Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Greg Drosky of Las Lomas to U. of Washington

COLLEGE COMMITMENT

Las Lomas distance star Greg Drosky made an oral commitment Monday torun cross country and track and field for the University of Washington.

"I went up once unofficially (in November) and saw the school for thefirst time, and I loved it and loved the area, the team, the coaches andeverything. The official visit (last weekend) just solidified it in mymind, so I went ahead and committed. It's beautiful up there, and I've always liked the outdoors and running trails," Drosky said.

Drosky, who won the North Coast Section Division III cross country title in 2006 and was ninth in the California Interscholastic Federation Division III state championship race in 2007, also considered Cal Poly,UC Davis, UCLA and Oregon before choosing the Huskies.
-- Phil Jensen (Contra Costa Times Writer)

Newspaper Link (scroll to bottom):
http://www.contracostatimes.com/highschools/ci_8117589

Monday, January 28, 2008

Skyline All-Comers 1/26 Results

From meet director Chris Williams:
"Here are the results for the Skyline High School All-Comers Results for January 26, 2008. We didn't have that great of a turnout because, I believe, of the likelihood of a storm. We didn't even have a drop of rain. Hopefully we will have a great turnout this upcoming Saturday, February 2. There will be pictures available on our website www.skylinecrosscountry.com."

Skyline All-Comers Meet
1/26/08

Event #1 - 400m Relay
Open Women
1 Mills College 1:05.13

Youth
1 Hoover 1:05.57
2 Tommie Smith A 1:06.53
3 Tommie Smith B 1:08.99

Event #2 - 1500m run
1 Jim Schneider Masters Men 5:08.50
2 Bill Brusher Masters Men 5:20.49
3 Lupe Cazares Open Women 5:31.40
4 Sarah Orders Youth Girls 5:45.57
5 Mary Orders Youth Girls 6:13.22
6 Hanako Hjersman Open Women 7:55.39

Event #3 60mH
High School Girls
1 Ahmbria Ross 10.58

Event #4 - 400m
Youth Boys
1 Gabriel Richard 12 65.93
2 Roland Burke 11 76.14
3 Rocky Jackson 14 80.42
4 Arjean Stallings 9 90.63
5 Steven Davis 12 94.48
6 Jaron Moses 9 95.62
7 Rayshawn Parker 9 99.59
Jaden Lewis 9 dnf

Heat 2
1 Sarah Orders Youth Girls 1:16.30
2 Mary Orders Youth Girls 1:19.71
3 Francisco Leon Youth Boys 1:42.34
4 Isaiah Chatman Youth Boys 1:46.40
5 Jeremiah White Youth Boys 1:47.32
6 Isaiah Taylor Youth Boys 2:20.60

Heat 3
Open Men
1 Che Ballenger 52.14

Event #5 - 60m
Open Women / High School Girls
1 Ahmbria Ross High School Girls 8.28
2 Sally Espinosa Open Women 9.42
3 Margaret Scamparia Open Women 9.81
4 Kamilah Bernstine Open Women 9.83

Youth Girls Heat 1
1 Tayo Ogunmaji 9.15
2 Taylor Wheeler 9.16
3 Keonna Bellot 9.93
4 Kaylonie Richardson 9.99
5 Jessica Garcia 11.17
6 Jasmine Richardson 12.06
7 Somari Gardner 12.19
8 Shailah Jackson 12.63

Youth Girls Heat 2
1 Lorena Garcia 10 10.76
2 Blair Bolden 9 10.78
3 Rayoecha Rix 7 11.01
4 Sarah Hilton 7 11.86
5 Ryan Brewer 7 13.75
6 Shania Vickers 3 23.83

Youth Girls Heat 3
1 Rene Rodriguez 12 9.45
2 Najon Devereaux 9 9.82
3 Cierra Tyne 9 11.01
4 Hannah Hall 7 12.18

Youth Boys Heat 1
1 Gabriel Richard 12 8.83
2 Luis Rodriguez 9.04
3 Joshua Hall 9 9.64
4 Roland Burke 11 9.72
5 ArJean Stallings 9 10.42
6 Ramin White 9 10.47
7 Jonathon Miles-Clark Hall 8 11.41

Youth Boys Heat 2
1 Rocky Jackson 14 9.73
2 Hugo Monroy 10 10.18
3 Nickolas Hopkins 12 10.40
4 Edmond Allerdyce 5 11.29
5 Steven Davis 12 11.49
6 Codie Hopkins 6 12.85
7 Requce Jackson 5 13.16
8 Amari Jones 5 14.60

