2014 XC: No more updates are being made to this page - goto 2014 XC (link on left). Even TRACK updates will be referenced on the XC page.
Mercury News: Collier & Wright are the T&F Athletes fo the Year as picked by the Mercury News.
CCS All-Time Top 100 additions: 105 girls got on to the list from 2014, boys added 37 to the list in 2014 (updates can be made throughout the summer, just let me know).
Sub-4 at Kezar: 1993 - San Mateo High School graduate Matt Giusto ran the first ever sub 4-minute mile in San Francisco at Kezar Stadium.
Los Gatos Summer AC meets: 36th Annual LOS GATOS ALL-COMER TRACK MEETS Starting June 19th at Los Gatos High School Every Thursday night for 8 weeks in a row, starting 5:30pm - Field Events, 6:00pm - Track Events. For more information: Willie Harmatz 408-206-9973 or Mike Dudley at firstname.lastname@example.org All events. 4 divisions: Open Men, High School Boys, Women, and Masters. Participation fee - $7.00, Spectators - $2.00 .
Saratoga Heptathlon: Ladies, have you ever wanted to try a "hep"... here's your chance. On Sunday, June 15th at Saratoga HS they will be holding a heptathlon - check it out.
CCS Finals Pictures: From SportsWurlz.
Abolish State Meet?: This was a question asked back in 1961, see what the reasons were and the coaches response.
CCS Trials 3200: Dear Members of the CCS Track & Field Committee, As you may remember, a couple of years ago at the end of the year meeting, your Committee proposed that the only ONE heat of the 3200 be conducted at the semifinals (rather than two (2) which had been the practice. That proposal was accepted by the CCS Board of Managers. Thus, as you remember from last year’s meet, we conducted only ONE heat in each gender, putting all 32 automatic qualifiers on the track at the same time. This year, due to the fact that we had an unusually high number of at-large entries in the Girls 3200 (we have a total of 45 entries in that event) and due to the fact that we have 1 less lane at San Jose City College (8 lanes) than we had at Gilroy HS (9 lanes), Meet Management and the CCS Commissioner have a serious concern about the safety of the athletes entered in this race. As per the CCS Constitution, the CCS Commissioner is authorized to temporarily set aside a bylaw when there is a safety issue involved. After consulting with the CCS Track & Field Games Committee, the Meet Referee, the USATF Starters, and a member of the CCS Track & Field Meet Jury of Appeals, it was unanimously felt that this was a serious safety concern. Therefore, Commissioner Lazenby Blaser has decided to accept a unanimous recommendation to temporarily set aside the bylaw (which calls for only one heat of the 3200) and to conduct two heats of the 3200 meters as was conducted prior to the change a few years ago. Noting that there are some at-large entries on the boys side as well, the fact that SJCC has one less lane, and in the spirit of gender equity, the boys 3200 will also feature two heats. Thus two heats of 3200 meters will be conducted for each gender. The top two athletes from each heat and next fastest 8 times (total of 12) will advance to the Finals. In addition due to these circumstances, the CCS Track & Field Committee will revisit this bylaw at their evaluation meeting which is scheduled for June 10 at 4 pm at the CCS Office. I would like to thank all the members of the Meet Management Team who considered this issue and provided their input.
Jump Camp: If you're a "jumper", this might just be the camp for you.
Silver Bullets: Track Team for some summer "run for fun".
Join WVJS running club: Our HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL program is run by successful High school coaches. We have a running program that is suited for the whole family and for veteran runners who may want to compete at longer events. Under 19 years of age join for only $25 (includes singlet). Check out our flyer this might be the club for you.
Save Toro Park: Some of you may have heard but there are plans moving forward for a private sports complex at Toro Park in Salinas. We currently use Toro Park for many of our cross country events and specifically, we at North Monterey County HS, use it to host the annual Earlybird Invitational... (Read more - link on left).
Bay Area Running Camp: We are excited to return for the 4th year to Portola Valley (Corte Madera School) on July 21st-July 25th. The cost of the camp is $350 ($300 for 5 or more teammates from the same school). Along with the great running trails, curriculum, speakers and counselors, campers will also receive New Balance training shoes, shirt, notebook, daily pre/post run snacks and much more. Any questions or interest in the team camp discount, email us at email@example.com.
Homestead Vs Santa Clara: A League Record... a dual meet done in 2:39, way to go Santa Clara.
Tri-County Running Club: Hey coaches, If you have any kids that are be interested in running over the summer, Coach Morales from San Benito and I have had this club going for 14 years with lots of local runners from little kids all the way to professional runners involved. Here is a flyer if you are interested and I will have some with me at league and CCS if you want a hard copy. Feel free to pass it on to anyone that is looking for summer running opportunities. Gus Ibarra
Lynbrook Vs Milpitas Meet Records: One more dual to go and then the Post Season begins. Go Vikes, make this one count.
