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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sarah Baxter out with stress reaction

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CCS Top 8 Meet Entries now posted

This is always a great preview of the CCS meet as most of the top contenders will be in attendance. (Updated again 4/15)
Meet Records through 2013

What will be the most competitive event?  Best head to head match-ups?  Any meet records in jeopardy?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Top NorCal performances at Arcadia Invitational

Boys 400 Relay      
  2 Woodcreek /sj                                         41.91 
  1 Woodcreek /sj                                         42.12  
     1) Alex Rotteveel 12               2) Tyus Williamson 11             
     3) Aspyn Walton 11                 4) Colton George 12                
  4 DeLaSalle /nc                                         42.36  
     1) Cain Levers 11                  2) Marquis Morris 12              
     3) Elijah Short 9                  4) Kevin Griffin 12
  2 San Ramon Valley /nc                                  43.57  
     1) Ben Dunlap 10                   2) JJ Koski 11                    
     3) Wade Wilson 12                  4) Sam Gillespie 12 
  1 Heritage (Brentwood) /nc                              43.58  
     1) Kordell Lacy 11                 2) Adam Winding 10                
     3) Nathan Noble 11                 4) Frank Kurtz 12   
  5 Rosemont /sj                                          44.23   44.221
     1) Christian Pridgen-Daniels 11    2) Daliceo Calloway 12            
     3) Sonny Yang 12                   4) Kameron Williams 12                  
  8 Mt. Pleasant /cc                                      44.77   44.766
     1) Andrew Cendidoza 10             2) Chris Ilio 11                  
     3) Kurt Felicitas 11               4) Tre Babauta 9

Click headline above to view all Saturday NorCal marks.

Friday, April 11, 2014

1st National record at Arcadia Invite belongs to NorCal and Vacaville HS

Congrats to the Vacaville HS girls' 4 x 100m. Hurdles team for setting a new national record (57.17).  This should come as no surprise to anyone that has seen them race the past couple of years and/or watched them qualify 3 girls to the 100m. Hurdle final at the Stanford Invite last week.

Vacaville High School hurdlers set national record at Arcadia meet (The Reporter)

Here is a photo of them following their race courtesy of USA Milesplit.
Courtesy of Kirby Lee.

NorCal Track and Field Records

I updated the list below by adding the Mitty girls 4x800m. time of 9:10.96 from the 2005 Stanford Invite.  Does anybody know if there has been a faster 4x800m. time from a NorCal team?  The other missing mark is girls 4x200m.  Any ideas on the fastest NorCal mark there?

100m. Kenny O'Neal Skyline HS OAK 10.34 2004
200m. Calvin Harrison North Salinas HS CCS 20.57 1993
400m. Calvin Harrison North Salinas HS CCS 45.25 1993
800m. Pete Richardson Berkeley HS NCS 1:47.31 1981
1500m. German Fernandez Riverbank HS SJS 3:44.8 2008
1600m. German Fernandez Riverbank HS SJS 4:00.29 2008
3000m. German Fernandez Riverbank HS SJS 7:59.83 2008 California Record
3200m. German Fernandez Riverbank HS SJS 8:31.42c 2008 California Record
5000m. Eric Mastalir Jesuit HS SJS 14:01.40 1986 California Record
Marathon Mitch Kingery San Carlos HS CCS 2:23:47 1973 California Record
110m. HH Kevin Craddock James Logan HS NCS 13.39 2004 California Record
300m. IH David Klech California HS NCS 2006
4x100m. Relay Skyline HS OAK 40.78 1995
4x200m. Relay Berkeley HS NCS 1:25.1 1981
4x400m. Relay Berkeley HS NCS 3:08.94 1981
4x800m. Relay De La Salle HS NCS 7:41.35 1997
4x1600m. Relay Jesuit HS SJS 17:22.6 1986
1600m. SMR Berkeley HS NCS 3:21.1 1981
DMR Jesuit HS SJS 9:56.3 1986 California Record
High Jump Maurice Cumby Balboa HS SF 7'4.5" 1983 California Record
Pole Vault Brent Burns Acalanes HS NCS 17'8.5" 1987
Long Jump Ken Duncan McClatchy HS SJS 26'2.25" 1972
Triple Jump Ken Frazier Mission HS SF 52'4.75" 1981
Shot Put Steve Mongtomery Lassen HS NS 68'5.5" 1976
Discus Dave Porath Atwater HS SJS 209'6" 1978
Decathlon Tom McGraw Los Gatos HS 6971 1981