Youth Boys Heat 3
1 Armani Legras 10 10.57
2 Jaron Moses 9 10.99
3 Tunji Ogunmayin 7 11.15
4 Roennl Brewer 9 11.19
5 Rayshawn Parker 9 11.24
6 Edward Renshaw 9 12.16
7 Sterling Brown 6 13.98

800m
1 Francisco Gonzalez High School Boys 2:17.09
2 Bill Brusher Masters Men 2:38.50
3 Lupe Cazares Open Women 2:41.06
4 Carlos Reyes Youth Boys 2:48.35
5 Jesus Perez Youth Boys 2:54.32
6 Sarah Orders Youth Girls 2:54.96
7 Adina Lepp Open Women 2:55.35
8 Perla Cantu Open Women 3:07.48
9 Angel Llamas Youth Boys 3:13.19
10 Carlos Jimenez Youth Boys 3:15.13
11 Armondo Estrada Youth Boys 3:26.97
12 Hugo Monroy Youth Boys 3:27.11
13 Hanako Hjersman Open Women 3:59.40

200m
Open Women / High School Girls
1 Joi Glass High School Girls 26.15
2 Asha Treadwell High School Girls 26.90
3 Chinwe Oniah High School Girls 27.56
4 Ahmbria Ross High School Girls 27.62
5 Sally Espinosa Open Women 31.28
6 Cappy Shapiro Open Women 32.91
7 Margaret Scampavia Open Women 36.10
8 Kamilah Bernstine Open Women 39.41

Youth Girls Heat 1
1 Kelonna Bellot 10 35.80
2 Jessica Garcia 9 36.53
3 Najon Devereaux 9 37.48
4 Lorena Garcia 10 39.21
5 Cierra Tyner 9 40.15
6 Sarah Hilton 7 48.15

Youth Girls Heat 2
1 Rene Rodriguez 12 31.30
2 Tayol Ogumayin 10 33.40
3 Kaylonie Richardson 11 44.43
4 Somari Gardner 9 50.76

Open Men
1 Koleon Prescott 23.13
2 Che Ballenger 23.64
3 Gary Barnes 24.39

Youth Boys Heat 1
1 Gabriel Richard 12 28.65
2 Luis Rodrigues 10 29.41
3 Roland Burke 11 33.04
4 Edomd Allerdyce 5 39.68
5 Steven Davis 12 40.04
6 Codie Hopkins 6 43.39

Youth Boys Heat 2
1 Jaron Moses 9 38.33
2 Ronell Brewer 9 38.90
3 ArJon Stallings 9 37.15
4 Edmond Allerdyce 43.97
5 Codie Hopkins 50.53
6 Amari Jones 5 57.38

3000m
1 Jesus Prieto High School Boys 9:43.72
2 Christopher Ategekahelms Open Men 9:59.73
3 Roberto Lopez High School Boys 10:33.10
4 Brett Wallace High School Boys 10:41.86
5 Sarah Tusting High School Girls 10:52.12
6 John Tusting Masters Men 12:26.37

1600m relay
Open Women / High School Girls
1 CA 4:16.91
2 Mills 5:33.02

Open Men
1 Merrit 3:46.83

Discus
1 Rich Noble Masters Men 114-07 (110-03 - 103-03 - x - x - 114-07)
2 Rebecca Frank Open Women 93-05.5 (87-04 - 86-04 - 86-06 - 93-05.5 - 93-01.5)
3 Cappy Shapiro Open Women 80-01.25 (70-04 - 69-02.25 - 74-00 - 80-01.25 - 65-08)
4 Hannah Henry Youth Girls 46-00.75 (45-08 - 46-00.75 - 45-00 - 45-11 - 43-02)

Shot Put
1 Akil Reed High School Boys 36-11.25 (34-07.5 - 36-05 - 36-03 - 34-00.5 - 36-11.25)
2 Rich Noble Masters Men 36-03 (x - 33-07 - 35-05 - 36-03 - 33-08)
3 Laron McCoy High School Boys 33-03 (33-03 - 33-02.75 - 29-07.25 - 31-00.25 - 31-03)
4 Jon Ross Open Men 31-07.25 (30-02 - 31-03 - 28-08.5 - 31-07.25 - 30-09.5)
5 Cappy Shapiro Open Women 29-11.5 (29-11.5 - 28-07 - 28-11)
6 Rebecca Frank Open Women 29-07.5 (29-07.5 - 23-08 - 26-01 - 27-00 - 28-11)
7 Uche Oniah High School Boys 27-10.5 (23-09.75 - 27-03 - 25-08 - 27-03 - 27-10.5)
8 Alyssia Brown High School Girls 26-08 (24-04 - 26-02.5 - 26-08 - 26-05.75 - 26-05.5)
9 Jasmine Taylor High School Girls 22-10 (20-09.25 - 22-02.25 - 22-10 - 22-01 - 19-11)

High Jump Attempted
1 Sarah Player 18 5-00 (4-06 - 4-08 - 4-10 - 5-00 - 5-02)

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Track and Field on TV TODAY!


