Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Arcata's new Track and Field stadium will be named after longtime coach, James Washington

The following was posted by Mike Williams on Facebook. James Washington is standing 2nd from left.
"The man. the legend James Washington ! Thank you Northern Humboldt Superintendent Roger Macdonald for recommending and the board approving the naming of Arcata High's new track and field after our beloved local hero !"

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Crystal Springs Course update

You can find the following update regarding the Crystal Springs Course at this LINK in today's San Mateo Journal. The announcement was made last Thursday.

"In other business, the board made a recommendation to move forward with modified plans for continued use at the Crystal Springs Cross Country Course in Belmont and gave an update on use for the San Mateo Athletic Club — both topics the center of some debate. 

The cross country course, which sees wide use from middle school and high school programs on the Peninsula and beyond, has become an issue for some local homeowners who’ve raised concerns over parking and traffic.

In recognition of concerns, the number of yearly meets at the site will now be capped at 25, with only five meets annually allowed to exceed 1,000 participants and only five meets annually allowed to take place on Saturdays. Additionally, race organizers and the district will explore using alternative entrance points. According to Chancellor Michael Claire, the course usually hosts 30 to 35 meets annually.

“After a lot of consideration, and looking at the history of the course, we’re trying to find that middle ground,” Claire said, noting the abundance of public comment on the matter during the board’s last meeting."

Friday, September 10, 2021

2021 Cross Country Invitational Dates

September 4-Lagoon Valley Classic at Lagoon Valley Regional Park
September 11-Lowell Invitational at Golden Gate Park
September 11-Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park
September 11-Farmer Invitational at Hayward HS
September 18-De La Salle Nike XC Invitational at Newhall Park, Concord
September 25-Westmoor Ram Invitational at Westmoor HS
September 25-Pacific Invitational at Micke Grove Golf Course
September 25-Eye Opener at Shollenberger Park, Petaluma
October 2-Serra Invitational at Crystal Springs Course
October 2-Artichoke Invitational at Half Moon Bay HS
October 2-Tom Laythe Invitational at Willow Hills, Folsom
October 9-Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park
October 9-Castro Valley/Peter Brewer Invitational at Canyon Middle School
October 16-Bellarmine Terry Ward Invitational at Baylands Park
November 6-SJS Sub-Section at Frogtown
November 13-SJS XC Championship Meet at Willow Hills Reservoir
November 13-CCS Meet at TBA
November 20-NCS Meet at Hayward HS
November 27-CIF State Meet at Woodward Park

If you know of other Invitational dates, please post in the comment section below or you can email me at


If you have a few moments today, please read the following article written by former UC Davis coach Chris Puppione about former Aggie, Sarah Sumpter. She ran at Healdsburg HS and then continued her highly successful running career at UC Davis. She sadly passed away on September 12th, 2015 after a brave battle with cancer. UC Davis holds an annual race in her honor called the Stump Invitational that was held this morning. Here is a LINK to the results of that race.

Sunday, September 05, 2021

BE the G.O.A.T. XC Invite October 2

The meet will take place on Saturday, October 2nd hosted by Piedmont HS at the Pinole Multi Use Trails. All the info for the meet can be found at the following link:

Thursday, September 02, 2021

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