NCS Splits: Flash back to the past... year is 1965 and the NCS will split into the NCS & CCS.
Roberta Chisam: St. Francis High School ( Mt. View) is seeking two assistant coaches for the girls cross country program for the Fall of 2014. We usually have about 50 girls in the program and compete in the competitive WCAL league. Being able to run with the athletes is required. There is the possibility of a teaching job as well as a coach's stipend. Those interested should contact head coach, Roberta Chisam, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynbrook Vs Paly Meet Records: What records will drop this week? Seems that 4 or 5 go down at every meet and these meets have been going on for 20-50+ years! Go Vikes! (get it?)
Lynbrook Vs Mt View: A School Record... a dual meet done in 2:41, way to go crew! Oh, yeah, and the Vikes won all 4 divisions as well to close out their home meet schedule.
Lynbrook Vs Mt View Meet Records: Another week another dual - Thursday at Lynbrook HS at 3:15.
Anna Maxwell (SLV): Misses her PR in the 3200 by 1.3 seconds with a 10:11.77 clocking against Aptos.
Lynbrook Vs Gunn: Titans take the gals, Vikings take the guys. VB meet came down to the 4x400 - another exciting ending.
Viking VB: Lynbrook boys win the 2nd Annual De Anza/Cupertino Invite for the 2nd year in a row.
Lynbrook Vs Gunn Meet Records: After a sweep last week, the Vikings take on the Titans at the Lynbrook oval.
Palo Alto All-Comers: on Sunday, May 18th at Palo Alto HS there will be an All-Comer meet with only track events - more info to come...
Piedmont Hills (Timarya Baynard, Tammy Nguyen, Reonna Collier, Bianca Bryant): breaks the CCS Sprint Relay record with a time of 4:06.03 that was held by Leigh (4:07.68 in 2010) at the New Balance Indoor Championships.
Lynbrook Vs Los Altos: Many Meet Records were set and the meet came down to the 4x400 in the FSB division, Lynbrook won the event to gain a sweep over Los Altos.
Lynbrook Vs Los Altos Meet Records: Should be a mini-invitational with large teams on both sides.
CCS Finals: It's official... CCS Trials/Finals will be held at SJCC.
Discus Sectors: All schools to check their discus sectors......3 big meets so far used the old 45 degree sectors....... Rule book tells how to measure.
Lynbrook Vs Los Gatos Meet Records: The Vikings take on the Wildcats at LGHS this Thur (3/13) at 3:15 to start off the dual meet season.
Tricia Lord: drop-in track/field clinics for middle schoolers on sunday mornings at Sequoia HS. Each week will be a different focus.
Hyde Middle School (Cupertino): in Cupertino is looking for track coaches for this upcoming track season. Season begins Monday, April 7th. We need coaches in Jumps and Sprints/Relays though other events are possible too. Experience and/or major interest in working with youth of ages from 11-13 years old is a must. Season is a short 7 weeks. Practice & competitions are Monday-Thursday. Stipends are included. Please contact AD/Head Coach Richard Ponce at email@example.com for more details.
Meet Of Miles: at Historic Bud Winter Field (San Jose State Univ) on March 13th - check it out.
St Francis High School (Mtn View): is looking for a long/triple jump coach. Part time is fine, ideally available Tue, Wed, Thur and some Saturday meets. A stipend is available. Contact Mandy Benham at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Saso at email@example.com.
Craig Benson: Mercy High School San Francisco has an immediate need for assistant track and field coaches for the ongoing 2014 season. Ideally we're looking for a coach with high jump experience.
Robert De La Cruz: Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova Ca. is looking for 4-8 used pole vault “poles” must be certified in good condition. If any school has purchased any new ones, we'd like to take and buy your old ones. Cordova is starting up a new program after 9 years Contact Coach Bob De La Cruz At 408-221-6247 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org I can drive by to meet with you in the next 1-2 weeks at your school.
Justin Young (Jefferson HS): is looking for a throws coach.
Jose Pina Jr (Lincoln): Was leading the Valentine 5K with about 100 meters to go then slipped on the bridge and was a DNF making the Campbell Valentines Run a memory to forget. Dad (Jose Sr) defended his 10K title.
San Jose State Spartans: Beginning new era in Track & Field.
Ralph Powers: Monterey High School is looking for a used pole vault pit. If any school has purchased a new one, we'd like to take and buy your old one.
1964: Thrower Larry Dixon and hurdler Simon Rapanaut tore up the track for Wilcox HS back in the day.
SCVAL Pre-season Meeting: will be held Tues., Jan. 21 at Santa Clara High School at 4pm. The meeting will be held in the Administration Bldg. Please send any items for the agenda by Jan. 16.