Even if it is indoors, it's still Track and Field and you can watch it today on ESPN2 at 12pm. It's the U.S. Indoor Championships in Boston. It's hailed as the world's oldest indoor meet.

You can watch the pre-game show on the meet website at the following link:
Reebok Boston Indoor Games

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Running in the Rain


If you want to see what the weather looks like for the next week and beyond, check out www.accuweather.com. From my experience, the site is usually right on and most of the time, they are remarkably accurate down to the hour.

Unless you can run between the rain drops, you are going to get wet the next week or so. You can choose to wear rain gear during your run which will protect you from the elements. You can also go with your regular outfit of running shorts and a shirt and that works out just as well. The human body does a remarkable job of warming up after a few minutes and the rain is usually a welcome addition to most runs.

Lastly, following your run, you should immediately change to dry clothes. Do NOT put your shoes in the dryer. The hot air dryer will speed up the breakdown of the shoes’ material, and you’ll be wearing them out soon enough. The best advice is to stuff the shoes with newspapers and by morning, your shoes should be mostly dry. Some runners choose to alternate between two shoes which gives one pair of shoes a longer period to dry. Another benefit of alternating your shoes is that it takes up to 48 hours for them to rebound to their original shape after a run.

Any other helpful hints out there?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

45 Years Coaching at ONE School

Nice article in today's San Mateo Daily Journal about Aragon Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Bill Daskoralis. You can find it at the following link:
A Don for life

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Article about Hayward Coach Will Matthews

The Daily Review has a nice article about Hayward HS Cross Country and Track and Field coach Will Matthews. He was named the NCS Track and Field honor coach in 1989 while he was coaching at Mt. Eden and the NCS Cross Country honor coach in 2005 at his current school. Matthews has also been the meet director for the NCS Cross Country championships these past XC seasons. While being an outstanding coach with so many athletes, Matthews was also a fine athlete.

You can read more about Mr. Matthews at the following link:
Coach lauded for career of selfless duty

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Grand Opening for Santa Rosa Shoe Store

Current Maria Carrillo XC coach Greg Fogg and former Maria Carrillo XC and TF coach Danny Aldridge (both elite master runners) recently opened a running store in Santa Rosa, called Heart and Sole Sports. On Feb 1st and 2nd they will be having a grand opening celebration, marked most noticeably by an all-comers meet from 9am-12pm on Saturday at Cardinal Newman HS. Paul Terek (Olympian in the decathlon) and Henry Rono (former multiple world record holder) will be there to sign autographs and such.

Below you can see Aldridge (left) and Fogg (right) offering gait analysis to a runner at the store.


Here is the flier for the grand opening.

If you have any questions about the event, contact Greg Fogg at greg.fogg@comast.net

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

An update on the condition of Casa Grande Coach Triola

Link to newspaper article from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Heart-stopping mysteries run into Casa Grande coach

An update on his condition on the Casa Grande Cross Country website:
Casa Grande Cross Country

The Long Green Line Movie - Sample

Joe Newton has won 26 Illinois State Cross Country Championships. His team won the inaugural NTN championship three years ago. He was the first high school coach to be part of the Olympic coaching staff in the the '88 games. He has coached at York HS in Elmhurst for 43 years! Needless to say, he is one of the greatest high school coaches in ANY sport. His first book, The Long Green Line, was first published in 1969 and you can still get copies of the book on several online sources.

The long awaited movie about this great coach is going to finally become a reality and you can learn more about the movie at the following link:
The Long Green Line Website Link

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

2008 CAL All-Comers Track and Field Meets

DIRECTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. ALL MEETS WILL BE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA’S BRAND NEW WORLD-CLASS EDWARDS STADIUM AND GOLDMAN FIELD. TRACK AND RUNWAY’S ARE TARTAN, AND ONLY ¼ SPIKES WILL BE ALLOWED.

