCS Starters Request: A new online registration app is being tried out.
"City Slickers": The Coach Bob Larsen story at SHC.
Lenin Zapata: I'm seeking a boys or girls XC/Track assistant coach position. I'm available anytime of the week from 3:00pm, I'm also available for XC season. The best way to contact me is by my cell phone which is 408-615-7172.
Hoka Clinic: Endurance Crossroads Clinic at Sacramento City College.
Darius Carbin (MP): clearing 7-01 (#3 all-time CCS) while taking 3rd at the World Juniors in Colombia.
Branham High School: is looking for a head cross country coach for the 2015 season which runs from August 14th - November. This is a paid position and interested candidates may contact Athletic Director Landon Jacobs with their letter of interest and resume at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crystal Springs Uplands School : is looking for two cross country assistant coaches for the 2015 fall season. CSUS is located in Hillsborough and competes in Division 5. This is for the 2015-2016 school year. A zest for distance running, a positive attitude, and running experience is a plus. Practice will start at the end of August and will run until the end of November. Stipend is available. Interested individuals should send a resume with references to Michael Flynn atMFlynn@crystal.csus.org.
Saint Ignatius: 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.
Los Gatos All-Comers: Will not be at Los Gatos HS but WILL be happening at other south bay locations.
CCS All-Time Top 100 additions(UPDATED): 101 girls got on to the list from 2015, boys added 28 to the list in 2015 (updates can be made throughout the summer, just let me know).
Postal Nationals are back: The 2nd Annual HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals Returns This Fall From August 15th 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.
LA84 Foundation: has XC clinics this summer - check them out.
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.
Saint Lawrence Academy : is looking for a head Cross country and track and field coach. This is a stipend position. If you are interested please contact Dwayne Taylor at email@example.com.
It's What We Do: by Stephanie Claussen, Class of '01.
2015 Track: Still looking for 2015 Track results (GWI, NON,...).