Monday, May 02, 2016

Northern California Invitational results

Sacramento Meet of Champions results LINK
Alisal Invitational results LINK
Pacific Grove Rotary Invitational LINK
Clash of the Titans results LINK (New)

More to come...

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Sacramento Meet of Champions videos thanks to Jesuit coach, Walt Lange

Some great races. I highly recommend you watch them all!

Girls Invitational 1600 Meters

Boys Invitational 1600 Meters

Girls/Boys Hurdles (all)

Girls Invitational 400, 100, 200 Meters

Boys Invitational 400, 100, 200 Meters

Girls Invitational 800 Meters

Boys Invitational 800 Meters

Girls Invitational 3200 Meters

Boys Invitational 3200 Meters

Girls Boys Relays (all)

Do you have a question for an athlete, coach or parent?

If you are an athlete and you have a question about race strategy, training or anything else that is pertinent to Track & Field and/or Cross Country, please feel free to add your question in the comment section below.

Same goes for any coaches or parents out there. I will do my best to answer your question(s) and if I am stumped, I am sure there are plenty of others out there that can help answer your question(s).

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sacramento Meet of Champions Results and live updates

400 relay girls Bishop O'Dowd 47.15 CA #6
400 relay boys San Leandro 41.67 CA #4

1600 girls Fiona O'Keeffe Davis 4:47.69 CA #2
1600 boys Cooper Teare St. Joseph Notre Dame 4:07.78 CA #1

100 hurdles Jurnee Woodward Vacaville 13.52 CA #1
110 hurdles Khalil Dorsey Colony 14.05 CA #3

400 girls Tierra Robinson-Jones BOD 55.19 CA #4
400 boys Jacob Sampson Vista del Lago 48.54

100 girls Rae'vyn Lawler Sacramento 11.83
100 boys Clinton Spellman Laguna Creek 10.84

800 girls Alyssa Brewer California 2:09.61 CA #2
800 boys Derek Parker Woodcreek 1:54.36

300 hurdles Jurnee Woodward Vacaville 41.66 Already CA #1
300 hurdles Derrick Griffith Consumnes Oak 37.67 CA #6

200 girls Jessica Ozoude Spanish Springs 23.77
200 boys Parker Caston St. Mary's Stockton 21.48

3200 girls Morgin Coonfield McKinleyville 10:46.31
3200 boys Luis Grijalva Armijo 9:06.02

1600 relay girls St. Francis, Sacramento 3:50.52
1600 relay boys De La Salle 3:18.69

Pole Vault girls Erika Malaspina Pacific Collegiate 13'3" New Meet Record
Triple Jump girls Allanah Lee Castro Valley 37'6.5"
High Jump girls Jennifer Kurtz California 5'7"

Follow my live updates on twitter @CCExpress

San Lorenzo Valley’s Rob Collins reaches finish line

Sacramento Meet of Champions meet preview

Check out the preview of the Sacramento Meet of Champions which will take place this TODAY at American River College. LINK HERE. Who did I miss? Who are some of the overwhelming favorites? Who are some of the state meet contenders that will compete at the meet today?

Jurnee Woodward Vacaville-SJS to the left courtesy of Kirby Lee. She has run the 2nd fastest 300 meter hurdle race in the nation at 41.01.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Nathan Esparza Amador Valley 69'3" shot put vs Granada (April 16th)

I totally missed this but here is Nathan Esparza's 69'3" shot in a dual meet against Granada. He already held the NCS record from earlier this season at the Dan Gabor Invitational. Esparza now has the 4th best mark in the nation trailing 3 70 footers.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Elena Bruckner Valley Christian SJ, 2nd place in discus at Penn Relays

She is seen here 2nd from left in photo thanks to Valley Christian SJ coach, Josh Small. Elena threw 178'7" to finish in 2nd place behind Jamaica's Shanice Love who threw 179'6".

Also, Rylee Bowen, Sonoma Academy, finished in 6th place in the mile with a time of 4:57.99. You can read a bit more about her race at this LINK thanks to Jim Crowhurst of Redwood Empire Running.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sacramento Meet of Champions

Accepted Entries LINK
Alternate List LINK
Schedule LINK
Invitational Meet Records LINK (NEW)
Live Results LINK (NEW)

The preview of the meet is close to being finished and should be posted either tonight or tomorrow morning. Some really good match-ups both on the track and out on the field.

This is always the last big Invitational in Northern California and some pretty quality marks are dropped before league championship season.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Elena Bruckner's 186'10" discus throw from last Friday's CCS Top 8 Meet

The top 5 furthest throws in US history are the following:
1) Shelbi Vaughan Legacy HS (Tx) 198'9" 2012
2) Anna Jelmini Shafter HS (Ca) 190'3" 2009
3) Suzy Powell Downey HS (Ca) 188'4" 1994
4) Elena Bruckner Valley Christian SJ (Ca) 186'10" 2016
5) Seilala Sua St Aquinas (Fl) 186'3" 1996

8th grader Isabella Fauria

She scored double victories at the Halden Invitational this past Saturday in the MS races with winning times of 5:03.92 (1600) and 2:25.92 (800). 

She has PRs from 2015 of 2:16.52 (800), 4:40.03 (1500), and 10:11.00 (3000).

At the 2014 Golden West Invitational (GWI), Fauria ran 2:19.51 and 11:09.94 (3200). At last year's GWI, she ran the mile in 5:03.51.

Photo below from San Francisco State Invite from 2015.

Halden Invitational Race Videos

Top 3
Sean Kurdy Jesuit 4:10.86
Daniel Ambriz Merced 4:13.57
Nick Borowsky Davis 4:13.60

To view more videos from Halden, Jesuit league meet and last week's Bronco Invitational, go to this LINK.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Monte Vista (NCS) Coaching Position

Monte Vista High School, Danville, NCS D1 2015, girls and guys Champions are seeking a new Head or Co-Head Coach for Cross Country. This strong program with with a positive, hard working culture and decades long traditions will return the majority of its varsity athletes as well as an impressive group of young talent. This is a stipend position. Qualified applicants please contact Athletic Director Andy Popper at

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Northern California Invitational Results

High School
Central Coast Section (CCS) Top 8 Meet Results LINK
Northern California F/S Championship (NCS) Results LINK
Glenn Poole Invitational (SJS) Results LINK
Bret Harte Invitational (SJS) Results LINK
Viking Classic Invitational (NCS) Results BOYS LINK/GIRLS LINK (NEW)
St. Francis Invitational (CCS) Results LINK (NEW)
Halden Invitational (SJS) Results LINK (NEW)

West Valley Invitational (NO) Results LINK
Fred Faucett Invitational (SJS) Results LINK

Stanford Twilight Results LINK
Cal's Brutus Hamilton Challenge and Invitational Results LINK

Friday, April 22, 2016

Central Coast Section Full Results

If you haven't heard already, Elena Bruckner threw the discus 186'10" which is the 4th longest throw in US history. 

Who else impressed you? Surprises? 

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