DATES OF MEETS: FEB. 9, 16, 23

11:00 A.M.
RUNNING EVENTS FIELD EVENTS
OPEN-HIGH SCHOOL-SENIORS-AGE GROUP
400m relay Hammer: 9:00 A.M. (2/16, 2/23)
1500m Weight Throw: 9:00 A.M. (2/9)
HH 60/110
400m Shot Put
55/100m Long Jump
800m Pole Vault
IH 300/400 Javelin
200m Discus
5000m/2mile High Jump
1600m relay Triple Jump

ENTRY - $5.00 PER ATHLETE & $2.00 PER SPECTATOR
ANYONE WHO ENTERS STADIUM

NEW IN 2008
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN: Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement

Meet Information Contact: Nadia Ghafoor (510)643-2587
E-mail: chanda@berkeley.edu
EDWARDS STADIUM AND GOLDMAN FIELD
TONY SANDOVAL, DIRECTOR OF TRACK & FIELD
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY*INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS AND RECREATIONAL SPORTS
77 Haas Pavilion; Berkeley, CA 94720-4224*Office (510)642-9447/ FAX (510)642-9262

You can find the above information and the waiver form at the following link:
Cal Berkeley All-Comers Meet Information and Waiver

Monday, January 14, 2008

Our prayers are with Casa Grande XC Coach Triola


Check out the Casa Grande Cross Country website for updates on the condition of Coach Triola at http://www.casaxc.com/

Skyline All-Comers 1/12 Results

Pictured to the left, Chris Huffins (2000 Olympic bronze medalist in the decathlon) and Mike Powell (world record holder in the long jump), who were hanging out at the meet on Saturday.

400m relay
High School Boys
1 Hijada-Chen-Gallo-Relosimon 52.08

1500m
High School Girls
1 Amy Cordisco 5:26.57
2 Julia Eylar 5:28.19
3 Bernadette Lu 5:38.07
4 Jade Cho 5:50.98
5 Elaine Swiedler 5:54.80
6 Lily Tsukayama 6:03.13
7 Janet Canela 6:10.88
8 Agnieszka Szornel 6:15.65
9 Madeleine Mountain 6:21.43
10 Winnie Lei 6:39.68
11 Jessica Wong 6:48.22

1500m
Boys/Men Heat 1
1 Steve Holcombe Open 4:46.80
2 Andrew Osgood Youth 4:58.96
3 Sara Rico High School (Girl) 5:02.85
4 Excel Love High School 5:04.37
5 Jonathan Trinh High School 5:06.01
6 Matt Neisse High School 5:11.46
7 Jose Contreras High School 5:15.83
8 Adam Marcus High School 5:18.86
9 Steven Hung High School 5:18.93
10 Bill Brusher Masters 5:25.32
11 David Bowen Masters 5:36.03
12 Robert Amy High School 5:43.08
13 Simon Tsang High School 5:53.09
14 Thomas Munzar High School 5:55.85
15 Alan Liang High School 6:53.85
16 Jack Nelson Masters 7:18.64

1500m
Boys/Men Heat 2
1 Sean Purcell High School 4:12.64
2 Ryan Purcell High School 4:13.18
3 Andrew Sylvester High School 4:24.96
4 Chase Wilson High School 4:27.12
5 Geordan Smith High School 4:32.74
6 Cameron Kohles High School 4:35.18
7 Javier Alvarado Open 4:35.51
8 Steven Avila High School 4:35.69
9 Jose Vazquez High School 4:36.91
10 David Urista High School 4:38.14
11 Hayden Tavonatti High School 4:39.43
12 Sam Hales High School 4:44.92
13 Michael Chau High School 4:46.74
14 Steven Mandal High School 4:47.77
15 Steven Chu High School 4:51.66
16 Javier Panzar High School 4:55.28
17 Carlos Jimenez Open 5:20.51
18 Alejandro Bautista High School 5:38.69

60m HH
High School Girls
1 Ese Ntekume 9.80
2 Lauren Jackson 9.88
3 Laura Charbonneau 11.34
4 Marie Bayo 13.63

60m HH
High School/Open
1 Emmanuel Solomon Open 9.18
2 Tremaine Wheaton High School 9.51

400m
High School Girls Heat 1
1 Rachael Potter 1:09.24
2 Erin Leong 1:13.96
3 Elaine Swiedler 1:19.27
4 Ava Pridgeon 1:20.59

400m
High School Girls Heat 2
1 Ese Ntekume 1:04.19
2 Sara Rico 1:06.81
3 Jamesa Wheeler 1:08.25
4 Antonnia Currington 1:09.41
5 Julia Eylar 1:14.23

400m
Youth Girls
1 Ebonie Seward 11 1:16.57
2 Manjula Kuriyan 9 1:24.19
3 Blair Bolden 9 1:33.20
4 Carlee Bowen 8 1:36.25
5 Senait Barber 6 1:56.01
6 Jonnisha Everheart 8 2:06.70

400m
High School/Open Boys/Men
1 Joshua Winfield High School 49.42
2 Demondre Ward Open 54.10
3 Hammed Suleman High School 54.71
4 Garrett Jay High School 58.39
5 Allen Williams High School 58.58
6 Chris Chui High School 59.38
7 Christian Tachiera High School 1:07.09

