Thursday, February 21, 2019

College Commitments

Please feel free to add others in the comment section below. I know I am missing many so please help if you know of other athletes and where they are attending college next fall.

Liam Anderson Redwood-Stanford University
Emily Perez St. Joseph Notre Dame-Oregon State
Gabrielle Peterson Healdsburg-Oregon State
Emma Tavella San Ramon Valley-UCLA
Gabe Reuter Sir Francis Drake-UCSD
Russell Sullivan Foothill-American
Cassy Haskell Miramonte-UC Berkeley
Rayna Stanziano Concord-St. Mary's
Colton Colonna St Francis-Texas A and M
Eric Eng St. Francis-Cornell
Connor Livingston De La Salle-Princeton
Mavleen Mann Pitman-UC Davis
Preston Norris Las Lomas-UC Berkeley
Henry Saul Palo Alto-Yale
Owen Mackenzie Los Altos-Duke
Naomi Donovan Los Altos-John Hopkins
Caroline Garrett Oakland Tech-Wake Forrest
Kate Tavella San Ramon Valley-Georgetown
Jazlynn Shearer Silver Creek-UNLV
Kathryn Bingham Oak Ridge-BYU
Quinn Hagerman Merced-Southern Utah
Laurel Wong Santa Catalina-Stanford
Lucas Chung Windsor-St. Mary's (NEW)
Maggie Hall Menlo Atherton-UCSB (NEW)
Ryan Ma Homestead-Pomona (NEW)
Lauren Lum Alameda-UCSB (NEW)
Shelby Nelson Encinal-UCSB (NEW)
Isaiah Jimenez Christian Brothers-St. Mary's (NEW)
Gracie Dupuis Granada-Chico (NEW)
Brayden McLaughlin Del Oro-Chico (NEW)
Destiny Everett Lincoln, Stockton-Chico (NEW)

Please add others in the comment section below. 

San Francisco State Reintroduces Men’s Track & Field

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2019 Track and Field season

Now that we are nearing the official start of the 2019 Track and Field season, I am in process of ramping up coverage on this site. I am reaching out to you as a frequent visitor and asking you what you would like to see more of for the upcoming season. What brings you to this site? What else would you like to see on this site? What draws you to other similar sites? 

I am currently reaching out to some of the top athletes for the upcoming season and will start to post those interviews as soon as I get them. If there are athletes and/or coaches that you would like to see interviewed, please list them below.

Best of luck to all participating coaches and athletes this coming season. Go NorCal!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Question of the week

How did you get your start in running? 

I always find it interesting how different athletes got involved in either or both Cross Country and Track and Field. You can check out all the interviews that I have done since 2006 at this link:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Donation to Cross Country Express site

If you have enjoyed all the Cross Country Express coverage this past season, a kind donation would be appreciated.  You can do so with the link to the right.  If you don't do online payments, you can email me at and I will send you an address where you can send a check.

This site will remain a free service but as you know, a lot of time and effort goes into the maintenance of this website.

Thank you very much to those of you that have already donated.  If I haven't done so already, you will hear from me in appreciation.

Friday, February 08, 2019

Track and Field Scholarships Standards

For those of you that may be wondering what it takes to get a scholarship (partial or full), here is a link that breaks down the standards for each Track and Field event.

Podcast: Episode 48 with Jake Schmitt

Incredibly excited to welcome Jake Schmitt to the podcast this week. The 31-year-old is a three-time Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon with a personal best of 2:15:09. He most recently ran 2:18:03 at CIM and has his sights set on competing well at the Trials in Atlanta a little over a year from now.
Schmitt was a state champion cross-country runner in high school and an All-American in track at the University of Washington. Aside from being an accomplished athlete, he has coached at his alma mater, Redwood High School, for the past nine years alongside his mom, Laura—who is also his coach—and they’ve developed one of the top distance programs in California. This mom and son duo also co-founded the Thoroughbred Treadmill Studio just north of San Francisco, which is the first of its kind on the west coast.
We talked about all of those things in this conversation and then some, including Schmitt’s tight-knit family, where he gets his competitiveness from, how his parents taught him to love running without forcing it upon him, why he loves monotony, the importance of restraint in bringing along high school athletes in their training, developing a healthy team culture, and a lot more.

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