Horace Ashenfelter: Not that we're getting ANY rain but... how would you like to be Horace Ashenfelter (or the officials) above, but I'm sure he was used to getting wet, being a steepler. Or how about this pic from the 2007 Hampton/Phillips meet.
CCS Pre-Season Track Meeting: lots of items were covered, review the handouts that the League Reps all received.
Cliff Papppadakis: Middle School County Meet - Possible time frame of May 12-23 - Interested league reps should contact one of the following before Jan 23rd. Cliff Papppadakis at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rich Ponce at email@example.com, or Natalie Rynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Coast T&F Super Clinic: Set for Saturday, Feb 1st at Sacramento City College.
Jerry Rose (Leland): Located in South San Jose, is looking for a Jumps Coach and a Pole Vault Coach. Both are paid positions.Contact Jerry Rose, Head Coach (408)425-0437 Cell or (408)268-7048 Message.
Nick Cunningham (Monterey '03): took 2nd in the 200 at the CCS Finals with a 21.52, he is now a member of the US Bobsled Team.
Woodside Priory: is looking for a Sprint and Jumps Coach for the upcoming Track & Field season. Candidates ideally have previous coaching experience or extensive experience as an athlete in sprints and jumps. This is a stipended position. There is also the possibility for Head Coaching duties if you’re interested. Practices are everyday after school, generally beginning at 3:30 or 4pm, and meets will include weekday league meets and weekend invitationals. The team is usually around 40 boys and girls with a mixture of mostly beginner athletes with some higher-level athletes as well. Please contact Mark Stogner, Athletic Director, at email@example.com or call him at (650) 851-6107.
Carlmont HS: located in Belmont, Ca. has an opening for a Head Track and Field Coach. This is a paid position. Must be available in the afternoon, Monday thru Friday to run practices and attend meets as well as some Saturdays. Interested candidates should send their resume to the Athletic Director, Patrick Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hank Lawson: LYNX CLINIC Final Update - Finish Lynx Clinic is set for Jan 11th at Los Gatos HS from 9:00-11:30 and then Real-Time practice at the All Comer meet from 12:00-3:00ish. Lynx Clinic Update #2.
Resolution Run: Results for the Los Gatos Resolution Run held on Jan 1st.
Mark Greenough: STARTERS FOR TRACK & FIELD: Send your requests to Mark Greenough, Mgreenough@greenoughgroup.com, asap for the outdoor season. Contact Mark right away as the season fills up quickly.
LA84 Foundation Clinics: These three free outstanding clinics will be held on the following dates at these locations… January 11 – Beginning/Intermediate Level – Paramount High School, February 1 - Advanced Level-Mt. SAC College, February 23 - Beginning Level-Moorpark High School.
Convent and Stuart Hall High Schools: are looking for a sprint coach for the 2014 track and field season. The schools are located in San Francisco and compete in the Bay Counties League West and the North Coast Section. The position is paid by stipend. Please contact Mike Buckley (head coach) at email@example.com.
Reunion Run: at Montgomery Hill Park (and it's free).
XC State Meet Finish Videos: Thanks to Bob Rush for filming and making these videos available. There is one for each race and the camera is just rolling for all the finishers. Download whatever you want. If it's not there now then come back in an hour and refresh the link, I will be upload throughout the day (it's 9 GIG of data).
6th Annual NorCal Distance Coaches' Collaborative Roundtable: Come check it out!
St Ignatius College Prep: in San Francisco, CA (CCS) is seeking a High School Assistant for the Track Distance 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 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.
Hank Lawson: LYNX CLINIC IS A GO! Finish Lynx Clinic is set for Jan 11th at Los Gatos HS from 9:00-11:30 and then Real-Time practice at the All Comer meet from 12:00-3:00ish. Lynx Clinic Update #1.
Los Gatos High School: Jan. 1 (Wed.)- Los Gatos Resolution Run 5 Miler at 9:00am. Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 (Saturdays) Los Gatos All-Comer Track Meets at 12:30 Field, 1:00 Running Events. Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 (Saturdays) Los Gatos All-Comer Track Meets at 12:30 Field, 1:00 Running Events. Please contact Willie Harmatz at 408 206-9973 or 408 354-7365. Mike Dudley (408) 509-7105
Sacred Heart Cathedral: is looking for a throwing coach for the 2014 season. The coach should have experience with shot put and discus. If interested, contact Andy Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org. A stipend is available. This can be a full- or part-time position depending on availability.
Christopher High School (Gilroy): is in need of a Asst Track coach for the Distance events for the 2014 Track & Field season. This is a stipend position. Anyone interested can contact Head Track Coach Jeff Myers at (408) 807-1694 or at email@example.com.