400m
High School Boys
1 Akeem Wynn High School 52.97
2 Cherod Simpson High School 54.79
3 Jacobo Mcguire High School 57.14
4 Hayden Tavonatti High School 1:00.26

400m
Youth Boys Heat 1
1 Ibrahima Mobley 10 1:16.26
2 Sammy Gatison 11 1:16.75
3 Tamarea Byrd 10 1:28.38
4 Ramin White 9 1:30.88
5 Jaron Moses 9 1:34.91
6 Anthony Lopez 8 1:38.88
7 Marcos Morales 9 1:57.47

400m
Youth Boys Heat 2
1 Kesean Edwards 11 1:22.15
2 Armoni Legras 10 1:28.39
3 Jamari Chappelle 9 1:33.42
4 Kaleb Williams 11 1:36.29
5 Jaden Lewis 9 1:40.10
6 Melvin Parham 9 1:48.62
7 Muhammad Lateef 8 2:07.71

60m
High School Girls
1 Malaina Payton 8.17
2 Lauren Wells 8.41
3 Marie Bayo 8.80
4 Romeka Hall 8.99
5 Kristal Raheem 9.81

60m
Youth Girls Heat 1
1 Maya Hinkston 8 9.88
2 Nola Nelson 8 10.78
3 Blair Bolden 9 10.92
4 Andrea Bell 9 11.02

60m
Youth Girls Heat 2
1 Kimberly Seward 13 8.87
2 Unique Mooka 10 10.54
3 Shin'e Bailey 10 10.79
4 Lorean Garcia 10 10.86
5 Manjula Kuriyan 9 11.09
6 11.84
7 Derriona Hodges 10 12.23
8 Crystal Quillin 11 12.75

60m
Youth Girls Heat 3
1 Samiyah Shabazz 10 9.52
2 Keonna Bellot 10 9.68
3 Angelina Blackwell 10 10.81
4 Jocelyn Iglehart 9 11.12
5 Cierra Quillin 8 12.51
6 Jessica Kelly 8 13.09
7 Jalen Alexander 8 13.55
8 Ryan Alexander 5 15.58

60m
Youth Girls Heat 4
1 NaJon Devereaux 9 9.79
2 Natanee Collins 9 10.15
3 Nyla Gatison 9 10.20
4 Jessica Garcia 9 10.35
5 Cierra Tyner 9 10.51
6 Na'Kiyah Kennard 8 11.87
7 Shainah Jackson 9 12.81
8 Mariah Parhan 8 13.31

60m
Youth Girls Heat 5
1 Rayon Cha Rix 7 10.80
2 Makayla Nash 7 11.23
3 Jania Walker 7 12.15
4 Makayla Chappelle 7 12.70
5 Jennifer Morales 7 13.40
6 Ryan Brewer 5 13.82
7 Bela Smith 7 14.04
8 An'lia Parham 6 14.08

60m
High School Boys/Open Men Heat 1
1 Maurice Whitlock Open 7.17
2 Chris Coffey Open 7.22
3 Gillespie Butler Open 7.47
4 Daniel Chen Open 7.61
5 Garrett Jay High School 7.90
6 Justin Woo Open 7.91
7 Kyle Phillips High School 8.64

60m
High School Boys/Open Men Heat 2
1 Alex Gaston High School 7.21
2 Mario Brown High School 7.31
3 Marcus Harrison High School 7.43
4 Jordan Norris High School 7.66
5 Langston Hill High School 7.70
6 Bobby Jones High School 7.84

60m
Youth Boys Heat 1
1 Khaliq Latimore 8 9.97
2 Ronell Brewer 9 11.26
3 Cortez White 8 11.46
4 La'Ron Cook 8 11.68
5 Demetrius Raiford 6 12.00
6 Jeremiah Traylor 7 13.03
7 Jerome Traylor 8 16.17

60m
Youth Boys Heat 2
1 Kesean Edwards 11 9.58
2 Sammy Gatison 11 9.92
3 Tamarea Byrd 10 9.95
4 Jaron Moses 9 11.23
5 Kaleb Williams 11 11.38
6 Cole Grubbs 7 12.32
7 Codie Hopkins 6 12.70
8 Terrance Evans 5 14.76

60m
Youth Boys Heat 3
1 Armoni Legras 10 10.22
2 Ramin White 9 10.34
3 Jamari Chabbelle 9 10.48
4 Jaden Lewis 9 11.22
5 Melvin Parham 9 11.45
6 Anthony Lopez 8 12.20
7 Cortez White 8 12.65

60m
Youth Boys Heat 4
1 Josyua Gatison 7 11.34
2 Edmond Allenrdyce 5 11.43
3 Jashaun Walker 7 11.72
4 Noah Hinkston III 5 12.83
5 Francisco Ramerez 6 13.45

