Monday, February 19, 2018

Track and Field results

Cal All-Comers Meet results:
http://www.rtspt.com/events/cal/21718/

California Winter Championships at Arcadia HS results:
http://ca.milesplit.com/meets/298961/results#.WorjHLynHIU

Best performances this weekend for NorCal Track and Field athletes?


Monday, February 12, 2018

Liam Anderson selected Gatorade Boys XC Runner of the Year

http://ca.milesplit.com/articles/233025-liam-anderson-selected-gatorade-boys-xc-runner-of-the-year

The last NorCal male runner to win the Gatorade California Cross Country Runner of the Year was German Fernandez of Riverbank (SJS) in 2007.

The last female winner was...Santa Cruz's Cate Ratliff in 2015.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Central Section puts Cal City boys hoops on probation after record-breaking blowout

http://www.bakersfield.com/sports/central-section-puts-cal-city-boys-hoops-on-probation-after/article_1eb65bd8-0dff-11e8-8930-4bc8f763fec8.html

I haven't been the biggest fan on the Central Section due to their competitive equity which has left McFarland competing in Division I during XC season despite their enrollment of fewer than 1000 students. 

However, I am quite pleased with the Central Section as you can see in the article above which details the suspension of a school that won a basketball game last week 165-38. The total for the winning team was a new California record. I have coached basketball for many years and for a coach to resort to defeating an opponent by that score is really reprehensible. The Central Section did the right thing this time and they are to be commended.

The comparison has been made to a XC team defeating a team 15-50 but to me, that is not a good comparison. Thoughts?

Thursday, February 08, 2018

CA Coaching Legends: James Logan's Lee Webb

http://ca.milesplit.com/articles/232645-ca-coaching-legends-lee-webb

You can also check out my interview with Lee from 2015 at this link:
http://www.crosscountryexpress.com/2015/01/catching-up-with-james-logan-hs-xc-and.html

What Coach Brewer said about Coach Webb is absolutely right. He has done a lot of good for a lot of people without the fanfare and has always been very humble about all of his accomplishments. 

Monday, February 05, 2018

California weekend Results

Below are results and highlights from this weekend's Track and Field action.

Cal All-Comers Results:
http://www.rtspt.com/events/cal/2318/

2018 UW HS Invitational Results:
https://static.gohuskies.com/custompages/trackresults/020218/index.htm

Highlights from Nike Boise Indoor:
http://ca.milesplit.com/articles/232372-strong-showing-from-ca-contingent-at-nike-boise-indoor

Any other events that took place this past weekend?

Thursday, February 01, 2018

What is your school's BEST Track and Field record?

Take a look at your school's track and field records and which one of your school records is the best of the best? This can be for boys or girls.

I will start with my school
(Crystal Springs Uplands School) 5000 meters Nick Neely 14:58.54 2003
(Montgomery HS) 200y Mel Gray 20.7 1967 (national record)
(Montgomery HS) 3200m Sara Bei 10:10.11 2001
(Desert Christian, Lancaster) Long Jump Adam Ruggiero 22'9.25" 2012
(Campolindo HS) 3200m Tom Hale 8:54.24 1971
(Alameda HS) 100y James Jackson 9.4 1954 (national record)
(Alameda HS Discus Linda Reed 150'2" 1979
(Monte Vista HS) High Jump Mark Wilson 7'1.75" 1974
(McClatchy HS) Long Jump Ken Duncan 26'2.25" 1972
(Davis HS) 3200m Laurynne Chetelat 9:52.51 2008
(Bella Vista HS) 3200m Harold Kuphaldt 8:51.99 1982
(Dublin HS) 100m Hurdles Mecca McGlaston 13.16 2014
(Berkeley HS) 800m Pete Richardson 1:47.31 1981
(Northgate HS) 400m Relay Sonja Flemming, Lisa Peters, Pam Warfield, Dawn Peters 48.54 1978
(De La Salle HS) mile Richard Kimball 4:02.4
(San Lorenzo Valley HS) DMR Alejandra Barrientos, Raquel Barrientos, Lindsay Scarborough, Shiloh Whiting 11:41.28 2000
(San Lorenzo Valley HS) 5000m Alex Dunn 14:56.7
(Cupertino HS) Triple Jump Craig Conway 49'11.5" 1971
(Valley Christian SJ) 200m Ruben Williams 20.83 2002
(Valley Christian SJ) Discus Elena Bruckner 186'10" 2016
(California HS) 800m Alyssa Brewer 2:06.86 2016
(St. Joseph Notre Dame) mile Cooper Teare 4:06.79 2016
(James Logan HS) 800m Aaron Richberg 1:48.40 1995
(Serramonte HS) 120 HH Ron Kennedy 13.8 1975
(Aptos HS) 3200m Brett Gotcher 8:58.29 2002
(San Ramon Valley HS) 100y Bob Frick 9.6 1935
(Castlemont HS) 120 HH Milton Turner 13.7

You can also check out some of the top boys and girls marks from the Redwood Empire schools here:
http://www.redwoodempirerunning.com/best-boys-school-records/
http://www.redwoodempirerunning.com/best-girls-school-records/

2018 Central Coast Section (CCS) CBEDs posted

BOYS:
http://static.psbin.com/w/f/chcpymvmjjcmkb/17-18_CBEDS_for_2018__boys_cross_country.pdf

GIRLS:
http://static.psbin.com/q/4/8n08d2ag43vwqw/17-18_CBEDS_for_2018__girls_cross_country.pdf

I didn't get a chance to look for any changes. Does anybody notice any strong teams moving up or down next fall?

Monday, January 29, 2018

Cooper Teare gets his sub 4 minute mile

With a final time of 3:59.29, 2017 St. Joseph Notre Dame grad Cooper Teare finally got his sub 4-minute mile on Saturday at the famed Armory Track. He became the 496th American male to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile (9th person to do it indoors this season). You can see the complete list below thanks to Track and Field News. Take note that the first American to break the 4-minute mile was Don Bowden, a Lincoln (San Jose) HS/Cal Berkeley grad.

Teare had multiple sub 4-minute attempts last year as a senior with a best of 4:00.16 at the Mt. SAC Invitational. Photo to left taken by Anne Bevan and passed along by his high school coach, Tony Fong

https://www.trackandfieldnews.com/index.php/category-lists/1476-tafn-us-sub-400-milers

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