Friday, September 25, 2020

2020 CAAHOF inductee Sarah Sumpter

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Here is my interview with Sarah when she was at Healdsburg HS in 2007 (also Matt Duffy).
http://www.crosscountryexpress.com/2007/10/catching-up-with-matt-duffy-and-sarah.html

Sumpter sadly passed away in 2015 following a brave battle with brain cancer. Here is a link to a reflection from her college coach, Chris Puppione.
https://empirerunnersblog.org/2015/10/03/do-not-waste-good-time-my-reflections-on-sarah-sumpter-by-chris-puppione/

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Go Fund Me for former SLV runner Chris Anderson and his family following CZU fires

Please consider donating to the family of Chris Anderson who graduated from San Lorenzo Valley HS in 2019. During the recent CZU fires, the Anderson family lost their family home. If you can donate, please go to this LINK and any amount will be helpful to the family.

2019 State XC meet Reality vs Fantasy Results

 Thanks to Jesuit coach Walt Lange. In the following link, you will be able to view the results from last year's California state XC meet as well as the results if the state meet was divided equally so that teams faced teams their own size. You can check out Walt's handy work at this LINK.

What this means is that the section meets would continue as they have been contested. Once the teams have been decided, they will then be divided equally between the five divisions. The biggest 23/24 schools would be in Division 1, the next 23/24 schools would be in Division II, and so on. 

You can share your thoughts on the potential state meet change in the comment section below.

Friday, September 18, 2020

XCTF | Gaels Hire Ayla Granados as Assistant Coach

Just announced by St. Mary's College, the hiring of former Castro Valley HS and Chico State runner, Ayla Granados. You can check out the announcement at this LINK.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

College Committments

I will continue to update this list throughout the year. Please feel free to add others in the comment section below. I know I do not have everyone so please help if you know of other athletes and who are sharing where they are attending college next fall.

John Lester Amador Valley-Stanford University
Gigi Clifford Marin Catholic-Vanderbilt University
Dylan Gunn Campolindo-UC Davis
Audrey Allen Miramonte-UCLA
Owen Lekki Campolindo-Davidson
Samantha Wallenstrom Marin Catholic-Duke University
Luci Lambert Sacred Heart Prep-University of Virginia (NEW)

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Looking back at the first California state cross country meet in 1987

At MileSplitCA, we are posting a series of articles detailing the first ever state cross country meet from 1987. It's hard to believe that this progressive state was actually the last state in the nation to have a state cross country meet.  There are some similarities and differences from what you have today. Find out what conditions were put in place back then that are present to this day. What section did not participate at that meet? Check out what individuals and teams won that first year as well as how many divisions were contested that day.

Remembering 1987: McFarland Fact vs Fiction
https://ca.milesplit.com/articles/284112-remembering-1987-mcfarland-fact-vs-fiction








Remembering 1987: First CIF-State XC Championships
https://ca.milesplit.com/articles/285174-remembering-1987-first-cif-state-xc-championships

Friday, September 11, 2020

Just Athletics Podcast Interview

If you are interested, I was interviewed on the Just Athletics Podcast by Siuslaw HS coach Chris Johnson and Central Catholic coach Dave Frank this past week. You can find the podcast at the links below. Along with my interview, you can also find other interviews with Shelby Houlihan, Jason Oswalt, Jay Johnson, Timo Mostert etc. There is a new Podcast dropped each Thursday if you are looking for a cool podcast that interviews interesting coaches and athletes in our two sports. 

Apple Podcasts Link
Stitcher Link

Monday, September 07, 2020

Ask Me Anything...

I enjoyed the first three rounds of questions so moving this back to the front and I am open to answering any questions you may have.

Ok, I might regret this (kidding!) but if you have any questions for me, go ahead. I am enjoying answering all the questions so keep them coming.

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