60m
Youth Boys Heat 5
1 Nikolas Hopkins 12 10.24
2 Steven Davis 12 10.43
3 Damien Jackson 11 10.59
4 Rashawn Parker 9 10.80
5 Jacob Kelly 9 11.40
6 Phillip Hall 6 11.96
7 Marcos Morales 9 13.10

800m
High School Girls
1 Chelsea Schneider 2:36.62
2 Sara Rico 2:36.94
3 Shira Zingman-Daniels 2:40.38

800m
Boys/Men
1 Geordon Smith High School 2:07.48
2 Sean Gwi Open 2:07.56
3 Bobby Chen High School 2:11.53
4 Scott Nickell High School 2:11.91
5 Vance Speed High School 2:14.32
6 Michael Andemeskel High School 2:19.17
7 Jason Finkelstein High School 2:24.96
8 Jim Schneider Masters 2:25.28
9 Jamal Byrd High School 2:25.36
10 Larkin Sherrill High School 2:31.73
11 Chris Chui High School 2:32.59
12 Hayden Tavonatti High School 2:34.18
13 Jack Nelson Masters 3:36.58

300m IH
High School Girls
1 Laura Charbonneau 50.43

300m LH
1 David Nicholas 43.27

200m
High School Girls Heat 1
1 Lauren Wells 27.76
2 Lauren Jackson 27.87
3 Antonia Currington 28.61
4 Romeka Hall 30.38
5 Erin Leong 35.38

200m
High School Girls Heat 2
1 Malaina Payton 27.05
2 Marie Bayo 28.47
3 Jamesa Wheeler 30.12
4 Rachael Potter 31.67
5 Kristal Raheem 33.05

200m
Youth Girls Heat 1
1 Ebonie Seward 11 31.91
2 Samiyah Shabazz 10 32.73
3 Keonna Bellot 10 33.20
4 Nyla Gatison 9 36.61
5 Lorena Garcia 10 38.92
6 Andrea Bell 9 44.65
7 Jania Walker 7 55.91
8 Crystal Quillin 11 54.67

200m
Youth Girls Heat 2
1 Maya Hinkston 8 33.02
2 Janae Harris 8 33.40
3 NaJon Devereaux 9 37.53
4 Cierra Tyner 9 37.55
5 Jessica Garcia 9 37.91
6 Cierra Quillin 8 48.36
7 Jessica Kelly 8 52.00
8 Makayla Chappelle 6 54.29

200m
Youth Girls Heat 3
1 Kimberly Seward 13 29.43
2 Natanee Collins 9 35.95
3 Manjula Kuriyan 9 37.59
4 Unique Mooka 10 41.59
5 Taea Harris 9 43.70
6 Shine'na Bailey 9 44.64
7 Breya Brown 10 50.17
DQ Derionna Hodges 10 DQ

200m
High School Boys/Open Men Heat 1
1 Taylor Open 22.12
2 Joshua Winfield High School 22.59
3 Maurice Whitlock Open 22.87
4 Alex Gaston High School 23.36
5 Jordan Norris High School 25.06
6 Emmanuel Solomon Open 25.54

200m
High School Boys/Open Men Heat 2
1 Mario Brown High School 23.26
2 Marcus Harrison High School 23.97
3 Cherod Simpson High School 24.27
4 Akeem Wynn High School 24.27
5 Langston Hill High School 24.75
6 Bobby Jones High School 24.79
7 Ronald James High School 24.84
8 Jacobo Mcguire High School 26.07

200m
High School Boys/Open Men Heat 3
1 Gillespie Butler Open 23.11
2 Hammed Suleman High School 24.07
3 Paul Williams Open 25.04
4 Chris Chui High School 26.94
5 Kyle Phillips High School 28.76
6 Christian Tachiera High School 29.53

200m
Youth Boys Heat 1
1 Kesean Edwards 11 33.58
2 Sammy Gatison 11 34.00
3 Armoni Legras 10 37.71
4 Rayshawn Parker 9 40.03
5 Jerome Traylor 8 41.96
6 Jaden Lewis 9 43.94
7 Phillip Hall 6 44.19
8 Marcos Morales 9 47.47

200m
Youth Boys Heat 2
1 Tamarea Byrd 10 35.69
2 Kaleb Williams 11 38.72
3 Jaron Moses 9 40.55
4 Muhammad Latees 8 41.72
5 Jashaun Walker 7 45.02
6 Codie Hopkins 6 50.59