Los Gatos High School: is looking for a Finish Lynx Operator for the Los Gatos All-Comer Track meets this winter. It is a paid position. There will be 8 meets on every Saturday starting January 4, 11, 18, 15, and February 1, 8,15, 22 at 1:00 to 3:30. If interested or you know of a Finish Lynx Operator, please contact Willie Harmatz at 408 206-9973 or 408 354-7365.
St Francis High School (Mtn View): is looking for a throws and jumps coach for the 2014 season. The jumps coach should have experience in long and triple, some high jump experience would be great. If interested, contact Mike Saso at mikesaso@sfhs or Mandy Benham at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stipends are available.
Menlo-Atherton HS: is looking for a part time Pole Vault coach this upcoming season. There is a stipend available. Email Coach Perry at email@example.com if interested.
Terra Nova HS: is looking for a throws, hurdle coach for 2014 season. Practice is Mon-Fri 3:05-5:30. Please email Coach Bokamper Noeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hank Lawson: Track Question... Coaches - Do you have a FinishLynx system and want to train your parents on how to use it, or want to learn yourself? I'm trying to find out if there is an interest in a one day Lynx class that myself and Jim Clark will teach (free of charge) if there is enough interest (6 folks needed). It would be on one of these 2 dates (Saturday, Jan 11 or Jan 18). Email me your interest (by Dec 1st) and preference of date and if I get enough folks I will contact you by Dec 3rd with the date and exact location at Los Gatos HS. It would be in the morning at Los Gatos HS and then we'd move the gear out to the track and time the All-Comer meet so you'd get lots of practice with people there to help you. You could also come back in future weeks to continue to time the All-Comer meets so by the time track starts you'd be a real pro at Lynx. Email me by Dec 1st if this sounds of interest, I would want at least 6 people in order to hold the clinic.
Bellarmine College Prep: is looking to hire a throws coach for the 2014 season. Applicants should be available from 3-5 M-Th, 2-4 on Fridays, though hours are negotiable. This position comes with a stipend. Interested candidates should contact head coach Patrick McCrystle at email@example.com.
Monta Vista High School (Cupertino): is looking for a long- and triple-jump coach for our 2014 track season. We have a brand new jumping facility, and a big group of jumpers that have been well trained the last two years (our prior coach is back in grad school). If you only have a few days a week available, that's OK, come in for skill training a couple of days a week, the other coaches can cover the fitness training days. This is a paid position, but you won't get rich--you will have fun, it's a good group of athletes and coaches! contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NorCal Jumps Clinic: To be held at Soquel HS on Jan 4th, 2014.
Woodside Priory: is looking for a Head Track and Field Coach for the upcoming Track & Field season this Spring. Candidates must have previous coaching experience or extensive experience as an athlete in sprints and jumps. This is a stipended position. Practices are everyday after school, generally beginning at 3:30 or 4pm, and meets will include weekday league meets and weekend invitationals. The team is usually around 40 boys and girls with a mixture of mostly beginner athletes with some higher-level athletes as well. This Spring, construction will be finishing up on a new track facility as well. Please contact Mark Stogner, Athletic Director, at email@example.com or call him at (650) 851-6107.
Junipero Serra HS: is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Track and Field Coach. The candidate must have coaching experience or a competitive background in track and field and knowledge of one of the following event groups: throws, sprints, and/or jumps (high jump, long jump, and triple jump only). Collegiate experience in track and field as well as knowledge of meet management is preferred. A competitive stipend is available. The applicant should be able to attend practices Monday through Friday at 2:45 p.m., plus Wednesday dual meets and weekend invitationals. All inquiries should be made to Jim Marheineke, Head Track and Field Coach – firstname.lastname@example.org (650) 345-8207 x 527.
Will Scharrenberg (Mitty): Archbishop Mitty High School has an opening for the Head Coach of the Women's Track Program. If interested please contact Athletic Director Will Scharrenberg via email at email@example.com or call (408) 342-4213.
Christopher High School (Gilroy) : is looking for asst coaches with backgrounds in jumps, hurdles or sprints. These are Stipend positions. Any one interested can contact Jeff Myers at (408) 807-1694 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skinny-Mini Mile Invite: The smallest track I've ever seen with 19 laps for the mile.
Mark Greenough : Starters for cross country and track; please contact the individual starter or Mark Greenough (Mgreenough@greenoughgroup.com) to arrange for their services. Mark is the starter chair and will put out the notice. Please do this asap for both cross country and track dates.
John Wise: STARTERS FOR THE 2013 TRACK SEASON: If you want a USATF starter for your home meets or big meets, please contact John Wise asap. This is especially important for the league championship meets. John Wise: email@example.com