100m. Ashton Purvis St. Elizabeth HS NCS 11.17 2010
200m. Tania Woods Skyline HS OAK 22.88 1999
400m. Kathy Hammond Mira Loma HS SJS 52.1 1969
800m. Ann Regan Camden HS CCS 2:04.37 1977
1500m. Francie Larrieu Fremont HS CCS 4:16.8 1969
1600m. Alex Kosinski Oak Ridge HS SJS 4:38.15 2007
3000m. Cory Shubert Del Mar HS CCS 9:11.80 1983 California Record
3200m. Laurynn Chetelat Davis HS SJS 9:52.51 2008
5000m. Caitlin Chock Granite Bay HS SJS 15:52.88 2004
10000m. Roxanne Bier Independence HS CCS 34:54.8 1978
Marathon Heike Skaden Encina HS SJS 2:43:00 1980 California Record
100m. HH Vashti Thomas Mt. Pleasant HS CCS 2007 California Record
300m. LH Leslie Maxie Mills HS CCS 40.18 1984
400m. LH Leslie Maxie Mills HS CCS 55.20 1984 California Record
4x100m. Relay Berkeley HS NCS 45.13 1981
4x200m. Relay
4x400m. Relay James Logan HS NCS 3:37.85
4x800m. Relay Archbishop Mitty HS CCS 9:10.96 2005
4x1600m. Relay College Park HS NCS 20:26.81c 2004
800 SMR Berkeley HS NCS 1:42.08 2000
DMR San Lorenzo Valley HS CCS 11:41.28 2000
High Jump Wendy Brown Woodside HS 6'2.25" 1984
Pole Vault Tori Anthony Castilleja HS CCS 14'1" 2007 California Record
Long Jump Jamesha Youngblood Hercules HS NCS 21'0" 2007
Triple Jump Brittany Daniels Merrill West HS SJS 44'11.75" 2004 California Record
Shot Put Kristin Heaston Ygnacio Valley HS NCS 52'11.5" 1993
Discus Leslie Deniz Gridley HS NS 183'11" 1980
Heptathlon Shevell Quinley Merrill West HS SJS 5266 2005

NorCal newspaper coverage...

Monday, April 07, 2014

University HS coach Jim Tracy

Some very sad news passed along by Robin Hauser Reynolds.  University HS coach Jim Tracy passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning after a very courageous battle with ALS.  Jim had an incredible record at UHS including 10 girls state team championships which is a state record. (14 total podium finishes). His boys also placed in the top 3 on seven separate occasions.  His XC teams also accumulated 25 NCS team championships (14 girls and 11 boys) .  He was equally as successful on the track with 8 NCS Class A titles (7 girls and 1 boy) and numerous state individual qualifiers.  He was a true force of nature to his beloved athletes as well as those of us that knew him and will be sorely missed.

The award winning documentary detailing his coaching and battle with ALS is still playing at numerous locations which you can find at this link:

You can also check out my interview with Jim here from the 2009 XC season:

SF Examiner article just posted:
Iconic University High School coach Jim Tracy dies after battle with ALS

From Mitch Stephens and maxpreps:
Jim Tracy leaves lasting legacy after losing his battle with ALS

From today's SF Chronicle:
University High coach Jim Tracy succumbs to ALS

I will pass along his service arrangements for those of you that are interested in attending.  Please feel free to share your remembrances of Jim in the comment section below.

2014 California Cross Country Schedule (Preliminary)

Below is the schedule for the 2013 Cross Country season (yes 2013).  You will have to click the heading above to view the whole season.  If you can confirm any 2014 dates, please email me at  Bold meets are confirmed for 2014 season.

August 2014
8/23 Woodland Run On The Green at Woodland HS (SJS) - Meet Info
8/30 Jaguar Invitational at Eagle Lakes (SJS) - Email Benjamin Trombley
8/31 Oakmont Invitational at Maidu Park, Roseville (SJS) - Email Ryan Nugent
8/31 Dennis Dewitt Inv. at Town Country Park, Madera (CS) Email Rich Parris
TBA Lodi Flame Invitational at Lodi Lake (SJS) Cancelled