200m
Youth Boys Heat 3
1 Damien Jackson 11 36.47
2 Nikolas Hopkins 12 37.31
3 Steven Davis 12 37.77
4 Jacob Kelly 9 40.03
5 Ronell Brewer 9 41.11

3000m
1 Steven Avila High School Boy 10:31.82
2 Sam Hales High School Boy 10:43.19
3 Scott Nickell High School Boy 11:01.43
4 David Bowen Masters Men 11:52.91
5 Kaitlyn Spees High School Girl 11:53.67

1600m relay
High School Girls
1 A Team 5:09.29

1600m relay
High School Boys/Open Men
1 CCSF Open 3:29.93
2 Landry-Ward-Jeron-Aaron Open 3:32.32
3 The Flame High School 3:44.86
4 Urista-Hijada-Gallo-Relosimon High School 3:51.49
5 Chau-Sukkar-Trinh-Alvarado Open 3:55.99
6 Vazqeuz-Love-Panzar-Munzar High School 4:18.39
7 Kohles-Chu-Marcus-Amy High School 4:18.55

Female Best Attempts
Discus
High School
1 Patrice Sapiga 84'9" 67'09", 74'06", 81'10", 75'00", 84'09"

Male
Discus
High School
1 Aaron Gasper 130'10" 126'05",128'04",130'10",117'01",121'07"
2 James Aubrey 117'01" 112'00",117'01",113'07",106'02",102'04"
3 Ben Fano 111'10" 111'10",110'02",104'10",91'04",108'10"
4 Alex Nivatoa 86'01" 86'01",72'02",71'00",82'02",83'08"

Male
Discus
Masters
1 Rich Noble, 68 131'02" 100'03",116'00",111'04",110'10,131'02"

Female
Shot Put
High School
1 Antonette Taylor 31'09.75" 28'08.25",29'10",30'06.5",29'06.75",31'09.75"
2 Patrice Sapiga 31'08" scr,29'04",31'02",30'03",31'08"

Male
Shot Put
High School
1 Aaron Gasper 48'05" 44'06.5",46'10.75",47'10",48'05",48'03"
2 James Aubrey 45'09.5" 43'05",44'03.75",44'03.75",scr,45'09.5"
3 Ben Fano 39'08" 37'09",38'02",39'08",38'08",38'00"
4 Blake Johnson 36'11" 35'11",scr,36'11",36'7.75",35'08"
5 Alex Nivatoa 30'11" 30'11",29'09.75",scr,28'4.5",27'00.75"

Male
Shot Put
Masters
1 Rich Noble 68 36'08.5" 35'01.25",36'07",36'08.5,scr,34'09"

Female
Long Jump
High School
1 Erin Leong 12'03" scr,12'01",12'03",11'11",11'05"

Male
Long Jump
High School
1 Daniel Chen, 19 19'11" 19'01",19'03",19'11",njmp,njmp
2 Quentin McWhorter 17'11" 17'07",15'1",17'11",scr,njmp

Female
Triple Jump
High School
1 Erin Leong 26'05" 26'03",26'03.5",26'05",scr,25'08"

Male
Triple Jump
1 Ronald James 42'03.5" 41'10",42'03.5",41'08.5",njmp,njmp
2 Hayden Tavanotti 38'10" 38'10",38'06",38'10",37'00",37'03"
3 Sam Simon 36'06" 35'08",35'06",scr,35'07",36'06"
4 Floyd Hijada 35'05" 34'01",35'05",34'05.5",njmp,njmp
5 Harold Relosimon 33'11" scr,32'00",33'11",32'01",njmp,njmp

Saturday, January 12, 2008

8th Annual San Rafael Twilight Relays

San Rafael HS is once again hosting it's Twilight Relays which will take place this coming Track and Field season on Saturday, March 8th.

From meet director Jason Jacobson:
The kids really love the relay races and running at night under the lights.

We have a place for beginners and veterans alike with multiple heats in each race ... so everyone gets to experience a "big meet" atmosphere.


Plus, we have the unique coed relays ... which gives the gals and guys one of the only chances to compete together.

We have a really strong line-up already! 1/2 filled!

Teams that will be attending so far.
--Antioch
--Berkeley
--Casa Grande
--Castlemont
--College Prep
--Crystal Springs Uplands
--Encinal
--Foothill
--Gunn
--Jesse Bethel
--Middletown
--Mt. Eden
--Novato
--Petaluma
--San Rafael
--Skyline
--Terra Linda
--University

Not to late to sign your team up for this great meet.

Other information at www.twilightrelays.com ...

Contact Jason Jacobson at Jason.Jacobson@qar.com with any questions or to let him know your team's interest in participating.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Once a Runner Book Review by Joey Kochlacs

You can find the book review by Chico's own Joey Kochlacs for arguably the best fictional book, "Once a Runner" at the following link:
"Once a Runner" Book Review

You can get your own copy of the book at Amazon.com as well as it's recently released sequel "Again To Carthage". You may have to search around the web for a better deal of OAR but the sequel is a good deal.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Track and Field Season Marks for 2007 Season

As we get closer and closer to the start of the Track and Field season, here are several links that will refresh your memory to the '07 season and the top returners for Northern California. Based on the great running this past fall season, the challenge to make the state meet will be once again very difficult.

First we have the top Central Coast Section marks courtesy of Hank Lawson's website:
CCS Top Marks List - 2007

Next is the top San Joaquin Section top marks from '07 courtesy of Keith Conning:
SAC-JOAQUIN SECTION TRACK LEADERS 2007 (scroll down main page)

The following are the results of the North Coast Section MOC meet last year also courtesy of Hank Lawson's website:•NCS Section Finals Day 2 Results

Here is a meet summary of the Oakland Section Finals along with the state meet qualifiers at the end of the summary courtesy of Hank Lawson's website:
Oakland Section 2007

Courtesy of www.dyestatcal.com and www.episports.com, here are the San Francisco Section Finals results:
San Francisco Section Road to the State Meet

Northern Section Finals Results courtesy of www.dyestatcal.com:
NORTHERN SECTION CIF TRACK AND FIELD FINALS

There are a lot of top returners back this year which will make for a very exciting season. Updated marks will be kept throughout the season. Any track results, large or small, should be sent to me at albertjcaruana@gmail.com

The following are the automatic qualifiers from each section:
CCS-3
NCS-4
SJS-3
SF-1
OAK-1
NS-1

Here we go...

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Running Shoes...What to look for?

When it comes to distance running, the most important acquisition that you will make will be your running shoes. There is plenty of information out there that you can find which will make your next shoe buy an intelligent one.

First find a store in your area that deals with runners. Second, have somebody watch you walk and run so that they can see how you make contact with the ground. Try different kinds of shoes and get out of the store and run with them. Once you make your purchase, write the date of your purchase on the side of you shoe. This will be a reminder of when you bought your shoes. Once you begin running with your shoes, the rule of thumb is that a good quality shoe will last about 400-500 miles. If you can afford to, buy two pairs and rotate your shoes. The soles of your shoes take up-to 48 hours to rebound to their normal state so rotating your shoes will help. Finally, get good insoles for your shoes such as Sof Sole, Spenco or Superfeet.

The following link will give you more information regarding finding the right shoe for you.
Running Shoe Guide - Sierra Trading Post

If you have any other helpful hints when it comes to purchasing new running shoes, please share them in the comments link below.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

NCS All-Time Track and Field Lists through 2007 and...

Top 50 Northern Californians at 2007 State Meet with their season records

and...

SAC-JOAQUIN SECTION TRACK LEADERS 2007

All those lists courtesy of Keith Conning and his website which you can find at the following link:
http://hometown.aol.com/conning/myhomepage/index.html

Thursday, January 03, 2008

2 Newspaper article links about two distance running greats from the past


"Head of the Classes" is a 25-part Bay Area News Group series ranking area high schools that historically have produced the best athletic talent.

The following two articles are about two of the best high school distance runners ever in the Bay Area, Cheri Williams of Livermore and Rich Kimball of De La Salle.


No slack on track for Williams (Cheri Williams, Livermore)
Results of 1978 CA State Meet with Track and Field News Article

Kimball had big State Meet (Rich Kimball, De La Salle)
Results of 1974 CA State Meet with Track and Fields News Article

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Core Strenghtening with Matt Tegenkamp Videos

Are you at home, pen in hand, wondering what to add to your new year's resolutions?

How about IMPROVING YOUR CORE STRENGTH!

So how does one develop a strong core? Check out the links listed below from Runner's World as they feature Matt Tegenkamp demonstrating his core routine.

Tegenkamp (formerly of University of Wisconsin) just finished 4th at the most recent World Championships in the 5000m and is the American Record holder in the 2 mile (8:07.07). Tegenkamp broke the American record came as he closed very strongly passing many elite runners including Alan Webb before he went on his record setting tear in Europe. Tegenkamp is also the 4th fastest American in the 5000m. at 13:04.9 and is the holder of a respectable mile personal best of 3:56.38. He is certainly part of the American running group that have made quite a statement in the distance running world scene.

In the next video links, Matt shows you his routine that covers the following:
Part 1 - The Warm-Up

Part 2 - Floor Routine

Part 3 - Matt's Dumbbell Routine

Part 4 - Matt's Balance & Glute Routine

Feel free to add other links that you may have discovered online that can help many of us out here with our core.